Friday, November 15, 2013

Cooking Country Style Pork Ribs

Copyright © 2013 by Jim Bauer
This is very simply a photo I took of a country style pork rib dinner I was making. But as all images around here go, there is probably a multitude of uses for such an image. Feel free to use it on a blog, or any other application you can think of on the Internet. These images are free for use. All I ask is that you provide a link back to this site, and acknowledge the copyright information. That's it. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Creative Overflowing Trash

Copyright © 2010 by Jim Bauer
This is just a fun photo I took while on the job in a grocery store break room. I thought it was actually a bit amazing, as well as humorous that the garbage can is obviously holding much more than it can actually hold, and rather than anyone taking the trash out, they have been rather creative in stacking the trash as high as they can.
This image, like most of the images on this site can have a variety of uses. Feel free to use it free. All I ask is that a link back to this site be made, and of course please acknowledge the copyright information.
Picture was modified slightly from its original using

Monday, November 11, 2013


Copyright © 1992-1996 by Jim Bauer
In honor of Veteran's Day, I decided to post an image I took back when I was stationed aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), on which I served between 1992 and 1996. This photo was taken while she sat in the shipyards, in this one finally out of dry dock, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia. She was not fully sea worthy at the time this picture was taken, but she was well on her way.
As are all of images posted on this page, images are free for use. Please provide a link back to this site and denote the copyright information when using them.
Do you have an image you'd like to submit for publication here? You can send them to and type "Springboard Images" in the subject line. When submitting images for consideration, please provide your copyright information and a link to a site you'd like me to link back to.
If you would like to read the HubPages article in which this photo appeared, you can find it at

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Copyright © 2013 by Jim Bauer
This is a photo I took that I played around a little bit with. I think that is sometimes part of the fun of photography. Just doing a few simple things can really have a huge impact on changing the dynamic of the picture. In this case all I did was take a simple picture and enlarge it to the point that it actually made it more blurry, almost like a pastel painting. But there is perhaps a story in this picture.
As for what this picture could be used for. I think all images, whether they be photographic images or paintings are open to the interpretation of the person viewing it. So it could be used in many different ways.
This picture is actually a city-owned, abandoned property. I took it while on the job, and decided to post it here. As are all of the images you will find on this site, this image is free for use on your own web page, in blogs or articles, or if you happen to be on Bubblews or some similar site, you can use this image there as well.
The only catch? Please link back to this site citing it as the source of the image, and please note the copyright information as well. I have many images to add to this site, and hope you are enjoying what is here so far.
Any comments about the site? Let me know. Any types of images you'd like to see here? Let me know. You can leave a comment here, or you can also email me at Just put "Springboard Images" in the subject line and I'll be sure to put it at the top of the heap.

Filthy Metal Sink

Copyright © 2013 by Jim Bauer
In setting this site up, what I want to do is to include a versatile bunch of photos. To that end I took this photo of a dirty sink. This, as many pictures may have, could have a multitude of uses in blogs and articles, pertaining to home maintenance, cleaning, sink repair, sink maintenance, plumbing, cleaning products and cleaning solutions, or any other purpose as you see fit.
As are all of the images published on this site, the image is free for use on your web page. All I ask is that a link be made back to this site and that you note the copyright information.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Copyright © 2013 by Jessica Dunbar
There is always that saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. My sister captured this image of her sons playing in a rain puddle along the street they live on, and as soon as I saw it I thought, this is a fantastic photo. This photo could have multiple uses. Like a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture could have a thousand stories, poems, or vignettes.
The same rules apply to this photo as do all of the others you will find on this site. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Coffee On The Wall

Copyright © 2011 by Jim Bauer
Just a simple black and white picture of a coffee theme decoration arrangement for a kitchen. This image is free for use with any blog or other article you may wish to use it for. All I ask is that a link back to this site be used, and acknowledgement of copyright be appropriately placed and that is all. Let me know where you have used this image, or any image on this site for that matter by sending an email to and I will be more than happy to provide a link to your site here on  this site. Quid pro quo, right? That's what Internet sharing is all about.
And of course, many thanks for stopping by here. I plan to add many more images as time goes on, and so it may be a good idea to stop by here often to see what has been added. In  addition, I will be experimenting with certain editing programs and sites to add interesting elements to some of the photos I have taken.