A Cold Reception

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 26 Nov 2014

Yay... it's winter!  As the snow begins to fall, it's once again time for snowball fights, sleigh rides and drinking some toasty hot chocolate. It all sounds so fun right? Well...lets look at the downside of winter for a moment; the temperature plummets, roads get slick, flights get cancelled, roadways become hazardous and countless cars slide into the ditches.

Now this may sound like a dose of holiday cheer from old Scrooge himself, but, if you're one of the countless many trying to reach a family destination this holiday season, the weather may stop you right in your tracks. 

Check out these super cold shots from our JPG contributors, who bravely venture out in the dangerous freezing weather to capture these images.


Mystical Snowman in Iceland by Elsa Björg Magnúsdóttir




Winter by Cody Weber




Snowplow Train by Nick Benson




City Snow by Martina K.




Snowed In by Leroy Thompson




Polar Vortex at Niagara Falls state Park by James Neiss




Snow Road & trees by Marina V. Rodriguez




Central Park Snow #8 by Brian Ach




Untitled by Matt Golosinski




Blizzard 2010 by Rebecca Horwath




why one shouldn't drive during a blizzard by Tony Grossenburg




Blizzard Dec 2010 by Ahsan Rahman




Blizzard 2011 'safe parking spot' by Matt Dinerstein




NYC Blizzard by BOB TUR




last man by matt kenney




Smart People Get in Cabs During Blizzards by Greg Brophy




12.27.10 - 30th Ave. Platform (snowpacalypse!) by Megan Green




Untitled by Shane Welch


Stay warm and safe this holiday season, but, if you're hearty and brave, bundle up and document the winter storms in your area.  If a jaunt in the snow and the cold is not your calling, take a journey through JPG!  There are so many brrrr......ific images throughout JPG waiting to be unburied and put into a collection to share!  Let's see what you can uncover!


Don't be left out in the cold!

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 24 Nov 2014

Photo of the Week

Cycle of life by Azeril Zolle




Story of the Week My family


My grandmother,1968 by Michael Billert




Member of the Week Wendy Stevenson


Rubber to the Road by wendy stevenson

Photo Challenge: Stack it High!

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 23 Nov 2014

For this Photo Challenge it was all about stacked things, the higher the better!   There are a lot of things that are stack-able, that show depth, texture and a play with light and shadow.   



Paper Box Recycle by luthfie lazuardy


 Stacked by Mike Melnotte



Tiers by Ted Anderson



Heavy metal by Novak Nastasić



Pepsi Pallets at the Coke plant by Deborah King



empire state building by christa masters



Parking Lot by Confetti head



The chips are stacked by Talisha (Tally) Sachlis



Garlic on Stage! by elfriede fulda



Hat on the beach by Antonello Incagnone



AM-CAN-FISH by Alexander Safronov



On the Water by Kelly Nichols



Precision Photo Challenge Winner Announced!

Posted by Toby Morrison — 21 Nov 2014

Photographing action shots is just as thrilling to the photographer behind the camera as the person featured the shot!  For all the thrill, however, capturing the perfect action shot isn't always the easiest thing to do.  Catching the precise moment of  action generally takes skill, preparation and impeccable timing.  As nearly every photographer will readily admit, there is a component of 'luck' involved in getting those great shots.

In addition to your skill and a component of luck, having the right equipment is essential.  Tamron's Precision challenge asked you to submit your best 'precision' action photo for a chance top win some great Tamron lenses to make capturing the action even easier.  A Tamron lens from the Super Performance "ultrasonic silent drive" collection can help you capture the best in your action shots.

The challenge has closed and the winners have been chosen.  It's clear to see that these winners have some real action chops... and we're sure these lenses will help them further hone their craft.  Check out these winning entries, along with the additional shots we wanted to feature that also impressed!

Congrats to our winners and many thanks to all who entered! Watch for more great challenges coming soon!


GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

Joe will receive a Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD valued at $1300. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC is a true "photographer's lens" YEAH!


Catching Air by Joe Eisner

"Skateboarder caught mid-air at Venice Beach Skate Park.  I was shooting at Venice Beach Skate Park, hoping for some great action shots. I had identified a couple of particularly acrobatic skaters to focus on and was following this young guy for a while. I saw him catch air, and was lucky to get the young boy spectating in the frame with the teenager suspended in mid-air.

I had shot there the previous year and also captured some great pictures. It was later in the afternoon in August, so the light was still pretty good.  I was shooting with a Nikon D800 and Tamron 28-300mm."



COMMUNITY VOTE WINNER!

Andrew will receive a Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD valued $449, perfect for shooting sports, wildlife, spot news, weddings or fashion.  NICE!  The 70-300mm also features a breathtakingly fast f2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range producing images that are crisp and richly colored with fine detail.


Endless Summer by Andrew Dutton

"For some people, surfing is more than a sport, it is a way of life. I took this photo at a beach in Pacifica California.  This guy just finished riding a wave all the way in and was just about to get off his board.  "The Endless Summer" is the greatest film ever made about Surfing! A big THANKS to all of my fellow JPGers that have voted for this entry! Very much appreciated! The original of this shot was in NEF (RAW) format and was 17.3MB, after conversion to Jpg format it is 7.3MB."


Be sure to browse through all the amazing entries and check out all the HOT photos too entered into the Precision Photo Challenge!  

Huge THANKS to TAMRON for supporting this challenge!  Tamron is your solution for creating beautiful images from technical excellence.  Tamron offers products characterized by warmth and humanity-products that stimulate the sensibilities of people around the world in the constantly evolving field of visual communication.

Get started with a Tamron Lens today by visiting www.tamron-usa.com

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Here a few more "merit" shots we wanted to feature!



Card shark by Chad Cork



Dance - Two of a Kind by Dale Scherfling



The saving header by Florin Novac



Fire Dancer(s)! by Irfan Chaudhry





Brute by boland rotor


Winning Catch by Micah Jesson



Neither Here Nor There by Jeff Weber



Jumping in one wheel by George Cosmin Marin



Close Encounters by Paul Marto



Unleash the Beast by Jeremy Jones



hair by Julie Ann Newell



GRAVITY? Never heard of it. by Donna Mullins



Canonball by Suzanne Tutak

A Tearful Encounter

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 19 Nov 2014

The human face is capable of many expressions.  Possibly no expression is more extraordinary than one accompanied by tears. Eyes that swell with tears, seemingly from an undying well, having been overwhelmed with the sense of joy or horrific sadness, create moments of exquisite beauty. A new baby or a grand welcome home for a homecoming soldier beckon tears of hope, laughter, and relief. These types of tears are a blessing, and a sign that -- just for the moment -- everything is and will be OK. There are, of course, sorrowful tears, such as those flowing over a broken heart that longs causing aching sobs, or a child that shrieks and floods the room with unjust wails after being scolded.  Bereavement over the loss of someone close yields tears both inescapable and hard to dry.

Check out these beautiful, tender moments that have been shared by our amazing JPG contributors.


tears... by Nikola Matovina



Tears for Peace by John Chenault



Tears of happiness..No Regrets!! by Fahad Abro



Steak tears by Tonya Doughty



dry your tears by Dine Lao



The bride's tear by Quim Fabregas Elias



In tears by Alex Schroder



All Teared Up by Scott Eagle



Alive, she cried... by Mauricio Jiménez



Crying by alfie lee



It Will Not Cry by Jill Coleman



The crying game by Diana Cretu



Dry tears by Diego Arroyo



cry by Ali Asgar Tekin



No Warmth for Loretta by AJ Lee


Life happens... and it begs to be captured everyday, so get out and try to catch the glint of laughter or the lonely tear of sadness.  There are so many more moving images here at JPG and we would love to see your collections of teary-eyed photography too, so get collecting and share!

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 17 Nov 2014

Photo of the Week


Vulnerability by Zapata Juan P





Story of the Week 100 Tips to Better Landscapes


atlantic ruins by alan ranger





Member of the Week Bailey Cooper


Obtuse Theories by Bailey Cooper


Photo Challenge: Tree of Life

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 16 Nov 2014

This Photo Challenge was suggested by Ronnie Ginnever. Since ancient times trees have been the subject and a metaphor of life.  This is a great time to capture a story and tell your own, for, the roots run deep with words and visions.  The Tree of Life.

Winter Bark by Pam Lennard



Autumn Series 2 by Janneke de Jong



Trinity Peace by Rico Hudspeth



Enchanted Autumn by Frank Jonen



Standing United During Change by Christopher Boswell



AdmistTheDark by Carissa Stanz



Endless Winter by Eric Ianuzi



Forest Fall by Claire Crocker



Leaning In by David Curry



Wall of Sound by Mike Melnotte



Tree Of Life by Jordan August



Tree by Peter Tompkins



Autumn by Matt Granz


Roswell Tree of Life by Pam Doughty



Good Morning Sunshine by Crystal Hilliard



Sunny Day by Randall Williams



Just a tree by Willie Bee



Tree in morning light, Corrales, New Mexico by christina kennedy



Tree of Life by Julie Shackson



Mumtaz by Waleed Moos



Sleeping Poet's Pool by Jerry Clement



Autumn Flight by Karisa L Clark



Tree of Life by Ron N



Untitled by Manu Felices



A second chance ~~ by Christy Popkes



Maybe a Tree in the Next life? by Nicole Smith



Untitled by Don Brogan



Hidden tree by Virginie HERIN



A moment of tree awe by Nadeem Shafi



Repossession by jason christopher



Passing Through by Stephanie Crittenden



Crouching Tiger...Hidden Dragon?

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 12 Nov 2014

Remember when you were a child, playing with all your toys at your side, and you could stay crouched over them for an endless amount of time?  When youth and flexibility fade, crouching seems to be a tiresome position that hurts the knees and even puts the feet to sleep.  At a certain age, it is almost necessary to stop crouching all together... It would be almost comical if it weren't so depressing, for the fear of falling over or not getting back up at all is quite painfully humiliating. Crouching, in certain instances, can ensure the photographer gets the perfect shot lined up in the view finder... Besides, you're only going to be there for a moment right?  But, besides picking up things we dropped or reaching the very bottom shelf, do we really need to do it?   

Check out these perfect crouching JPG shots!

Untitled by Руслан Исинев




Look by Preben Hunstad




The Perfect Shot by Lauren




Balance by Korin Fisher




Waiting by Alex Hill




PORTRAIT: Liza 2 by Jenna Kim




Untitled by Danielle Tunstall




Kezia by Rene Lieberherr




Untitled by Alain Daoud




Lena by Tatsiana Kilimbet




The moment I Fell In Love ... by Christopher Griesé


Now, it seems that in these images the croucher is perfectly comfortable in the position that they have put themselves in, some even appear to be sleeping!  Now it's your turn to get down low and crouch for the camera!  Don't forget to upload your shots to share with us... There are so many more crouching shots all throughout the site, just waiting to be found. When you come across them, create a collection to save and share!



Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 10 Nov 2014

Photo of the Week

Waiting for the sunrise by Catalin Pomeanu





Story of the Week Dominic and Kayden


Filling the Loader by Scott Emery






Member of the Week kil roy metters


sad eyes............ by kil roy metters

Photo Challenge: Hitch a Ride

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 9 Nov 2014

This Photo Challenge is all about hitching a ride; and what's great about this theme is we've all done it, in one way or another. Hitching a ride could be in a cab or flagging a down a car on the highway for a ride. Getting a ride doesn't always come in the means of a car, it could be riding on a horse or even better yet catching a ride on that perfect wave. So however you like to hitch that ride, capture it, and submit it to this really cool Photo Challenge!


Ride? by Talisha (Tally) Sachlis



hitchhiker by Lira Ziyad



Baatar by Alix Willemez



Hosier Lane, Melbourne by Vic Trotman



Unites in tow by Efren Ponce V. Marti


 island hopping by nickbon



Red Inside by Jeremy Jones



Ridin Low by Anthony Baccam



Sundown by Beth Evans-Lutz



Maintenance by Jacqueline Cave



Bel Air II by Ted Anderson



IN TRANSIT by David Adler



Back to the Future by Daniel Zuercher



First Step by David Curry



Moelfre DH by SC Ross Media




Owning the day by Alex Preiss



Fire Performance by Zapata Juan P



Tractor Run by melissa me!



The Race by Bob Wall



Pick a Horse Power by Jenna Kim



[ framed ] by Riccardo Romano

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