Washington, DC

JoAnn L. McCleeary level-classic 4/11/2010 6:56:18 AM

Very nice reflection and composition. #1257552

Nikki McDonald level-classic 4/11/2010 7:26:58 AM

Superb colors, clarity and composition, Christopher. #8526009

Judy A. Lawhon 4/11/2010 2:26:32 PM

Wonderfully composed and photographed, Christopher!! #8526621

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 4/11/2010 2:34:28 PM

Striking composition, Christopher, and great details and colors! #8526645

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 4/12/2010 4:48:14 AM

Many thanks, folks! I spent the morning from sun-up til about noon, shooting around the Tidal Basin, and this is probably one of my two favorites from that day. #8527945

Don Johnson level-classic 4/15/2010 9:29:47 AM

Chris, I think this is my favorite from your Tidal Basin shoot. I really like the way the cherry tree bisects the image right at the horizon. Really works because it makes this image different from the normal cherry tree shots in DC. #8537132

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 4/15/2010 9:36:33 AM

I agree completely, Don... Thanks!! As you and I circled the Tidal Basin that morning, I kept an eye out for large gaps in the tree branches that would frame the monument---this was the best I found, with the shore-hiding branch leaving the water exposed. #8537139

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger level-classic 4/27/2010 10:59:49 AM

Absolutly beautiful. You have a great eye. Stunning work. - Chevy #8573794

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 4/27/2010 2:07:37 PM

Many thanks, Chevy! It helps to have great scenery at your disposal, too! #8574102

Mick Burkey level-classic 5/12/2010 12:16:26 PM

Wow! This is wonderful, Chris! Great eye to see this POV and great capture. Perfect balance. #8607163

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/12/2010 7:28:55 PM

Thanks, Mick! Got my fingers crossed on this one! #8607895

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 5/24/2010 5:06:33 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8635200

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 5/24/2010 5:31:05 PM

Superb capture, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist!

Debby #8635402

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 5/24/2010 7:15:26 PM

You did well on your shoot that day, Chris!! Congratulations on another beautiful finalist!!

Patti
#8636471

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/24/2010 7:51:11 PM

Thank you very much! This is one of a handful of personal fav's from April, so I've got my fingers crossed! #8636737

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/24/2010 8:01:53 PM

It's just beautiful, Chris. Congratulations on the finalist and best of luck to you for a gold. #8636839

Pat and Graham Robards level-classic 5/24/2010 8:55:13 PM

Just beautiful, congratulations on your finalist Chris yet again. ~Pat #8637271

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/25/2010 4:24:19 AM

Another gorgeous capture of the place, Chris. CONGRATZ on the Finalist award and good luck in the next round!

UB. #8638996

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/25/2010 4:46:57 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #8639215

Don Johnson level-classic 5/25/2010 6:34:42 AM

Congratulations! I think this is an excellent image and knew it would go far. In fact, this is my favorite of your Cherry Blossom images. #8639843

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 5/25/2010 11:43:14 AM

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

The best luck for your FINALIST!!!
#8640965

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger level-classic 5/25/2010 4:22:20 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Finalist!!! :0) #8641929

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/25/2010 4:59:30 PM

Many thanks, folks!
And thank you again, Don, for going out to shoot with me on that particular day! #8642021

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/25/2010 8:13:47 PM

So beautiful Chris! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #8642657

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/25/2010 10:40:56 PM

Better change your description to Winner :-)
Double GOLD .... Big congratulations once again Chris!!! #8642941

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 5/25/2010 10:44:47 PM

And again...a big congratulations, Chris...WTG!

Patti #8642955

Katarina Mansson level-classic 5/25/2010 11:10:54 PM

Huge congratulations on your triplet GOLD this month Chris! #8643096

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 5/25/2010 11:11:24 PM

Fabulous image Chris, congrats on your gold! #8643097

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/26/2010 12:50:58 AM

WTG Chris. CONGRATZ. on getting another well deserved Golden badge!

UB. #8643314

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/26/2010 4:34:24 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris. #8643804

Pat and Graham Robards level-classic 5/26/2010 4:55:23 AM

Whoo hoo, wonderful Chris. congratulations on your triple gold!!!WTG, Pat #8643885

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 5/26/2010 5:29:59 AM

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Chris!!! #8644033

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 5/26/2010 7:03:52 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) #8644584

David Phalen level-classic 5/26/2010 7:19:01 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #8644668

Mick Burkey level-classic 5/26/2010 8:59:58 AM

Crossed fingers must have worked :) So glad to see this in the winner's circle. Big congrats on a well-deserved win, Chris! #8645051

Mitch Spence level-classic 5/26/2010 9:30:56 AM

Gorgeous scene, gorgeous comp, Chris. Congratulations again! #8645134

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 5/26/2010 4:55:50 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your winner! #8646057

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/26/2010 5:08:03 PM

Thank you all very much! I'm totally flabbergasted by my contest results this month; this one was the one I had the highest hopes for! #8646097

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 5/26/2010 9:00:26 PM

Congratulations, Christopher, on your awesome winners!!!

Debby #8646657

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/27/2010 3:34:53 AM

Thanks, Debby! #8647030

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 5/27/2010 8:26:51 AM

AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN :) WTG #8647624

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/27/2010 6:30:06 PM

Thanks, Datha! #8648380

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/28/2010 10:06:29 AM

Congratulations Christopher on your Win!!!

Dominick #8649673

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/28/2010 12:35:47 PM

Thank you Dominick! #8649891

Don Johnson level-classic 6/1/2010 5:55:52 AM

Wow! Two big winners this month. Great stuff. Wonderful photo! #8657196

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 6/1/2010 7:34:59 AM

Thank you very much, Don! #8657508

Dianna Murphy level-classic 6/4/2010 1:23:38 PM

congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!! #8665681

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 6/4/2010 3:20:15 PM

Thank you so much, Dianna! #8665944

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 1/17/2011 10:55:18 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA #9168265

Daniella Puente level-classic 3/1/2011 11:04:40 AM

I like the frame too Chris, colors are wonderful as the composition... #9268194

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 3/1/2011 4:17:44 PM

Thank you both! #9268681

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description

I liked how this composition had branches framing the Monument, a main branch hiding the far edge of the Tidal Basin, and a full reflection.
4/10 Second Place - Travel & Place

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 4/11/2010 6:34:57 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Christopher J. Budny. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.