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Everyblock extras in Chelsea – 17

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A handful of nice Eye Tattoos photos I located:

Everyblock extras in Chelsea – 17
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
These are all &quotextras&quot that I took in the Chelsea region of Manhattan while I was out walking around on my &quoteveryblock&quot project — not great adequate to foist upon the Flickr neighborhood as a &quotpublic&quot photo … but pictures that probably deserve a slightly better fate than just getting deleted…

By the way, note the subtle presence of Google’s NYC headquarters in the background of this photo …

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

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be far more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is far 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, in fact, there’s one particular a lot more tiny detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken far more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take images. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to select the little subset of every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. 1st, I’ll 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 where that photo was taken, but it is truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I will take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who looks at it. Certainly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will uncover other, much 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 someone from an additional portion of the nation, or one more part of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, shops, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually searching at the photographs about 5 years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Small by tiny, shop by shop, day by day, things change … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it really is even far more wonderful to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did people actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

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

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-particular image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are yet another clear example of a time-distinct phenomenon and even although I am definitely not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did ladies really wear 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 individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that absolutely everyone has one, which surely wasn’t true 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 may be going on (among other things, that makes it extremely effortless 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 telephone conversation). But I can’t assist wondering regardless of whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

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

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about places that I ought to absolutely check out 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 directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Skateboard kid #four
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Commerce Street, between Bedford and Barrow Streets.

I apologize for the near-repetitive nature of these photos — I frequently take ten or 20 shots of a particular person or couple as they are walking along the street, but I typically only upload whichever 1 I think is &quotbest.&quot But in this case, the light and the street have been magical, and I thought the kid and his skateboard were extremely photogenic.

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a really basic notion: 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 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 will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s one far more little 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 pictures, I will have taken far more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of 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’ll be in a position to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to choose the little subset of each-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it really is actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who looks at it. Certainly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll locate other, a lot more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to somebody from another element of the nation, or yet another element of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, retailers, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually searching at the pictures about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how much had changed. Little by small, shop by shop, day by day, things change … and when you’ve been around as extended as I have, it really is even far more amazing to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did men and women actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be searching at these every-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, also), I’m going to be performing 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 concept what we’re calling this decade however). Or perhaps they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll in the end make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are an additional obvious instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even although I’m absolutely 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 actually put on shirts like that? Did women really put on these weird skirts that are short in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that every person has one particular, 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 tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (among other factors, that makes it extremely easy 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 can’t aid wondering regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will appear 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 directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one last point: I’ve produced 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 current portion 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 day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any ideas about locations that I need to definitely go to 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

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

I didn’t expect to see this ode to technologies in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan …

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Check out these Eye Tattoos photos:

I didn’t count on to see this ode to technologies in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
…but following I uploaded the photo to my laptop, I noticed the &quotSpeck&quot sign. These guys (whose web site you can uncover at www.speckproducts.com) make acrylic circumstances for laptops, tablets, smartphones I really like the one particular I’ve got for my MacBook Pro.

The photo was taken on 15th Street and 9th Avenue.

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

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This set of images is based on a really simple notion: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To steer clear of missing anything, stroll each 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’s more than I’m 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, in fact, there’s a single more little detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken far more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I do not expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I’ll be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to choose the small subset of every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no notion when or where that photo was taken, but it’s really a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes 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, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will find other, a lot 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 someone from yet another element of the nation, or another component of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some photos where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, shops, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Small by tiny, retailer by retailer, day by day, factors change … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it is even far more amazing to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did folks truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these each-block pictures 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, also), I’m going to be undertaking 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 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-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll ultimately make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are yet another clear example of a time-distinct phenomenon and even though I am certainly not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did ladies really wear these weird skirts that are short in the front, and extended in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious interest riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (among other issues, that makes it very effortless for me to photograph them with out their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I cannot assist questioning whether or not this sort of social behavior will look 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, 1 last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of each and every day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each 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 hyperlink

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

If you have any ideas about areas that I need to absolutely 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 email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

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