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A sign of the times: guys utilized to put on hats like these. Effectively, perhaps not the ones on the correct

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

A few nice Eye Tattoos photos I discovered:

A sign of the occasions: guys employed to wear hats like these. Properly, maybe not the ones on the right
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on West 4th St. in Greenwich Village.

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This set of photos is based on a extremely simple idea: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing something, 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 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, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there is one far more small detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken far more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various 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 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 employed to select the modest subset of every single-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Initial, 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 thought when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears at it. Naturally, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will discover other, far 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 an individual from another part of the country, or one more portion 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 say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about five years later, and becoming stunned by how much had changed. Tiny by small, shop by shop, day by day, items modify … and when you have been around as long as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks genuinely 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 possibly 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 thought 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 will ultimately decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another obvious instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I am absolutely not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did girls actually wear those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more example: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears 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 anything else that may possibly be going on (amongst other factors, that makes it quite straightforward 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 support questioning no matter whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specially 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.

If you have any ideas about locations that I must undoubtedly go to to get some 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

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

Protected Little ones Poster Contest

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Some cool Bear Tattoos pictures:

Protected Little ones Poster Contest
Bear Tattoos

Image by PortlandCorps
To market safe practices about water, the US Army Corps of Engineers is coordinating a water safety poster contest with The Dalles Middle College sixth graders. First, a Park Ranger will present an interactive water security system to every 6th grade wellness class all through the 2010-2011 college year.

The subsequent step is the exciting component, making the posters! Brown paper grocery bags will be provided to the little ones to make their posters on. Right after the winners are announced, the completed posters will be donated to the regional location farmer’s marketplace and meals bank. The concept is to spread the water safety message to the public at massive. This way, not only do we get the youngsters involved, but we can engage the neighborhood as well!

The top 3 winners will be selected by The Dalles Dam Park Ranger Staff. Posters will be rated on creativity, originality, top quality of artwork, and how effectively their poster relates to the theme of water safety. The grand prizes for the leading three candidates are gift certificates for .95, to acquire a life jacket.

These gift certificates have been graciously donated by the Columbia Gorge Protected Children Group!
In addition, grab bags will be given away to all best 10 nominees. The gifts bags will have whistles, activity books, carabineers, temporary tattoos, frisbees, rulers, pencils, DVD’s and more all bearing a water safety message.

And finally, a water security display featuring the prime 10 poster winners can be viewed at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center (3545 Brett Clodfelter Way, Exit 87) for everybody to take pleasure in.

Winners will be announced at The Dalles Middle School in Could and regional media will be invited to aid spread the water safety message. So join us in educating our little ones and our neighborhood about the significance of secure practices about water!

A sign of the times: we used to worry about where our little ones were at 10 PM, not 9 AM

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

A few nice Eye Tattoos images I identified:

A sign of the occasions: we utilized to be concerned about exactly where our youngsters had been at ten PM, not 9 AM
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 80th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway.It’s on the side of a pay-telephone booth, operated by some random company named &quotTitan.&quot

Years ago, we employed to switch our Television to Channel five at 10 PM, to watch a summary of the day’s neighborhood (NYC) news — which consisted mainly of a summary of the shootings, stabbings, robberies, rapes, and random mayhem inflicted by maniacal taxi drivers. The news segment usually began with a brief industrial showing some shifty-eyed teenage kid who was obviously performing anything illegal, with a somber voice-over that stated, &quotIt’s ten PM — do you know exactly where your little ones are?&quot And we would always shout back at the Tv, &quotThey’re asleep, you moron!&quot

Now we never see these commercials any much more. Apparently, what’s important now is no matter whether your children have bothered to show up for college at 9 AM. Nobody cares where they are, or what they’re performing, at ten PM.

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite basic concept: walk each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To stay away from missing anything, 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 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, really, there is a single more little 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 a lot more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I don’t anticipate 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 looking at.

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

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third entails 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’m hoping that I will 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 is not recognizable to a person from another part of the nation, or one more component of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/beautiful/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 business establishments — and then casually seeking at the pictures about 5 years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Small by tiny, shop by store, day by day, things adjust … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it is even far more amazing to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did folks truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

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

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I will in the end make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are one more apparent example of a time-distinct phenomenon and even although I’m definitely not a fashion professional, 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 put on shirts like that? Did females truly put on those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that absolutely everyone has a single, which definitely 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 small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (among other things, that tends to make it really simple 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 phone conversation). But I can not help wondering no matter whether this sort of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 last thing: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every single day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it each 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 and every-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I need to certainly check out to get some excellent images, 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

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

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