331 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar Mambo5
Mambo5 says:

Yes! Awesome comp! ..an the color combo! Good job!

(5 years and 109 days ago)

a picture is better than......
avatar MyMindsEye

Very nice composition.
Well seen.
Good luck.

(5 years and 109 days ago)

a picture is better than......
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

I want to be there

(5 years and 109 days ago)

poolside
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great find

(5 years and 117 days ago)

end of the party
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

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

(5 years and 752 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

!

(5 years and 770 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 770 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar kalathia
kalathia says:

great!!

(5 years and 784 days ago)

TUSCAN CLASSIC
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thanks. I'll miss your great photos.

(5 years and 786 days ago)

built to last
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

I know that postbox, nice work.

(5 years and 786 days ago)

built to last
avatar meatman
meatman says:

Post a screenshot of the EXIF data in the SBS to show your shot was made in 2013.

(5 years and 793 days ago)

shape and colour
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Definitely a crowd

(5 years and 794 days ago)

a million?
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very pretty building

(5 years and 796 days ago)

TUSCAN CLASSIC
avatar kalathia
kalathia says:

ohh, that's a lovely photo!

(5 years and 799 days ago)

freshly painted
no avatar
janoogee says:

Nice!

(5 years and 801 days ago)

tool kit
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

wonderful

(5 years and 801 days ago)

1897!  no kidding
avatar meatman
meatman says:

That is indeed one stunning piece of instrumentation there. Wouldn't it be cool if a heavy metal band rolled one of these monsters out on stage and started whaling away on it ?? Good pic, author.

(5 years and 809 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar Wayne Cheah

Lovely. The kids are so unnaturally natural...or is it the other way round?

(5 years and 812 days ago)

clowning for the camera
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

That little girl looks excited.

(5 years and 812 days ago)

picture of health
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice looking group of kids.

(5 years and 812 days ago)

mixed feelings
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Cute kids. They're the same everywhere.

(5 years and 812 days ago)

clowning for the camera
no avatar
Ali824 says:

I agreed about sharpened blue like over, but pic is really good and natural

(5 years and 812 days ago)

clowning for the camera
avatar meatman
meatman says:

Now, in my humble opinion, this is one HECKAVA capture here. I absolutely love the blue colors, the baggy jeans on the boy, his shoes askew like kids are prone to do, the girl trying to get the model thing going, the peeling paint on wall, etc. High score from me and good luck, author.

(5 years and 812 days ago)

clowning for the camera
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

The replacement is absolutely delightful

(5 years and 812 days ago)

clowning for the camera
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

I'm not sure it the image is over sharpened, or if it's an HDR that has not aligned properly, but there is something not quite right.

(5 years and 812 days ago)

clowning for the camera
avatar Wayne Cheah

The contest suggestion included the comment that blacks & whites were not considered colors. The contest example, as you will find out in good time, may not necessarily be 100% representative of the contest goals. It's meant to be a rough guide.

(5 years and 815 days ago)

watersport
avatar awediot
awediot says:

are...are you, God? ... [guess I'll save my jug playing shot for a more hillbilly theme... Holy WOW sums it up nicely]

(5 years and 815 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar MyMindsEye

What!!!! No Beatles????

Pavarotti is odd too..... its upside down.

(5 years and 815 days ago)

find the odd ones
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Good one

(5 years and 816 days ago)

The CUBE
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Should have stuck one of the Sex Pistols in the middle

(5 years and 816 days ago)

find the odd ones
no avatar
eco says:

Hey Charlie Parker... great jazz...

(5 years and 816 days ago)

find the odd ones
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Beautifully done

(5 years and 816 days ago)

popular
avatar MyMindsEye

Holly $#!+ !!!
Was that under your bed??????
Great job Author.

(5 years and 817 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

WOW, I'm sure this is not what the author of the theme had in mind. Love it, a wonderful take on the theme and a great photo.

(5 years and 817 days ago)

glorious sound
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great photo, wonderful detail and light.

(5 years and 818 days ago)

for signing
avatar MyMindsEye

An awesome entry!
A very good eye here and absolutely on theme.
Congrats on 2nd place.

(5 years and 819 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice shot

(5 years and 820 days ago)

for signing
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

GREAT shot... but really more about the birds than the bird house

(5 years and 821 days ago)

al fresco dining
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Surprised this one didn't place better, but then I'm often surprised. There is something very special about this, I could see it as a book cover.

(5 years and 829 days ago)

shared wetness
avatar DigitalDreamer

Awesome, take me away from this place lol.

(5 years and 829 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

very pretty

(5 years and 829 days ago)

pensive
avatar awediot
awediot says:

Maybe try I Doser > http://www.i-doser.com/?gclid=COXqr4PzgbsCFYs-MgodLVYA3g < mixed with some Winamp vizs, kyricom...

(5 years and 829 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely

(5 years and 830 days ago)

pensive
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

COOL! I want to go!

(5 years and 830 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

ok, cool. (but what is it a picture of - REALLY?)

(5 years and 830 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

ummmmmm... ok. What the &%#$ is a Galactic Sensitizing Module?

(5 years and 830 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Where/what is that?

(5 years and 830 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

great find

(5 years and 830 days ago)

SPACE SHUTTLE
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

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

(5 years and 831 days ago)

in the round
avatar MrBig
MrBig says:

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

(5 years and 831 days ago)

in the round