Recipes for Joy

© Christopher J. Budny

Recipes for Joy

William C. Raco level-addict 4/3/2010 5:40:51 AM

Fantastic reflection, color and capture
Beautiful, Christopher! #1254890

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 4/3/2010 7:56:35 PM

How romantic and beautiful. WTG Chris! #8508592

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 4/4/2010 6:04:14 AM

Thank you both! I'd never gone downtown for shooting the cherry blossoms, and did so this time from sun up until about noon. Fellow BP'er Don Johnson joined me along the way, and we had a really great time. #8509122

Don Johnson level-addict 4/5/2010 8:04:33 AM

Oh . . . this is lovely. Really tells a story! Wonderful. #8511557

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 4/5/2010 9:02:48 AM

Thanks, Don! #8511700

JudyAnn Rector level-addict 4/5/2010 11:14:18 PM

Wonderful capture, Christopher! #8513374

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 4/6/2010 5:27:45 AM

Thank you, JudyAnn! #8514127

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 5/16/2010 9:28:35 PM

Outstanding, Christopher!
Hope to see this wearing a big new badge!
~♥~Lisa #8616390

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/17/2010 3:32:51 AM

Thanks, Lisa---me too! #8616721

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 5/20/2010 12:44:37 AM

Wonderfully framed capture, Chris. Good luck!

UB. #8623401

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/20/2010 3:50:19 AM

Thanks, Usman! #8623651

Nikki McDonald level-addict 5/22/2010 6:30:18 PM

Did they pose for you or was this just fortuitous? Either way, it's a beautiful capture of spring and young love at its best. I can see why it's a favorite, Chris. Good luck #8629352

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/22/2010 7:27:41 PM

Thanks, Nikki...
They were actually posing for another photographer, who was kneeling just to the left of them... I cloned him out ;) #8629422

Kara Hendricks level-addict 5/24/2010 1:42:41 PM

I know this was your fav. for the month Chris... SOOO glad to see it among the finalists!!

You did well this month!!

Congrats!!! 4 I think..:) I bet next month is even better...:))))) #8633033

Shawn Jennings level-addict 5/24/2010 6:24:05 PM

Great capture, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist! #8635968

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 5/24/2010 7:12:40 PM

Glorious finalist, Chris...congratulations!! Patti #8636458

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/24/2010 7:51:49 PM

Thank you! #8636739

Nikki McDonald level-addict 5/24/2010 8:00:07 PM

Beautiful and tender finalist, Chris. Congratulations and good luck in the next round #8636817

Pat and Graham Robards level-addict 5/24/2010 8:50:49 PM

Beautiful Chris, congratulations. ~Pat #8637240

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/25/2010 4:44:06 AM

Thanks, Nikki & Pat! #8639183

Don Johnson level-addict 5/25/2010 5:42:14 AM

Congratulations Chris! I knew that this was a winner! #8639566

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 5/25/2010 6:47:50 AM

Great to see this again, Chris! CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!!

UB. #8639912

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 5/25/2010 3:17:15 PM

Hey, Chris!
It got the big badge!
(...now, let's go for the GOLD!)
Congratulations!!
~♥~Lisa #8641705

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-addict 5/25/2010 4:12:49 PM

Great romance shot! #8641886

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/25/2010 5:04:14 PM

Thanks so much, folks! (And a treat to get a Judge's comment!!) #8642038

Renee Doyle level-addict 5/25/2010 11:01:44 PM

You should be feeling the JOY!!!!! Huge CONGRATS Chris .... triple GOLD - WTG!!!! And most deserving:-)
#8643063

Katarina Mansson level-addict 5/25/2010 11:21:12 PM

That trip to the monument sure turned out GOLDEN! Congrats again Chris! #8643136

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 5/25/2010 11:22:24 PM

You dared...and you did!!! Congratulations on your triple gold, Chris!!

Patti #8643140

Corinne M. Thompson level-addict 5/26/2010 12:20:44 AM

Congrats again Chris! #8643208

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 5/26/2010 1:46:01 AM

Huge CONGRATZ. on another wonderful Gold. Does triple Gold mean triple treats? WTG, Chris!

UB. #8643419

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 5/26/2010 4:12:45 AM

Yayyyy!
GOLD!
Quite the month for you!
Big, BIG congratulations, Christopher!
~♥~Lisa #8643653

Shawn Jennings level-addict 5/26/2010 5:17:24 AM

WTG Chris! Congratulations on your win! #8643969

Judy V. Kennamer level-addict 5/26/2010 5:37:28 AM

Beautiful WINNER Chris!!! Congratulations!!! #8644079

Kara Hendricks level-addict 5/26/2010 6:11:51 AM

Congratulations on this and your other finalist and winners Chris... It was your month!! #8644283

Linda D. Lester level-addict 5/26/2010 6:32:21 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place,Chris win!!!!!!!!! #8644419

Nancyj Hovey level-addict 5/26/2010 7:22:51 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o) #8644687

Christine Czernin level-addict 5/26/2010 7:30:41 AM

Many congrats on your spectacular " gold rush", Chris. #8644715

Mitch Spence level-addict 5/26/2010 9:34:34 AM

Three's a gold charm on your winner bracelent this month, Chris. Congratulations again. #8645141

Sam Britt level-addict 5/26/2010 7:35:41 PM

Congratulations on another terrific winner, Chris! #8646507

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/26/2010 8:13:48 PM

Thank you all very much! My personal fav of my April entries here... I'm thrilled it went to gold! #8646569

Datha Y. Thompson level-addict 5/27/2010 8:38:26 AM

CONGRATULATIONS yet AGAIN!!!!
So very well deserved Chris
LOVE everything about it :) #8647659

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/27/2010 6:30:22 PM

Thank you so much, Datha! #8648382

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 5/28/2010 9:29:25 AM

Congratulations Christopher on your Win!!!


Dominick #8649589

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/28/2010 12:36:24 PM

Thank you! #8649893

Dr Silly level-addict 5/29/2010 11:53:03 AM

Congrats Chris on your Gold win. :O) #8651585

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 5/29/2010 3:18:11 PM

Thank you Doc! #8651894

Don Johnson level-addict 6/1/2010 5:54:36 AM

Congratulations Chris! I knew this was a big winner as soon as I saw it. #8657190

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 6/1/2010 7:35:32 AM

Thanks so much Don! I too had a strong gut feeling on this one, once I entered it here... Still beaming! #8657511

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 1/17/2011 10:54:25 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA #9168262

Daniella Puente level-addict 3/1/2011 11:05:19 AM

And this has an extra point of interesting :) very good capture! #9268195

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 3/1/2011 4:18:05 PM

Thank you both, Merna & Daniella! #9268683

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Description

One spectacularly gorgeous spring day after a record-breaking winter...
Nearly 4,000 blooming cherry trees at their peak...
One couple in love...
A beautiful capital city showing off its best for photographers...
4/10 Second Place - Theme (Joy)

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 68.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 4/3/2010 5:19:30 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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