Humilitas Occidit Superbiam

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© Melissa Rae Irish-Miller
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 19, 2008
TakenFebruary 17, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/250 sec at f/11
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light not detected
Focal Length31 mm
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Q: I've noticed that five of my uploads have " Hot" in front of the caption. Why are they caterogized that way ?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

My friend and musician, Justin King.
Check him out:

84 responses

  • JD

    JD gave props (19 Feb 2008):

    very interesting shot. very original for sure!

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2008):

    FANTASTIC compo!!!

  • Dexter Penn

    Dexter Penn gave props (20 Feb 2008):

    I am speechless...incredible composition and impact!

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2008):

    Melissa, you've outdone yourself here. So very voted.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (20 Feb 2008):

    This is so awesome!

  • Sarah Hamilton

    Sarah Hamilton said (20 Feb 2008):


  • !~) Emelia Isaac

    !~) Emelia Isaac said (20 Feb 2008):

    oh my!

  • Emanuela Franchini

    Emanuela Franchini said (22 Feb 2008):

    excellent concept, great shot. It's a yeah.

  • Peter Koziol

    Peter Koziol said (22 Feb 2008):

    I see some quality album art here.

  • Phil Mislinski

    Phil Mislinski said (22 Feb 2008):

    Now that is an amazing concept! Well executed too.

  • Devon Willson

    Devon Willson said (24 Feb 2008):

    amazing. i love your work

  • brian krisch

    brian krisch gave props (24 Feb 2008):

    what an opportunity!! very well executed, +1 vote yeah

  • seanie blue

    seanie blue gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    big yeah!

  • Joel Aron

    Joel Aron gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    beautiful. love the tungsten/daylight crossed process tone.

  • Justin Richey

    Justin Richey (Deleted) said (26 Feb 2008):

    This is awesome. Very brave and surreal.

  • Kyle Wilkins

    Kyle Wilkins gave props (26 Feb 2008):


  • Shane Welch

    Shane Welch gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    I can't stop looking at this photograph

  • George Henderson

    George Henderson gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    great shot very original

  • Samuele Paladini

    Samuele Paladini gave props (2 Mar 2008):


  • Nicole

    Nicole gave props (3 Mar 2008):

    amazing shot! well done

  • Danny Monster

    Danny Monster said (3 Mar 2008):

    awesome shot and a waste of a piano

  • Amanda Chapman

    Amanda Chapman said (6 Mar 2008):

    You know I love this!!!!!

  • Melissa Rae Irish-Miller

    Melissa Rae Irish-Miller said (6 Mar 2008):

    I have to say THANK YOU everyone for your comments and votes! I'm not used to my images getting this big of a reaction and it is so appreciated!

  • Nicole Gesmondi

    Nicole Gesmondi gave props (9 Mar 2008):

    I was going to say. This is definately an image for an album cover. Very original Melissa!

  • David Jennings

    David Jennings gave props (9 Mar 2008):

    Excellent colors and composition! Well done. Love the fire

  • Emma Brahas

    Emma Brahas said (10 Mar 2008):

    exellent shot! My vote!

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas said (10 Mar 2008):

    Great shot. Well done.

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (11 Mar 2008):

    Awesome Image...........You have my Vote

  • Justin Novak

    Justin Novak gave props (11 Mar 2008):

    Sad, but awesome photo

  • !Mel! Gibbs

    !Mel! Gibbs gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    i saw the photo are instantly went JUSTIN KING! fancy seeing you on jpg mag! i love this photo

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    wonderful image! I'm glaf the piano has some actual burn damage as opposed to just the lighter fluid or gas layer on fire. I think the damage makes the shot somehow.

  • Eric Anderson

    Eric Anderson gave props (15 Mar 2008):


  • Stephan Sachs

    Stephan Sachs gave props (17 Mar 2008):

    Burn! Perfect one!

  • Jordan Iverson

    Jordan Iverson gave props (18 Mar 2008):

    Awesome photo, love the concept! The flames are perfect. Well composed. Quite a talented musician also.

  • Elinor Torres

    Elinor Torres (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2008):

    This is an insanely amazing photo!

  • Melissa Rae Irish-Miller

    Melissa Rae Irish-Miller said (27 Mar 2008):

    Thanks everyone for voting!

  • Harley

    Harley gave props (5 Apr 2008):

    Awesome!!! well done

  • Eric Hart

    Eric Hart said (7 Apr 2008):

    Wow, that shot is epic.

  • Sherry Brukbacher

    Sherry Brukbacher (Deleted) gave props (29 Apr 2008):

    love this!

  • Andrea S

    Andrea S (Deleted) said (7 May 2008):

    'pianos filled with flames'
    there's a song lyric like that, neutral milk hotel..
    GREAT photo.

  • Aras CD

    Aras CD gave props (22 Jun 2008):


  • Andrew Ries

    Andrew Ries gave props (23 Jun 2008):

    Yes. I love it when one gets to burn a piano. Simply a masterful shot

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (2 Jul 2008):

    Terrific photo!

  • Kristen Bryant

    Kristen Bryant gave props (28 Aug 2008):

    i love the colors! this is such a great series!

  • Chris Heino

    Chris Heino gave props (13 Sep 2008):


  • Christine Glade

    Christine Glade (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2008):

    This whole series is super!

  • Maddie Sensibile

    Maddie Sensibile gave props (15 Nov 2008):


  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (15 Feb 2009):


  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    wow thats fantastic!

  • Kristin Shaw

    Kristin Shaw gave props (10 May 2009):

    wow i'm in awe

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Fantastic capture (but no more piano...) ;)

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (14 Jul 2009):


  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (14 Jul 2009):


  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    WOW, burnin up that piano - what a player he must be

  • J. Z......

    J. Z...... gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    WOW - what a shot!

  • Željko Jelenski

    Željko Jelenski said (29 Sep 2009):

    hot shot, very nice, Bravo!!!

  • Kseniya Kuranova

    Kseniya Kuranova said (2 Jun 2010):

    OMG! that's so beautiful

  • martin wengelaar

    martin wengelaar gave props (20 Jun 2010):

    lovely !!!

  • Alex Rudinski

    Alex Rudinski gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Hell. Yes.

  • Maria Murillo

    Maria Murillo gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Absolutely Magnificent!!!

  • Day Lynn

    Day Lynn gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    brave and very well done!

  • Cesia Gisela Miramontes

    Cesia Gisela Miramontes gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    This is what i call great photography, congrats!

  • Jeremy Lim

    Jeremy Lim gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    I got so sad seeing this. Well captured.

  • Ivy Wood

    Ivy Wood said (13 Jan 2011):

    I love this picture. I also love Justin King, so go figure.

  • Clare Wise de Wet

    Clare Wise de Wet gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    You are a wonderful photographer and very inspirational!

  • Francisco Little

    Francisco Little gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    fantastic - could be an album cover

  • Mary Costa

    Mary Costa gave props (19 Jan 2011):

    Wow, this is incredible!

  • Jon Matthies

    Jon Matthies gave props (29 Jun 2011):

    Goodness gracious great balls of fire! :)

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (30 Aug 2011):

    fascinating shot, melissa -- great idea, well done

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    Yes!!!...Very good picture!

  • Thomas Beckmann

    Thomas Beckmann gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    Eyecatcher ! Expencive but great idea :)

  • Cine Signal

    Cine Signal (Deleted) said (13 Nov 2011):

    An original and striking idea. Very Dada.

  • Gene Foya

    Gene Foya said (6 Jan 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    WOW!! This would make an incredible cd cover! I love it!

  • Joshua toro

    Joshua toro gave props (3 Feb 2012):


  • Etan Doronne

    Etan Doronne said (20 Feb 2012):

    It's a very captivating image, however, I feel odd about destruction of another art form.

  • miguel ramos

    miguel ramos gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    Very powerfull image

  • Jessica

    Jessica gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    Love this series! You should submit this one to Sound Bites!

  • YaYa

    YaYa gave props (11 Apr 2012):


  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (27 Apr 2012):

    Now that man can play the piano! ( Was he playing Great Balls of Fire? :-)

  • Amita Manandhar

    Amita Manandhar gave props (12 Jun 2012):

    great :)

  • Gene Foya

    Gene Foya gave props (21 Sep 2012):


  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    an absolutely amazing photograph

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (22 Nov 2013):


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