Cherry Compote II

© Chris Budny

Cherry Compote II

Joy Rector October 19, 2011

excellent shot, love it #1416539

Michelle Alton October 19, 2011

Superb artistry, Chris. #9746162

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 19, 2011

Outstanding! #9746672

Michele Peterson level-classic October 19, 2011

I love this, Chris!!! #9747006

David M. Montero October 19, 2011

I like using a light tent for that very reason Christopher. Well done! #9747306

Dr Silly level-classic October 19, 2011

Awesome still like. :O) #9747839

Bob Cournoyer level-addict October 19, 2011

Gorgeous comp and all that other stuff you do SO well.... :-) #9747862


Awesome! #9748727

Carol Eade level-addict October 19, 2011

Beautiful, love the comp and colors. #9748969

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 20, 2011

Thank you all very much! This was such a fun little project, involving two of my favorite artforms (studio glass and turned wood.) #9749783

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 22, 2011

Terrific capture, Chris. Very creative. #9754897

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 22, 2011

Thank you, Leslie! #9755127

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 30, 2011

This is a beautifully presented image, Chris. Love it!

UB. #9773441

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 31, 2011

Thank you very much, Usman! #9773712

Marcie A. Fowler October 31, 2011

Love it. Beautifully captured and presented. #9774816

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 31, 2011

Glad you like it, Marcie; thank you! #9775183

Kara L. Hendricks November 01, 2011

I flippin' LoVe this Chris!!! #9777130

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 01, 2011

Woohoo! The Kara seal of approval---always a good sign! ;) Thanks! #9777209

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 16, 2011

Love the design elements in this sensual image!
~♥~Lisa #9807636

Kara L. Hendricks November 16, 2011

Good luck this month... This has WINNER written all over it! #9808075

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Thank you Lisa and Kara -- Kara, I hope you're right!! #9808438

Tammy Espino November 16, 2011

Cool finalist, congrats! :) #9808638

tony w. austin November 16, 2011

once again you have outdone yourself.. and I am so envious... great work #9808723

Lindley Johnson level-classic November 16, 2011

This is fantastic, Chris! Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist. #9809526

Dayna Cain level-classic November 16, 2011

As always, a very creative, skillfully taken image. Congrats on this very deserving finalist Chris! #9809639

Phyllis H. Burchett November 16, 2011

Fantastic Chris, congrats! #9809752

Michele Peterson level-classic November 16, 2011

You know you have a cheering squad behind this series of images, and I'm so happy to see this one get a finalist!! Congratulations!! #9810059

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Terrific image ... congrats on your finalist!!! #9810527

Julianne Bradford November 16, 2011

So-o cool Chris! Congrats! #9810540

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Not surprised about this silver! #9810690

November 16, 2011

Nice, clean composition. #9810718

Renee Doyle level-classic November 16, 2011

Perfect!!! Congratulations Chris!! #9810926

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Huge congrats on a stunning finalist!!!! Very best luck in the next round!!! #9811130

Patti Coblentz November 16, 2011

Alrighty then :)) So happy to see this perfection with a finalist, Chris...good luck next round!! #9811149

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 16, 2011

Congrats Chris. #9811418

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Thank you all very much! This is a new favorite of mine; I'm thrilled you all (and the judges!) like it! #9812106

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Such an incredible capture Chris, huge congratulations on your finalist award! #9813228

Mitch Spence level-classic November 17, 2011

Such a winner this is, Chris. What a great idea, and you carried it out perfectly. #9813283

Monnie Ryan November 17, 2011

Fabulous, Chris - congratulations!! #9813339

Carla Capra level-classic November 17, 2011

;) CC #9813753

Bob Cournoyer level-addict November 17, 2011

Congrats, Chris... :-) #9813933

Monnie Ryan November 17, 2011

This just HAD to win, Chris - congratulations! #9814096

Tammy Espino November 17, 2011

Congrats on your gold win!! :) #9814166

Kara L. Hendricks November 17, 2011

hahahahaha... I amuse me... I swear it's starting to look like I know something you don'

HUGE CONGRATS!! #9814212

Michele Peterson level-classic November 17, 2011


Lindley Johnson level-classic November 17, 2011

Big congratulations on your fabulous 2nd place win, Chris - I love this! #9814248

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 17, 2011

Great idea and I'm sure you are very glad you went to the trouble to try this one again so you had a result you really liked personally. Congratulations on the 2nd place win, Chris. #9814265

Patti Coblentz November 17, 2011

WTG, glad you followed your instincts! Congratulations on your gold win! #9814308

Martin Cregg November 17, 2011

Inspiring! #9814349

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 17, 2011

Knew this was goping GOLD the first time I saw it. Wonderful work, Chris, and huge congrats on this outstanding WINNER. #9814370

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Masterful artistry - impeccably and elegantly presented...and the real bonus (besides the wonderful GOLD!:), is it incorporates two of your favorite loves - studio glass and tuned wood! I bet you're smiling BIG today! Smile away (we're smiling with you!! :) :) Well-deserved and huge congratulations on a fine gold win!! #9814380

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Very huge Congrats on a fabulous winner, Chris!!! #9814446

Jill Battaglia November 17, 2011

awesome winner Chris!! Big Congrats!! #9814514

Ken Smith level-classic November 17, 2011

You nailed this one, Chris. Congrats to you!! #9814522

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 17, 2011

AWESOME Chris! BIG Congrats!

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic November 17, 2011

WTG Chris. A big congrats to you on this fabulous winner. #9814687

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Thank you all very, very much! I'm thrilled this one made it; had all my fingers crossed! ;) #9815159

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 17, 2011

Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner Chris... fantastic!!!

jo ann c. #9815169

Phyllis H. Burchett November 17, 2011

Congrats Chris on this fantastic winner! #9815410

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 17, 2011

HUGE Congratulations on your win!!! #9815442

Naomi Weiser November 17, 2011

wow! congrats! #9815532

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 17, 2011

Chris, I can see why you like this one's a winner! :-) Outstanding work! #9815550

Katarina Mansson November 17, 2011

Congratulations Chris on your superb winner! #9815574

Renee Doyle level-classic November 18, 2011

Knew this would be here!!! BIG congrats to you Chris on this outstanding winner!!! #9815696

Jessica Jenney November 18, 2011

Congratulations, Christopher on your fabulous winner! #9815978

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 18, 2011

Thank you all very, very much! #9815994

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 18, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Chris. #9816087

Susan K. Snow November 18, 2011

I've been thinking about a light tent for a long time, even though I no longer have my studio lights. Do you use studio lights or daylight?

I love the lighting you captured, the composition, and of course, the sharpness and clarity, beautiful color and tonality.

There is nothing sweeter than a winner when one has worked hard to achieve it. Congratulations on your winner, Chris!

Martha R. Mazon level-classic November 18, 2011

Tremendously good, Christopher!! How satisfying to take something good and make it even better. Congratulations on the well deserved award (although it should have been 1st in my opinion!) #9816423

David Phalen November 18, 2011

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #9816709

Christine Czernin level-classic November 18, 2011

This is a true winner, Chris. Beginning with the vision to create something like this,right to the perfect way you executed it.
Huge congrats on this spectacular win. #9816980

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 18, 2011

Many thanks, folks!
Bunny, I generally try to position the tent near my patio doors; it came with 2 small halogen lamps, and I will sometimes use those as well... #9817096

David M. Montero November 18, 2011

YES! Happy to see it. Congratulations on scoring gold Christopher! #9817235

Sylvia Rourke level-classic November 18, 2011

congrats on your 2nd position winnings Chi, this is truly a work of art! #9817332

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 18, 2011

A lovely, elegant winner.
Big congratulations, Christopher!
~♥~Lisa #9817972

Rona L. Schwarz November 18, 2011

WOW! Beautifully thought-out and set-up, Chris, and the technical execution is flawless! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD MEDAL WIN! #9818099

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 19, 2011

Thank you very much, folks! #9818310

Mitch Spence level-classic November 19, 2011

Knew it was going to go, Chris, and so it should. Congrats to you. #9818867

Gina Cormier level-classic November 19, 2011

Congrats on this gorgeous image!!!! #9818908

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 19, 2011

Thank you both, ladies! #9819383

Merna L. Nobile November 27, 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

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 24, 2012


-Laura :D #9941036

Martin Cregg January 24, 2012

Chris - great lighting on this, as well as fantastic composition. #9941280

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 24, 2012

Thank you, Merna, Laura & Martin! I was so happy with this win in November---a very fun setup to shoot, and two of my favorite art forms; glass and wood! #9941602

Sylvia Rourke level-classic January 24, 2012

Congrats Chris, I'm seriously jealous. #9941628

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 24, 2012

Thanks so much, Sylvia! #9941656

John Rivera level-deluxe February 22, 2012

Excellent image! #9995649

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 22, 2012

Thank you, John! #9995702

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I couldn't resist a complete re-shoot of this setup; while I loved the first version, I didn't use a light tent, and wasn't keen on the reflected highlights.
So the reshoot is in the tent, daytime (vs. night) for more natural light, and a square crop vs. a 5x7. I like this one better already!
10/2011 EOD 2nd Place
The glass cherry rests in a chalice of turned ebony and tagua nut (aka vegetable ivory.) The chalice stands 1-3/4" tall. I've had a set of 5
of the cherries forever, and just picked up the chalice at a small-town festival in MA last weekend, made by a wonderful wood turner,
William Cudnohufsky, who specializes in tagua nut. I put the two together once home, and instantly thought I needed to try a photograph.
I used black foamboard at the back, and a big sheet of white paper, letting one edge curl up onto the foamboard,
and then carefully repositioned things until the b/w "seam" bisected the chalice where I wanted it to.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on October 19, 2011 Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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