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It really is really hard to sneak a rooster into this hotel

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Some cool Star Tattoos images:

It is genuinely challenging to sneak a rooster into this hotel
Star Tattoos

Image by kicki22
Ray Henderson and an unsuspecting rooster star in one of the much more humorous portions of the keynote. I’m very sad I missed the photo of Matt Small with the Bb tattoo on the side of his face. Michael quipped following this little segment, &quotIt’s really challenging to sneak a rooster into this hotel.&quot

I get awfully tired of staring into the sun…

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Check out these Indian Tattoos images:

I get awfully tired of staring into the sun…
Indian Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in a Feb 13, 2012 Nice Inexpensive Hotel Space New York Images weblog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written right here on this Flickr web page. It was also published in a Dec 5, 2012 weblog titled &quotCool London Inexpensive Hotels pictures,&quot with the identical caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.


I very first visited London 40 years ago this month — en route to Paris where I had been invited to give a seminar on the intricacies of designing on-line personal computer systems (which was regarded a huge deal in those ancient days of batch mainframe computer systems). I’ve been back once or twice a year, each and every year, considering that then so you would believe I would have observed every nook and cranny of the city by now.

Not so, as it turns out: the vast majority of my London visits have involved a taxi ride from Heathrow to a hotel, conference center, or consulting client followed by several days of intense work, usually in a windowless conference space and then a taxi back to Heathrow. Over the years, I’ve managed to see Brighton, Bath, Bournemouth, and Buckingham Palace I’ve walked around the mysterious stones of Stonehenge I’ve driven by way of the meadows of the Cotswolds and I’ve even been up to the Isle of Skye. But there are still an embarrassingly big quantity of famous, historic spots that I have not seen in London so on this most current trip, I decided I ought to make a specific work to see at least a couple of them.

I started with Camden Town, which is positioned a couple miles north-northwest of Charing Cross in the center of the city. Like every little thing else in London, it has a history: Wikipedia tells us that it got its name from Charles Pratt, the very first Earl of Camden, that it was laid out as a residential district in 1791, and that it was located on the London canal network. It has turn into a tourist attraction these days, with exotic markets and musical venues.

Camden High Street runs by means of the center of all this, and that’s where I spent my time watching men and women, seeking into shop windows, and photographing every thing that looked exciting. It’s a quick stretch of a single-way street that reminded me a lot of Greenwich Village in New York City: there have been hippies everywhere, with tattoos, physique piercings, and wildly-colored dyed hair (green, purple, and chartreuse seemed to be fairly common), along with inexpensive t-shirt and clothes shops, Indian and Chinese food outlets, and lots of foreign accents from various components of Europe and Asia.

It took a couple of hours to be positive that I had noticed it all and right after 400 photographs, I could inform that I was repeating myself, photographing the very same outlandish hippies that I had photographed an hour earlier. I winnowed out 80% of the photographs, and kept 80 that seemed to capture the spirit of the place.

And obtaining seen it once, I do not feel I will need to have to go back and see it again if I want to see hippies, it’s a lot easier to take the subway down to Greenwich Village. But I’m glad I saw it, and I will move on subsequent to see what I can uncover in Piccadilly Circus.

NYC manages to squeeze its fire stations into the tiniest spaces …

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Some cool Eye Tattoos pictures:

NYC manages to squeeze its fire stations into the tiniest spaces …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 7th Ave &amp We 10th St.


This set of photos is based on a extremely basic notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing something, 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’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, in fact, there’s one more little detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different 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 images, and hope that I’ll be in a position to make an objective selection of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to choose the modest subset of each and every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. 1st, I will upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it’s genuinely a terrific picture!&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 anyone who looks at it. Naturally, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will uncover other, a lot 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 portion of the country, or one more component of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some photographs exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/gorgeous/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 company establishments — and then casually searching at the photographs about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how a lot had changed. Little by small, store by retailer, day by day, issues change … and when you’ve been about as lengthy as I have, it’s even more remarkable to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did men and women actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be searching at these each-block photos five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, as well), I’m going to be performing my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they had been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no concept what we’re calling this decade however). Or 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 instance of such a time-distinct image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will in the end make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are another obvious instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I am absolutely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely put on shirts like that? Did girls actually put on those weird skirts that are quick 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 men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has a single, which surely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious attention riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (amongst other things, that makes it really 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 assist asking yourself whether or not this kind of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one final point: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each and 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 day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any suggestions about areas that I need to certainly go to to get some good 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 email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

The life of a saltwater fish tank owner is a genuine breeze. We wear fine clothing, drink mimosas, speak about the troubles of the day. We surely never ever lug 20 buckets (not shown, but think me, it happens weekly) of water into the residence for a water alter!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Verify out these Love Tattoos images:

The life of a saltwater fish tank owner is a real breeze. We put on fine clothing, drink mimosas, speak about the problems of the day. We definitely never ever lug 20 buckets (not shown, but believe me, it takes place weekly) of water into the property for a water change!
Love Tattoos

Image by colorblindPICASO
I enjoy how the camera (two cameras ago for me) chose to concentrate on the bucket located bottom right rather than the human taking up the rest of the frame. Ah the days before face detection. We’ll inform our grandkids about it, but in these stories we’ll be running barefoot in the snow from flame breathing dinosaurs (uphill and on the way to college of course).

Floral Henna & beyond
Love Tattoos

Image by ❧ NYHenna ❧
Enjoy the spatial stretching.
Inspirationf of darciaN

Uh oh… I recognize that look. That is the “If I hear you take one much more picture I am going to uncover a inventive way to shove your camera, your iPhone, AND your lifeless physique into my little green tube” look.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Verify out these Sun Tattoos pictures:

Uh oh… I recognize that look. That is the “If I hear you take 1 much more picture I am going to locate a inventive way to shove your camera, your iPhone, AND your lifeless body into my small green tube” appear.
Sun Tattoos

Image by colorblindPICASO
She is barefoot, dressed as a hippie pixie, and prominently displaying forces of very good (Autobot tattoo, Batman watch, etc.). So you might be tempted to take her for a pacifist. But that would not stop her &quotevil&quot foot from kicking me across the metro station. I’m kidding of course… if she did stuff me into that tube who would schlep around her Comic Con loot?!?

Ink Me: Deeper into the Skin

Friday, March 15th, 2013

A few nice Kanji Tattoos images I discovered:

Ink Me: Deeper into the Skin
Kanji Tattoos

Image by _Dieze
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Locked into Her Soul

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Verify out these Bee Tattoos pictures:

Locked into Her Soul
Bee Tattoos

Image by dragon762w (moved to 500px)
Adele on the bench.


Alien Bee B800 at 2 o’clock @ 1/four energy
Alien Bee B800 at eight o’clock @ 1/4 energy
Vivitar 285 at ten o’clock on hair 1/16 energy
Triggered by low-cost radio triggers from Hong Kong

You can find Adele on Model Mayhem.

Tatuaje: Fase three
Bee Tattoos

Image by yavannna
Frontal de la pierna de Dani.
Estudio: Bee Shop
Tatuador: David Arias
Año: 2008

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