Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tagline Roulette - Volume I, Edition 24 - "Rose"

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 create a pool of images by Etsy POE Team members.  It is this pool from which I will select the images that will populate that week's feature.  It should be noted that the "tag word" in no way dictates a theme, it is merely part of the search criteria used to create the image pool.

This week our random word turned out to be "Rose" which produced a list of 12 pages, and 462 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 25 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.



Red Rose and Piano Keyboard - CreationsAnew

Just blue - ajawin

Sepia Charlotte Anne - HouseofSixCats

Roses - ConstellationPhoto

Sea of Red Lips - HannaPhotos

Vintage Rolleiflex and Rose - StephsShoes

I introduced myself twice - allieart4children

Two Pretty - TheShutterbugEye

Urban Rose - bbrunophotography

Yellow, Rose and Silver - lizgrandmaison

Birthday Roses - futurowoman

hidden - PhotogenicGallery

Rose - BethPeardonProds

Mates - TJToubeaux

Welcome - theeye

Pink - eleanors

La Tour aux Rosiers - MarcoLaGrenouille

Dried Roses - rrobertsphoto

Soft Winter Fields - CreateLoveLaugh

Paris rooftops 1 - enchantedpond

Milk and honey - AmelieAPoulain

For you... - dylanmurphy

Yellow Glow Rose  - michelevaldezphoto

Shy - JoannasPhotography

Joy - davita


  1. wow Steve... I can see why that was tough to decide .... there are some beautiful images here. I love the print by AllieArt4Children and the title (so cute Allie) :)

    there are some brilliant photographers on Etsy. Thanks for continuing to showcase but a few. you rock, Freddie.

  2. Such a wonderful collection. Thank you so much Steve, as always.

  3. Thanks so much for including my photograph with all of this terrific work!

  4. Wonderful diversity, as always. My continued thanks, Steve.

  5. So lovely, thank you for including me.

  6. I love your tagline roulette series! So inspiring! AmelieAPoulain's photograph is especially amazing! Thank you so much for including me.

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  8. Another wondeful collection, thank you for including me!

  9. beautiful! such talent! thanks for including hidden!

  10. So much talent......all our creative and full of beauty.
    Thanks for including mine.

  11. Delightful as always, Steve! Thank you for including me, and for your generosity towards the photographers of Etsy.

  12. Awesome photos! So many different views of roses. Thanks for putting it together for us to enjoy!

  13. Gorgeous work from a lot of really great photographers. I see a lot of buddies here. Congratulations all!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  14. this is such a gorgeous collection- thank you so much! I am truly honored, that my print is featured here as well!
    Thank you!

  15. beautiful series I love the one of Amelie A Poulain ...looks like the lady of Shallot

  16. As always, your selections are brilliant!

    Thank you for adding me, and keeping hope alive:-)