A handful of nice Dog Tattoos pictures I located:

New Yorkers are cautious
Dog Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 71st Street, in between Amsterdam Avenue and West Finish Avenue.

The image speaks for itself…

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Sep eight, 2013.


This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite basic concept: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing anything, stroll each sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

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

Oh, actually, there is 1 much more tiny detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken far more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I never expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I’ll be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to select the tiny subset of every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no thought when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it is actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third includes time. I am hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears at it. Naturally, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will locate other, far 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’s not recognizable to somebody from another component of the country, or one more part of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some photographs exactly where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the photos about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Little by tiny, retailer by store, day by day, issues adjust … and when you have been about as lengthy as I have, it’s even much more wonderful to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did individuals truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block images five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I’m going to be undertaking my very 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 notion what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately choose that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are another clear example of a time-specific phenomenon and even though I am certainly not a style expert, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did girls truly put on these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that absolutely everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other factors, that makes it extremely simple for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not assist questioning no matter whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise details of every day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it every single day, and the most current element of my each and every-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 day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s each and every-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I should definitely check out to get some very good photographs, 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 e-mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Dog Tattoos

Image by brynnycole31