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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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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