Main Card Catalog

Uploaded: April 24, 2012 03:48:07


An alcove off the Library of Congress' Main Reading Room (the soaring dome of which appears at the top) leads to thousands of card catalog drawers.
4/12 Second Place - T&P

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/6 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe April 24, 2012

fabulous display of creativity! #1458466

Michelle Alton April 24, 2012's a fantastic capture, Chris. I thought card catalogs had disappeared forever! #10107010

Joy Rector April 24, 2012

beautiful shot #10107041

Katarina Mansson April 24, 2012

Terrific POV, composition, details and tones - love it! #10107143

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 24, 2012

Outstanding image and POV here, Chris!

Dominick #10107147

Patti Coblentz April 24, 2012

WOW on the image and the card catalog....amazing, Chris!!! #10107253

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 24, 2012

This is really how you look up at everything! #10107287

Dayna Cain level-classic April 24, 2012

Excellent detail, colors are perfect and I had a hard time finding your name on this one. (looking for your logo is my new favorite thing to #10107560

Marcie A. Fowler April 24, 2012

Love the details and your creative point of view. #10107773

Bob Cournoyer level-classic April 24, 2012

Great pov and clarity... :-) #10107780

Michele Peterson level-classic April 24, 2012

Very cool pov! Kind of a surprise perspective. Love it!! #10107963

Zita A. Strother level-addict April 24, 2012

Great POV and composition. Love the clarity and attention to detail. #10108268

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 25, 2012

Thank you all very much!
Michelle; they still have their card catalog, but it isn't maintained/updated any longer, having gone electronic.
My image uploaded today, shows what awaits when you step into the vast card catalog rooms beyond this alcove. #10108528

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 25, 2012

Very creative, Chris. A terrific capture. #10108554

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 25, 2012

Thanks, Leslie! #10108645

Lindley Johnson level-classic April 27, 2012

Fantastic composition and POV, Chris - so well done! #10111296

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 27, 2012

Thank you, Lindley! #10111370

Tammy Espino May 25, 2012

Congrats on this awesome finalist! #10150364

Phyllis H. Burchett May 25, 2012

WOW amazing, congrats Chris. #10150708

Michelle L. Frick May 25, 2012

Congratulations Chris! I love how you manage to always capture such beautiful angles/intersections! Way to go! Hope to see this one again soon! #10150787

Michele Peterson level-classic May 25, 2012

I still love this one, Chris! Very creatively captured. Congratulations on the finalist!! #10151078

Ellen Hodges May 25, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck in the next round, Chris! Wow finalist!!!! #10151224

Renee Doyle level-classic May 26, 2012

Such a cool pov and deserving finalist! Congratulations Chris! #10151712

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 26, 2012

Awesome pov and lines, Chris. CONGRATZ and good luck in the next round!

UB. #10151837

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 26, 2012

Congratulations Chris!!!! Awesome finalist! #10151882

Monnie Ryan May 26, 2012

Congratulations on your Finalist award, Chris! Fabulous! #10152018

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 26, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful fianlist, Chris. Love that perspective. #10152031

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 26, 2012

Love this image, Chris! Congratulations on your terrific finalist. #10152576

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 26, 2012

An extremely unusual and captivating image, Chris! I love this. Congrats! #10152714

Terry Cervi level-classic May 26, 2012

Love your POV, Chris!! Congrats on your terrific finalist! #10152815

David Phalen May 26, 2012

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Finalist!! #10152863

Patti Coblentz May 26, 2012

Big congrats, Chris! #10152954


Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Chris!

jo ann c. #10153062

Carol Quina level-classic May 26, 2012

Excellent POV! Congratulations on the finalist! Good luck in the next round!! #10153248

Mitch Spence level-classic May 26, 2012

An inspired point of view, Chris. Congratulations. #10153259

Ken Smith level-classic May 26, 2012

That's a cool POV, Chris. Congrats to you!! #10153575

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 26, 2012

Many thanks, folks...! The Library is an endless source of great design to photograph! #10154526

Peggy Pfister level-classic May 27, 2012

A creative and beautiful finalist, Chris! Congrats! #10156040

Don Johnson level-deluxe May 28, 2012

Great shot Chris. You produce some amazing images! #10157090

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 28, 2012

Thank you both, very much! #10157298

Thomas A. Statas level-deluxe May 29, 2012

Congratulations... You did it again.. Nice work.

Tom #10158949

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 29, 2012

Woo Hoo, Chris... :-) #10158974

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 29, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Chris. #10159061

Michele Peterson level-classic May 29, 2012

Not surprised to see this get a gold badge! Congratulations, Chris!! #10159069

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe May 29, 2012

Congrats on your winning image! #10159111

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 29, 2012

WTG on this awesome winner, Chris! :-) k #10159122

Mitch Spence level-classic May 29, 2012

Excellent stuff, Chris. Congratulations. #10159129

Patti Coblentz May 29, 2012

Such a unique and terrific image, Mitch said, "good stuff!" Congratulations on your gold win! #10159178

Don Johnson level-deluxe May 29, 2012

Congrats! Wonderful shot and a well deserved winner! #10159183

Monnie Ryan May 29, 2012

WTG Chris! Congratulations! #10159330


Big congratulations on this outstanding 2nd Place Gold Winner Christopher!

And sooo well deserved too..I just love it!

jo ann c. #10159457

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 29, 2012

What a fantastic POV, Chris. Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold. #10159526

Kay Beausoleil May 29, 2012

Congratulations on your win, Chris -- such an intriguing image! #10159628

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 29, 2012

Spectacular pov..and a spectacular capture and...a very deserving and outstanding GOLD win, Chris! Warmest congrats!! #10159642

Tammy Espino May 29, 2012

Congrats on this well deserved win :) #10159814

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 29, 2012

What a treat! Thank you all very much for the kind words! The Library of Congress should be on every must-see list, for anyone visiting DC! #10159860

Phyllis H. Burchett May 29, 2012

Congrats Chris on your win! #10159875

Ellen Hodges May 29, 2012

Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Chris!! #10159901

David Phalen May 29, 2012

BIG Congrats on your Winner!! #10160087

Renee Doyle level-classic May 29, 2012

Glad to see this one in the winners circle Chris!!! BIG congratulations to you! #10160147

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe May 29, 2012

Congrats, Chris on your fabulous winner! #10160223

Peggy Pfister level-classic May 29, 2012

Big congrats, Chris! Well done! #10160281

Katarina Mansson May 29, 2012

This is such a striking image - spot on! Congratulations on your winner Chris! #10160661

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 30, 2012

Thank you all very much! #10160841

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 30, 2012

WTG Chris. Huge CONGRATZ on the Second Place Winner!

UB. #10161055

Connie J. Bagot May 30, 2012

Amazing perspective and very beautiful photo---congratulations Chris! #10161092

Terry Cervi level-classic May 30, 2012

Congrats on your fantastic win, Chris! #10161108

Gail Sullivan level-classic May 30, 2012

Fantastic work, Christopher...congrats! #10161192

Debra R. Harder May 30, 2012

Perfect in every way, Christopher! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #10161296

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 30, 2012

Big congratulations on your terrific winner, Chris. #10161385

Carol Quina level-classic May 30, 2012

Congratulations on the win Chris! #10161526

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 30, 2012

Thank you all very much! #10161647

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum May 31, 2012


Congratulations on your win, it's a wonderful shot! #10162549

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 31, 2012

Thanks, Pat! Long time---hope all's well with you! #10162600

Dayna Cain level-classic May 31, 2012

WTG Chris! Excellent work! #10162751

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 31, 2012

Thanks, Dayna! #10162946

Thomas E. Hinds May 31, 2012

So well done, Chris! Congratulations on your Winner! #10163688

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 01, 2012

Thank you, Thomas! #10164210

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum June 02, 2012

Hi Chris, Doing well in SC, have taken up painting and still doing a little photography, not as much as I would like thought. Miss all by DC friends!

David M. Montero June 08, 2012

I apologize for my tardiness. Congratulations on your gold award for this very dramatic and fantastic capture Chris!!! #10173446

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 08, 2012

Hope you get up here on a visit sometime, Pat!
Thank you, Dave; glad you like it! #10173701

Mick Burkey June 12, 2012

Congratulations, Chris!! Very provocative POV. #10178126

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 13, 2012

Thanks, Mick! The ultra-wide lens definitely encourages straight-upwards compositions, I find! #10178395

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 22, 2012

Love the POV and the patterns. Congratulations on your Gold win! #10239953

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 22, 2012

Thanks, Amanda! #10239954

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