Above Porto Ercola
If you love an image (whether it's yours or someone else's) and want to make sure others get a chance to see it, you can “feature” it by choosing the “Spotlight” button.
When an image is Spotlighted, it receives enhanced visibility in premium spots throughout the site. Spotlighted images are rotated through these higher-visibility positions to ensure the best opportunity for the images to be seen by JPG users.
If you see a great photo that would make a perfect entry for one of our Shoot Out photo contests but it was uploaded by another user, now you can enter that photo in the contest and, if it wins, you get to share in the contest winnings.
Like a photo editor, if you've got an eye for great work, find it and submit it to a contest. If it wins, since you staked the entry fee, you'll take home part of the prize (the rest, of course, goes to the member who shot the image).
Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!
Photo license: © All rights reserved
Last May, while caught up in a heat wave, Fred and I decided to head to the coast along southern Tuscany. First we visited the ancient Roman ruins of Cosa in Ansedonia and then went to the promontory of Monte Argentario, which is mostly high and rocky with a gorgeous coastline and two major ports: Porto Santo Stefano on the northwestern side and on the eastern Porto Ercole. Fred programed his GPS for the latter port and for the first time it led us astray, taking us way up into the mountains. Well, we ended up seeing some incredible views, plus had a delightful lunch at a restaurant tucked up in the mountains, before taking in the beauty of Porto Ercole. In 1610 Michelangelo died at that seaport from malaria. The fortresses crowning the hilltops surrounding that harbor are reminders of the Spanish domination, during which Porto Ercole was part of the Garrison State. Captured this shot from the steep narrow steps leading up to one of the forts. Halfway up those stairs is the duomo. The ribbons on the railing were from a wedding.
Please Login or Sign Up
Login or Sign Up
Need contest credits? Get 'em here!
Payments are processed by PayPal and you will be automatically forwarded to PayPal to complete your transaction. It may take a few minutes after you complete your transaction for you contest credits to update. We will send an email to your registered email address once we have received a successful transaction from PayPal and updated you credits.
Select a Shoot Out contest credit package below.