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!
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
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
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!
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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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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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