Posted by Shayla Simmons — 16 Apr 2014
Looking for a good story? They may not be so hard to find! It is easy to forget about all the great fairy tales and folk lore that you grew up with, but for a bit of nostalgia, they are fun to revisit and explore. These stories are not just the fanciful tales that you grew up on, they're also replete with moral values and lessons. Take, for example, Pinocchio's story and how nothing good comes from lying. Or, perhaps, peer deep within The Brother's Grimm Fairy Tales, steeped in lessons, although they may be on the darker side.
Television networks and movies have been re-vamping fairy tale characters for awhile now, making it that much more fun to take your whole family in for a hearty dose of fairytale goodness!
Fairy tales can also be great fun and inspiration for your lens. Check out how these JPGers capture some beloved characters and scenes...
Grasshopper by Jenny Fremlin
Bianca as Little Red Riding Hood by Roberts Jacqueline
One bad Apple..... by Shannon Burch
The Tin Man by Felicia
along came a spider by Ian Pettigrew
Alice by Kelly Taylor
The Frog Prince by Laura Kalcheff
Do Mermaids Exist? by Will Foster
Alice's Return to Wonderland by SEAN HUSVAR
Sleeping beauty syndrome by Kelly Miller
There are so many ways to embrace folk lore, fairy tales and their fundamentals in a shot, so get your camera and make some stories come to life visually! Bring your images back, upload to the site and show us all your creativity! If you roam through the millions of JPG images and you find more shots that showcase or tell a unique story, start a collection and share by posting the link below!
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
If you're young at heart. -Carolyn Leigh
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 14 Apr 2014
Photo of the Week
Struggle by mark burban
Story of the Week "Birds of St. Augustine"
The Profile" by Kenneth Fasnacht
Member of the Week Alexandru Boros
City Life by Alexandru Boros
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 13 Apr 2014
There are many statues, crypts, headstones at a cemetery that are very beautiful and hold a lot of meaning to the families and loved ones.
Thirsty for Life by Mike Melnotte
eternal rest.... by daniele castellucchio
Eternity by Walter Jakubowski
Precious Light, a Touch Of by Peter Kurdulija
Doe Playing Dominoes by Andrea Silies
Untitled by Amy Jo Schuster
Cemetery in Nice France-2 by Denis Beauchamp
Descansos by Pamela Haberman
Cemetery by carolina hernandez
1800's Graveyard by Melissa O'Donohue
NOLA Prayers by Simca Dobson
PÃ¨re Lachaise Cemetery, Paris by Shannon Corr
Watching Over You by Talisha Sachlis
Cill Ã�inne Cemetery+ by Roger Leege
ANGELS IN DESPAIR by Nancy Schroeder
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 9 Apr 2014
Each morning I appear, To lie at your feet, All day I follow, No matter how fast you run, Yet I nearly perish, In the midday sun. ~unk (riddle)
As a kid, playing outside on a sunny day is a must, and this time of year, from the blossoming first days of spring, throughout the dog days of summer, are the best times to try to catch a shadow. It is perfectly normal to see a kid dance, jump, and twirl with their shadows. For adults, shadow catching is pure fun through the view finder of your camera. It seems that shadows are pretty smart, though... they stay indoors when it is too cloudy and cold, yet come out to frolic when the sky is clear and the sun is bright! Taking walks, or dancing with a loved one produces creative moments captured as shadows in time.
Check out how some of our amazing JPG contributors have shadow-danced through their viewfinders...
Pure Love by Stacey Holt
Legs by Ted Rolfes
#009 / 2007 by Stefan ...
Shadowy Man @ Pool by ! Mario Scattoloni Â¡
Shadow by Jean-FranÃ§ois Dupuis
Shadow Hill by Yoann Robin
My shadow by Alfio Finocchiaro
talking shadows by Miriam Tinberg
Shadow by Carlos Aviles
Shadows by Carmina C.
We hope these shadow scenes have inspired you to find your own dark side!
Find some time with loved ones or meander on your own, but capture your shadows and the little things they reveal. You'll be surprised at all the angles you can capture! There are so many great shadow dancers throughout the JPG community and they are all begging to be captured by your keen eye. So browse through the site, compile some of the best into a collection of favorites and post the link to your collection below.
Show us your dark side!
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 8 Apr 2014
Photo of the Week
Valley Tree by Bruce Wendler
Story of the Week The mysterious river Somme
the mysterious Somme by David Delannoy
Member of the Week B. D. Colen
Alone, Together by B. D. Colen
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 6 Apr 2014
30300-nice hotel by Elvira Ladocki
Holiday Inn, Beirut by Jennifer Hattam
Hotel by Marie Nouri
THE US GRANT by Carlos Phelps
Von Minden Hotel by Ann Reece
Here's Johnny by A. Earle
If walls could talk !! by Christy Popkes
Villa D'Este by Michele Wambaugh
Ahhh Yes, Paris? by Lanis Rossi
marina bay sands, singapore by Sally Jaeggin
Grand Hotel, Taipei by Debra
The Ahwahnee Hotel by Antje Woolum
The Hotel Chelsea by John Linton
Sweet Dreams by Pamela Haberman
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 2 Apr 2014
March came and went before we could even blink an eye. With the first day of spring and St Patrick's Day, it seems that March had plenty of great moments to capture on film. So we've compiled some of the best images we saw posted to JPG during the month. The images below are pretty amazing, just like our JPG community, so give praise to your favorites!
Help Me. by Rudi Waisnawa
Travel diary by sagar mahadik
Late Night Smoke by Christopher Baldwin
Frog in a Pond by Steve Brushett
Mr Nakamura by Jeff
Merced and Bridalveil Falls by Bruce Wendler
Tiny Smile by Carla Lapid
Taraje Rock by Hengki Koentjoro
Thinking by B. D. Colen
Bear the Burden by Rah Juan
Blue Bottle Fly by Ajit Singh
Untitled by Cody Yim
Fun by Himawan Setyarso
The Good Shepherd by Camil Seisanu
After all these years by Miron Abramovici
by Antje Woolum solo una flor
by Pilar Coll i Gatell Four Mile Beach
by Matt Granz
Yes, March may be over, but there is still plenty of time left in April to capture many amazing landscapes, rainy days or beautiful blooms... the sky's the limit. So get out and shoot away!
Share your images by uploading to the site. Or, collect some of your favorites and post the link to your collection in the comments below!
See you in April showers!
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 1 Apr 2014
Photo of the Week
Lady Bug by Coen Gomes
Story of the Week Fighter Rob Sullivan
Fighter Rob Sullivan by Joshua Levy
Member of the Week Richard Juilliart
Liberia by Richard Juilliart
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 30 Mar 2014
With spring on the way there are a lot of days that you will need to pull on your rain
boots and slosh away!
Renagross Labyrinth by David Tea
Rainy Day by Eric Brown
Happy in the Rain by Christopher Boswell
these boots by Sally Jaeggin
Days When Your Boots Will Fill With Rain by KassiJo Wyatt
Ents by atilay unal
Rainy Day In Whales by Lanis Rossi
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 26 Mar 2014
An overwhelming feeling that tingles in your toes, bringing lightness in your heart and an instant smile to your lips, this is what it feels like to have pure joy in your life. It is hard not to beam with joy if something in your life has gone right. Take, for example getting a new job, paying off your bills, celebrating an engagement or perhaps the birth of a child; all these things can bring new meaning to your life and a spring to your step. Joy can come quickly, and it can pass in blink of an eye. That rush of happiness can be fleeting, so don't be ashamed if you're caught in the moment, throwing your head back in relief and laughter, enjoy your life.
Throughout JPG, our contributors regularly capture the joys of life. Check out these JOYFUL JPG shots!
Green Mermaid by Marina Filipovic
Silly Girl by Kate S
The anticipation in her eyes by Lasse Jesper Pedersen
Untitled by Crystal Nicole
Joyful by Chris Prefontaine
Joyful by Tammy Lee Bradley
Can't get enough pure joy? Well then help spread some! Start a collection of your favorite Pure Joy moments from your browsing through JPG and post a link to that collection in the comment area below.
If you have joy in your life, capture it, upload and share your joy with all of us!
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