Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tagline Roulette - Volume I, Edition 23 - "Urban"

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


  1. Such an honor to be featured! Thank you :)

    Great selections too!

    - Ashley

  2. OK, this is my alltime favorite Tagline Roulette, and I'm honored to be a part of it. Thanks so much! Great inspiration for urban photographers!

  3. All I can say is "Wow!" The Photographers of Etsy (POE) Team members you've pinpointed for your Tagline Roulette are so incredibly talented and your choice of subject matter is so inspired! I am honored to be part of such an incredible collection of photographs... thanks so much for including me. Now, I hope your viewers will check out my shop at to see more of my original, limited edition photographs.

  4. Thanks for including me in this feature! You've curated a great selection of photos.

  5. Steve, thank you so much for including my image in another one of your expertly curated collections. This is a wonderful assortment, from peaceful to gritty, and I'm delighted to be a part of it.

  6. Very graphic city scenes! Well done!

  7. I love your theme today! This is a great collection of work with many favorites of mine. A few I especially love are:
    Philadelphia City Lights - aziedesigns
    Foggy Night, Bangor - lizgrandmaison
    Paris street, near the Rue Buci - SiklosPhoto.
    Well done!!

    Thanks so much for including my photo, "Door to Nowhere." I am honored.

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  8. Thanks for sharing these city scenes, we can enjoy them without leaving home!
    Peace, Judi

  9. I agree--this is my favorite Roulette yet! Love all the urban shots! Thanks so much for including my sepia alley. Going to post the link on facebook and twitter now.

  10. What a cool collection! There are some really interesting shots in this one! Thanks so much for including me!

  11. Very lovely collection from very talented photographers! My particular faves are "Foggy Night, Bangor" "Iris" and "Chicago's Cloud Gate." Thanks so much for including me. :)

  12. Wonderful collection!
    Melissa of Tweeling Photography