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!!

Precision

Posted by Toby Morrison — 1 Oct 2014


Submit Your Best Action Precision Photo between October 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014 for a chance to win a Tamron Super Performance Lens!

Capturing the grit of dust from the motor bike racing past, or the ice crystals cutting through the air as a snow boarder ascends to great heights or the gleaming drop of sweat rolling down from the brow of a runner, these are all the precise moments of action photography. You could win a Tamron Super Performance Lens just by submitting your best action shot! A Tamron lens from the Super Performance "ultrasonic silent drive" collection can help you capture the best in your action shots.

Click here to submit your best shot for the chance to win!


Grand Prize

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Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is valued at $1300, the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC is truly a "photographer's lens." It's designed for full-frame digital SLRs but is equally at home on cameras equipped with smaller sensors. This lens embodies all of Tamron's technological innovation and part of the SP (Super Performance) series. It delivers superior edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire frame. Because it reliably and consistently delivers superb image quality, the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 is the go-to lens for wedding photography, corporate portraits, photojournalism and events, especially for photographers who use full-frame DSLRs.




Community Prize

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Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD is valued $449, Photographers who shoot sports, wildlife, spot news, weddings or fashion have always relied on a zoom lens in the 70-300 range for many of their bread-and-butter shots. Tamron has elevated this trusty tool to a new height by introducing the SP 70-300mm F/2.8 Di VC USD. It features a breathtakingly fast f2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range and is compatible with full-frame SLR cameras. Images are crisp and richly colored with fine detail--gone are the flaws that sometimes plague other brands of zoom lenses. Say goodbye to ghostly flares and other internal reflections. The proof of performance, as they say, is in the pictures. The Tamron 70-300 f2.8 VC lens is also smallest in its class. The compactness lends itself to more comfortable use--it's also a bit easier to pack. There's no limit to the creative applications for this lens. The fast f2.8 aperture and rounded diaphragm combine to produce thrilling bokeh. Portraits and similar subjects seem to pop right out of the background. It's packed with features and is so much fun to use that you'll find yourself using it in situations where you never thought of using a long zoom.

All Tamron lenses come complete with lens hood and a six year USA Limited Warranty. Tamron SP 70-300mm F/2.8 Di VC and SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC (model A005) are available for Canon, Nikon and *Sony full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. (*Sony mount without VC). Tamron lenses, when purchased from an authorized Tamron USA dealer, carry a 6-Year warranty and 3-business day repair turn-around. Read more.


         

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