Washington, DC

Uploaded: April 11, 2010 06:34:57

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

Comments

JoAnn L. McCleeary level-deluxe April 11, 2010

Very nice reflection and composition. #1257552

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 11, 2010

Superb colors, clarity and composition, Christopher. #8526009

Judy A. Lawhon April 11, 2010

Wonderfully composed and photographed, Christopher!! #8526621

Rona L. Schwarz April 11, 2010

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 12, 2010

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-deluxe April 15, 2010

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 15, 2010

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 April 27, 2010

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 27, 2010

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

Mick Burkey level-classic May 12, 2010

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 12, 2010

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

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 24, 2010

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-addict May 24, 2010

Superb capture, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist!

Debby #8635402

Patti Coblentz May 24, 2010

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

Patti
#8636471

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 24, 2010

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 May 24, 2010

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

Graham Robards level-classic May 24, 2010

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 25, 2010

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

UB. #8638996

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 25, 2010

Thanks so much everyone! #8639215

Don Johnson level-deluxe May 25, 2010

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 May 25, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

The best luck for your FINALIST!!!
#8640965

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger May 25, 2010

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 25, 2010

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 25, 2010

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

Renee Doyle level-classic May 25, 2010

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

Patti Coblentz May 25, 2010

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

Patti #8642955

Katarina Mansson May 25, 2010

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

Corinne M. Thompson May 25, 2010

Fabulous image Chris, congrats on your gold! #8643097

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 26, 2010

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

UB. #8643314

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris. #8643804

Graham Robards level-classic May 26, 2010

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic May 26, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Chris!!! #8644033

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 26, 2010

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 May 26, 2010

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #8644668

Mick Burkey level-classic May 26, 2010

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 May 26, 2010

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 26, 2010

Beautiful! Congratulations on your winner! #8646057

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 26, 2010

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-addict May 26, 2010

Congratulations, Christopher, on your awesome winners!!!

Debby #8646657

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 27, 2010

Thanks, Debby! #8647030

Datha Y. Thompson May 27, 2010

AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN :) WTG #8647624

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 27, 2010

Thanks, Datha! #8648380

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 28, 2010

Congratulations Christopher on your Win!!!

Dominick #8649673

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 28, 2010

Thank you Dominick! #8649891

Don Johnson level-deluxe June 01, 2010

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 01, 2010

Thank you very much, Don! #8657508

Dianna Murphy June 04, 2010

congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!! #8665681

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 04, 2010

Thank you so much, Dianna! #8665944

Merna L. Nobile January 17, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA #9168265

Daniella Puente March 01, 2011

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 01, 2011

Thank you both! #9268681

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