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Thought I would share my profession with all of you. This is a photo capture of the instrument where I am organist...in the Reading, PA area. Quite a drive for me a couple of times per week but well worth the salary $$$$$.

The largest pipes are over 18 feet in height and about 16 inches in diameter. Behind the pipes which you see are approximately 2,000 more ranging in height from about a few inches (the size of a well-worn pencil) to 9 feet.

For those of you who are afficionados, it is a Wicks instrument consisting of 21 straight ranks on 2 manuals (keyboards) and 32 note Pedalboard and was installed in the very modern looking church in 1979.

At present day instrument construction costs, it is worth over $650,000. Pitch range is from 32' up to a IV rank Mixture and there is a very powerful Trompette 8' on the Great (lower) manual.

The photo (taken with a Nikon S52 digital camera) was integrated with PhotoScape 3.2 which included the frame, lens flares and linen-look background.

Thanks for viewing and any comments.
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Oct 11, 2008 6:51:09 pm
That's very impressive! Wonderful instrument!

by stevey3d Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 6:53:15 pm
I love pipe music. this is a good shot of these pipes

by jocko500 Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 6:54:58 pm
Holy Stops-Rank-Pipes!!! ;-) Veddy, veddy impressive, Let's Jam dude!

by sazzart Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 7:09:35 pm
Beautiful shot, I love pipes...my mom played organ but I was never gifted with that talent.

by gypsyflame Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 7:29:00 pm
Impressive, Keith! Must take quite a lot of skill to master that instrument. Even Sherlock Holmes only had a "Two-pipe problem".

by e-brink Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 7:50:05 pm
Excellent!

by DarkStormCrow Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 8:31:10 pm
Wow! This is an absolutely gorgeous shot. Your passion for your music really shows in this capture.

by amota99517 Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 9:13:48 pm
wow... this is impressive.. and who knew...you..an organist! Great postwork on this one. makes it almost a soft abstract

by Vik9740 Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 9:18:59 pm
Wow Keith your talent never ends...A Magnificent instrument and outstanding profession...I can only imagine what this sounds like... very Impressive and a superb Photo... well done my friend!!!

by miner027 Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 9:55:24 pm
Hi Keith

wonderful work
full of surprises

sweet sunshine to you
warm hug, Linda

by hipps13 Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 10:12:24 pm
the complexity of a pipe organ daunts me to ever even try to learn, I know it would only be a pipe dream!!

I am impressed and in awe of your talents Keith

by Richardphotos Online Now!   Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 11:03:54 pm
Very nice image. It really makes the music flow

by Homus_Artistic Homepage »

Oct 11, 2008 11:59:16 pm
Wow, I knew what you did, but seeing these pipes is so impressive; I've heard the sound and it's simply incredible. There's a new pipe organ not far from me and next time there's a concert, I'll be there. Wonderful shot!!

by beachzz Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 1:50:15 am
Wonderful work.

by ledwolorz Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 2:16:08 am
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!

by melevos Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 3:26:06 am
Very nice shot, Keith!

In my previous life, my father and I had a small organ building company here
in Sweden - we even built two very small organs in USA :)

by HoboBo Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 3:59:44 am
Bloody hell, Keith. Just as well you don't have to take this monster to gigs! I once saw Ememerson Lake and Palmer in Amsterdam Concert Hall circa 1972 and Keith Emmerson played 'Pictures at an Exhibition' ona beast like this. Really knocked me out.
All credit to you for mastering such a fine and complex instrument.
And I like the treatment you gave it (you just cant resit using those lens flares though can you??) Dave

by Heathcroft Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 4:52:39 am
Excellent imagination!!!

by carlx Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 9:37:58 am
What a multi-talented person you are! Excellent pic of a wonderful instrument.

by faroutsider Online Now!   Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 9:46:10 am
wow Im totally impressed with what you do ..as well as your artwork ! this is wonderful art ....and how I envy you being able to play such a grand instument ! :)

by lucindawind Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 9:57:40 am
Great image and fascinating instrument Keith. Mastering it, is definitely awesome all by itself. Thank you for sharing :)

by allnaydi Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 1:39:36 pm
WOWO REAL BEAUTY

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 5:34:39 pm
Fascinating shot, Keith.
Cool to see this.. i remember your profession from earlier on.
Great info on the technical part. A fantastic organ for sure.
It is fascinating to experience an organist play..
Because of the volume of the pipes.. but also because you use both hands and both feet at the same time..
That takes some practice for sure. Great post.

by LBJ2 Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 7:34:33 pm
Well...I never would have guessed you were also a musician,and what an instrument to master!Love the effects you've added in postwork Keith,makes for a very artistic image!

by grafikeer Homepage »

Oct 12, 2008 10:06:22 pm
WOW. So you're an organist among other artistic things! Great! I love this image. I know absolutely nothing about music, except for the fact that I like it, and your image and text accompaniment is top notch in my book. Cool stuff, great image!

by Chipka Homepage »

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