If you do not want to use that image effect on some parts of a page, e.g. on sidebar (first post widget), you can simply exclude that element (image effect).
Open your browser debug stuff and find its class
Then go to ../themes/gdaynews/js/ and open file jaw.utils.php on line 104 and add there that classes
This should work for all pages/posts with that sidebar. Now that effect is exluded and is not applied the image effect.