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NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 02

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A handful of nice Conventional Tattoos images I discovered:

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 02
Traditional Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
(far more details later, as time permits)

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I’m writing these notes about halfway by way of the 2014 Planet Cup, and I can not aid questioning if anybody will have the slightest interest in seeing photos about a bunch of guys operating around the streets of New York as they hit a small pink rubber ball with what appears like a broomstick. Indeed, the Wikipedia post on stickball (which you can uncover at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball ) tells us that

&quotStickball is a street game related to baseball, typically formed as a choose-up game played in large cities in the Northeastern United States, specially New York City and Philadelphia. The gear consists of a broom manage and a rubber ball, usually a spaldeen, pensy pinky, high bouncer or tennis ball. The rules come from baseball and are modified to fit the predicament, for example, a manhole cover may possibly be utilised as a base, or buildings for foul lines. The game is a variation of stick and ball games dating back to at least the 1750s. This game was widely popular among youths developing up from the 20th century until the 1980s.&quot

So, what I was photographing right here was undoubtedly not soccer nor was it the a lot more “traditional” American sport of baseball … and certainly not (American-style) football either. It’s a game of its personal, although the certain game that I occurred to watch and photograph was a variation usually referred to as “fungo” — where the batter tosses the ball into the air and hits it on the way down, or after a single or much more bounces.

Like a lot of of the other truly, actually great days on my 1+ years of photo-walking in NYC, today’s encounter was totally unexpected. I was trudging along 109th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and shortly following walking via a tunnel that supports the overhead train tracks carrying MetroNorth trains (and Amtrak/Acela, too, I guess) up and down Park Avenue to the final stopping point in Grand Central — I discovered myself at a corner that has come to be recognized as the “Stickball Hall of Fame Place,” at 109th Street and Third Avenue. Two different stickball games have been underway, but I was reasonably safe as long as I stayed on the sidewalks. (If you are interested in the Stickball Hall of Fame, check out this web internet site: northattan.com/2013/ten/07/keeping-a-tradition-alive-in-ea… )

As I’ve discovered, you can never inform when unexpected occasions like this will happen — and they might indeed take place only after a year. Most days out on the street with my camera are reasonably blah and numerous (like most of Manhattan’s west side, especially the region from 57th Street down to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a few good days, and a handful of excellent shots — but a concentrated burst like today happens only on uncommon occasions …

Hence, when such occasions do occur, it really is essential to exploit them for each bit they’re worth. Fortunately I realized that these days — and decided that I’d be satisfied to remain on that 1 street (109th, among 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the entire afternoon. In particular, I created no effort whatsoever to leave rapidly in order to walk 108th Street, too following all, it will be there tomorrow (and the subsequent day, and the day right after that), whereas the photo opportunity might never come back once more.

Thankfully, I was provided the opportunity to meet some of the stickball players, chat with them, find out about their buddies and relatives (a number of told me of starting to play the game with their personal fathers, several years earlier) and provide to send them some pictures (which, as a result far, no one has done). Possibly a single of the motives that I have not gotten involved with several NYC individuals on the street ahead of is that I really wasn’t particularly interested in what they were doing, and there was no apparent way they could continue undertaking what they had been carrying out without having my becoming an apparent intrusion. Not so nowadays …

In addition to the nevertheless photographs, I took about a dozen video clips, though I didn’t actually feel of performing so till roughly halfway through the photo episode. But in retrospect, it should have been clear: it is a sports-game, so it depend on motion and the yelling, shouting, and overall noise is a very important component of the experience, also. So I ultimately began shooting brief 10-20 second clips when each and every of the batters was about to wallop the ball, and then run on to initial base …

I was tempted to go back to watch the game once again subsequent weekend, climate permitting but I currently had other commitments for those days, so it didn’t occur. Maybe 2 weeks from now, or 2 months … or whenever.

***************

This set of pictures is primarily based on a extremely basic notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To avoid missing anything, walk both sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be a lot more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s far more than I’m prepared to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, a lot more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s one particular far more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I never expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I’ll be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to pick the modest subset of every single-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no idea when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is truly a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who looks at it. Certainly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll find other, a lot more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to somebody from yet another portion of the country, or an additional portion of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photos where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually searching at the photos about five years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by small, store by shop, day by day, items adjust … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it’s even much more wonderful to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did individuals actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every single-block images five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be carrying out my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they had been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no idea what we’re calling this decade yet). Or maybe they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll in the end make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are yet another obvious instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even though I’m undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I’ll be able to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did girls really put on these weird skirts that are short in the front, and extended in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious attention riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (amongst other items, that tends to make it extremely effortless for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot help asking yourself whether or not this sort of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one final issue: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of each and every day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it each and every day, and the most recent part of my every single-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it every day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s each and every-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any suggestions about places that I ought to certainly visit to get some great pictures, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your tiny corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Stay tuned as the photo-stroll continues, block by block …

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 15
Traditional Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
(more details later, as time permits)

**********************

I’m writing these notes about halfway by means of the 2014 Planet Cup, and I cannot help questioning if any individual will have the slightest interest in seeing pictures about a bunch of guys operating around the streets of New York as they hit a small pink rubber ball with what looks like a broomstick. Certainly, the Wikipedia report on stickball (which you can uncover at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball ) tells us that

&quotStickball is a street game related to baseball, generally formed as a choose-up game played in large cities in the Northeastern United States, especially New York City and Philadelphia. The gear consists of a broom manage and a rubber ball, typically a spaldeen, pensy pinky, higher bouncer or tennis ball. The guidelines come from baseball and are modified to fit the situation, for example, a manhole cover may possibly be employed as a base, or buildings for foul lines. The game is a variation of stick and ball games dating back to at least the 1750s. This game was extensively popular among youths expanding up from the 20th century until the 1980s.&quot

So, what I was photographing right here was undoubtedly not soccer nor was it the a lot more “traditional” American sport of baseball … and undoubtedly not (American-style) football either. It’s a game of its own, although the particular game that I occurred to watch and photograph was a variation generally referred to as “fungo” — exactly where the batter tosses the ball into the air and hits it on the way down, or soon after 1 or far more bounces.

Like numerous of the other actually, truly great days on my 1+ years of photo-walking in NYC, today’s expertise was fully unexpected. I was trudging along 109th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and shortly right after walking by means of a tunnel that supports the overhead train tracks carrying MetroNorth trains (and Amtrak/Acela, as well, I guess) up and down Park Avenue to the final stopping point in Grand Central — I discovered myself at a corner that has come to be known as the “Stickball Hall of Fame Place,” at 109th Street and Third Avenue. Two distinct stickball games were underway, but I was reasonably safe as extended as I stayed on the sidewalks. (If you’re interested in the Stickball Hall of Fame, verify out this internet internet site: northattan.com/2013/ten/07/maintaining-a-tradition-alive-in-ea… )

As I’ve learned, you can by no means tell when unexpected occasions like this will happen — and they may possibly indeed occur only as soon as a year. Most days out on the street with my camera are comparatively blah and numerous (like most of Manhattan’s west side, especially the area from 57th Street down to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a few good days, and a few great shots — but a concentrated burst like today occurs only on rare occasions …

As a result, when such occasions do occur, it really is crucial to exploit them for each and every bit they’re worth. Fortunately I realized that right now — and decided that I’d be happy to stay on that one street (109th, in between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the whole afternoon. In certain, I created no work whatsoever to leave rapidly in order to stroll 108th Street, too after all, it will be there tomorrow (and the subsequent day, and the day soon after that), whereas the photo chance may possibly never ever come back again.

Thankfully, I was provided the chance to meet some of the stickball players, chat with them, find out about their buddies and relatives (several told me of starting to play the game with their personal fathers, numerous years earlier) and provide to send them some pictures (which, hence far, nobody has done). Perhaps one particular of the motives that I have not gotten involved with a lot of NYC men and women on the street just before is that I genuinely wasn’t particularly interested in what they had been carrying out, and there was no apparent way they could continue doing what they have been doing with out my being an apparent intrusion. Not so these days …

In addition to the still photos, I took about a dozen video clips, even though I didn’t truly think of carrying out so until roughly halfway by way of the photo episode. But in retrospect, it should have been obvious: it is a sports-game, so it rely on motion and the yelling, shouting, and overall noise is a extremely critical portion of the expertise, as well. So I finally started shooting brief ten-20 second clips when each of the batters was about to wallop the ball, and then run on to first base …

I was tempted to go back to watch the game once again subsequent weekend, weather permitting but I already had other commitments for those days, so it didn’t occur. Possibly two weeks from now, or two months … or whenever.

***************

This set of photos is primarily based on a very basic notion: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To keep away from missing anything, stroll both sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s far more than I am prepared to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there’s a single a lot more little detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken much more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to pick the little subset of each-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no thought when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it’s genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third requires time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who looks at it. Clearly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll find other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to an individual from one more portion of the country, or another component of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, shops, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually searching at the photos about 5 years later, and being stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by tiny, store by shop, day by day, issues alter … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it’s even far more incredible to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did individuals genuinely put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these every single-block photos five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I am going to be carrying out my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no idea what we’re calling this decade however). Or perhaps they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I will ultimately choose that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/types are an additional obvious example of a time-specific phenomenon and even though I’m undoubtedly not a style professional, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did women genuinely wear these weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other factors, that makes it extremely straightforward for me to photograph them without their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t help questioning whether or not this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last point: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise details of every day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it every day, and the most current portion of my every single-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it each and every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to undoubtedly go to to get some very good pictures, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your small corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Keep tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block …

Cool Mask Tattoos images

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Verify out these Mask Tattoos pictures:

Ocean Spray Glitter Gel
Mask Tattoos

Image by Henna Sooq

Skilled Henna Services and Goods

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www.hennablogspot.com/

We service Montreal, Toronto, and now Maryland-Virginia-DC regions (our of Howard County)

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Henna Paste 4 oz
Mask Tattoos

Image by Henna Sooq

Skilled Henna Solutions and Merchandise

www.hennasooq.com/

www.hennablogspot.com/

We service Montreal, Toronto, and now Maryland-Virginia-DC regions (our of Howard County)

Join us on facebook:
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Cool Indian Tattoos photos

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A handful of nice Indian Tattoos pictures I found:

Indian Tattoo +BFK+
Indian Tattoos

Image by baptfrack

Nice Classic Tattoos photographs

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Check out these Standard Tattoos pictures:

Rat Rod
Traditional Tattoos

Image by Chad Horwedel

Rough Sketched Painting
Traditional Tattoos

Image by diejohndoe
Rough mock up for a painting im going to do for my art class. About three inches by two inches. Really extremely tiny.

Cool Cartoon Tattoos images

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A few nice Cartoon Tattoos photos I identified:

New York Comic Con
Cartoon Tattoos

Image by @Chennai
New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con

Good Flower Tattoos images

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Some cool Flower Tattoos photos:

IMG_9597
Flower Tattoos

Image by Rachel’s Old Perform

IMG_9651
Flower Tattoos

Image by Rachel’s Old Operate

Cool Tiger Tattoos photos

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Check out these Tiger Tattoos pictures:

Newsomelove
Tiger Tattoos

Image by jonashaffer
Stephs 1st Shoot

Newsomelove
Tiger Tattoos

Image by jonashaffer
Stephs First Shoot

Good Dragon Tattoos photographs

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Check out these Dragon Tattoos images:

Much more movie posters
Dragon Tattoos

Image by Aranami
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Please Give

Mystery Fiction – March 2010
Dragon Tattoos

Image by Pesky Library
Read a lot more about the following new books at Pesky Library Point
The Girl Who Played with Fire … Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo … Stieg Larsson

Good Tribal Tattoos images

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Verify out these Tribal Tattoos pictures:

Tattoo Master
Tribal Tattoos

Image by Tattoo Master@385
Tattoo Master – Through Porrettana 385/2 – Casalecchio di Reno (BO)

Tattoo Master
Tribal Tattoos

Image by Tattoo Master@385
Tattoo Master – By means of Porrettana 385/2 – Casalecchio di Reno (BO)

Good Mask Tattoos photographs

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Verify out these Mask Tattoos pictures:

Board
Mask Tattoos

Image by www.samshennan.com
Boards surf skate and snow – custom art or building

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