Posts Tagged ‘2014’

Red Arrows 50 3226 (RIAT 2014)

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Some cool Sports Tattoos photos:

Red Arrows 50 3226 (RIAT 2014)
Sports Tattoos

Image by Thorbard
Chosen to upload right now due to the fact my wife (Emberspark) said it was awesome.

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 11

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

A couple of nice Sports Tattoos images I found:

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 11
Sports Tattoos

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

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

I’m writing these notes about halfway by means of the 2014 Planet Cup, and I can not assist asking yourself if anybody will have the slightest interest in seeing pictures about a bunch of guys running about the streets of New York as they hit a small pink rubber ball with what looks like a broomstick. Certainly, the Wikipedia post on stickball (which you can find 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 massive cities in the Northeastern United States, specifically 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 match the scenario, for instance, a manhole cover may be utilized 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 common amongst youths increasing up from the 20th century till the 1980s.&quot

So, what I was photographing right here was certainly not soccer nor was it the much more “traditional” American sport of baseball … and undoubtedly not (American-style) football either. It is a game of its own, although the distinct game that I happened 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 right after a single or much more bounces.

Like several of the other genuinely, genuinely great days on my 1+ years of photo-walking in NYC, today’s knowledge was totally unexpected. I was trudging along 109th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and shortly soon after walking by means of 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 protected as lengthy as I stayed on the sidewalks. (If you are interested in the Stickball Hall of Fame, check out this web website: northattan.com/2013/10/07/maintaining-a-tradition-alive-in-ea… )

As I’ve discovered, you can never inform when unexpected occasions like this will occur — and they may possibly certainly occur only once a year. Most days out on the street with my camera are fairly blah and numerous (like most of Manhattan’s west side, specially the location from 57th Street down to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a handful of very good days, and a few good shots — but a concentrated burst like today happens only on rare occasions …

Therefore, when such occasions do occur, it’s essential to exploit them for each and every bit they’re worth. Thankfully I realized that nowadays — and decided that I’d be content to keep on that one street (109th, amongst 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the whole afternoon. In distinct, I created no effort whatsoever to leave rapidly in order to stroll 108th Street, also after all, it will be there tomorrow (and the next day, and the day right after that), whereas the photo opportunity may never come back again.

Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to meet some of the stickball players, chat with them, learn about their friends and relatives (a number of told me of starting to play the game with their personal fathers, many years earlier) and offer you to send them some images (which, as a result far, no one has completed). Possibly one particular of the causes that I have not gotten involved with many NYC folks on the street ahead of is that I genuinely wasn’t particularly interested in what they were performing, and there was no obvious way they could continue doing what they have been performing without having my becoming an clear intrusion. Not so nowadays …

In addition to the nevertheless photos, I took about a dozen video clips, although I didn’t really consider of doing so until roughly halfway by means of the photo episode. But in retrospect, it should have been apparent: it is a sports-game, so it rely on motion and the yelling, shouting, and general noise is a extremely important component of the expertise, too. So I lastly began shooting brief ten-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 next weekend, weather permitting but I already had other commitments for these days, so it didn’t occur. Possibly 2 weeks from now, or 2 months … or whenever.

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

This set of photos is based on a extremely straightforward notion: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To avoid missing something, stroll 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is much more than I’m willing 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 1 more modest detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I never count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to choose the modest subset of each and every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Initial, 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 actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who appears at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will find other, a lot more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to a person from an additional part of the nation, or one more part of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photographs where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, shops, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually searching at the photos about 5 years later, and being stunned by how significantly had changed. Small by small, shop by shop, day by day, things modify … and when you’ve been about as lengthy as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did individuals really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every single-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I’m going to be doing 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 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 following 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will ultimately determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are one more apparent example of a time-distinct phenomenon and even even though I am definitely not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be able to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did ladies really wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional example: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that absolutely everyone has a single, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (among other factors, that makes it quite easy for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t assist asking yourself no matter whether this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

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

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

If you have any recommendations about locations that I must certainly pay a visit to to get some very good photos, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your little 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-walk continues, block by block …

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Sports Tattoos

Image by CharlieBoy808

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 14

Monday, April 13th, 2015

A few nice Eye Tattoos pictures I located:

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 14
Eye Tattoos

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

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

I’m writing these notes about halfway via the 2014 World Cup, and I cannot assist wondering if anyone will have the slightest interest in seeing photographs about a bunch of guys operating around the streets of New York as they hit a little pink rubber ball with what appears like a broomstick. Indeed, the Wikipedia article on stickball (which you can find at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball ) tells us that

&quotStickball is a street game connected to baseball, generally formed as a choose-up game played in big cities in the Northeastern United States, particularly 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 circumstance, for example, a manhole cover might 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 broadly well-known among youths growing up from the 20th century till the 1980s.&quot

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

Like many of the other actually, actually great days on my 1+ years of photo-walking in NYC, today’s encounter was fully unexpected. I was trudging along 109th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and shortly soon after walking by means of 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 identified myself at a corner that has come to be identified as the “Stickball Hall of Fame Place,” at 109th Street and Third Avenue. Two different 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, check out this net internet site: northattan.com/2013/ten/07/keeping-a-tradition-alive-in-ea… )

As I’ve learned, you can in no way tell when unexpected occasions like this will come about — and they could indeed come about only when a year. Most days out on the street with my camera are relatively blah and many (like most of Manhattan’s west side, especially the region from 57th Street down to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a few excellent days, and a couple of good shots — but a concentrated burst like right now happens only on uncommon occasions …

Thus, when such occasions do happen, it’s essential to exploit them for each and every bit they’re worth. Thankfully I realized that today — and decided that I’d be happy to keep on that one particular street (109th, amongst 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the entire afternoon. In distinct, I made no work whatsoever to leave rapidly in order to walk 108th Street, as well right after all, it will be there tomorrow (and the next day, and the day right after that), whereas the photo opportunity may possibly by no means come back again.

Fortunately, I was offered the chance to meet some of the stickball players, chat with them, find out about their close friends and relatives (numerous told me of starting to play the game with their own fathers, numerous years earlier) and supply to send them some pictures (which, as a result far, nobody has completed). Perhaps one of the motives that I have not gotten involved with a lot of NYC individuals on the street prior to is that I actually wasn’t especially interested in what they have been undertaking, and there was no clear way they could continue carrying out what they had been carrying out without having my being an clear intrusion. Not so right now …

In addition to the nevertheless photos, I took about a dozen video clips, although I didn’t really consider of performing so until roughly halfway by means of the photo episode. But in retrospect, it must have been obvious: it is a sports-game, so it depend on motion and the yelling, shouting, and all round noise is a quite important element of the encounter, as well. So I ultimately began shooting short 10-20 second clips when each and every of the batters was about to wallop the ball, and then run on to very first base …

I was tempted to go back to watch the game again next weekend, weather permitting but I already had other commitments for these days, so it didn’t come about. Maybe two weeks from now, or two months … or anytime.

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

This set of images is based on a very simple notion: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To steer clear of missing something, stroll 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 more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there is 1 a lot more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken much more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I never count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective choice of the ones worth hunting at.

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

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes time. I am hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Developing 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 will be capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to a person from one more part of the country, or one more portion of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photographs exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may well 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, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about 5 years later, and being stunned by how considerably had changed. Little by little, shop by store, day by day, things change … and when you’ve been around as extended as I have, it is even far more amazing to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did individuals truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every single-block pictures five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, as well), I’m going to be doing my best 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 notion what we’re calling this decade however). Or possibly they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll ultimately choose that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/types are one more apparent example of a time-particular phenomenon and even although I am certainly not a fashion professional, I suspected that I will be in a position to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely put on shirts like that? Did girls truly put on these weird skirts that are short in the front, and extended in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious attention riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (amongst other things, that makes it very easy for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot help asking yourself regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last factor: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each and every day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most current component of my 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 and every day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

URL hyperlink to Ed’s every-block progress by means of Manhattan

If you have any suggestions about areas that I should certainly check out to get some very good 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 straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 32

Monday, April 13th, 2015

A couple of good Eye Tattoos pictures I discovered:

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 32
Eye Tattoos

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

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

I’m writing these notes about halfway via the 2014 Globe Cup, and I can not support wondering if any person will have the slightest interest in seeing images about a bunch of guys running around the streets of New York as they hit a modest pink rubber ball with what appears like a broomstick. Indeed, the Wikipedia article on stickball (which you can find at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball ) tells us that

&quotStickball is a street game related to baseball, normally formed as a choose-up game played in huge cities in the Northeastern United States, specifically New York City and Philadelphia. The equipment consists of a broom manage and a rubber ball, typically a spaldeen, pensy pinky, higher bouncer or tennis ball. The rules come from baseball and are modified to match the scenario, for example, a manhole cover might 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 broadly well-liked amongst youths expanding up from the 20th century until the 1980s.&quot

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

Like a lot of of the other genuinely, genuinely 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 after walking by means of a tunnel that supports the overhead train tracks carrying MetroNorth trains (and Amtrak/Acela, also, 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 identified as the “Stickball Hall of Fame Location,” at 109th Street and Third Avenue. Two diverse stickball games have been underway, but I was reasonably secure as lengthy as I stayed on the sidewalks. (If you are interested in the Stickball Hall of Fame, verify out this net website: northattan.com/2013/ten/07/maintaining-a-tradition-alive-in-ea… )

As I’ve discovered, you can by no means inform when unexpected occasions like this will occur — and they could certainly come about only as soon as a year. Most days out on the street with my camera are fairly blah and several (like most of Manhattan’s west side, specifically the region from 57th Street down to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a couple of excellent days, and a couple of great shots — but a concentrated burst like nowadays occurs only on rare occasions …

Therefore, when such occasions do take place, it’s critical to exploit them for each bit they’re worth. Fortunately I realized that today — and decided that I’d be satisfied to keep on that one particular street (109th, among 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the whole afternoon. In specific, I produced no work whatsoever to leave rapidly in order to walk 108th Street, as well right after all, it will be there tomorrow (and the subsequent day, and the day soon after that), whereas the photo opportunity may by no means come back once again.

Thankfully, I was offered the chance to meet some of the stickball players, chat with them, find out about their pals and relatives (numerous told me of starting to play the game with their personal fathers, many years earlier) and provide to send them some photographs (which, thus far, nobody has completed). Possibly 1 of the causes that I have not gotten involved with several NYC men and women on the street before is that I genuinely wasn’t especially interested in what they had been undertaking, and there was no apparent way they could continue carrying out what they have been carrying out without my becoming an obvious intrusion. Not so right now …

In addition to the still photographs, I took about a dozen video clips, though I didn’t in fact feel of undertaking so until roughly halfway by means of the photo episode. But in retrospect, it must have been obvious: it’s a sports-game, so it depend on motion and the yelling, shouting, and all round noise is a extremely important component of the experience, too. So I lastly began shooting brief ten-20 second clips when every single 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 more subsequent weekend, weather permitting but I already had other commitments for those days, so it didn’t take place. Perhaps two weeks from now, or 2 months … or whenever.

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

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

That is 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 is more than I’m prepared to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s 1 much more modest detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken far more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC 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 will be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the tiny subset of each-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. First, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no thought when or 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’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who looks at it. Naturally, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will uncover other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to a person from another element of the country, or one more element of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, retailers, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about 5 years later, and being stunned by how considerably had changed. Little by tiny, shop by shop, day by day, things adjust … and when you have been about as long as I have, it is even far more amazing to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, also), I am going to be doing my ideal 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 perhaps they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll ultimately determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are another apparent example of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I am definitely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually wear shirts like that? Did girls actually wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has one, which certainly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (among other issues, 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 aid questioning whether this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last factor: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of each day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most current component of my 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 day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

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

If you have any ideas about locations that I ought to definitely check out to get some very good images, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your little 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-stroll continues, block by block …

3.4.15_003
Eye Tattoos

Image by Gidge Uriza
Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Freckles: [PXL] Face freckles light (tattoo)
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Hair: .ploom. Jemma (small) – Ploomage
Wedding Ring: EarthStones Destiny Bridal Set – Gold
Gown: Sascha’s Styles – Choices Pink Gown (S) Mesh
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat Left V2.
Hands: Slink Avatar
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant1
Physique: Slink Physique Mesh Physique V2.two
Skin: [PXL] MIA Jazz NAT ~ Makeup 04 BEB C2
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Denim (M)
Poses: PRETENSE

Drift @ Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

A couple of nice Music Tattoos images I discovered:

Drift @ Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
Music Tattoos

Image by Femme.von.Steel
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Dead Can Stimpy @ Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
Music Tattoos

Image by Femme.von.Steel
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Dead Can Stimpy @ Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
Music Tattoos

Image by Femme.von.Steel
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Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

A few good Music Tattoos images I found:

Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
Music Tattoos

Image by Femme.von.Steel
© All rights reserved. Femme von Steel images could not be utilized with no Femme von Steel consent.

Stay informed at www.facebook.com/femmevonsteel.

Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
Music Tattoos

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Tiny Time Crooks @ jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

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Small Time Crooks @ jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
Music Tattoos

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Modest Time Crooks @ jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
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Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
Music Tattoos

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Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
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Jailbreak Festival 2014 (NL)
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NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 40

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Check out these Sports Tattoos pictures:

NYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 40
Sports Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
(a lot more information later, as time permits)

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

I’m writing these notes about halfway by means of the 2014 Globe Cup, and I cannot assist questioning if any person will have the slightest interest in seeing pictures about a bunch of guys running about the streets of New York as they hit a little pink rubber ball with what appears like a broomstick. Indeed, the Wikipedia post on stickball (which you can find at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball ) tells us that

&quotStickball is a street game connected to baseball, generally formed as a pick-up game played in big cities in the Northeastern United States, specially New York City and Philadelphia. The gear consists of a broom handle and a rubber ball, generally a spaldeen, pensy pinky, high bouncer or tennis ball. The rules come from baseball and are modified to match the circumstance, 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 extensively popular amongst youths increasing up from the 20th century until the 1980s.&quot

So, what I was photographing here was certainly not soccer nor was it the far more “traditional” American sport of baseball … and undoubtedly not (American-style) football either. It’s a game of its personal, even though the specific 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 right after a single or much more bounces.

Like several of the other genuinely, really very good days on my 1+ years of photo-walking in NYC, today’s experience was completely unexpected. I was trudging along 109th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and shortly soon after walking via 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 identified as the “Stickball Hall of Fame Location,” at 109th Street and Third Avenue. Two diverse stickball games were underway, but I was reasonably secure as extended as I stayed on the sidewalks. (If you’re interested in the Stickball Hall of Fame, check out this net web site: northattan.com/2013/ten/07/keeping-a-tradition-alive-in-ea… )

As I’ve learned, you can never tell when unexpected occasions like this will happen — and they may certainly come about only after a year. Most days out on the street with my camera are comparatively blah and many (like most of Manhattan’s west side, especially the area from 57th Street down to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a couple of excellent days, and a couple of excellent shots — but a concentrated burst like right now occurs only on rare occasions …

Hence, when such occasions do happen, it is important to exploit them for every bit they’re worth. Thankfully I realized that right now — and decided that I’d be pleased to remain on that 1 street (109th, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the whole afternoon. In specific, I produced no effort whatsoever to leave rapidly in order to stroll 108th Street, too soon after all, it will be there tomorrow (and the subsequent day, and the day after that), whereas the photo opportunity may never ever come back once more.

Fortunately, I was offered the chance to meet some of the stickball players, chat with them, discover about their pals and relatives (numerous told me of starting to play the game with their personal fathers, several years earlier) and offer you to send them some photographs (which, therefore far, nobody has accomplished). Perhaps one of the causes that I have not gotten involved with several NYC men and women on the street ahead of is that I genuinely wasn’t specifically interested in what they had been doing, and there was no apparent way they could continue performing what they have been performing without having my being an obvious intrusion. Not so today …

In addition to the still photos, I took about a dozen video clips, though I didn’t actually consider of doing so until roughly halfway through the photo episode. But in retrospect, it must have been obvious: it’s a sports-game, so it depend on motion and the yelling, shouting, and all round noise is a very critical component of the experience, too. So I lastly started shooting short 10-20 second clips when every of the batters was about to wallop the ball, and then run on to 1st base …

I was tempted to go back to watch the game once more next weekend, weather permitting but I already had other commitments for those days, so it didn’t come about. Maybe 2 weeks from now, or two months … or whenever.

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

This set of photos is primarily based on a extremely straightforward notion: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing something, walk each sides of the street.

That’s 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 much 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, in fact, there’s one far more little detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually concentrate on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken much more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, 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 utilized to pick the modest subset of every single-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Initial, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no notion when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it is really a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third includes time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Clearly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will find other, 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 element of the nation, or one more element of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, shops, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the photographs about five years later, and being stunned by how significantly had changed. Little by small, shop by retailer, day by day, items modify … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it is even far more remarkable to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did men and women genuinely wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be searching at these each and every-block pictures 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my greatest 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 notion what we’re calling this decade yet). Or maybe 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 example of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are an additional apparent example of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I’m undoubtedly not a style expert, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did girls really wear these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that absolutely everyone has one, which definitely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (amongst other items, that tends to make it quite simple for me to photograph them with out their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I cannot support questioning whether this type 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 straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 last point: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise details of every day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it every single day, and the most recent element 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 link to Ed’s each and every-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I ought to certainly check out 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 e-mail me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

NYCNYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 07

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Verify out these Standard Tattoos pictures:

NYCNYC Stickball, Jun 2014 – 07
Traditional Tattoos

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

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

I’m writing these notes about halfway via the 2014 Globe Cup, and I can’t support asking yourself if anybody will have the slightest interest in seeing images about a bunch of guys running about the streets of New York as they hit a tiny pink rubber ball with what appears like a broomstick. Certainly, the Wikipedia write-up on stickball (which you can locate at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball ) tells us that

&quotStickball is a street game connected to baseball, generally formed as a pick-up game played in big cities in the Northeastern United States, particularly New York City and Philadelphia. The gear consists of a broom deal with 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 instance, a manhole cover may 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 broadly well-known among youths expanding up from the 20th century till the 1980s.&quot

So, what I was photographing here was absolutely 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 own, though the distinct game that I occurred to watch and photograph was a variation generally referred to as “fungo” — where the batter tosses the ball into the air and hits it on the way down, or soon after 1 or a lot more bounces.

Like numerous of the other genuinely, actually excellent days on my 1+ years of photo-walking in NYC, today’s experience was totally unexpected. I was trudging along 109th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and shortly after walking by way of a tunnel that supports the overhead train tracks carrying MetroNorth trains (and Amtrak/Acela, also, I guess) up and down Park Avenue to the final stopping point in Grand Central — I found myself at a corner that has come to be identified as the “Stickball Hall of Fame Location,” at 109th Street and Third Avenue. Two different stickball games have been underway, but I was reasonably safe as extended as I stayed on the sidewalks. (If you are interested in the Stickball Hall of Fame, check out this net internet site: northattan.com/2013/10/07/keeping-a-tradition-alive-in-ea… )

As I’ve learned, you can in no way inform when unexpected occasions like this will occur — and they could indeed come about only when a year. Most days out on the street with my camera are fairly blah and a lot of (like most of Manhattan’s west side, particularly the region from 57th Street down to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a handful of excellent days, and a few excellent shots — but a concentrated burst like nowadays occurs only on uncommon occasions …

Hence, when such occasions do occur, it really is essential to exploit them for every bit they’re worth. Fortunately I realized that these days — and decided that I’d be happy to remain on that one street (109th, in between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the whole afternoon. In distinct, I produced no effort whatsoever to leave speedily in order to walk 108th Street, as well soon after all, it will be there tomorrow (and the next day, and the day right after that), whereas the photo chance may possibly never come back again.

Thankfully, I was provided the chance to meet some of the stickball players, chat with them, understand about their close friends and relatives (numerous told me of beginning to play the game with their personal fathers, numerous years earlier) and offer to send them some photos (which, thus far, no one has carried out). Maybe one particular of the causes that I have not gotten involved with many NYC folks on the street before is that I really wasn’t specifically interested in what they have been undertaking, and there was no apparent way they could continue undertaking what they were carrying out with no my becoming an obvious intrusion. Not so right now …

In addition to the nevertheless images, I took about a dozen video clips, although I didn’t actually consider of doing so until roughly halfway through the photo episode. But in retrospect, it ought to have been apparent: it’s a sports-game, so it rely on motion and the yelling, shouting, and all round noise is a really crucial component of the knowledge, as well. So I ultimately began shooting short 10-20 second clips when every single of the batters was about to wallop the ball, and then run on to 1st base …

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

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

This set of photographs is primarily based on a really straightforward notion: walk every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing anything, walk both 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’m willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, a lot more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there is a single more tiny detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth hunting at.

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

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Certainly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll locate other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to a person from yet another component of the nation, or one more part of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some images where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, shops, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually searching at the images about five years later, and becoming stunned by how much had changed. Little by tiny, shop by shop, day by day, factors alter … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it’s even far more amazing to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did men and women truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these each-block pictures five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I am going to be doing 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 however). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are an additional obvious instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even even though I’m absolutely not a style specialist, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did females actually put on these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that absolutely everyone has a single, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (amongst other items, that tends to make it really effortless for me to photograph them without having 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 aid wondering whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 final issue: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each day, and the most recent part of my 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 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 places that I ought to definitely go to 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 e-mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

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