Uploaded: April 03, 2007 03:28:02


Filters in PSE2 (started out as my "Potomac" image) with Kaleidoscope, Twirl, Equalize, Overlay, Skew.
06/07 Finalist; Digital Darkroom


Paul Michko April 03, 2007

Spectacular abstract, Christopher. #631109

BILLY R. PARKER April 03, 2007


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 03, 2007

Very cool!! Looks like something from the '60's. #4124257

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 03, 2007

This is a great creation Christopher...Dominick #4124304

Ray Clarke April 03, 2007

Gorgeous explosion of colour Chris (a) #4124495

Shirley Sicurello level-classic April 03, 2007

Spectacular color! #4124673

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 03, 2007

Thank you, Paul, Billy, Carolyn, Dominick, Audrey & Shirley! I was happy with this after just Kaleidoscoping my river image... but the Overlay & other applied filters really made those colors so much more dramatic! And I like the Skew on this, which pushes it slightly out of that "typical" Kaleidoscope look. #4125356

Bob Cournoyer level-classic April 03, 2007

Eeeeeeeeelectric!!! Great effects job.. :-)

Bob #4125432

Joy Rector April 03, 2007

awsome #4125524

Dr Silly level-classic April 03, 2007

Far out man!!! :O)

Tonya R. Boles April 03, 2007

Cool image. #4126068

Les Rhoades level-classic April 03, 2007

ELCECTRIC! is there an original image in there somewhere...LOL (good JOB!) #4126214

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 03, 2007

Thanks, folks; I really appreciate it! #4127442

Katarina Mansson April 04, 2007

GREAT effects, colors, clarity and lighting! Love the Swedish touch :-) #4127937

Christine Czernin level-classic April 04, 2007

That is absolutely mesmerizing,Christopher. #4129853

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 04, 2007

Thank you, Katarina & Christine!
Katarina, maybe one of the judges is Swedish, and I'll earn bonus points! ;) #4130200

Judith MacArthur level-classic April 07, 2007

This is a dazzler, Chris...Great work! :-) #4142083

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 08, 2007

Thanks, Judith! I do love playing with that Kaleidoscope filter! :) #4142732

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett June 19, 2007

Pretty cool abstract, Chris ... Nicely Done ......... Steve #4412631

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 19, 2007

Thank you Steve! I love playing around in PSE from time to time, for some unusual transformations. The original for this in "Potomac" in my gallery. #4413650

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 02, 2007

Whoa!!! Totally electric!!!
So cool, Christopher!
--Lisa #4466938

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 02, 2007

Thanks, Lisa! I agree completely; one of my favorite digital darkroom creations! #4466973

Colleen Farrell July 24, 2007

Amazing! Congrats on another fabulous finalist, Chris! #4552301

Pat Gamwell July 25, 2007

Wowzaaa! Fabulous finalist, Chris! #4552701

Katarina Mansson July 25, 2007

Congratulations on another finalist Chris and good luck next! #4553411

Tonya R. Boles July 25, 2007

Congrats Chris. #4554492

Bob Cournoyer level-classic July 25, 2007

Yee Haw!!!

Bob #4554675

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 25, 2007

Thank you, Bob, Tonya, Katarina, Pat & Colleen! I had my fingers crossed on this one, way back in April when I first submitted it! ;) Patience & persistence can pay off! #4557861

Susan Fox July 25, 2007

Wonderful abstract! Congrats Chris :-) #4558096

Ken Smith level-classic July 25, 2007

Excellent job, Chris! Congratulations!! #4558480

Cyn Valentine July 25, 2007

Big congratulations Chris!!! #4558972

Susan Candelario July 26, 2007

Great Finalist, Congrats!!! Wonderful abstract effects. #4561259

BILLY R. PARKER July 26, 2007


Dr Silly level-classic July 26, 2007

Your on a roll Chris, Congrats on your wonderful finalist. :O)

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 26, 2007

Thanks so much, Susan, Doc, Ken, Billy, Susan & Cyn! I've always loved the "zing" of this one! #4561364

Carla Metzler July 26, 2007

Congratulations, Chris! #4561521

Nobu Nagase July 26, 2007

Many congratulations on this beautiful transformation! #4562378

Cathy M. Gromball July 26, 2007

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist, Christopher!

Cathy :) #4563148

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 27, 2007

Thank you, Nobi, Carla & Cathy! #4566917

Don Johnson level-deluxe July 30, 2007

Both your photographic eye and your computer work are great! You are leaving the rest of us behind. Congratulations on another award. I know we will see many, many more in the future. #4578838

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 30, 2007

Thanks, Don, for such an enthusiastic review! However, I have a long way to go, and would be thrilled to be able to achieve some of the photos in your gallery! #4578867

Damian P. Gadal August 09, 2007

This is great! #4624406

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 09, 2007

Thanks, Damian, and welcome to BP! #4624557

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 09, 2007

[Oops... I misread your Member Since date!] #4624561

Robert Baer February 24, 2008

is all I can say about this wonderful creation. I love how you composed this. #5545509

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 24, 2008

Thanks, Justin! This was a fun one to create, last year! #5545683

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Chris Budny.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.