Luminous Beauty

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 29 Oct 2014

What makes a beautiful person? Is beauty tangible? Can real beauty be bought? Sure there are many beautiful people on this planet with the right hair, body and face, but, it is not always what is on the outside that counts.

Amazing beauty can be dulled without the spark within.  This spark may be the warmth of a kind heart or the precision of quick wit.  The light may come from child-like wonder or the passion of living life to the fullest. This light, to many, may have a color too. Auras are electromagnetic fields around the body and are said to represent different energy with every color, giving a person that much more depth and beauty within.

Check out the luminous beauty that JPG photographers captured!


Dark by Anya Kozyreva by Anya Kozyreva



Dreaming in Technicolor by Alicia Skojec



Venus by Sarina Gito



Hypnotize by Scott Spychalski



On Fire by Bree Kristel Clarke



The Black Tie Affair by Andrew Kelly



Nun by John Beara




alexandrina by Anca Cernoschi



Aura by Lorrie Beard



Laura ... You Possess The Power of The Glow by Mike Vickers



SY by Ofir Abe


As you can see, beauty that glows so bright can transcend the body, creating an aura of light.  Create your own image that encapsulates the amazing beauty within and if you see any more images that seem to glow right off the page, start a collection to share some of your favorites!


SHINE ON!


Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 27 Oct 2014

Photo of the Week

Kin by Pamela Haberman




Story of the Week Morning Eye Treatment


Morning Eye Treatment Series by Pedro Teixeira




Member of the Week Yoshihiro Shinomiya


Untitled by Yoshihiro Shinomiya

Photo Challenge: Two is Better Than One

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 26 Oct 2014

Things are great when they come in a single dose, but, they can be amazing when there is two!  This photo challenge was all about finding things in pairs and seeing the beauty in a couple.



Two by Ted Anderson




Siblings by ROCIO GUILLEN




Roped by Evelyne Schulte




Juniper and Granite by David Curry




Untitled by Shaun




deux par deux by KassiJo Wyatt




Love in the summer by Katie Bovee




Untitled by Antje Woolum




This One by Bailey Cooper




Drops by Fred Martin




Delicious Pair by Talisha (Tally) Sachlis




Perfect Pair by Rebecca Raber





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!

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