Monday, August 23, 2010

Tagline Roulette - Volume I, Edition 19 - "North"

For those of you that regularly follow this blog, you would've already noticed that I've been uncharacteristically silent for over a week.  There's a very good reason for this, actually more than one.  For the past nine days I've been in the process of moving (reason #1) and during that time, not only did I not have time to blog, I was without internet for a couple of days (reason #2).  

Nuff said!

Moving on...

For those of you that are new to this blog, or have otherwise not been paying attention, I have a list of words, currently numbered at 136, and each week I go to an online random number generator to get...(Wait for it!)...a  randomly generated number! Normally I use this number to point me to the tag word that I'll use to search for images by Etsy POE Team members that will populate that week's feature. This week, there's a twist...this week I'm using that word to focus on Etsy photographers of the NON-POE Team variety.  Why?  Why not?  We POE'ers don't have a corner on photographic talent, and who knows, maybe this will encourage some of our uninitiated bretheren and sisteren to join our ranks; we'll see.

This week my randomly generated number pointed me to the word "North" which produced a list of 30 pages, and 1191 listings.  It's a challenge to reduce that many fine images to a relative handful, but that, as they say, is the nature of the beast.  

Originally, my target in this feature was to put together a collection of 10 images or so, but since I don't believe I've ever managed to limit myself to only "10 images", I decided to lift the target number and just go with what I feel.  Ten images is now my minimum, and my maximum depends on the number of images in the pool and how I feel about things.  I don't want to feature so many images that folks might get bored looking at them, and once I start approaching 20 images, posting them starts to get to be a drag, so now my limit falls somewhere between "10" and "folks might get bored / this is getting to be a drag".

This week we ended up with a collection of 20 images.  Please take a look; I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Oh, and as always, please feel free to send me your word suggestions; the list is by no means limited to 136.



Storm is coming - YuliaKazansky

Johnny Mercer's Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC - beehivestudios

North Dakota Sky - audreymichel

Almost Forgotten Engh House II - LauraV

Plate 20, Morven, NC - Longwerks

Inukshuk Sunset - sweetapplestudios

Mount Ruth - BrendanReals

Buttes - margaret62

field - acgentry

Deception Pass, Whidbey Island - PlumLanePhotos

North Pumpkin Butte Fence - BlondeBandit

Farm Scene - EvelynBrensinger

North End, Boston 1976 - toshio

three-plus-three-equals-an-unequal six - brokenimagery

Portsmouth Island Post Ofiice - MagicIsland

Road Trips - Oregon Sand Dunes 4 - studiogphotography

Open - photogirl66

The Red Staircase - gabrieldaniels

Out Of Time - NolanVisuals

Fences on the Dunes - jeanspix


  1. Thank you for featuring my image. I enjoyed looking at your collection today, and I wasn't bored at all! :)

  2. Wow, some of the best work I have seen in your blog posts. Truly awesome stuff! Almost Forgotten Engh House just leapt off the page at me. And Plate 20 made me drool, wishing I could take my style of photos in that environment.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Oh, and hope your new place brings you much happiness.

  3. I agree with Giani!
    I can see your dilemma of having to limit your choices ... btw ... I did not get bored, in fact I could have kept looking, they're all so magnificent!
    Much luck with the new home, are you still in the same area?

  4. This is really great. You did a fabulous job posting this work. I am just curious. Do you let these people know you are spotlighting them. You have a very unique idea here and you are doing a fine job. :)

  5. Thank you all for your support!

    Thanks, Giani, I think we're going to really enjoy the new place; a bit longer commute, but more room and a brighter more open layout.

    Yes Sue, we're not too far from where we were ... about 10 miles or so.

    Yes Sully, I always let folks know when I've featured their work, either on my blog or in a treasury.

    Thanks all!

  6. Your choices are wonderful. Thanks for sharing all these beauties with us.
    Peace, Judi

  7. Thank you so much Photo Grunt for including me. I've really enjoyed looking thru the all the images such beautiful work!
    I wish you well in your new home.
    Thank you

  8. Steve, these are amazing. I love seeing other peoples' work :) T.

  9. pretty, relaxing and peaceful. Thanks for the look!

  10. I love looking at great photography. Once again you have not disappointed!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  11. With photos like these it's hard to believe there were twenty of them! Certainly not too many to get bored. You do a great job of selecting and it must be difficult to thin down so many to just 10-20. Thanks for such an interesting blog always.

  12. Amazing collection! I really like Deception Pass.

  13. Thank you for including me in your your choices. There is some amazing talent out there.

  14. What a lovely collection. I'm humbled to be included with such wonderful talent! Beehive Studios

  15. Don't worry about the boredom factor, Steve. Ain't happenin'! I had the same reaction to Almost Forgotten Engh House as Gianni. Looks like something out of Tennessee Williams' "Vieux Carre." And thanks for stepping outside the poe boundaries. I've been thinking about that lately, too. Some people just aren't 'joiners', ya know?