Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tagline Roulette - Volume I, Edition 22 - "Shadow"

I have a list of words, currently numbered at 139, and each week I go to an online random number generator to get...(Wait for it!)...a  randomly generated number! 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 that word turned out to be "Shadow" which produced a list of 6 pages, and 239 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 139.



Other Realms - karencaseysmith

Worth the Wait - studio19

Beep Beep Roadrunner and His Shadow - siriusimagery

Dirty Jazz Shadows - HeyHarriet

just your everyday diagonals - ravencolours

You will last longer than yourself - DreambyDay

two bicycles - mailelani

Rocky Spine - missquitecontrary

Yellow Wall - DavidLangley

history and sociability - shashamane

Sometimes I Wake in Strange Places - xenya

Aeolian Etude - rrobertsphoto

Roman Numerals - JulieMagersSoulen

Cafe Chairs - photohale

a small part - elephantdreams

The Red Balloon - ANGELsTIME

Tillandsia I - mk111333

Flag Shadows - urbanwasteland

Curb Your Shadow - PhotoGrunt

Shadows of Fall (Maple Leaves) - ZahnerPhoto


  1. I love this collection of great photography. I see a lot of familar "faces" here and am honored to be in the group! My favorite is "Aeolian Etude" by rrobertsphoto. Exquisite!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  2. Awesome collection this week Steve!

  3. First, the word "shadow" is so intriguing! This truly is an exquisite collection! They're all amazing, and there are too many I love to begin naming them. Thank you very much for including my Other Realms.

  4. Hi Steve,

    Many thanks for featuring my image in the "Tagline Roulette _ Shadow" collection! I love the theme of your collection and the beautiful images you have chosen. Thank you :-)!

    Best Wishes,

  5. this is a beautiful collection. thanks so much for using my piece!


  6. Hello Steve, very good choices! Thank you so much for including my picture.

  7. Another stunning collection! So many new favorites as usual!


  8. This, my friend, is a brilliant collection. A list of words? What fun! Oh! Oh! How about, "Creased" or "sand" or "hidden" or "mystery"'ll hush now :) Thank you for making my day!


  9. Hey we were both posting shadows to our blogs on Sunday! I'm a sucker for shadows so of course I love this post! And I'm a part of it! Woohoo! Thank you so very much for including my photo amongst such a stunning collection Steve!

  10. Love these images, Steve! Terrific collection!

  11. Gorgeous collection! Thanks so much for including "Sometimes I Wake in Strange Places"! I love your blog!

  12. Hi Steve,

    It's always an honor to be part of your marvelous collections, and always a joy to see what images you have brought together.

    Many thanks,

  13. love that first print by Karen..very cool Steve!

  14. What a beautiful collection! I love the Other Realms!

  15. Hey Steve you really have a knack for choosing images. Thanks for adding mine!

  16. Fantastic collection of shadows - lovin' these posts!
    Peace, Judi