Some cool Music Tattoos photos:

New Yorkers are really shy: they hide when they take photographs …
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was taken near the corner of 5th Avenue and 38th Street, on a dark gloomy day in late January 2014

The photo speaks for itself … well, at least it did to me. Possibly not you, if you’re not a photographer. But that is okay — you can focus on the boots and the earmuffs and so forth …

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Feb 25, 2014.

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a quite straightforward concept: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To stay away from missing anything, walk both sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be much more ambitious, you could also stroll 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 is 1 far more tiny detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photographs. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective choice of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the tiny subset of every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. 1st, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it’s actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third requires time. I’m hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who appears at it. Clearly, particular 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, far 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 someone from one more element of the country, or one more portion of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may be some photos where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the pictures about 5 years later, and being stunned by how a lot had changed. Small by tiny, store by retailer, day by day, issues modify … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it really is even a lot more amazing to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did men and women really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these each-block images five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I’m going to be performing my very 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 concept what we’re calling this decade however). 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-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I will in the end determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are yet another clear instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I am undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be in a position to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did women really wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that every person has 1, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (amongst other issues, that tends to make it very simple 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 phone conversation). But I cannot help wondering no matter whether this sort 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 wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single final thing: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it every day, and the most recent 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 every single day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

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

If you have any ideas about places that I should undoubtedly pay a visit to to get some excellent images, 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 straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

New York is usually pretty crowded, but you can practically usually uncover a location to be alone if you want to …
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the northwest corner of Park Avenue and 75th Street…

In case you are questioning, I have no thought what triggered that dark, oval shadow-like thingy close to the leading of the image. It appears like a balloon on a string, and I can assure you that I was not holding a balloon when I snapped the photo. But perhaps an individual else was … e.g., someone standing behind me.

It’s also worth noting that the photo was taken in the middle of the day, and for the duration of the winter season, the NYC sun is low in the sky, and pretty considerably in the southern part of horizon, shining quite brightly in a northerly path.

It was also bitter cold on this day in mid-December, even though you would never ever know it by seeking at the worker in the photo. But the bright sunlight helped, and there was no wind …

A technical note: I’ve not too long ago attended a weekend photography course that showed us how to use various photo-editing apps on the iPad. I’ve utilised it on this image, with the &quotSnapSeed&quot app that utilised to be accessible as a standalone app on Mac desktop/laptop computer systems till Google bought the firm (grrr).

In any case, I used the &quotHDRscape&quot functionality, and set the brightness to -25, saturation to +25, filter strength to +25, and smoothing to +25. The mixture looked far better than the other variations I attempted, so that is what I’ve uploaded right here … though I’ve nonetheless got the original image on my desktop Mac. (One more small technical note: Snapseed is accessible on the Mac by means of the Chrome internet browser, but not on Safari and from my reasonably brief evaluation of the browser-based Snapseed, the &quotHDSscape&quot functionality basic does not exist. Sigh…)

A single of my projects this week is to check out BestBuy, to see if I can locate a combination of cables and adaptors that will allow my iPad to be connected straight to a 27-inch Cinema show that I currently use as a 2nd display with my iMac. Why BestBuy? Simply because the local Apple Retailer here on the Upper West Side of NYC told me that they had no such mixture of cables and adaptors themselves. Feh. I’ll bet Steve Jobs is rolling more than in his grave right now … anyway, if I succeed, that may well make it a small simpler to commence undertaking this iPad editing with a massive screen. (Of course, an alternative would be to persuade Google to re-release the SnapSeed app on the Mac desktop but I suspect that’s a lost trigger.)

None of this is probably to make any difference to the people who merely want to look at a picture and make a snap selection about whether they like it or not. But if you thought that I spent my time simply wandering up and down the street, pointing my camera at individuals, and uploading the resulting image with no any additional work … properly, it is a small far more difficult than that.

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Jan 13, 2014.

Note: this photo was published in a Mar 13, 2014 weblog titled ”海市蜃樓 海市蜃楼 Mirage” / 寧 Serenity.&quot

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a extremely straightforward notion: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To avoid missing anything, stroll 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 is 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, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there’s 1 much more little detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken much more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

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

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who looks at it. Naturally, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll discover other, much more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to an individual from one more component of the nation, or one more portion of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some pictures where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, shops, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by tiny, retailer by store, day by day, things change … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did men and women genuinely wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these each and every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I am going to be carrying out my ideal to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no thought what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly 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-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll ultimately determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are one more clear instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even though I’m certainly not a style specialist, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did ladies genuinely put on these weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it really straightforward for me to photograph them with out their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not support questioning whether this sort of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last factor: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every single day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it every single day, and the most current part of my each-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 hyperlink to Ed’s each and every-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any ideas about locations that I need to definitely pay a visit to to get some excellent 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 e-mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

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