Weekly #773 - Big Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 03/07/2022
Judge: Nigelk

This week I'd like to see photographs that either show something that is big or that looks big thanks to your clever use of angles and perspective, big is always relative after all .
Entries can have been captured at anytime as long as they have been taken with a Pentax camera or direct clone. The winner of the BIG competition will be expected to set and judge next weeks competition.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Best regards
Competition Entries


Link Posted 04/07/2022 - 10:14
The Giant by garethjmorgan
Like the mood, like the angle, the wide angle lens giving an interesting perspective, hey! I like the sculpture. Getting in close with the wide angle makes the front hand even bigger in relation to the rest of the sculpture and the scene. The strip lights help in giving an idea of over all scale. Top opening image.

Orb by Perspicador
Well if there is nothing else in the scene and the orb fills the frame then it's big in the frame, who's going to argue with that!

Machine that makes machines by vic cross
Love a bit of heavy industrial machinery and wow! that's one big machine. Enormous mill maybe? The ladders give a hit to the size then I spotted the machine operator and yes it's big. The black and white film with its subtle grain fits the scene so well.

Hot Air Balloon by tyronet2000
Blinking heck! The Unipart balloon seems to dwarf all the others. Did it actually fly or was it just for show and stayed on the ground? The shape would make for an interesting flight I would imagine. I guess the image was taken early morning or late in the day by the colours. Good to have a few balloons in the background to help emphasize the size of the Unipart balloon.

Big Bellied by MikeInDevon
I had no idea this is what a trawler looks like out of the water, it certainly has a much bigger belly than I would have imagined. Even at 15mm this boat fills the frame. quite fascinating.

Vulcan Nose by PRYorkshire
This made me laugh, I though I had a big nose. At first I assumed you'd shot wide angle but no, 75mm on an aps-c so no wide angle distortion here. I really like this nose on composition. As I say I can't help but smile. I had heard the Vulcan cockpit was cozy.

The Forth Bridge by davidtrout
Most would perhaps take a wider scene but, I'm really liking this big frame filling composition, really gives us a more detailed view of this beautiful structure. A strip of land at the bottom keeping the image grounded, really well composed/framed and a lovey light on the metalwork.

Mining Dump Truck by Noelcmn
Another great example of over size engineering. The truck filling the frame , I'm so glad you included the figure to show the sheer scale of this truck, absolutely the right choice, I'm also liking your choice to present in B&W

Now there might not be a big number of entries but, that doesn't make picking the top three any easier

1st Place The Giant by garethjmorgan
2nd Place The Forth Bridge by davidtrout
3rd Place Machine that makes machines by vic cross

Well done and thank you to the other entries, I've enjoyed them all.

Keep shooting
Best regards


Link Posted 04/07/2022 - 11:13
Thanks for picking my image, Nigel - as you say some enjoyable images this week.


Link Posted 04/07/2022 - 14:16
Well done on your win Gareth and to you too Vic on 3rd place. Thanks to Nigel for the competition subject and judging, pity there weren't more entries, and thanks for my 2nd place.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

vic cross

Link Posted 04/07/2022 - 14:34
Congrats to Gareth and David. It's getting to be a habit this 3rd place. Still, As I said last week some of the glory without the hassle of setting the next comp.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.


Link Posted 07/07/2022 - 10:55
Congrats garethjmorgan, wonderful composition. And extended to davidtrout and vic cross. And thanks due to our host for the ever-so-interesting challenge judging and C&C's. As always much appreciated.
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