Posted by Shayla Simmons — 4 Dec 2013
Cheers to holiday spirit, carolers lining the streets, hot beverages, mistletoe and ....elves!
But, wait! Move over Santa!
Christmas is not just about Santa and the presents that mysteriously find themselves under the tree... lets not forget about the little elf that works all year long making the toys for the nice little boys and girls. Others, like the "Elf on the Shelf" are well known... This one, in particular, has a pretty big job of scouting out homes to see who is naughty or nice. But, this Christmas there are even big screen elves to enjoy with the second installment of the Hobbit, due in theaters soon!
Our JPG'rs have been hard at work shooting great elf shots... here are just a few that really inspired us...
an elf by Malorie Bucciol
Skating Elf by Bert Happel
Santa's Elf by James Anderson
I caught myself an elf... by Han Ermens
Wood Elf by Rebecca Delekta
Elf Love Part 2 by Karen Menyhart
Oh! There are so many halls to deck and kisses under the mistletoe to be had... So while you're enjoying the holiday season, make sure you get a lot of pictures and if you're really lucky, you might be able to capture a friendly elf! Whatever amazing things you capture, be sure to upload and share. There are many more jolly pictures of the season throughout JPG to see... As you browse through, please collect your favorites and post a link in the comment area below
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 3 Dec 2013
Photo of the Week
Train at Dusk by Jeremy Ingold
Story of the Week Touring the Slammer
Death Row Gym by Jane Linders
Member of the Week aubrey marvin
Baby Blue by aubrey marvin
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 1 Dec 2013
The thing that brings us together and also pulls us apart. by KassiJo Wyatt
Zipper by tania medina
Getting (un)dressed by Sophie Troussard
zipper° by Michaela K.
I can touch the stars by Shannon Hreha
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 27 Nov 2013
Floating in a dream, weightless in mid-air, suspended in time. To be able to fly or levitate in the air seems like the stuff of dreams, but, that is the magic that can be achieved through photography. Yes, a lot can be done with Photoshop by placing a subject in one position superimposed onto a background, making the subject seem weightless and dreamy in flight. Another way is to have a fast shutter speed and a bit of creativity... a little can go a long way to create a big shot.
In these great examples of mid-air flights, our JPG'ers have used different techniques to achieve the same effect of flight....Check em' out!
Run Forrest B/W by PhantoMMouse
Water Dance by Richard Calmes
Pogo Jesus. by Tom Leishman
Binding of Isaac by Alex Braverman
Light Breeze by Alicia Savage
- by Erik Berg-Johansen
Float by Jade Turnbull
fall from grace by Diana Lemieux
Burst by Haley Birt
Now it is your turn! Grab a friend(who can jump real high or who owns a trampoline) and create away. AMAZING feats of flight and levitation are, indeed, possible with your eye! Try some of these shots and upload them to the site. Bring us a link and share it in the comments below... Or, if you're feeling a bit adventurous and inspired by these shots, peruse the many great examples throughout the millions of images on JPG and see what type of collection you can build... Bring us the link to that collection and let's see how your photo editing skills stack up!
Can't wait to see your flights of fancy!
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 25 Nov 2013
Photo of the Week
Summer time in BORDEAUX FRANCE by David Delannoy
Story of the Week M-G New Orleans
M-G 98 revisited 006 by Michael Billert
Member of the Week Autumn Marie Erickson
Liatris aspera by Autumn Marie Erickson
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 24 Nov 2013
This photo challenge was about all things that are jagged. A cliff or a broken end of something; there are so many uneven
jagged objects out there with beautiful angles and textures.
building and sky, nyc by Julianna O'Brien
Torn by Kelly Nichols
Sleeping? by Tom Andersen
Untitled by Ben Clark
shaped scissors by Yeonju Lee
Underbite by Heather Rafferty
Lighthouse by Carlos Aviles
Untitled by Stephanie Nelson
Wood-turning by Photography Seven
Climbing To Meet the Sun by Peter Kurdulija
Ziggy Top by Pamela Haberman
Mountains At Zhangjiajie (China) by Andrew Dutton
rising seas by rob sturman
Whelk IV by Ted Anderson
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 20 Nov 2013
For prayer, for clasping, love and language. Our hands communicate, express and help us maneuver through life's obstacles. Hands big or small, old or young can communicate a person's needs, feelings, occupation, age, and so much more. A worker that is mainly outdoors may have dirt under their fingernails and dry, cracked skin, while the indoor video game/blogger may enjoy the exact opposite. Musicians will have tell-tale signs of which instrument he/she plays depending on their calluses. People with high stress levels may have hang nails and bitten-down nails from nervous habits. Studies suggest that a person who gestures a lot while they speak have a higher I.Q.
Hands are used for gesturing and communicating our needs to others. For instance, sign language is very important when communicating to the hearing impaired, along those same lines the military and many plays in sports will also use hand gestures to signal the next course of action.
These JPG contributors have submitted some of the most wondrous of photos despite featuring a body part that might seem... a bit uninspiring. While browsing these featured photos 'feel' your way to inspiration and shoot your own.
I Surrender by Tony Hall
Burned Out - Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains by gabrielle geiselman
Untitled by MindTheStep
Untitled by Maria Gonzalez
Two Years by Karen Ilagan
Florence by Benoit Courti
A Slice of Still Life (Black & White Version) by Lon Casler Bixby
hope by Ade Rusdy
Now it is your turn to show us your hands. Are your hands over worked, tired and stressed? Or are your hands the creative type? Maybe you want to capture someone else's hands, well, that is fine too. Just as long as you share your images. You may want to start a collection of hands, there are so many more hands on the JPG site that are waiting to be shared. So collect and post the link below in the comment area.
Don't forget to try your 'hand' in JPG's own Hands On Photo contest! Only $5 entry fee per photo. Winning photo takes home $500. Second and Third prize photos will be awarded $250 each!
Here is to two thumbs up!!!
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 19 Nov 2013
Photo of the Week
Springs (for Dawn Duffield) by Donald Garrett
Story of the Week Contact lens portrait project, int.l
The Badlands National Park, SD: Constellation by Gary Joseph Cohen
Member of the Week Rolando Gomez
Heather In Moab, Red Rocks by Rolando Gomez
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 17 Nov 2013
Untitled by Benclark78@yahoo.com Clark
Do Not Enter by Benny R@mirez
No Trepassing by Francis Augustine
No drowning allowed by Richard Seah
no shit! by Sally Jaeggin
You Have Been Warned.........GRRRRRRRRR by Sarah Springer
Authorized Personnel Only by Tomma Henckel
land of the free by paul findlay
NO TRESPASSING by Randolph Barry
VIOLATORS by Glenn Grossman
Up Top by Bailey Cooper
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 13 Nov 2013
With the holiday season just around the corner, you can expect lines to be forming just about everywhere.
We are all well aware of the increasing encroachment of Black Friday on our Thanksgiving meal. Retailers trying to ease the pressure of these lines continue offering more shopping time to those inclined. Nonetheless, on this busiest pre-holiday shopping day, it is not uncommon for the line to form with campers even a day or two in advance, hoping to snag the limited deals and merchandise.
With holiday travel picking up, lines at airport security, boarding gates, gas stations and toll roads will also have the cheeriest of us boiling with impatience.
As holiday blockbuster movies release, you may see long lines forming on the cold winter nights, while inside, theater patrons mill about awaiting for their popcorn and soda.
Lines are everywhere from grocery stores, the DMV, and theme parks to airports, schools and even the dentist; in fact many have stood in an adrenaline-fueled quest for a roller coaster rush in lines bathed in the baking summer sun for 2 to 3 hours just for a few mere seconds of fun!
Lines have been forming since ancient times and definitely can help keep things organized in an otherwise probable chaotic melee. However, as helpful as a line is, it certainly can make or break a person. There are many individuals who can stand in line forever with iron clad patience, yet for others it is the bane of their existence.
Our erstwhile JPG contributors have captured many great lines over the years... Check out just a few of our favorite JPG lines!
waiting in line by Autumn Marie Erickson
waiting in line by RMJ
waiting in line to collect... by Jason Platt
Waiting in line to vote in Nyamirambo by Graham Holliday
Traffic Abstract - Waiting in Line by Dale Scherfling
Registration of marriages of young people waiting in line by Peng Nian
6 Stories by Claudio Schapsis
Lining up by Caroline Andersson
Movie Buffs. by Carl Kuntze
It is the perfect time for you to find a line and capture the excitement....or frustration! Once you have captured the moment, upload your photo(s) to JPG and post a link below in the comment area. We also encourage you to browse through JPG for your favorite line images and create a collection and bring that link back to post and share!
Line 'em up!!!
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