Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 28 Jul 2014

Photo of the Week


Yep. It was a pretty good day! by Alex Preiss





Story of the Week Along the shore


Lucy by Eric Ianuzi





Member of the Week Julie Newell


flash by Julie Newell

Photo Challenge: Sky is the Limit

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 27 Jul 2014



Monsoon Season comes to JTNP by Patricia Knight



California Sunset by Antje Woolum



630ft by Matt Avery



The Dark Skies Have Parted, Just For You by Peter Kurdulija



Monsoon Season comes to JTNP by Patricia Knight



Untitled by christa masters



Aerial Trip by Zohar Lindenbaum



Descending Mt. Sopris. by Andrew Schaefer



When It's Raining Down There... by jan schumer



There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt by mark yugawa



I Am Not Scared by Giovanna Lorusso



Heavenly by Kathy Escandon



Rainbow Over Maunalua Bay by Alex Preiss



amazing sci-fi sky by Yann Lamy



and the clouds came by Janno Vään

Fenced In

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 23 Jul 2014

Tall Fences. Short Fences. Long, old and little white picket fences.  Getting the right fence for the function or aesthetics of a home or dwelling seems to be very important.  In many parts of the world, a white picket fence is all the rage and may be a howmeowner's dream come true.  While the tall wooden fence is, perhaps, more likely to keep kids in and predators out, and makes a great fence for cautious parents, it may be considered a bit less neighborly. 

Not all fencing is created to be pretty.  Some fences have to be tough and scary looking.  Prison fences definitely are not pretty, with their looming height and the imposing overhang of dangerous extras like multiple spools of razor-wire, these fences are next to impossible to climb over.

Whatever your preference or attraction, fences make amazing photographic captures.  Check out some of the shots submitted by JPG members of functional and eye-catching fences!


fencing a fence by Rene Damen




Fence by Jean-Francois Dupuis




The Fence by Tercio Eulalio




The Fence by Cathaleen Curtiss




fence by Julia Yusupov



Fence by Heather Reid




fence by Kristal Armendariz




Fenced in by Michael Sturgeon




fence by Firman Hananda Boedihardjo


As you can see, fences are a great way to add a little bit of charm or sophistication to a home, but their function does not always have to be simply aesthetic.   Check out some more fence pictures here at JPG and make a collection to share!  If you're a bit more adventurous, see how many different fence shots you can take and post this weekend to share with us!


Can't wait to see what you find!

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

-Robert Frost

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 21 Jul 2014

Photo of the Week

Heron by Lynn Hathaway





Story of the Week Kule 2 Refugee camp in Ethiopia.


Kule refugee camp in Ethiopia by Richard Juilliart





Member of the Week Indra Widi


to growing and break down by Indra Widi

Photo Challenge: On the Run

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 20 Jul 2014



IT's Getting Hot in Here! by Richard Gough



Early morning jogger by Dennis Stachel



Blur At The Start by David Piszczek



In the Fields by Bernie Ledesma



The Color Run - Celebrating Freedom, Healthiness, Happiness, and Individuality by GrantMcKinney



Special Race Day by Christopher Boswell



Runnin' Down a Dream by John Linton

WINNERS! Fun in the Sun Photo Challenge

Posted by Toby Morrison — 15 Jul 2014

Best of Photo Challenge Fun in the Sun, where users were asked to submit their best summer themed photos! 

Summer.... an instant smile on your face, right?  What can be better than a beautiful hot day spent relaxing with family and friends, while enjoying a cold beverage and a hot barbequed meal?  Will Smith had it right with the hit song 'Summertime' and how "the smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia."  It seems that summer is easier, more carefree, whether you're sunbathing or catching a glimpse of the sun through a spray of water droplets, its all good clean fun!  

With that summertime fun comes great photo opportunities and awesome contests like this one, sponsored by Borrowlenses!

Take a look at the winning entries... they're sure to inspire your remaining days of the season!


Grand Prize!

Winner of a $500 Gift Certificate to Borrowlenses


Love in the Sun by Tom Andersen



Honorable Mentions!

Winner of a $100 Gift Certificate to Borrowlenses


Fun and sun on the rim of the Crooked River at Smith Rock by Sheila Ping




The Joy of Bubbles by Janneke de Jong




Dude. Really? by Donna Mullins




Ride a horse at the sun; and feel they can fly ! by Davide Simone




The Deluge by John Linton


There's still plenty of summer left, so get outside in the sunshine and capture all the fun and festivities!

We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the challenge.  Congratulations to the top six photos selected by Jim Goldstein and the Borrowlenses Team!  

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Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 14 Jul 2014

Photo of the Week


11 by Jeff





Story of the Week Our Little Birdy


I WANT FOOOOD! by Tristesse Genevieve





Member of the Week Viola De


Untitled by Viola De

Photo Challenge: Camping

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 13 Jul 2014



Camping Camp by Meagan Hegler



Warmth by Taylor Roundtree



Camping Boy by Terry B



Kearsarge Lakes by aaron lucy



Camping Out Back by Kurt Brennan



Twilight by Evelyne Schulte



camping (day) by christa masters



Nothing Can Stop Us from Having Fun by Peter Kurdulija



~ Camping ~ by Jeff Johannsen



The Rising by Shaun



Unmentionables (surprise assumes a space) by Pamela Haberman

Hey There Sprinkles!

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 9 Jul 2014

Have you ever been ridiculed for the amount of ephelis you have?   Ephelis is a kind of  freckle and, truth be told, a whole lot of people have them, so why all the nicknames?   "Spotty", "sprinkles", "dotty"... these may be cute names when you're five, but certainly by the age of 16 can be down right torture. 

Freckles are found when a high amount of melanin, usually randomly dispersed, is exposed to sunlight and grow darker or even multiply.   While it is possible to reduce the appearance of some freckles with limiting the amount of sun exposure, where's the fun in that?

We, here at JPG, say 'flaunt your beautiful freckled skin' and come check out some of our spots!



Cody by Terry B




freckles by Dennis Snezhok




Freckles 2 by Madison Swart




Miss Freckles by Jean-Francois Dupuis




Freckles and Lashes by Kelly Rockett




freckles by Sarune Zurba




Tough Hands No. 1 by Brett Erickson




Freckles by kristopher Orr




FRECKLES by Shannon Burch




Freckles & Tatts by Marlin Woodruff


Yes! Freckles are back in-style, so flaunt them and share your beauty with us!  Also, if you have a collection started of your favorite beauty marks, make sure you make the collection public so the rest of the JPG community can relish in the sun drenched exposure!


Just like a leopard, we can't change our spots!

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 7 Jul 2014

Photo of the Week


Flight of the Honu by sonny kumukoa





Story of the Week 

The Unobserved - Street photography


Story pic by Jim Read





Member of the Week James Arzente


Sierra McK. Seattle, WA. by James Arzente

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