Friday, December 31, 2010

Tagline Roulette - Volume I, Edition 32 - "End", "Last", "Finish", "Old", "Dead", "Expired", "Tired"

Those familiar with this blog know that I normaly use a list of words and an online random number generator to point me to the tag word used to populate this feature.

This time out I've broken with my self-imposed convention, abandoning randomness in favor of words that I thought reflected an "End of The Year" theme of death before rebirth, decay before renewal, ending before a new beginning and pathways to the future.

I usually abide by some self imposed "general rules", such as limiting the number of times any artist (especially myself) can appear in the current feature to "1". This time out I'm focusing more on the theme and I've stepped outside the confines of those rules; not only will you see some artists represented more than once, you will also see images that have already been featured in this blog.  

The words I've selected for this end of the year feature are: "End", "Last", "Finish", "Old", "Dead", "Expired" and "Tired".  I didn't bother to count the number of pages and listings I went through, but we ended up with a collection of 29 images.  Please take a look; I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Happy New Year! 

Expired - PhotoGrunt

A piece of heaven - pocketmemories

just dead - elephantdreams

No Right Angles - rrobertsphoto

The Fallen No. 2 in Sepia - PhotoGrunt

The Beauty of Death - octoberphotography

The old king - JanPan

Clevedon Pier - eyeshoot

A Doomed Man's Last View - ScooyouPhotography

the sad little pony - Katalystphotos

Tractor Tree No. 1 - rrobertsphoto

Make a plan to love me - dylanmurphy

Wait For Me - AriaImages

The Illuminated Path - PhotoGrunt

Old Farmhouse - sandycarterphoto

At the Opera - gigileonard

absence - stephmel

Rope Coil - eyeshoot

Old White Barn In Rural America No. 2 - Celticcatphotos

Forgotten Beauty - firstlightphoto

Two Pretty - TheShutterbugEye

junkyard - moonaskingtostay

The old shack - garyhellerphotograph

Cold Decay - gothicrow

TORCWORI - TheShutterbugEye

Someone Lived Here Once - jesspeterson

In Search of the Last Wave - PhotoGrunt

For the End of Time - theeye

Tired beauties - ajawin

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Worth a Look (The View From The "Big End") - Vol I Edition 40

OK, here's the deal: I enjoy looking at photographs (I'm a photographer...go figure!), and on a regular basis I'll go wandering through the listings for the Photographers Of Etsy to do just that...look at photographs. I frequent the "Big End" because I want to catch them before they expire, give them another chance at discovery if you will.  Here are just a few of the images I found this week toward the big end of the list that caught my eye.  


(Note:  The "Big End" is what I call the the oldest of the POE listings. To get there, do a search on Etsy under "All Items" for "POE team".  You will get a list of probably somewhere around 400 to 500 listings; the "Big End" is the end of the list with the highest numbers, and these are the ones about to drop off and expire.)

Mockingbird - rrobertsphoto

A Rose - wowamom87

1 May 10 - TheDailyFoto

Locked in the Past - eireanneilis

Heceta Head Lighthouse - KirkFusonDesign

Pear Diptych - jessicarogers

Flamnigo - timkantphotography

The Glass Half Full - SusannahTucker

Boarded and Bricked - RaeoLight

The Gym - JulieMagersSoulen

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tagline Roulette - Volume I, Edition 31 - "Tea"

I have a list of words, currently numbered at 147, 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 "Tea" which produced a collection of 3 pages and 82 listings.  

Originally, my target in this feature was to put together a collection of 10 images or so, but holding the line here at only "10 images" has proven difficult for me, so I decided to 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 17 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!



Drink tea with me - magnesina

Solarized Tea - tinyturk

Cup of Tea with Palm - Smcternen

Time for Tea - hmphoto

27Aug10: Would you like some tea? - TheDailyFoto

Florian Tea Room - photopia

Tea For Two - jesspeterson

Tea and Biscuits - HeyHarriet

Tea Pot with Prayer Plant (Still Life) - PhotoGrunt

simplici-tea - zuppaartista

Cup of Flower - flywithme

Green Hydrant - buckscountyframes

Iced Tea - HolgaJen

tea time - stephmel

Tea Time - lightleaks

Morning Tea - AlliLucy

small chair, big cup - shashamane