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Keeping it Real with Emily!
@ohemg87 here to let y'all know, coffees on and it's time to rise and shine! I'm really enjoying see y'all get your caffeine (and other drinks) on with your pals this weekend! Isn't it great to just stop for a bit and let life settle?

This lovely image by @kristinenor seems to suggest a clearing of space...slow down, de-clutter your mind, and rest for a few minutes. Beautiful. Thanks for keeping it real, Kristine.

This weekend I challenged y'all to stop, drop and drink some coffee (tea, dr. pepper, whatever!) with a friend (spouse, neighbor, whoever!). Snap a picture and tag it to #jj_keepingitreal_004, and let me know what your having and who your having it with.

You've got until Monday morning! Ready....GO!

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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 19, 2017 12:06 AM (UTC)
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Have you ever been to Monument Valley? That area of the US is probably my favorite place on earth for a road trip vacation. @harshapj shot this outstanding picture of the American Southeast and @jj_editor_jnanas from Athens Greece first gave it a nod. Don’t you love that about our community. Truly global. 🙂👍🏻. Today’s theme is “Vacation” and our tag is #jj_forum_2081. - @joshjohnson
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 18, 2017 9:05 PM (UTC)
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We’re on Vacation today! Too cold for a swimming pool on this vacation though. 🙂 Miranda and I are waiting on the 445 Amtrak. It’s called the Downeaster. It’s taking us up to Maine from Boston.
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Remember when all you needed to be happy on vacation was a hotel pool! 😂 This picture from @pats.stamppot, first featured by @jj_editor_arashrimus_, illustrates that feeling perfectly doesn’t it? I love it. Our theme today is “Vacation” and our tag is #jj_forum_2081. - @joshjohnson
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 18, 2017 5:16 PM (UTC)
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Today let’s do a vacation theme! If I gave you a First class ticket to anywhere in the world where would you go? What is it you love about your favorite vacation of all time? Let me know in the comments below. Our tag today is #JJ_forum_2081.
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Hi #jj world! 😀👍🏻. @joshjohnson here with you, posting from the TSA line at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport. WE MADE IT! 😉 My kid’s very patient and understanding. Thanks for pushing my bag in line, while I post honey. 😘.
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Miranda and I are headed up to Maine for American Thanksgiving. We spend most thanksgivings with @grammy1 and @ruddy24. We’re super excited this year because there’s a new hot tub! 😃.
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Today’s general photo tip is look for tension and contradictions. Whether you’re on vacations or shooting at home, things that don’t usually go together can make for great pictures. Vacations are kind of a loaded with contradictions aren’t they? Happy to be standing in line? Yep. Only on vacation.
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Often both the most relaxing and most stressful times in our lives happen on vacation. Sometimes you might find yourself in a smelly cab and the next moment in a refined and cultures museum. That’s part of what makes travel interesting.
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Oops. They are calling our flight! Got to go! Talk to you again from Maine! Vacationland! - @joshjohnson.
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Are you new to the community? It's not as confusing as it seems at first. :-). Here's the deal.
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Sometimes it can be hard to get your pictures seen and aren't we all always looking for inspiring photographers to follow? That's why I created the forum almost 6 years ago. It's a place to come together for inspiration and encouragement.
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Every morning, NYC time, we make a post announcing our new theme and tag. Your job is to tag images that fit the theme. You can use shots you have already posted but we really love to see the theme inspire you to find new shots. The @jj_editors, @kevinkuster and I scour the tag and repost our favorite submissions through out the day. Over half a million people might see your pic! Pretty cool stuff.
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We are ALL about keeping things simple, but in the spirit of our motto, "Create to connect", we
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:17 PM (UTC)
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Morning guys. Here’s a perfectly purple and green grid from @jj_editor_dascha to finish up yesterday’s “Dreamy” feature. Lovely work Dasha. Congrats to all the features photographers.
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Photo Credits:
↖️ @onegreytoe
↗️ @ellebellemille
↙️ @seasalt.and.evergreens
↘️ @camhaynes22.
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Back in 20 minutes from Atlanta airport with an especially relevant brand new theme for you.😊 for you.
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 18, 2017 6:41 AM (UTC)
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Evening everyone. Here’s another great image. This one is by @rosipardagunde and it was submitted to our #jj_forum_2080 tagged “Dreamy” forum. @jj_editor_dascha was first with the feature. - @joshjohnson
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 18, 2017 5:14 AM (UTC)
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How cool is the story in this shot? Love it. Evening again everyone. It’s a wonderfully windy image by @ivomrmachado, submitted to our #jj_forum_2080 tagged “Dreamy” forum. So good Ivo. 🙂. - @joshjohnson
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 18, 2017 2:37 AM (UTC)
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Evening everyone. Here’s a killer image by @throughtheeyesofv submitted to our #jj_forum_2080 tagged “Dreamy” forum. @jj_editor_marcrio was first with the feature. Great job Victoria. 🙂. - @joshjohnson
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 17, 2017 8:01 PM (UTC)
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Happy Friday, JJers! This captivating underwater dreamscape by artist @estethia caught my eye for today’s theme. The mermaid-like flow of her hair and dress, the beams of light floating through the water, and the fish complete this ethereal dream. Huge thanks to Anarchy Page @jj_lightcatchers for the original highlight. Please stop by their galleries and show them some JJ love! Have a wonderful weekend! @dodovo 🙋🏻



Congratulations to: @estethia
Featured page: @jj_lightcatchers |#jj_lightcatchers
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Keep tagging #jj_forum_2080 and your favorite anarchy pages!
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Tap on the "Following" tab on top of the @jj_projectanarchy account to find the list of currently active pages!
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 17, 2017 1:54 PM (UTC)
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Good morning again guys. Hope you had a great week. Thank you so much for your participation yesterday and the day before. I really loved the discussion and the deeper dive. Today let’s do a theme titled “Dreamy”. Show us pictures that fit the prompt “Dreamy”. This image is from @pearlincandyland and it first got the nod from @jj_editor_dave. Our tag is #jj_forum_2080. - @joshjohnson.
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Are you new to the community? It's not as confusing as it seems at first. :-). Here's the deal.
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Sometimes it can be hard to get your pictures seen and aren't we all always looking for inspiring photographers to follow? That's why I created the forum almost 6 years ago. It's a place to come together for inspiration and encouragement.
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Every morning, NYC time, we make a post announcing our new theme and tag. Your job is to tag images that fit the theme. You can use shots you have already posted but we really love to see the theme inspire you to find new shots. The @jj_editors, @kevinkuster and I scour the tag and repost our favorite submissions through out the day. Over half a million people might see your pic! Pretty cool stuff.
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We are ALL about keeping things simple, but in the spirit of our motto, "Create to connect", we ask that you follow our only "rule". We call it the 1-2-3 rule. For every 1 image you tag, comment on 2 in the tag and like 3 others.
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Glad you're here. Can't wait to see your shots. Speak up if you have questions or comments. We like to think this is the friendliest place on the internet. :-).
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 17, 2017 4:22 AM (UTC)
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3 things I learned while exploring @gmarino’s account.
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1. “Beautiful things don’t ask for attention”.
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2. Your thumbnail grid itself can be a masterpiece. Three really IS a magic number. His unique 3 shot format works wonderfully well. Make sure you check it out for yourself.
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3. One man’s weeds are another’s fine art sculpture.
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Big congrats on the feature Giuseppe. Your account is a hidden gem. Thanks for being a part of the #JJ family.
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For the last two days #JJ has been all about “Discovery”. Our tag is #jj_forum_2079. The big idea is that it’s far too easy to become immune to all the everyday gifts that life sends our way.
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Our assignment is to break out, by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the last couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned.
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This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of picture. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular. - @joshjohnson.
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 17, 2017 2:36 AM (UTC)
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3 things I learned while exploring @brookiephoto’s account.
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1. Photographers kid’s get THE BEST senior photos! At least one’s with moms as talented as Brooke. You HAVE to look at her son’s shots with his drums on the salt flats.
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2. Pink dinosaurs will do your dishes, if you ask them nicely.
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3. You don’t need glitz or flash to make wonderful images. A strong does of heart will do just fine.
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Big congrats on the feature Brooke. I’m a fan for sure. Thanks for being a part of the #JJ family and a quick thanks to @jj_editor_arashrimus_ for his initial feature of this image.
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It’s an important theme I think. For the last two days #JJ has been all about “Discovery”. Our tag is #jj_forum_2079. The big idea is that it’s far too easy to become immune to all the everyday gifts that life sends our way.
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Our assignment is to break out, by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the last couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned.
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This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of picture. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular. - @joshjohnson.
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 16, 2017 6:46 PM (UTC)
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3 things I learned while exploring @pattykl’s account.
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1. Zombies should keep their eyes in their heads! (Take a look at her account and you’ll see I’m right! Yikes!).
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2. She’s got a wonderful range. From street photography, to glamour, to nature photography in her home country a of Mexico, Patty does it all!.
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3. Smart people can be creative too. 🙂. Patty is both a is both a psychologist and a molecular biologist! Oh. And a wonderful Photographer as well.
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Big congrats on the feature patty. Thank you for being you and for being a part of the #JJ family.
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Hi guys! Don’t worry I’m fine. I got three worried text messages so far today. I’m glad you guys are tuning in. 😆😘. Hahahaha. Yesterday I mentioned that I want to take a couple days on the current theme. Check the discussion yesterday for even more details.
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It’s an important theme I think. For the last two days #JJ is all about “Discovery”. Our tag is #jj_forum_2079. The big idea is that it’s far too easy to become immune to all the everyday gifts that life sends our way.
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Our assignment is to break out, by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the last couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned.
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This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of picture. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular. - @joshjohnson.
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 9:28 PM (UTC)
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This is such a good reminder that we should never lose our sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around us. Where this adventurous spirit peeks into this hollow trunk to discover what lays inside I would be worried about the insects and creepy crawlies I would encounter and steer clear. Thanks, Bri, for sharing this beautiful scene and reminding us to just go out and explore! Thanks to Anarchy page @jj_memories for the original feature. Please go and show some love to both beautiful galleries! ~ 🙋🏻 Jackie @jaxkm2
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Photographer: @briviglianco
Featured Page/Tag: @jj_memories / #jj_memories
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Thanks for tagging your images to jj_forum_2079 and your favorite anarchy pages!
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Tap on the "Following" tab on top of the @jj_projectanarchy account to find the list of currently active pages.
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:49 PM (UTC)
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Our theme for the next two days is all about “Discovery”. Our tag is #jj_forum_2079. The big idea is that it’s far too easy to become immune to all the everyday gifts that life sends our way. Our assignment the next two days is to break out of that rut by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the next couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned. This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of pictures. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular.
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My first feature goes out to a gal I had the pleasure of meeting via our live group video chat on Sunday, @rachelnyssen. A self portrait in a Lisbon window that I just saw from two years ago, actually makes me think she might be our next Vivian Meyer. I’m sure she won’t like the comparison but I’m standing by it! 😉 Make sure you spend some quality time exploring her account too! You’ll see I’m right. 😉.
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So without further delay! Here are “Three things I learned about @rachelnyssen” - @joshjohnson.
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1. She digs street art and recently did a big trip “hunting for street art all over greece, italy, & nyc.”.
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2. I need to experiment with long exposure more!.
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3. She used to “do a zine in the 90's, full of photography, art, stories, and poetry.” Basically old school Instagram! 😁 Hahaha.
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 2:35 PM (UTC)
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I struggle with apathy. I guess that sentence doesn’t really make sense, but it feels true to me. 😉 I’ll explain.
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I get use to things. Numb to the magic that is life. I suspect I’m not alone. Tell me if you can relate. A beautiful landscape (I use to live in Hawaii), the incredible tech in our pockets, or even our friends and family can become just background pieces to whatever drama we’ve decided will script our day today.
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Young kids get it right though don’t they? Watching my daughter go from a wide eyed toddler to a cynical tween has really shown me how much wonder and curiosity we all loose when the very real magic of everyday life becomes normal to us. Right now I’m commuting into Atlanta on an express bus. 7 year old Josh would have been fascinated. It’s huge and it makes the coolest noises! 42 year old Josh hadn’t given it much thought.
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Apathy is probably a universal human disease but there are things we can do to fight it. Christians and Muslims remember to be grateful in prayer. A Buddhists might meditate on the surprising beauty of a single rose. And maybe photographers notice. Maybe that’s our most potent cure for the disease of apathy. The ritual of discovery.
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That’s our theme today “Discovery”. Look for all the beautiful stuff in your life you usually take for granted. Take a picture of the subtle blue to grey gradient of a soft morning or the unseen exotic predators that call your back yard home. That’s what @bethsmash484 did to capture this great shot and inspire today’s theme. 🙂👍🏻.
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And yes, if you’ve ever wondered, even scrolling through thousands of beautiful pictures, submitted by insta friends from all around the world, can become routine and a chore if I’m not careful. 😉. I’ve got an idea for today’s features that I think will help me out. Stay tuned!.
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Have a wonderful day everyone! Our tag is #JJ_forum_2079. I’m actually going to make today’s theme a two day assignment. I think it’s a good one. Can’t wait to see what you discover. I’d love to talk to you about your thoughts on the theme. Do you struggle with apathy? How has photography helped you break out of apathy and “Discover”. - @joshjohnson.
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 8:26 AM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with our last Peach feature!

@pnwforager capture such a beautiful range of colors in this shot, thanks for finding it @jj_editor_debwazi!

Normally I’d say see you next week, but Josh and Kevin will be covering for me while I go on a crazy adventure across the UK with @egoldhammer for two weeks! Follow along on with me, @ohemg87 and I’ll see you guys back here in December!
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 8:21 AM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Peach #jj_forum_2078.

Love this beautiful scene by @amy_corson featured by @jj_editor_georgiak. Give them some #jj love!
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 1:32 AM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Peach #jj_forum_2078.

Somehow, despite the pleasant peach tones, this photo is dripping with mystery! Great job @hhagland! Give her some #jj love!

Tag your Peach images #jj_forum_2078 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Love, Emily @ohemg87
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 14, 2017 9:41 PM (UTC)
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Hope your all having a peachy keen Huesday jj fam! See what I did there? 😉 🤦🏻‍♀️. I couldn’t resist this shot for our theme today. When you wrap this much cuteness with a peachy glow you get a shot that is just enchanting! I love that look of fascination and curiosity on this kitten’s face! If you’re ever in need of a dose of adorable shots, please check out our Anarchy page @jj_welovepets! You’ll see wonderful shots like Natalia’s there. Have a good one, all! - 🧡🧡 Jackie @jaxkm2
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Photographer: @escapingyouth
Featured Page/Tag: @jj_welovepets / #jj_welovepets
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Thanks for tagging your images to jj_forum_2078 and your favorite anarchy pages!
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Tap on the "Following" tab on top of the @jj_projectanarchy account to find the list of currently active pages.
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 14, 2017 7:02 PM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Peach #jj_forum_2078!

I love the unusual colors of this scene, it’s so surreal! Great shot @aaron_siegler!
Give him some #JJ love y’all!

Tag your Peach images #jj_forum_2078 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Love, Emily @ohemg87