102 comments given:
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

but the shot is.
,-)

(5 years and 106 days ago)

In ancient times
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

ancient times.....they had aluminum tea lights?

(5 years and 106 days ago)

In ancient times
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Glad this pretentious site is closed. Run by a bunch of self seeking idiots.

(5 years and 709 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

I am sorry........this is not an instrument. It is the pipes of and organ. Something that emits a sound produced by an instrument. It is similar to an electric guitar analogy. A GUITAR - is an instrument. Electrified or not. Acoustically it must be PLAYED and the sound resonates from the hollow body of the wood. Electrically - it also MUST BE PLAYED in order to emit a sound - you PLAY an instrument - or use it to produce musical tones - such as the human voice. It is considered an instrument because it must be played ( = muscles exercised ) to produce harmonic tones.

But you can not put a picture of a microphone up and call THAT an instrument. It is used to AMPLIFY the vocal chords - or INSTRUMENT - to produce audible signals. Nor could you put a picture of a PA speaker up and call THAT an instrument. That is used to reproduce the tones electrically signaled by the MICROPHONE that is amplifying the vocal chords or INSTRUMENT.
Similarly, you could not put a picture of a MARSHALL STACK (electric guitar AMPLIFIER - a speaker in which an electric guitar must be plugged in to in order to produce musical tones that are audible) - you can NOT put a picture of an amp up and call THAT an instrument.


Likewise, this photo should have been removed due to the fact it is NOT an instrument - but merely metal tubes that are used to amplify the tones produced by a musical instrument - in this case an ORGAN - which is NOT pictured and probably normally placed below the wooden enclosure housing the PIPES or AMPLIFIERS.

I only chimed in because the all knowing mods removed an entry of a SINGER from a MUSICIAN contest claiming a singer ISN'T a MUSICIAN. Singers ARE musicians - the mods are idiots.
And they removed a CONFECTIONERY HOUSE from a CONFECTIONERY contest claiming it wasn't "their opinion" of a confection, more like a small doughnut (which is NOT a confectionery but considered a BAKED GOOD - even though it is fried.) You buy doughnuts and PASTRIES at a BAKERY - and candy and other confections at a CANDY SHOP - or CONFECTIONERY STORE.

Again.......idiots.

(5 years and 726 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Nice axe, bro. Got a little dust on the pick guard just underneath the strings.

(5 years and 768 days ago)

Raptor Plus TK
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

excellent entry.

(5 years and 774 days ago)

Sharp As Glass
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Eggsceptional Eggsecution! Eggsactly in theme and Eggstraordinary entry! Eggsellent!

(5 years and 777 days ago)

egg-ZILLA
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Congratulations, brother. Well deserved.

(5 years and 779 days ago)

Blue Swag
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

(5 years and 779 days ago)

Blue Swag
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

EGGceptional!

(5 years and 780 days ago)

Eggperiment...
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Over EGGsitement?

(5 years and 783 days ago)

Eggsick
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Really great capture........best so far. Love the way the cloud cover is illuminated by the bridge stanchion. Great photo, top 3 for sure!

(5 years and 783 days ago)

The Golden Gate by Night
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

ah.....the ol diaper cake. Great shot, author.

(5 years and 783 days ago)

Welcome
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

um, brr.

(5 years and 785 days ago)

Cold feet
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

tell me truth..........did you do this with a hose on a bright sunny day??

(5 years and 785 days ago)

Flowers in the Rain
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Is there any contest you don't place in.......lol.
Congratulations on SECOND and THIRD, young lady. I need to pay more attention to your comments!

(5 years and 785 days ago)

No BBQ tonight
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

My closest vote to date. Well deserved. Beautiful photo. Your children?

(5 years and 785 days ago)

Wet but still smiling
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Congrats........excellent capture. Well deserved first place.

(5 years and 785 days ago)

dancing in the rain
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

LOVE the spider tatt!!

(5 years and 785 days ago)

Little Witch
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

two in a rwo. You commanded this competition. Congrats again!

(5 years and 787 days ago)

in the round
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

I picked this to win. Excellent effort, author. Congratulations.

(5 years and 787 days ago)

in the round
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

congrats on 1st place. I thought you might get second as well.....

(5 years and 787 days ago)

Upside Down
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

CONGRATS MATE!! BEST in Class!

(5 years and 789 days ago)

The Fountain @ Robert Hall Winery
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Top 3 again. Well done Patty.

(5 years and 790 days ago)

Measure
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Well done, mate. Bravo!

(5 years and 790 days ago)

Eight
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

sweeeeet.....dulls knives tho

(5 years and 791 days ago)

Cutting
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Nice technique! No cutting board??

(5 years and 791 days ago)

Cutting
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Awesome! Very bold effort author! High marks.

(5 years and 792 days ago)

my poor camera ......
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Right on....moon is sharp as a tack with those low light conditions, great exposure. My ONLY request might be that I want to see more of it, perhaps a bit tighter crop so we could see it better. But what do I know. Great shot - it's beautiful.

(5 years and 792 days ago)

Blue Moon
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

definitely raising the bar. Welcome back. Great work.

(5 years and 792 days ago)

Horse
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Really like this idea......great shot.

(5 years and 792 days ago)

Splish Splash
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Very cool. Great perspective. Nice shot.

(5 years and 793 days ago)

Chinese Chess
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Ash....should've known . Great perspective, too. Very skilled you are.

(5 years and 793 days ago)

Christmas time
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Right on time. Great shot. An airport?

(5 years and 793 days ago)

Christmas time
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Love it. Inventive, well lit (especially for coins. . not real obvious hotspots), creative captioning always gets high marks from me. Nice effort here, author.

(5 years and 793 days ago)

Rampant Capitalism
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Great capture here, sir. The entries just keep getting better and better.
Well done.

(5 years and 793 days ago)

Horse
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Great shot......right on theme, carefully exposed. Good work.
Perhaps a tighter crop.......I find the light source to the right distracting.

(5 years and 794 days ago)

Circles
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

hmm......looks kinda familiar..

(5 years and 794 days ago)

Opened
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Love this one. Great balance and mood.
My opinion - the bird is just a touch too large.....making it appear that it's intended flight path is closer to us, and will thereby miss the knight all together. Reduce the size of the bird for increased scale and perspective.

(5 years and 795 days ago)

Defendeth Thy Self
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Nice image. Well done on the mask and the recolor. Did you apply some "feather texture' to the bird as well? Looks good.
An idea to increase the dynamics a touch - I would apply a small Gaussian blur to the background causing the bird to pop out some. Just a suggestion. Nice piece here, author.

(5 years and 795 days ago)

Thunderbird
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

wow. Right on theme....great "movement" on this shot. Makes me want to "jump in"!! Nice work Author! High marks!

(5 years and 796 days ago)

Afloat...
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

excellent.........completely on theme, brilliant colors, superior contrast. Brought down my vote just an increment due the creativity loss in naming your piece against the competition. Minor detail - better than I could do.

(5 years and 796 days ago)

in the round
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

amazing. One has to ask.......how the heck did you get this shot??

(5 years and 796 days ago)

Planet Kool
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

(or mid-left of the frame, as it were

(5 years and 796 days ago)

Feeling Tired
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

love it......strong, circular (there is nearly a whole one in the upper lft hand corner!!) Outside the box, well composed - great shot author!

(5 years and 796 days ago)

Feeling Tired
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

still my favorite here. Perfectly in theme, well composed - bravo author.

(5 years and 796 days ago)

in the round
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

well done, bro.

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Finger walk
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Love this band as well. Many great songs, I used to sing "Getting Better" but the pipes can't handle it anymore. Great concept here, author.

IMHO however, I believe that Nikola's cigarette is to strongly lit for the image - and a bit too colorized. Perhaps desaturate that artifact some?

I also believe that Edison's guitar is similarly oversaturated and doesn't completely blend with the gray scale tone of the scientists. Take a look a the shadow cast from it as well uon Edison's torso. A little softer and more complete might help.

Really nice work here.

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

Tesla/Edison
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Love this band. Mine still covers a couple of their songs. Nice piece, author.

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

Yellowcard
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

Well done, sir. Sorry I missed it earlier.

(5 years and 1750 days ago)

All My Rowdy Friends