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Joy Rector May 11, 2015

gorgeous #1617429

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe May 11, 2015

Oh, this is absolutely spectacular, Christopher! So well seen and so beautifully presented. Stunning combination of rough, monstrous wood and cascades of beautiful delicate flowers. Outstanding! Instant favorite. #11300197

JO ANN CLEVELAND May 11, 2015

Great presentation of this beauty Christopher! I ditto Natasha! #11300215

Beth W. DeBor level-classic May 11, 2015

Wow, that is gorgeous! I love wisteria but I've never seen one quite to large. Where is DC was this. I was there a number of times while my daughter was in school and never came across it :-( A fave for me. #11300558

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 12, 2015

Thanks, ladies!
Beth, I spotted this in the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in upper Georgetown. (There were several old wisteria like this, actually; but this one was spilling over a garden staircase, making it easy to "step inside".) The gardens are open (for an entrance fee) in the afternoons most days during spring-fall, and are free, afternoons during late-fall through mid-March. #11300823

Sue Overson May 15, 2015

Beautifully composed! #11302339

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 15, 2015

Thank you, Sue! #11302355

Lois Adomite level-classic May 22, 2015

This is gorgeous #11306321

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 26, 2015

Thank you, Lois! #11308714

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 31, 2015

Loves this cascading wisteria. #11310810

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 31, 2015

Thank you, Amanda! #11310891

Peggy Pfister level-classic January 30, 2016

Congrats on this unique and beautiful image, Chris! Hope to see it with gold! #11428522

Jill Odice level-classic January 30, 2016

Wow, is that ever gorgeous! I love Wisteria! Congrats on your Finalist! #11428684

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 31, 2016

This is beautiful, Chris - congratulations on your finalist! #11429074

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 31, 2016

Spectacular image, thanks for sharing and congratulations Chris! #11429353

Terry Cervi level-classic January 31, 2016

What a beauty, Chris! Huge congrats on your well deserved Grand Prize win!!! #11429439

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 31, 2016

Huge congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Chris, for this beautiful image. #11429453

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 31, 2016

Wow, what asight you bring to us, Chris. Big CONGRATZ on the Grand Prize win.
UB #11429460

Peggy Pfister level-classic January 31, 2016

Huge congrats on this well deserved Grand Prize winner, Chris! A simply stunning image! #11429465

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 31, 2016

Congrats on your GPW, Chris!!! WTG! #11429479

Mary K. Robison January 31, 2016

Gorgeous capture with a great pov.
Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner! #11429510

Debbie Bray February 01, 2016

Congratulations Chris on a wonderful GP win, a very beautiful scene indeed! #11429516

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic February 01, 2016

Wonderful! Huge congratulations on your GP win!! #11429519

Renee Doyle level-classic February 01, 2016

OMG ... how beautiful - and HUGE Congrats to yo Chris on this wonderful GP Win!!! So happy for you ... :)
#11429566

Gail Sullivan level-classic February 01, 2016

Big congrats, Christopher! #11429606

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Huge congrats on a fantastic GP winner, Chris! #11429610

G. Margaret Hennes level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Absolutely breath taking image! Makes me long for Spring! Huge congrats on your GP win! #11429612

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Congrats on your stunning grand prize winner, Chris. #11429624

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Beautiful GPW. Congrats!! #11429638

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe February 01, 2016

AWESOME Chris!!! Congratulations on the Grand Prize! #11429667

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Wow... I'm flabbergasted to come from from vacation and wake up this morning to discover this! Not a prediction I could have ever made for this image; I'm thrilled the judges liked it so much!
Thank you all very much! #11429695

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 01, 2016

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous Grand Prize Winner, Chris! #11429700

Carol Flisak level-addict February 01, 2016

Huge congratulations on your beautiful and well-deserved Grand Prize Winner, Chris! #11429759

Jessica Jenney February 01, 2016

Congrats on your beautiful Grand Prize Winner, Christopher! #11429793

Sylvia Rourke level-classic February 01, 2016

Wow!! Congrats on your stunning Grand Prize win, Christopher #11429797

Martha R. Mazon level-classic February 01, 2016

Congrats on your fabulous GP, Chris! WTG!! #11429827

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 01, 2016

Glad to see this again Christopher! Congrats on your Grand Prize! #11429885

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Congratulations on your Grand Prize, Christopher! #11429907

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Congratulations on your Grand Prize, Christopher! #11429910

Beth W. DeBor level-classic February 01, 2016

Congrats on your Grand Prize gold! Well deserved. #11429934

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic February 01, 2016

Congratulations Chris on your Grand Prize Winner! #11429940

Christine Czernin level-classic February 01, 2016

Huge congratulations on your GP. Chis. #11429969

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 01, 2016

I loved this image, the moment I saw it. No surprise Chris.... HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #11429979

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 01, 2016

Huge congrats on this gorgeous Grand Prize Winner, Chris! #11429980

Michele Peterson level-classic February 01, 2016

Oh wow, what a fabulous capture to see as our grand prize winner, Chris! Huge congrats and I hope you go out and celebrate today!! #11429991

Carol Quina level-classic February 01, 2016

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN for this super shot! #11430023

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Wow, what a beautiful sight, big congratulations Chris! #11430047

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Congrats on your Grand Prize Win!!! #11430086

Harriet Feagin level-classic February 01, 2016

Congratulations, Chris. What a dreamy place and so wonderfully captured. Well done. #11430116

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Thank you all very much for the kind words! If you ever get a visit to DC in the spring, I recommend an afternoon in these expansive private gardens! While tripods aren't permitted, there is plenty to soak up, "hand held"! #11430130

Teresa Letkiewicz level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Congratulations on GP. It is a beautiful picture! #11430226

Dayna Cain level-classic February 01, 2016

What a stunning image Chris. HUGE congrats on your GP win!!!!! #11430232

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 01, 2016

I've never seen a whisteria tree so big and I live in Texas! :-) Congrats Chris on your beautiful Grand Prize win! #11430417

Alex T. Mizuno February 02, 2016

This is truly awesome Chris! Huge congratulations on you Grand Prize!! #11430486

Kevin OToole February 02, 2016

Beautiful work, Christopher. Congratulations. #11430495

Carol Eade level-addict February 02, 2016

That's beautiful and love the perspective. Congratulations on your Grand Prize! #11430529

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 02, 2016

Thank you all so much; an unexpected thrill, and now I'm yearning for spring here...! #11430553

Ann Lyssenko level-addict February 02, 2016

What gorgeous light Chris! Congratulations on being a GPW! Well deserved! Ann #11430568

Michelle L. Frick February 02, 2016

This is such a glorious image Chris! Congratulations on your stunning GP winner! #11430891

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 03, 2016

Thank you very much, ladies! #11430938

Rosemary Sampson level-classic February 05, 2016

Extraordinary! Congratulations! #11431829

Irene Colling level-deluxe February 05, 2016

Beautiful photo of this amazing tree. Congratulations Christopher. #11431873

Mick Burkey level-classic February 06, 2016

Big Congratulations on your GP win, my friend. Great job! Fantastic image. #11432115

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 06, 2016

Many thanks, Rosemary, Irene & Mick! #11432285

Sharon Sawyer February 26, 2016

Better late than never... HUGE congratulation on your beautiful Grand Prize Winner. #11439420

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 28, 2016

Thanks so much, Sharon! #11439786

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 29, 2016

Just checking in on the contest and discover this striking, amazing, well designed, and gorgeous image! Huge congrats, Chris, on your Grand Prize win!!! #11440768

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 29, 2016

Thank you very much, Deborah! #11440816

Susan M. Hembree level-classic March 21, 2016

I absolutely love, love, love Wisteria. I missed seeing it in D.C. when I moved to Alaska. But I have moved now to Pennsylvania & hope to see some more soon. Love to see you again, too, Chris! Congratualtions on this beautiful photo! It's awesome! #11449864

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 22, 2016

Great to hear from you, Susan! Welcome back to the Continental! ;) Let me know if your travels swing through DC again; thanks! #11450088

Katarina Mansson March 23, 2016

What a Grand picture! Big congratulations Chris! #11450592

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 23, 2016

Thanks, Katta! #11450783

Kara L. Hendricks April 01, 2016

Holy Smoke... How did I miss this!? Outstanding Chris... Congratulations!!! #11455346

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 01, 2016

Well thank you very much, Kara! #11455459

Jean E. Hildebrant May 14, 2016

Really gorgeous! #11474245

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 16, 2016

Thank you very much, Jean! #11474823

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Description

While out touring a DC garden, I found this very large, old wisteria cascading over a wall; you could walk in and under the hanging flowers, almost like an umbrella made of wisteria blooms.
12/15 Grand Prize - Flowers

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 6D

Uploaded on May 11, 2015
Entered into contest on 2015-12-28 18:18:40


BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner


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