I have a list of words, currently numbered at 142, 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 "Urban" which produced a list of 15 pages, and 568 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 24 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 142.
Going Home, Shanghai, China - photopia
Starlite Lanes - TweelingPhotography
Dublin Street - mjrojasphoto
City Walls 3 - ShadowplaySnaps
Philadelphia City Lights - aziedesigns
Foggy Night, Bangor - lizgrandmaison
Iris - CWFessler
Two windows, old and new - garyhellerphotograph
Chicago's Cloud Gate - Pleyades
Burnside Bridge Staircase - KBuchananPhotography
warehouse no. 8 - Katalystphotos
Read - paintednegative
Hopeless - TheShutterbugEye
Post Alley, Seattle - dhunting
No Parking USA - urbanwasteland
Graffiti Grotto - TooArtfulForYou
Ketchup - Smcternen
New York Blackout 5 - randolph
Urban Reflection No. 14 - PhotoGrunt
Second Avenue Harley - JBWPhoto
Paris street, near the Rue Buci - SiklosPhoto
Man in the Rain - gigileonard
Pigeons - MattJZylSaw
Sepia Alley in Royal Oak Michigan - lilacpopphotography
Door to Nowhere - JulieMagersSoulen