Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

New Yorkers like to stroll their dogs

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A handful of good Eye Tattoos images I found:

New Yorkers like to walk their dogs
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
The lady that you will see at the end of this tiny video clip had obviously seen the other guy, with his 4 small dogs … and she veered off to stand against the building wall (off the left side of the frame) for a couple of moments till he and his dogs had gone previous …

By the way, this video was shot with my new iPhone6. If you want to see other images and videos taken with that camera/telephone, as nicely as an explanation of why I am doing it, take a look at

www.flickr.com/photographs/yourdon/sets/72157647801938385/

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a extremely basic notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To stay away from missing something, walk 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s 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, a lot more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s one particular a lot more tiny detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC where I traditionally take photographs. So I don’t count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I’ll be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to pick the small subset of every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I consider 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’s truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Naturally, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll discover other, far 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 an individual from another part of the nation, or another part of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some images where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the photographs about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by little, store by shop, day by day, items change … and when you have been around as long as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did individuals actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

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

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll eventually decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are one more apparent instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even even though I’m undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did women truly wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another example: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (among other items, that tends to make it very straightforward 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 telephone conversation). But I can not help questioning whether this kind of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single final point: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it every day, and the most current 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 and 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 must absolutely pay a visit to to get some 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

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

New Yorkers like to bring their dogs along when they have brunch at an outdoor cafe

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Check out these Eye Tattoos images:

New Yorkers like to bring their dogs along when they have brunch at an outside cafe
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on W. 4th amongst 10th &amp Charles

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

That is all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also stroll 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, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is one more small detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken far 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 numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I don’t count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the modest subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends 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 place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will locate 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 is not recognizable to an individual from one more portion of the country, or one more part of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photos where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no concept 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 numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually looking at the images about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Small by small, store by retailer, day by day, items adjust … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it is even far more remarkable to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did people actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every-block images five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), I am going to be performing 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 thought what we’re calling this decade however). Or possibly they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will eventually make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are an additional apparent example of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I am absolutely not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did women really wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and lengthy 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 appears that everybody has 1, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious focus riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it quite simple 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 telephone conversation). But I can’t support questioning regardless of whether this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specially 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 last issue: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise information of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every day, and the most recent 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 every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any recommendations about places that I ought to certainly go to to get some great photographs, 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

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

New Yorkers like to cross their legs when they stand at a street corner. I don’t know why…
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on Second Avenue and 63rd Street.

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a quite basic notion: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To keep away from missing vanything, stroll both 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 is more than I am prepared to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

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

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the modest subset of every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I consider 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 genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll uncover other, much 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 is not recognizable to somebody from one more element of the nation, or one more part of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well 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 remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about five years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Tiny by little, shop by retailer, day by day, items change … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more wonderful to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

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

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll eventually choose that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/types are an additional obvious example of a time-specific phenomenon and even though I am undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did girls really put on those weird skirts that are short in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another example: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (among other factors, that makes it very simple for me to photograph them without their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot assist questioning no matter whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

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

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

If you have any suggestions about locations that I must undoubtedly go to to get some very good pictures, 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 …

A sign of the occasions: two hot dogs and a “massive gulp” at 7-11, for $3

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

A couple of nice Eye Tattoos pictures I found:

A sign of the instances: two hot dogs and a “big gulp” at 7-11, for
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This sign was plastered on the side of a pay-phone (which is rapidly becoming an obsolete anomaly itself!), on the southwest corner of 96th St and Amsterdam Avenue. But I’ve seen the exact same sign all over New York City in recent months …

As soon as upon a time, you could get a hot dog for a quarter (actually old old-timers might even inform you of the days when a hot dog was a dime, or a nickel!). And you could acquire a large soda for an additional quarter (or less) … so the complete meal would price nicely beneath a dollar.

Nowadays, you’re doing pretty nicely if you can find an edible hot dog for a dollar at many of the nearby hot-dog stands about NYC, it’s a lot more most likely to be -three. And the &quotbig gulp&quot … properly, it appears to me that they ought to spend you for agreeing to guzzle it down … but it really is probably to be a dollar or two, as nicely.

When once again, all of this will look rather quaint 10-2 years from now. The cost tag for such a meal could properly be five or ten dollars …

Or maybe we will have come to our senses, and banned this type of food altogether. How considerably would it cost for an apple
and a bottle of water?

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite simple idea: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of missing something, stroll each 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 is more than I am prepared to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s 1 far more modest detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken 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 a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the little subset of every single-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. First, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no concept when or where that photo was taken, but it is really a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I’ll take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who looks at it. Clearly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Creating 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 will be capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to somebody from an additional part of the country, or another portion of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may be some images exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/gorgeous/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 enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the pictures about five years later, and getting stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by tiny, store by retailer, day by day, things change … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it’s even far more incredible to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did people actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every single-block photos five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my ideal 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 yet). Or perhaps they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll eventually determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are yet another clear instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I am undoubtedly not a style expert, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did females really wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may well be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it extremely straightforward for me to photograph them without their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not assist questioning no matter whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

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

URL hyperlink to Ed’s every single-block progress through Manhattan

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

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

Dog walkers know a secret word that will avert their dogs from yapping noisily at stunning females

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Some cool Dog Tattoos photos:

Dog walkers know a secret word that will stop their dogs from yapping noisily at lovely girls
Dog Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the intersection of Greenwich and Horatio Street.

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This set of images is based on a very basic notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. 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 stroll 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, a lot more adventurous photographers.

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

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to pick the small subset of each and every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Initial, I’ll upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no concept when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it’s really a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, 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, far 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 an individual from one more component of the country, or another portion of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, shop by shop, day by day, issues alter … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more amazing to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

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

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will ultimately make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/types are yet another apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I’m undoubtedly not a style expert, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually wear shirts like that? Did girls actually put on those 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 people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has a single, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious attention riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (among 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 cannot support wondering whether or not this kind of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

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

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

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to undoubtedly pay a visit to to get some excellent 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

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

Challenging dog
Dog Tattoos

Image by Photo Philosophy
See, she’s displaying off her ear tattoo and her tooth and Ducky that she just &quotkilled&quot…providing you the evil eye!

When we consume outside at restaurants, we like to bring our dogs along

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Verify out these Dog Tattoos images:

When we eat outdoors at restaurants, we like to bring our dogs along
Dog Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
I am sorry to say that I did not even write down the name of this restaurant, but I can tell you that it really is located on the west side of Broadway, between 104th and 105th St.

But it is a scene you will see all over NYC, and I don’t know how distinctive it is to the Huge Apple … for the moment, anyway, I never recall seeing it anyplace else.

When the weather is nice, lots of New Yorkers patronize restaurants where they can eat outside, at tables that are taking up some of the sidewalk space in between the buildings and the street. In many cases, the tables are &quotexposed&quot to whatever kind of pedestrian visitors (including bums, crazies, and beggars) who may be wandering up the street. In this case, the restaurant proprietor actually put up a small picket fence.

… and it’s outside the picket fence where the dogs are expected to sit patiently, whilst their owners spend a lengthy period of time consuming their meal, enjoying a beer, or just chatting with 1 one more. If they’re fortunate, the dogs will get an occasional nibble of meals, or maybe a pat on the back.

Notice that in this case, one of the owners also brought along a metal bowl, presumably to be filled with water (contrary to whatever rumors you may possibly have heard, we don’t feed beer to our dogs).

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

That is all there is to it …

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

Oh, actually, there’s one particular a lot more tiny detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 photos 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 where I traditionally take images. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I will be able 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 every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no notion when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is truly a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third requires time. I’m hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who looks at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will locate other, far more unexpected examples. I hope that I 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 yet another portion of the country, or another portion of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the pictures about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Little by tiny, shop by retailer, day by day, items adjust … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it’s even much more wonderful to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did people really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block images five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I’m 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 notion what we’re calling this decade however). Or perhaps 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-distinct image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll eventually decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are yet another obvious instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I am absolutely not a style 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 really wear shirts like that? Did females actually wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person 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 appears that everyone has one particular, which undoubtedly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious interest riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (among other items, that makes it extremely effortless for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can’t support asking yourself whether or not this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last factor: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise details of every single day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most recent element 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 single day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

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

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

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Some cool Bee Tattoos images:

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1. Angry Flower With Insane Bee, 2. Saving the Ball at All Price, three. oratoire33, 4. IMG_1951, five. Harley, 6. Harley and Maggie playing, 7. Maggie, eight. Untitled, 9. Untitled, 10. From my garden – Gladiolus,Sword lily, 11. Gladiola and Sky, 12. it: informed teens site from the Orange County Library System, 13. Coke Dep, 14. Schwartz’s Deli – Montréal, 15. If You like…, 16. These Books Bite!

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Bee Tattoos

Image by Allegory Malaprop
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~silentsparrow~ hart, thistle, bee tattoos
Royal Blue skirt
Lengthy Awkward Pose pose from the Red Carpet Diva set

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