Take a Seat

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 17 Dec 2014

Tis the season of busy crowds, the crinkle of shopping bags and the lights of department stores that glare down brightly on sale signs.  Is it just another 10 or so days till its all over -- til the madness of the holiday season commences?  Taking a leave and sneaking away to a quiet room may seem like abandonment of duties but an empty room to just gather your thoughts and go through the countless lists of who has been shopped for and what needs to be wrapped can be a Christmas blessing.  A room to relax can be big or small, but it needs to be silent and quite enough to hear your own thoughts echo in your mind. 

Take a look at these quite looking rooms, couldn't you just melt into one of these JPG seats?

The Brightest Pew by Jeff Klagenberg




the party by kimmika




For Someone Else by Ted Anderson




Lonely Diner by Margot Wood




+ by Mato P




Pick a seat. by Hoondoon




wear & tear by Laura Kalcheff




Emptiness by Paul Andrews




Empty by Uriel Ulam




Empty # 7 by Jc McIlwaine




Ed's by Kellie-Dean Sandefur




table and stools by Matthew Ruderman




Untitled by Carl Joseph


A big sigh of relief isn't it, to look upon a quite room full of no one.  Sounds a bit like what a grumpy person would say, but, everybody needs to regroup once in awhile.  Take a moment for yourself this holiday season to recapture your sanity and go sit in a room by yourself.  You really should try and document the silence as it seems thick at first but will quickly dissipate leaving you to enjoy your thoughts.  Make sure you upload and share your empty room or start your own collection of empty rooms and share with all of us.


Alone but not forgotten

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 15 Dec 2014

Photo of the Week Road to the heaven...


Road to the heaven... by Mickael Dailly





Story of the Week

Style and the people who have it (street photography)


No 8 From my 'style' story by Jim Read





Member of the Week Paul Eric


Darden Garage by Paul Eric

Photo Challenge: Covered in Moss

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 14 Dec 2014


For this Photo Challenge it was all about MOSS and LICHEN.  JPGer's got outside for this challenge and took a walk on the beach, or a hike in the woods, here we can see that there are so many places that moss and lichen can be found. Looks like this photo challenge was a blast and the shots are beautiful!



Rocks with Fur by Jim Harris



Untitled by Christopher Boswell


 Untitled by Antonio McCall



Little River by Joe Dunckel



Leaf and Lichen by Scott Gordon



Tree of life. by Clinton Brentwood Lee


 Nature!!!! by Christy



Dwellers by Marcus Hammerschmitt



"Un Après-Midi de Congé" by Evelyne Schulte



Untitled by Shaun



Horseshoe Falls by Craig Treadwell



.all overgrown by cunning moss.~ by Lynn E. Harvey


Snuggle Bugs

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 10 Dec 2014

Mmmm... is it the weekend yet?  Weekends are the perfect time to get in that extra snooze or to just relax a little longer and snuggle deep into last night's covers.   Of course, snuggling is not just for the morning or only for people, but for all times of the day and for all types of creatures. 

Lazy cats and dogs, basking in the warm light of early day, love to stretch their paws, nuzzling deeper in sleep.  Even in the middle of the day, outside the house, snuggling and cuddling can be found.  Two lovers embracing during a beach sunset or parents holding their  children close while singing them to sleep.  Snuggling warms the heart and is as relaxing as much as it is fun.

Check out these JPG Snuggle Bugs and get cozy!


nap time by Kyle Eugene




Cuddle Up by Jessica McDonald




cuddle buddies by Julie Ann Newell




Cuddling Ladies by Kurt Brennan




Cuddling by Emma Knadle




Cuddle Close to Keep Me Warm by Charidy Bunsa




Cuddle bugs by juan limtiaco




Cuddler by Nato Tuke




Sydney by Rachel Irons




Sweet snuggle by Pam Doughty




A Bunch of Dachshund Puppies by Steven Green




Embrace by Mike DeMauro




The Hug by Johnny Bravo




hug by jacob moore


YAAAAWN....... it's too easy.  It's time to just call it a day and find someone to snuggle with, and why not?  So take a break from whatever you're doing and snuggle with your loved one, pet or even your self and your trusty pillow.  Make sure you take some pictures of snuggle bugs, too, and share with all of us!   We also know that there are so many more images of hugs, snuggles, and cuddles throughout the site, that need to be collected and shared, so take some time and look for the best. Once you've got an awesome collection going, come back and show us!


Wanna Snuggle?

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 8 Dec 2014

Photo of the Week

Sunset at Kalapana 4 by Alex Preiss




Story of the Week It's not the camera, my dear....


Bellows Falls Reservoir (cell phone photo) by Jeremy Jones




Member of the Week Gerhard Beck


Desperate Housewife #1 by Gerhard Beck

Photo Challenge: Bling!

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 7 Dec 2014

OH YES!  This Photo Challenge is FABULOUS!  Capturing some glamour and fun!



beauty of Dayak by noor eva



chasing time by Samina Farooq



The Betsy Johnson Sparkle by Jenna Kim



Untitled by Antonio McCall



.Red Baubles.~ by Lynn E. Harvey



bling bling! by daniele castellucchio



She Thought it Was You by Kelly Nichols



Vintage by wendy stevenson



Woman with a Parisol Medieval Fair by Charles Rushton



Sparkle by KassiJo Wyatt



Diamonds are forever by rekha nag



Untitled by bryon landerman



Untitled by Joy B

Best of November 2014

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 3 Dec 2014

November is the month to be thankful and we are very thankful at JPG!  We want to give a big THANK YOU to you our JPG community...you ruled this month and brought to the table so many delectable images.  Feast your eyes on some of the best of what November had to offer.


Cycle of life by Azeril Zolle



Vulnerability by Zapata Juan P



Roses by Savannah Daras



... by daniele castellucchio



economic downturn by G Richard Anderson


 Lillias R . #30 Seattle, WA. by James Arzente



Evening by Fabrizio Romagnoli



Broken Leg by Christy



Selfie by Samuel Klein



Manhattan Bridge by Dan Featherstone



Boy on stairs by Dan Featherstone



"Danse" by Max Brun



Gone by Shelby Light



Just a tree by Willie Bee



USAF Thunderbirds at sunset by Josh Stephen



goodbye, manhattan. by christa masters



Nothin on TV by Fred Photo



Colors of Nepal by Azeril Zolle



Beard 001 by Ian Pettigrew



The chips are stacked by Talisha (Tally) Sachlis



Zachary , Kahuku Hawaii by Jeff



Karl Visits the Gate by Matt Granz


Mmmm... Tasty!  November, the month of giving thanks, may be over, but that's no reason to stop being thankful!  Try to remember all the great things in your life you have to be thankful for, despite the highs and lows that each day may bring...

Now, it's the month that is all about giving...December!  So get out and celebrate the fun, laughter, food, and family this holiday season.  Be sure to drag along your camera to capture all the warmth in the midst of the chilly winter weather.  Don't forget to upload and share all your amazing photos!  Show us your hot cocoa, your toasty fire, your holiday decorations and celebrations, gifts, smiles and feasts!

We want to get lost in your holiday cheer!

Of the Week

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 1 Dec 2014

Photo of the Week

Lillias R . #30 Seattle, WA. by James Arzente





Story of the Week The Embera Village


¡Bienvenidos a mi casa! by Shelby Light





Member of the Week Talisha (Tally) Sachlis


Untitled by Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

Photo Challenge: Plugged in

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 30 Nov 2014

This Photo Challenge was all about being Plugged In"Plugged In" can mean exactly that, an outlet and a plug.  But, this Photo Challenge was taken a little deeper, exposing society as being "Plugged In."  People seem to have all the necessary tools to communicate, but, perhaps not as directly as we would like.


 Where the Soul Resides by Josh Taylor



Crisscrossed II by Jennifer Hattam



plug it in by jamal patrick



Electric firefly's by George Cosmin Marin



Neon Sunset by Patricia Knight



silent communication by Samina Farooq



Texting Addiction by Courtney Gardner



Twitch by Bailey Cooper



M_A by Michaela K.




Father and Daughter - Norman Swap Meet by Charles Rushton



The Aptitude Test by Pamela Haberman



street portraits/she's just not that into you by jen bellefleur


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!

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