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!
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
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
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!!!
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
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
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!
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
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
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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