2 Seconds in February

© Christopher Budny

2 Seconds in February

Erin Appelbaum level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 2/25/2008 12:12:21 PM

great colors & clarity! #5550056

Les Rhoades level-classic 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 level-classic 2/25/2008 4:16:15 PM

Great macro image and details here, Christopher.

Dominick #5550894

Christopher Budny level-classic 2/26/2008 8:23:18 AM

Thank you, folks! #5554617

Dr Silly level-classic 3/1/2008 7:39:02 PM

Love the colors in this. :O)

Christopher Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 3/7/2008 10:13:09 AM

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

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/7/2008 12:29:23 PM

Thanks, Gail, I appreciate it! #5607890

Nikki McDonald level-classic 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 level-classic 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)

Mitch Spence level-classic 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 S. Phillips 3/22/2008 3:06:55 PM

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 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


Ken Smith level-classic 3/22/2008 7:43:45 PM

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

Jessica Jenney level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 3/24/2008 4:47:24 PM

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

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 3/24/2008 6:07:41 PM

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

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 3/24/2008 6:12:03 PM

Congratulations, Chris!!! #5691297

Ken Smith level-classic 3/24/2008 6:17:33 PM

Excellent work, Chris! COngrats!! #5691373

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

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

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

Congratulations, Chris!
Great win #5691400

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/24/2008 6:23:15 PM

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

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/24/2008 6:33:44 PM

Congratulations, Chris on this amazing winning image! #5691546

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 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 level-classic 3/24/2008 6:59:27 PM

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

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/24/2008 7:05:27 PM

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

Christopher Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 3/24/2008 7:45:20 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Cyn Valentine level-classic 3/24/2008 8:19:06 PM

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

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 3/24/2008 9:19:56 PM


A Special Star
For all the Winners.

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 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

congrats on this great image! #5695156

Christopher Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 3/25/2008 8:53:59 PM

Excellent Winner :0) #5698877

Dr Silly level-classic 3/26/2008 7:42:57 AM

Congratulations On your GOLD, Chris. :O)

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/26/2008 5:02:45 PM

Thank you both, Doc & Datha! #5702761

Jane M level-classic 3/27/2008 4:49:40 AM

Very creative Christopher. Nice win! #5704758

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

Congratulations Christopher on your win.

Dominick #5704893

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

Congratulations on your WIN!!!! #5706630

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 3/28/2008 8:19:43 AM

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

Don Johnson level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 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.

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 level-classic 4/12/2008 1:50:16 AM

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

Avril Young level-classic 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 Robinson level-classic 4/12/2008 3:42:28 AM

Congrats on your Outstanding POTD!! Jeff #5777907

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 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 level-classic 4/12/2008 4:40:15 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Christopher!! #5777949

Shawn Jennings level-classic 4/12/2008 5:00:13 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic POTD, Chris! #5777989

Nikki McDonald level-classic 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 level-classic 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 Valentine level-classic 4/12/2008 5:58:41 AM

Congratulations Chris! Outstanding POTD! #5778126

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

Congratulations on this fantastic winner and POTD!! #5778177

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 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 level-classic 4/12/2008 6:43:16 AM

Congrats, Chris on this terrific POTD! #5778261

Ken Smith level-classic 4/12/2008 6:47:39 AM

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

Michael D. Miller level-classic 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 level-classic 4/12/2008 7:32:49 AM


Susan Fox level-classic 4/12/2008 7:35:59 AM

Congrats on your POTD Chris! #5778428

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

Congratulations! Awesome capture, beautiful composition! #5778456

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

Awesome capture. Congrats on your win!! #5778752

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 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 La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/12/2008 10:03:00 AM

Excellent details and exposure Christopher! Congratulations! #5778822

Rosanne Paris level-classic 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.


Joy Rector level-classic 4/12/2008 12:31:49 PM

congats on the POTD #5779203

Nancy Donnell level-classic 4/12/2008 1:47:27 PM

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

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

Congrats again Chris for the POTD! #5779526

Christopher Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 4/13/2008 7:08:56 AM

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

Christopher Budny level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 4/15/2008 6:03:59 AM

Thank you both, Pat & Susan! #5790493

Jace Webster level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 4/16/2008 4:22:37 PM

Thanks, Don! #5797263

Mick Burkey level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 6/6/2008 6:52:29 AM

Many thanks, Mick! #6026304

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


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

Wonderful details ! #9891212

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/29/2011 5:30:51 AM

Thank you both, Merna & Khalid! #9891267

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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 All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day

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