Walk with me

by s w
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UploadedMay 16, 2010
TakenDecember 26, 2008
MakePentax Corporation
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length37.5 mm
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I am deeply disappointed and discouraged by what type of photos are allowed to be uploaded here. There are plenty of websites that are focused on this type of "art", JPG should not be one of them.

It is disheartening to see all these photos that have been popping up on my page. I have not asked to see them. There is no age limit for JPG members and feel some form of restriction should be installed for the underage members and for those that choose not to be exposed to these type of images.

The strength of this site is that it allows all types of photographers to express themselves. I understand freedom of speech, but this is not a form of freedom of speech, this is an aggressive and blatant disregard of what is appropriate.

JPG has affected me in so many positive ways. It breaks my heart that this site is turning into a site that I'm having difficulty respecting and being inspired by.

Update: Filters have been installed

44 responses

  • Elena

    Elena (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2010):


  • Angelina

    Angelina gave props (16 May 2010):

    Agreed! Excellent photo

  • s w

    s w gave props (16 May 2010):

    thank you!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 May 2010):

    HEAR HEAR H E A R ! ! !...This shot is profound, your words ring of truth..I respect your stance as well as your photographic skills..

  • Peggy Maguire

    Peggy Maguire (Deleted) said (16 May 2010):

    Also agree,Wonderful shot!!!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2010):

    Fabulous words!!! Incredible image!! This is what I signed on for!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2010):

    perfect sentiment in words and photo!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 May 2010):

    Beautiful image...very well done... Thank you for your stand and I totally agree with you! I hope that something will be done soon before more good members leave....

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (16 May 2010):

    Fantastic image, positivley! Also agreed!!

  • James Berry

    James Berry gave props (16 May 2010):

    Yes lets keep porn in the closet!!! The image very moving!!!!!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (16 May 2010):

    A touching and classic image. Excellent statement of belief.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 May 2010):

    Excellent image! And an excellent response to this absolutely disgusting turn of events. Thank you for sharing your feelings.

  • Dorothy Menosky

    Dorothy Menosky gave props (16 May 2010):

    Bravo! Beautiful photo, and well stated concerns.

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler said (16 May 2010):

    Agree with you comment. 1x (one exposure) at least covers the nudes and they don't pop on your page

  • Noah

    Noah (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    Excellent capture, and caption. I agree completely. :(

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (17 May 2010):

    Touchy subject---There should be a seperate section to enter for nudity of any kind. Fair, and still available to those 18 and older.

  • s w

    s w said (17 May 2010):

    Thank you everyone for your feedback, glad to see so many on the same page.

    Yes James, I have to agree with you. There has to be a solution. Nude photos can be used as a tool in a positive way to express one's art, but these latest photos misses the mark of what is tasteful quite a bit.

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (17 May 2010):

    Well said, and a beautiful photo!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    Magnificent shot, superb narrative.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (17 May 2010):

    Very creative! Well done.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (17 May 2010):

    These are my feeling exactly......... I'm am saddened that JPG is allowing such "filth" to be uploaded.........I have suggested to JPG to just get rid of the "spotlight" feature... this is where the major problem is.... this feature allows this "scum" to force us all to see his so called "art". Not really sure why JPG is not listening.... Oh, I love this shot btw.... it's in San Antonio, right.... next to the Alamo... I have a photo of this same walkway, only from the other end :~)

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (17 May 2010):

    great shot!!!

  • Will Floyd-Evans

    Will Floyd-Evans (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    Awesome shot. And thanks for saying what NEEDS to be said...

  • Brenda Woodham

    Brenda Woodham (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    I love this image and your words. Thank you for both!

  • s w

    s w said (18 May 2010):

    I really hope JPG continues being a family oriented place that it advertises to be and responds in a way where all parties are satisfied.

    I can see how frustrating this subject can be but name calling is not going to help. What this particular member deems as art is not what this site advertises as. He's uploading his images in the wrong site. It is saddening Maurie, I appreciate you taking the time and leaving your comments. I just hope that JPG reads all these protests and responds correctly. And yes it is indeed San Antonio. :) Thank you again. :)

  • david ong

    david ong said (19 May 2010):

    we all know what is art and what is porn, no high school degree required in order to understand that, JPG knows too, and yet they did nothing....

    im not mad, just sad.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (20 May 2010):

    I'm with you my friend,I couldn't agree more !!

    You just keep posting your beautiful work and we'll simply ignore the trash.

    By the way,this is a great photo ; )

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter said (20 May 2010):

    First of all-great shot above. Secondly, completely agree with your comments. There is a difference between art and some of what is showing up here. There are some really beautiful and tasteful nudes that I've seen on the site, and many others that are downright offensive. It would be nice to be able to filter some of these out. Hope you keep posting though, enjoy your work.

  • Marie Wengler

    Marie Wengler gave props (22 May 2010):

    Fantastic composition and symmetry! Great that you use black/white!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 May 2010):

    F A N T A S T I Q U E n t r y !

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (23 May 2010):

    I'm staying and I hope you do also.

  • Carlos Verde

    Carlos Verde said (28 May 2010):

    fantastic shot. i agree. i just came back from a ''retirement'' and now this question pops out. anyway, like John Linton says, hope you stay, as well as all the friends here in JPGMag, since is because of them i return daily to this site. and its also from them i get to learn about this art. again: fantastic shot.

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (30 May 2010):

    Excellent tones and textures. They are enhanced by the feeling evoked by two people walking down, hand in hand.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    Excellent image and words!

  • Paul Farley

    Paul Farley gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Beautiful shot! I agree with your comments and position...well said! The filters now in place are a big improvement.

  • Ivan Muniz

    Ivan Muniz (Deleted) said (10 Aug 2010):

    Seriously. What the hell happened here? I disappear for a few weeks and return to these borderline porn shots. I don't mind a few artistic nude photos but let's keep 'em tasteful people...Great shot by the way.

  • Woj

    Woj (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2010):

    terrific shot, love it, ditto on the comments

  • sameer khanore

    sameer khanore said (6 Sep 2010):

    The BEST !!!

  • Guy Hoffman

    Guy Hoffman said (6 Oct 2010):

    The photo is fantastic. The tonal range is beautiful and IMO the decision to use black and white was an excellent one. Great work S! Your talent shines through as well as your moxy! One note: As a photographer that has ventured into tasteful nude photographic studies, I agree with you. The inappropriate images are unwanted here and I hope JPG hears your words loud and clear. Peace!

  • mohammed

    mohammed said (17 Oct 2010):

    so beautifull and emotionell b/w photo

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan gave props (21 Jan 2011):

    Splendid tones and beautiful story captured.

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (24 Jan 2011):

    I really love your photograph Sumna! your composition and use of B&W are excellent!
    I do agree with some of the more tasteful nude portraits found here on JPG, but they certianly need to keep the more offensive porn-style off!
    Thank goodness for the safe filter JPG has made, as my 11 year son used to enjoy my JPG page and that of my contacts.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (14 Mar 2012):

    Great capture!....

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