2 Seconds in February

© Christopher J. Budny

2 Seconds in February

Peter Appelbaum Student 2/25/2008 6:41:48 AM

Awesome macro Christopher. Cool subject. Peter #862830

Kathy L. Clark 2/25/2008 6:46:21 AM

Fabulous clarity and composition Christopher. #5548700

Christopher J. Budny 2/25/2008 6:54:27 AM

Danielle Fuller
2/25/2008 6:41:06 AM

Winter is slow for ALL OF US Chris! I can't wait till the spring...ahh just to have something inspiring to shot! Great job on this BTW! Love the colors and detail. Great presentation as well....I venture to say we will see this again! #5548749

Bob Cournoyer 2/25/2008 11:51:05 AM

Super sharp, great presentation!
Took me more than 3 seconds to find the second hand, though... :-)

Bob #5549949

Tiia Vissak 2/25/2008 12:12:21 PM

great colors & clarity! #5550056

Les Rhoades 2/25/2008 12:18:16 PM

super image Shris! I wish you entered it on the 24th. Look at teh secodn hand. #5550093

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/25/2008 4:16:15 PM

Great macro image and details here, Christopher.

Dominick #5550894

Christopher J. Budny 2/26/2008 8:23:18 AM

Thank you, folks! #5554617

Dr Silly 3/1/2008 7:39:02 PM

Love the colors in this. :O)
#5579887

Christopher J. Budny 3/1/2008 8:18:02 PM

Thanks, Doc! This was the first "grown up" watch I bought myself, when I landed my first full-time job... :) Always been a favorite of mine! #5580004

John Caruso 3/6/2008 9:39:19 AM

The clarity and detail just jump off the monitor and slap you in the face! Great work as always Chris! I'm glad you were bored, LOL #5601758

Christopher J. Budny 3/7/2008 6:28:06 AM

;) Thanks, John! Here's hoping I get a chance to 'get bored' in NYC and go out for some photos soon! #5606253

Gail Vitikacs 3/7/2008 10:13:09 AM

The details and comp are unreal Chris!!! Way to go on this beauty! #5607344

Christopher J. Budny 3/7/2008 12:29:23 PM

Thanks, Gail, I appreciate it! #5607890

Nikki McDonald 3/22/2008 9:56:41 AM

Hey, Chris, I think you racked them up this month! Congratulations on this beautifully detailed capture--just a wonderful finalist. Best of luck in the next round. #5677136

Colleen Farrell 3/22/2008 10:27:39 AM

Cool watch and macro, Chris! Big congratulations on all your finalists! #5677296

Dr Silly 3/22/2008 10:43:48 AM

Congrats Chris on this wonderful finalist. :O)
#5677367

Mitch Spence 3/22/2008 12:13:00 PM

Congratulations to you, Chris. #5677940

Sylvia Rossler 3/22/2008 1:51:27 PM

Another big congrats on this terrific finalist Chris :o) #5678561

Tamera Phillips 3/22/2008 3:06:55 PM

Wow! Awesome finalist Chris. I love the details and design. #5679042

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/22/2008 4:29:13 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! Excellent details and beautiful composition! Well done Chris!! #5679547

Colette M. Metcalf 3/22/2008 5:38:32 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! #5679932

Ken Smith 3/22/2008 7:43:45 PM

You had a super month, Chris. Congrats!! #5680589

Jessica Jenney 3/23/2008 8:01:57 AM

Congratulations again, Chris! #5682833

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/23/2008 8:11:26 AM

Congratulations! #5682886

Jessica Jenney 3/23/2008 12:07:12 PM

Congratulations, Chris! The long exposure is cool! #5683919

Tiia Vissak 3/23/2008 1:55:12 PM

congratulations! #5684460

Katarina Mansson 3/24/2008 4:44:43 AM

WOW - that detail is amazing! Excellent light, colors and comp complete the package. Congratulations and good luck next! #5686857

Gail Vitikacs 3/24/2008 6:47:42 AM

Super job Chris! Congratulations...amazing month for you! #5687493

Susan Fox 3/24/2008 8:43:42 AM

Congratulations Chris :-) #5688145

Susan M. Smith 3/24/2008 10:09:56 AM

Very cool Chris, I enjoyed reading the background on this :) Congrats on your Finalist! #5688658

Shawn Jennings 3/24/2008 4:47:24 PM

Great macro, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist! #5690850

Gail Vitikacs 3/24/2008 6:07:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your winner Chris!!!!! #5691237

Bob Cournoyer 3/24/2008 6:12:03 PM

Congratulations, Chris!!! #5691297

Ken Smith 3/24/2008 6:17:33 PM

Excellent work, Chris! COngrats!! #5691373

Susan M. Hembree 3/24/2008 6:18:33 PM

Congratulations, Chris, on the second place win this month! Love this shot! #5691389

William C. Raco 3/24/2008 6:19:21 PM

Congratulations, Chris!
Great win #5691400

Nikki McDonald 3/24/2008 6:23:15 PM

So very pleased to see the winner's button on this one, Chris. Congratulations. #5691441

Jessica Jenney 3/24/2008 6:33:44 PM

Congratulations, Chris on this amazing winning image! #5691546

Kara Hendricks 3/24/2008 6:48:26 PM

Chris, the detail is out of this world!! Congrats on your BP winner my friend..:) #5691658

Colleen Farrell 3/24/2008 6:59:27 PM

WTG, Chris!! Congratulations on your WIN!! #5691779

Renee Doyle 3/24/2008 7:05:27 PM

Love this!!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner Chris!! #5691828

Christopher J. Budny 3/24/2008 7:13:55 PM

Wow! A treat to come home to, for sure! Nikki, Colleen, Doc, Mitch, Sylvia, Tamera, Donna, Colette, Ken, Jessica, Cheryl, Jessica, Tiia, Katarina, Gail, Susan, Susan, Shawn, Bob, William, Kara, Renee... (I hope I got everyone!) Thank you all very much, for your kind words! I brought this watch to NYC with me, and intend to wear it tomorrow!! :) #5691910

Susan Fox 3/24/2008 7:17:11 PM

Congratulations on your WIN Chris!!!!!!!!

I am expecting some awesome New York city photos from you soon ;-) #5691939

Nadya Johnson 3/24/2008 7:45:20 PM

Awesome, Christopher! Congratulations on your stunning winner! #5692122

Sherry K. Adkins 3/24/2008 7:54:47 PM

Chris, congrats on this great win. It's a super macro! WTG!!! #5692195

Corinne M. Thompson 3/24/2008 8:18:34 PM

Fabulous capture Chris, congrats on you win for it! #5692341

Cyn D Valentine 3/24/2008 8:19:06 PM

Awesome winner Chris..big congratulations!!! #5692346

Elida Gutierrez 3/24/2008 9:19:56 PM

Congratulations!!!



A Special Star
For all the Winners.
#5692644

Sylvia Rossler 3/24/2008 10:48:07 PM

A big congrats on your win Chris :O) #5693017

Tiia Vissak 3/25/2008 12:43:17 AM

congratulations on your winner! #5693198

Ray & Audrey Clarke 3/25/2008 2:58:32 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Christopher!!!(R&A) #5693552

Katarina Mansson 3/25/2008 4:00:29 AM

I am happy to be back and say another BIG congratulations on this fantastic picture and win! #5693818

Wally Orlowsky 3/25/2008 5:50:12 AM

Congratulations on this brilliant winner, Chris!!! #5694384

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/25/2008 7:01:40 AM

Congratulations! #5694779

Ronald F. Fischer 3/25/2008 8:02:47 AM

Congratulationson this awesome WINNER!!! #5695050

Robert Baer 3/25/2008 8:25:10 AM

chris
congrats on this great image! #5695156

Christopher J. Budny 3/25/2008 4:30:54 PM

Thank you all very much! I was showing off the watch at work today, in conjunction with the image, a big grin on my face! #5697596

Datha Y. Thompson 3/25/2008 8:53:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Chris!!!!!!!
Excellent Winner :0) #5698877

Dr Silly 3/26/2008 7:42:57 AM

Congratulations On your GOLD, Chris. :O)
#5700699

Christopher J. Budny 3/26/2008 5:02:45 PM

Thank you both, Doc & Datha! #5702761

Jane M 3/27/2008 4:49:40 AM

Very creative Christopher. Nice win! #5704758

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/27/2008 5:11:14 AM

Congratulations Christopher on your win.


Dominick #5704893

Colette M. Metcalf 3/27/2008 12:46:18 PM

Congratulations on your WIN!!!! #5706630

Susan M. Hembree 3/27/2008 8:18:28 PM

I really liked this shot when I saw it last month, Chris. So glad to see gold under it...it matches the gold of the watch! :) Congratulations! #5708191

Christopher J. Budny 3/28/2008 8:19:43 AM

Thank you, Jane, Dominick, Colette & Sue! (I like the color coordination as well, Sue!) #5710462

Don Johnson 3/28/2008 11:07:41 AM

Very, very sharp and clear with great color. Congratulations on a well deserved 2nd place win! #5711014

Christopher J. Budny 3/28/2008 6:24:22 PM

Gotta love that 100mm f/2.8 lens! :) Always gives great clarity & detail.
Thanks, Don! #5712393

Katarina Mansson 4/12/2008 12:29:18 AM

I knew it - have always thought this picture is outstandning - BIG congrats on the POTD Chris! #5777697

Edward Taguba 4/12/2008 12:36:39 AM

Congrats on POTD and the 2nd place award.

What an outstanding photo.

Aloha,
Ed #5777701

Toni Riggs 4/12/2008 12:36:57 AM

Amazing detail and color, congrats! #5777703

Lynne Morris 4/12/2008 12:39:46 AM

Awesome capture Christopher, huge congratulations on your POTD and 2nd place award. #5777705

Susie Peek-Swint 4/12/2008 12:54:44 AM

Many congrats on POTD Chris ~ fantastic detail and image! #5777710

Les Rhoades 4/12/2008 1:50:16 AM

wow! Chris...now 2 GOLD buttons! Congrats onthe POTD selection.
Les #5777734

Avril Mrs Young 4/12/2008 2:12:46 AM

wow this is just so creative,...what an awesome watch to have!
stunning photo! congrats! #5777800

Dr Silly 4/12/2008 2:43:18 AM

And the wins just keep on ticking with this watch. Congrats on the POTD. :O) #5777829

Michelle R. Kovach 4/12/2008 3:35:05 AM

Congrats on your POTD Chris! #5777900

Jeff W. Robinson 4/12/2008 3:42:28 AM

Congrats on your Outstanding POTD!! Jeff #5777907

Lisa J. Boulden 4/12/2008 4:13:47 AM

Congratulations on this winning image, Christopher!
~♥~Lisa #5777923

Cathy Barrows 4/12/2008 4:26:49 AM

Congrats on your POTD...very clean and crisp...doesn't even look like you shot thru glass #5777932

Renee Doyle 4/12/2008 4:40:15 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Christopher!! #5777949

Shawn Jennings 4/12/2008 5:00:13 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic POTD, Chris! #5777989

Nikki McDonald 4/12/2008 5:07:45 AM

Great job on this shot, Chris. Congratulations on the POTD #5777999

John Caruso 4/12/2008 5:11:07 AM

It's a swell day for this pic! Congrats Chris! #5778005

Susan M. Hembree 4/12/2008 5:23:34 AM

Wonderful, Chris! Congratulations on the POTD! #5778028

Josselyne Klecanda 4/12/2008 5:29:37 AM

I like it. congrats. #5778043

Pamela E. Hubbard 4/12/2008 5:50:11 AM

This is so crisp. I love the color and yes I see the little second hand...Cool! Congrats on your POTD! #5778105

Gail R. Schuett 4/12/2008 5:56:47 AM

Well done! Terrific image!! #5778120

Cyn D Valentine 4/12/2008 5:58:41 AM

Congratulations Chris! Outstanding POTD! #5778126

Ronald F. Fischer 4/12/2008 6:15:38 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner and POTD!! #5778177

Kara Hendricks 4/12/2008 6:17:40 AM

Wow... They must REALLY love this image... I know I do!!

Congrats yet again Chris!! #5778184

Jessica Jenney 4/12/2008 6:43:16 AM

Congrats, Chris on this terrific POTD! #5778261

Ken Smith 4/12/2008 6:47:39 AM

Congrats, CHris...it's a timeless beauty! :-) #5778276

Michael D. Miller 4/12/2008 7:15:50 AM

Great shot. I'm glad I decided to go into the picture link to see with what and how it was shot.

I didn't understand the '2 second' title and that was explained in the link. #5778378

Denise Denomy 4/12/2008 7:32:49 AM

FANTASTIC MACRO IMAGE, Christopher! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN & POTD!!!! :0) #5778421

Susan Fox 4/12/2008 7:35:59 AM

Congrats on your POTD Chris! #5778428

Margaret Anna Durkin 4/12/2008 7:45:07 AM

Congratulations! Awesome capture, beautiful composition! #5778456

Katleen R. Struckle 4/12/2008 9:31:40 AM

Awesome capture. Congrats on your win!! #5778752

Gail Vitikacs 4/12/2008 9:35:17 AM

This ROCKS Chris...this was a double hitter for you! #5778764

Datha Y. Thompson 4/12/2008 9:40:21 AM

WTG Chris!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0) #5778777

Michael S. Swaffar 4/12/2008 9:53:28 AM

Congratulations buddy!!!You Da Man! #5778803

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 4/12/2008 10:03:00 AM

Excellent details and exposure Christopher! Congratulations! #5778822

Rosanne Paris 4/12/2008 12:27:46 PM

Chris - - Excellent - - your imagination is right up their with your photographic skills. My first thought was this was the face of a grandfather clock - - how great of you to see your watch and transform it as you did. Congrats on the awards; they are well deserverd.


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Joy Rector 4/12/2008 12:31:49 PM

congats on the POTD #5779203

Nancy Donnell 4/12/2008 1:47:27 PM

What an intriguing photo! Congrats on your POTD!! #5779420

Corinne M. Thompson 4/12/2008 2:30:15 PM

Congrats again Chris for the POTD! #5779526

Christopher J. Budny 4/12/2008 2:31:11 PM

Wow, folks... thank you all SO MUCH! I came home to quite a stack of emails waiting---this was a huge surprise! I appreciate the congrats, and the kind words on the image itself! #5779528

Cesar J. La Rosa 4/12/2008 6:18:34 PM

WONDERFUL photograph, Chris!!! I'm so happy to see this beautiful WINNER as the POTD. Congratulations!!!
Cesar #5779976

Cheryl Meisel 4/12/2008 9:56:52 PM

That is so POP OUT SHARP it's unbelievable! LOL. Great shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your MAJOR wins with this well deserved image!
Cherylm #5780449

Wally Orlowsky 4/13/2008 4:29:47 AM

Congratulations on this crisp and creative POTD, Chris!!! #5780933

Sharon Day 4/13/2008 6:32:17 AM

Fantastic shot, Chris!!! Big congratulations on POTD! #5781254

RC Fritz 4/13/2008 6:39:55 AM

Congratulations. Great job! #5781271

Lindley Johnson 4/13/2008 7:08:56 AM

Stunning detail and perfect lighting, Christopher; big congratulations on your 2nd place win and POTD! #5781351

Christopher J. Budny 4/13/2008 9:59:00 AM

Thanks so much, folks, for the encouragement and for taking a look! Cheryl, that Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens is brilliantly sharp! Easily my favorite lens so far! #5781869

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 4/14/2008 8:36:15 AM

Hi Chris,
Congrats on your win and the POD. Great shot. You are just so creative. Well deserved recognition!
Pat #5786160

Susan M. Smith 4/14/2008 11:09:55 AM

Chris, how great to see this fantastic picture get recognition a second time (no pun intended!) Congratulations on the POTD! #5786691

Christopher J. Budny 4/15/2008 6:03:59 AM

Thank you both, Pat & Susan! #5790493

Jace Webster 4/15/2008 6:03:43 PM

Congrats on POTD. Odd that the simplicity of a watch is able to catch the eye like that. Well done. #5793547

Christopher J. Budny 4/15/2008 6:41:04 PM

Thanks, Jace. This watch caught my eye nearly 15 years ago, when I wanted something special to mark my second full-time job! "Complicated" watches (having more than one sub-dial) have always fascinated me, and this one had such an elegant look, I couldn't resist it in the jeweller's shop. I'm thrilled that those good looks still pay off today ;) #5793704

Don Johnson 4/16/2008 5:47:20 AM

Congratulatiions on another POTD photo. Another outstanding photo. I knew this was a "winner" the first time I saw it. So sharp and clear! #5795251

Christopher J. Budny 4/16/2008 4:22:37 PM

Thanks, Don! #5797263

Mick Burkey 6/4/2008 3:06:51 PM

Don't know how I missed this, but this is stunning macro work, Chris. Way to go!! Amazing detail, clarity and love the rich colors. And belated congratulations on the POTD and 2nd Place win. Well-deserved! #6019308

Christopher J. Budny 6/6/2008 6:52:29 AM

Many thanks, Mick! #6026304

Merna L. Nobile 1/17/2011 11:04:38 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA #9168281

Khalid Al-Issa 12/29/2011 4:44:27 AM

Wonderful details ! #9891212

Christopher J. Budny 12/29/2011 5:30:51 AM

Thank you both, Merna & Khalid! #9891267

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Description

EF100mm, f/8, 2.5 seconds, -2/3ev, ISO100, RAW, tripod, light tent.
Back in '05 in my first month of photography (using a Sony P&S camera) I made a macro image of this watch.
I was looking for something around the house to shoot last night, since winter doesn't inspire me to go out,
when I realized I'd never tried shooting my watch again, with my SLR & dedicated macro lens. So here's the reshoot.
I liked the longer exposure capturing 3 positions of the second hand, located below the moon-phase window.
2/08 Second Place, D&M
4/12/08 BP Picture of the Day

Uploaded on 2/25/2008 6:26:15 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day


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