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
Standing atop Diavolezza (9,770 ft/2,978 meters) on a photo-perfect autumn afternoon and gazing out on the peaks of Switzerlandâ€™s Bernina Alps made for an exhilarating â€œTop of the Worldâ€ experience last October, as well as a bountiful set of motifs for the Kodachrome I brought along.
All very special, as I planned my trip around giving the last rolls of Kodachrome-25 in my freezer the very best motifs I could - before the last Kodachrome lab in the world stopped processing this iconic film.
Seventy-five years is quite a ride for any commercial product, especially these days. My thrill in celebrating my own several decades of shooting Kodachrome was complete when Mother Nature smiled at my mission and supplied Alpine-perfect days for most of my two-week stay, although I had to think "Mother" was testing my mettle when I arrived at the base station for the cable car.
The Val Bernina was shrouded in a chilly mist, which completely obscured the peaks. But I was glad I took the chance as we ascended through several meters of cloud cover to emerge in superbly sunny conditions. The top of that overcast can be seen in this image.
Needless to say, the photographer was smiling broadly and continuously at his superb fortune for his "Last Hurrah with the Kodachrome."
From a Kodachrome-25 transparency.
This image is available in archival gallery prints and as a custom printed Photo Note Card.
Also by Steve Ember
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.