Veiled in Respect

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 22 Oct 2014

Women, particularly what they wear, says a lot about who they are and where they come from.  Take the veil for instance, westernized women may see it as a adorned accessory meant for weddings or a day in grieving, where in middle eastern cultures it's a way of life.  A veiled woman might raise eyebrows from an onlooker that may not understand the meaning that the shroud of mystery holds.  In middle eastern cultures, a veil cannot be worn by a prostitute or concubine or any other woman that does not have respect and privilege.  In western society, a veil's meaning in early Christianity varies, especially worn on a wedding day. One idea is that the bride would wear it to signify purity.  Some documents suggest that brides would wear the veil for arranged marriages and the groom wouldn't be able to see her until after the ceremony by lifting the veil.  In today's weddings, though, it seems to be more of a signature wedding attire piece and may be worn plain or 'blinged' out as much as the bride wishes.

So come lift the veil and see what beautiful images were captured by the JPG community.


Untitled by brooke g




stuck in a moment by mukti echwantono



Girl with Hijab by Mike Melnotte



Hamida's stunning reflection by Jeffrey Ling



Untitled by PrincessJasmine Tiongson



Hidden Beauty by Chad Williams



Untitled by Brittany Biel



bride by Cynthia Sambro-Rier



Monsoon by salvatore gebbia



Black Lace by ashley deyoung



Train Ride 3 by Adam Rose



hide by Aloha Lavina


Take your own veiled image and tell us what it's meaning is to you and upload to share with the rest of the community.  There are plenty more amazing, intriguing veiled shots in the community, so make a collection and get inspired!

Unveil the Mystery!!!


Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 20 Oct 2014

Photo of the week


Home by Jarod Rawsthorne





Story of the Week 

Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras


Fall Fashion Hat by Rolando Gomez





Member of the Week Kenneth Fasnacht


"God's Grace" by Kenneth Fasnacht

Photo Challenge: Stripes are the Pattern

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 19 Oct 2014

There are many patterns in life to capture, but, for this Photo Challenge it was all about finding the stripes. At a zoo, a zebra taken by surprise is captured, or a circus with its humongous striped Big Top tent, these are great examples of stripes!

Closed October 19, 2014



Near Newtown , CT by Tim


 Patzvel 3 by Stefano Sagri



Untitled by christa masters



A Touch of Color by Dale Scherfling



Flower Stripes by Andy Mills



Lines and textures III by Paola De Giovanni



Another day at the office by Mariah Green



Caltagirone by Elyseo



Autumn by Gerda Putnaite



another day by Yasemin Kaya-Pędziszewska



Clouds by Harsh Wardhan



Jacobs Ladder by A Lan



up a slippery slope by JanElle

Safe Harbor

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 15 Oct 2014

A beacon in the dark inviting weary sea travelers to a safe harbor in the distance, lighthouses illuminate the safe passage away from jagged cliffs and rocky shores.

Lighthouses have been around for centuries and have served to aid sea and aerial transportation. These houses by the sea are land marks that shine their warning of rough coastal lines, jagged rock, shallow ocean bottoms, and deadly coral reefs.  

With danger comes beauty and these images from JPG contributors have it all, take a look!



Maine by Joerg Andre



Lighthing the Way by Frank Summers



Red Winter by James Dejong



Haceta Light, Oregon by THOMAS LOVE



Black Rock Light House-2 by Tom Piorkowski



Ambiance by Kevin Raggio



Untitled by carmen rugel



Path to the Lighthouse by Peter Kurdulija



Lake Hefner Lighthouse by Trayson Conner



Lake Hefner Lighthouse by Trayson Conner



Portland Head Light, Portland, Maine by Raymond Fausel



Sapelo Lighthouse by Shannon Jenkins



Hornby Lighthouse ~~ by Christy Popkes



Another working day by Veselin Malinov



Escape this World by Ian Simmons


As the gusts of wind whip around the lighthouse tower, ghostly voices of drowned sea travelers faintly call....call to you to capture these remarkable landmarks!   Make sure to visit a lighthouse soon if you can and take your camera, because, it's not just a house, its a beacon of a safe harbor.  As you peruse the millions of images around JPG, create a collection of great lighthouse shots to share with us and either post the link or send it to us so we can feature it!

Shine a Light on Some Beautiful Lighthouses!

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 13 Oct 2014

Photo of the Week


Responding to the Call by Andrea Silies





Story of the Week Oh those Butterfly mornings


Heading out of town by Joe Dunckel





Member of the Week Bruce Kennedy


Quiraing Rainbow by Bruce Kennedy

Photo Challenge: Around the Corner

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 12 Oct 2014

You never know what is waiting around the corner for you and what kind of an amazing image might be one click away. For this photo challenge it was all about getting out and exploring your neighborhood and what is behind every corner.



The dark side by Jing Zhou




Determination by SC Ross Media




Peek-a-boo by Drew MacDonald




Sitting on the Corner by camilo otero




Untitled by Stephen Little



 

Alone in the labirint by George Cosmin Marin




Just some laundry by Daniel Zuercher




just corner by Vojislav Subota




My Corner by Camille Coffman




Unexpected by Ted Anderson




Straight ahead! by Herman Vandecauter




Fairy Path by FaLLeN GuSiLuCiUs




tallulah, LA by christa masters




Just another alley way in the city by Robin Lerios




surprise by Eric Ianuzi




No Way by A Lan



in case you were wondering... by Jason Platt

The Little Black Dress

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 8 Oct 2014

Every woman has been told that the quintessential wardrobe must-have is the 'Little Black Dress."  A little black dress can pretty much be worn anywhere, a work function, a funeral, a wedding, or on a date.  This dress, depending on the cut, can be sexy and alluring.  It can make the woman wearing it seem a bit mysterious even; all in all it can be tailored to fit the woman and her intent.  With Halloween just around the corner, this 'Little Black Dress" might be conjuring up something more dangerous and troubling....like witchcraft!


Check out these JPG "Little Black Dresses" haunting and stealing the show!



Untitled by Christine Szeredy



the black dress. by Hannah Person



Learning to Fly with Broken Wings by Leriam Gonzalez



A Bad Choice by Elly Lucas



i am among no one by mukti echwantono



dress up by Lisa Kimberly



Untitled by Chris Day



Untitled by Jillian Xenia



Parisian by Jean-Baptiste Fort



Heidi Barlow by Haley Scott



untitled by Deborah Hally


It's finally time to get out that "Little Black Dress" and capture some sexy, fun, or even haunting photographs.  Don't forget to upload your images to share and possibly... scare?  

If you're trolling through the site and find other little black dresses to share, gather a collection and bring the link to show us!


Nothing wrong with dressing nice for a little trick or treat!

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 6 Oct 2014

Photo of the Week


Wall by Daniel Zuercher





Story of the Week Soldier's National Cemetery


Silence and Respect by Troy Hickok





Member of the Week Jenny Pariseau


Happy by Jenny Pariseau

Photo Challenge: In the Distance

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 5 Oct 2014

This photo challenge was all about capturing an amazing image from a distance.  "From a Distance" is from the vantage point way up on a hill, or a mile down the road, it also could be captured from high in the sky.



Sunrise Panorama by Rakesh Malik



Thiepval by David Delannoy



Red Barn by Edmund Lowe



Just Before Landing by June Rhodes



Painted sky by Debbie Famera



Afternoon drive by Sara Z



The Road Less Travelled by Tim Peters



greenfields by nickbon



Simply Beautiful by Sarah Terokowskie



Himalaya by Maurice Schutgens



Red Sea by muhamed rateb



Morning Eye Treatment Series (Determined Girl ) by Pedro Teixeira



Long corridor by edouard bernasconi



Cliffs of Moher by Lev Lerner



Misty Power Poles by Peter Tompkins



On the Beach by Heather Prince



Victoria falls by Agueda Sanfiz



Sunrise over Bayside Bridge 2 - Clearwater, FL 09/2014 by Michael V.



Mothership Sunset by Matt Granz



Cueva Ventana by Carlos Aviles



As If There Weren't a Care in the World by Laurie Search



Amazing Patagonia 3 by ROCIO GUILLEN



Alberta Canada by inna kazagrandi



Sunrise by Gene Torno


Best of September 2014

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 1 Oct 2014

The Best of September brought us great portraits, rich saturated colors and striking variations of greys in black and white photos.  There were many occasions to capture during September, such as celebrating the spirit and history of hard work during Labor Day.  Fully 13 years later, 9/11 continues to serve as a somber reminder of an infamous day... an anniversary of reflection and remembrance. 

Not all days in September are about work or, or are attached to sad memories.  On the 13th, it was 'positive thinking day', or on the 15th it was 'make a hat day'.  So as you can see there are many days in September to celebrate, remember and most of all have fun capturing! 

These images show us how our JPGers enjoyed their days in September.


hogar by Ernesto Robles



Goodbye summer. Hello autumn. by Kirill Tcipilev



Double Arch by Alex Preiss



Tobago Sunset by Phil Sykes



Sobe Life Stand 2nd by Christopher murray



Beyond the stream by Anders Samuelsson


  by mihai surdea



The Endless View by Scott Hafer



colour nest by Gerda Putnaite



Lightning Strikes by Joe Leone



Hope rainbow in Val di Funes (Dolomiti,Italia) by Giancarlo Pavan



Cloudy morning by Harsh Wardhan



Railroad Crossing by Eugenio Frasca



... by Piotr Haskiewicz



Easy Ride by Henry Bowman



Untitled by Kate Loran



USAF REDHORSE Airmen conduct sling load operation by Chris Hubenthal



Sunset wedding kiss by Andrea Siplova - Sidenstricker



1:51am by Elijah Weerts



Untitled by Christine Szeredy



Red Barn by Edmund Lowe



Against the Wall by Zapata Juan P



End of Summer Butterfly by Joe Dunckel



Pele Inspired by Sarina Gito


Yes, September is over and there are only a few months left till the end of the year.  But, don't fret, get out and live your days and capture the moments!

October is a little spookier then the rest.  Can't wait to see your best shots!!

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