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Uploaded: January 29, 2011 05:39:55


Antonio Canova's 1796 Cupid Reviving Psyche With A Kiss, from the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Conversion to B/W during RAW processing, then a few different Topaz layers in various opacities, slight vignette and selective Diffuse Glow.
08-11 Finalist, T&P

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi


Joy Rector January 29, 2011

awesome shot #1348350

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 29, 2011

Lovely statue and perspective, Chris. The depth of field is very effective, too. Your subtle vignetting and selective DG really help us zero in on the important part here. #9200399

Patti Coblentz January 29, 2011

Perfect title for this beautiful image, Chris! #9200508

Karen E. Baumann January 29, 2011

Love your framing of the statue in the BG... very nice presentation, Chris! #9200881

Marcie A. Fowler January 29, 2011

Like this a lot. Great comp and feel to the image.

Datha Y. Thompson January 29, 2011

Oh I ~L O V E~ this Chris.. Gorgeous light and dof.. I also love the bg angel framed in the arms, maybe playing music for them?.. GORGEOUS :) #9201244

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 30, 2011

Thank you all very much! #9201785

Susan K. Snow March 15, 2011

I remember this beautiful statue at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. However, I was unable to get such a wonderful view as you.

Your positioning allowing the framing and DOF down the hallway is well done. The black and white simplifies what is really important here.

I feel as though I can reach out and sense the coolness of the marble statues. Very well captured and edited. #9292714

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 15, 2011

Thank you very much, Bunny! I'd love to get back to St. Petersburg again, and spend another 2 days inside the Hermitage! #9292740

Datha Y. Thompson April 13, 2011

You already know I LOVE this!! I think the MT is a perfect fit... GOOD Luck this time around :) #9348590

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 14, 2011

Thanks, Datha... fingers crossed! #9350353

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 25, 2011

Congrats Chris!!!! Gorgeous!!!! #9690792

Patti Coblentz September 25, 2011

So pleased to see this a finalist, Chris!! Big congratulations! #9690890

September 25, 2011

excellent point of view #9691144

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 25, 2011

The light and tones are truly beautiful, Chris! Your composition is excellent, as well. Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist. #9692142

Datha Y. Thompson September 25, 2011

Excellent EVERYTHING about it!! You know its been a fav for me always!! So Thrilled to see it finally recognized and sure HOPE TO SEE it wearing GOLD soon :)
Congratulations!!!!!! #9692840

Jean E. Hildebrant September 25, 2011

Beautiful image, Chirs! Congrat's to you! #9692842

September 25, 2011

I love this close up shot of Cupid and Psyche and how the arm frames another statue in the distance. #9693248

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 26, 2011

Chris, Huge CONGRATZ on this and your other two Finalists and all the best in the next round!!!


Chris Budny level-deluxe September 26, 2011

Thank you all SO much! This is a long-time favorite of mine (and of Datha's ;) so I'm thrilled to see it make Finalist. Thank you BP Judges, too, for the comments! #9695599

Karen E. Baumann September 27, 2011

Wonderful tones and lovely POV Chris!!! It should be a favorite of yours! Congratulations on your finalist! #9700735

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 27, 2011

Thank you, Karen! #9701514

Merna L. Nobile October 03, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


Cheryl Winn December 16, 2011

I love the composition & lighting. Really beautiful,Christopher. #9871549

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 16, 2011

Thank you, Merna & Cheryl! #9872151

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