Washington, DC

JoAnn L. McCleeary Student 4/11/2010 6:56:18 AM

Very nice reflection and composition. #1257552

Nikki McDonald 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 4/11/2010 2:34:28 PM

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

Christopher J. Budny 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 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 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 4/27/2010 10:59:49 AM

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

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

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

Mick Burkey 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 5/12/2010 7:28:55 PM

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

Nancyj Hovey 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 5/24/2010 5:31:05 PM

Superb capture, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist!

Debby #8635402

Patricia A. Coblentz 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 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 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 5/24/2010 8:55:13 PM

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

Usman M. Bajwa 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 5/25/2010 4:46:57 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #8639215

Don Johnson 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 5/25/2010 11:43:14 AM

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

The best luck for your FINALIST!!!
#8640965

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

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

Christopher J. Budny 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 5/25/2010 8:13:47 PM

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

Renee Doyle 5/25/2010 10:40:56 PM

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

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

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

Patti #8642955

Katarina Mansson 5/25/2010 11:10:54 PM

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

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

Fabulous image Chris, congrats on your gold! #8643097

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

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

UB. #8643314

Leslie McLain 5/26/2010 4:34:24 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris. #8643804

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

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

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

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Chris!!! #8644033

Nancyj Hovey 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 5/26/2010 7:19:01 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #8644668

Mick Burkey 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 5/26/2010 9:30:56 AM

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

Claudia Kuhn 5/26/2010 4:55:50 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your winner! #8646057

Christopher J. Budny 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 5/26/2010 9:00:26 PM

Congratulations, Christopher, on your awesome winners!!!

Debby #8646657

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

Thanks, Debby! #8647030

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

AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN :) WTG #8647624

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

Thanks, Datha! #8648380

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

Congratulations Christopher on your Win!!!

Dominick #8649673

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

Thank you Dominick! #8649891

Don Johnson 6/1/2010 5:55:52 AM

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

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

Thank you very much, Don! #8657508

Dianna Murphy 6/4/2010 1:23:38 PM

congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!! #8665681

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

Thank you so much, Dianna! #8665944

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

CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA #9168265

Daniella Puente 3/1/2011 11:04:40 AM

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

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

Thank you both! #9268681

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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


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