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


  1. Wow, you've found an entire gallery of images that as a whole are worthy of an exhibition! Each one is so profound. I'll be looking forward to the new birth of images on Wednesday! Thanks, Steve!

  2. Great theme excellent collection Steve, thanks so muc for including my photograph!

  3. Can't imagine a nicer place to end the year than in the company these wonderful photos. Many thanks, Steve, for all you kindness through the year!

  4. Thank You, Steve! It is always an honor to be included on your blog. Happy New Year!

  5. Moody and beautiful. Thank you so much!

  6. another wonderful collection of a very creative theme, Steve. thank you for including me. Happy Mew year

  7. how cool.. I like that me and Gordana are the very last two..thanks for including my work here Freddy... Happy 2011 to ya, friend.

  8. Did you plan that, Ellen? Your posting time, that is.

    11:01 01/01/11

    How utterly palindromic!

    Peace and Happy New Year to all! May 2011 be better than 2010!

  9. I was trying to settle on a word for the year, then wondered...... as I kept thinking, "That's my favorite!" "No, that one is!". . . that perhaps my word should be indecisive.

  10. Ah, but then deciding on indecisive is in itself decisive, is it not?


  11. what beauties, all! Thank so much, once again.
    Happy New Year to you and all these amazing photographer/artists!!

  12. Out of this collection, I like the "Make a plan to love me - dylanmurphy". haha nice one :)

  13. I'm honored to be included in such a poignant group of photos! I'll post a link to your blog on my facebook artist page

    Wishing all the photographers much continued success in 2011!

  14. wonderful pieces. . . honored to be amongst these.

  15. marvelous collection, I feel so honoured to be part of it.
    thank you, Steve!

  16. Such a beautiful collection, just found some new favorites. Peace, Judi