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Joy Rector May 15, 2013

gorgeous #1528331

Bob Cournoyer level-addict May 15, 2013

Striking! #10694729

Mitch Spence level-classic May 15, 2013

It is beautiful, Chris. I would like this "sculpture" in my garden. #10694877

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 15, 2013

Very nice, Chris. The tones are excellent and I love the twists and turns and spiky ends and especially the textures. #10695384

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 16, 2013

Many thanks, folks! #10695760

Susan Williams level-classic May 22, 2013

Brilliant rendering, Chris. #10702782

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 23, 2013

Thanks, Susan! It was a happy development during the B/W conversion. #10703636

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 12, 2013

Wonderful details and tones, Chris.

UB. #10731242

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 13, 2013

Thanks, Usman! I actually think this tree burned at one point... #10731541

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 29, 2013

wonderful finalist... congratulations!!! #10749002

Renee Doyle level-classic July 01, 2013

Very beautiful work Chris!! Congratulations!! #10751195

Naomi Weiser July 01, 2013

I love how you turned a dead tree into art, congrats! #10751583

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 01, 2013

Thank you very much, ladies!
Had my fingers crossed on this one (and hastily resubmitted it into June, when it appeared it was skipped for a May EP... now it has Finalists, and Jim's just announced no resubs ;) #10752573

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 02, 2013

Wow! Congrats on this outstanding finalist Chris!

jo ann c. #10753490

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 03, 2013

Thank you, Jo Ann! #10754882

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 07, 2013

So worthy. Twice :) Congratulations, Chris. #10759130

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 08, 2013

Thank you very much, Nikki! We'll see what happens with the unintended re-submit into June entries ;) #10760038

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 30, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS Chris on this OUTSTANDING finalist, WTG!!!! <>< #10787990

Ken Smith level-classic July 30, 2013

You had a great month, Chris. Congrats to you!! #10788633

Julianne Bradford July 30, 2013

Whoa! One more time! Congrats Chris! #10788846

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2013

Thanks so much; even though I wouldn't have resubbed this (if I'd known by then, that it was a Finalist) I'm thrilled it "made it" twice! #10790274

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Somewhere in northeast Arizona; this long-dead tree stood out strongly against a completely clear blue sky.
It was probably the least "tree-looking" dead tree I've ever seen, taking on the feel of abstract art.
The pure blue spotless sky became this interesting background during the b/w conversion process,
starting to resemble perhaps, a photo studio backdrop or drape. Much more interesting, I thought, than blue sky!
5/13 Finalist - CA

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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