Stars in the Trees

© Chris Budny

Stars in the Trees

Carol Flisak level-addict December 02, 2015

Terrific image, Chris... excellent composition, graphics, details and tones! Your pov makes it look almost other worldly, especially in the thumbnail. #1644005

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 02, 2015

Terrific architectural image and pov. Wonderful processing too. Hope to see it win Big, Good luck.

UB. #11407270

Rudi Reiner level-classic December 02, 2015

Superb, great pov! #11407288

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 03, 2015

Thank you very much, folks! How I would have loved to be able to use a tripod in here! And to be able to see it without 3,000 tourists milling around ;) #11407362

Terry A. Stoa level-classic December 03, 2015

What an over-the-top cathedral. It's a very magical capture of it. #11407467

Mary L. Olson December 03, 2015

Great image of Sagrada Familia. You are right about the tree-like look, which I believe was Gaudi's intention. Looks like they have made more progress since the last time I visited. The first time it was all cranes and heavy equipment. Love the lights in the center. #11407520

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 03, 2015

Thanks, Terry & Mary -- yes, he was quite inspired by natural forms, and trees were certainly an acknowledged inspiration for him here. I'm ready to go back, already! #11407588

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 29, 2015

Love the POV and the lights. Hope this gets more recognition. #11417989

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 29, 2015

Thanks so much, Amanda - fingers crossed! #11417995

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 31, 2016

This is spectacular, Chris! Big congratulations on your well-deserved finalist. #11429089

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 31, 2016

Huge congrats and very best luck with this fab finalist, Chris!! #11429300

Renee Doyle level-classic February 01, 2016

On a roll .... what a beauty ... congratulations Chris!!!!! #11429574

Gail Sullivan level-classic February 01, 2016

Congrats, Christopher! #11429583

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Thank you all very much! Would love to be back in Barcelona for a month of photography...! #11429702

Sylvia Rourke level-classic February 01, 2016

Awesome, congrats on your gold win! #11429818

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 01, 2016

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Chris - outstanding in every way - and without a tripod! #11429842

Carol Quina level-classic February 01, 2016

Another FANTASTIC winner! Congratulations! #11430030

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Thank you very much, ladies! #11430128

Michele Peterson level-classic February 01, 2016

WOW. This is simply (or not so simply!) fabulous. Would love to see this in person, but will enjoy it through your lens. Congratulations on your second Gold of the day! #11430206

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 02, 2016

Thank you so much, Michele! Definitely on my "repeat list" to get back... #11430558

Carol Eade level-addict February 02, 2016

Beautifully done. Congratulations on your second place. #11430579

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 02, 2016

Thanks, Carol! #11430592

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 05, 2016

Fannnnnntastic, congrats on your wonderful 2nd Place Gold Christopher! #11431619

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 05, 2016

Thank you, Jo Ann! #11431685

Mick Burkey level-classic February 11, 2016

Very cool image, Chris. Congrats on another winner! #11434264

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 11, 2016

Thanks so much, Mick! #11434265

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Gaudi's ridged columns with arms branching out near the top, certainly evoked trees for me, far more than a traditional gothic cathedral nave. The floodlights in the ceiling, with a high f-stop, then became stars seen through the canopy of a strange forest.
12/15 2nd Place - Manmade

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 2.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 16.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 6D

Uploaded on December 02, 2015
Entered into contest on 2015-12-02 16:13:00 All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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