Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sepia Saturday 390 : 21 October 2017

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a young girl standing outside a door (No. 24 as it happens). The photograph comes from a collection of old and unwanted prints I bought on-line - the girl long forgotten, the house long-renovated, the iron railings long melted-down for scrap. There are many potential theme ideas you could follow up - the choice is yours. All you need to do is to post your post featuring an old image on or around Saturday 21st October 2017 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you wait for someone to answer the door, perhaps you would like to spend a moment or two looking at what awaits you for the next couple of sepia weeks.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Sepia Saturday 389 : 14 October 2017

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is another from the Flickr Commons photo stream of the Sutton Archives (The Past On Glass) and it shows a young girl sat at a desk. Her name was Betty Ayles and the photograph was taken in May 1911. In the same archives there is a very similar photograph of the same young girl, this time sat at a piano. Whether she is sitting at a piano or a desk there is obviously cuteness in abundance in these studies. You might want to go with cuteness or desks, writing or lighting - as ever the choice is entirely your own. Simply post an old photo on or around Saturday 14th October 2017 and add a link to the list below.

The little girl in our theme image was in fact writing the list of Sepia Saturday theme images for the final quarter of 2017. These were the next two images on her list.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Sepia Saturday 388 : 7th October 2017

Here we go with a new season of Sepia Saturday and our first theme image provides us here in the northern hemisphere with a taste of things to come (and you in the southern hemisphere with a reminder of what you might just have got rid of).  The photograph is in fact one of my old shots, taken in the early 1980s in Sheffield. I used it recently in one of my Facebook Posts and Sepian Kristin Cleage suggested it would make a good Sepia Saturday prompt (and that she had a good match for it). You can draw whatever prompts you want out of the image - cars, streets, snow, fog, city life or whatever. Once you have chosen your image and posted your post (on or around Saturday 7th October 2017), link it to the List below.

Whilst you are waiting to cross the road, you might want to think about what is around the corner heading in your direction.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sepia Saturday 387 : 30 September 2017

You may not realise it, but flying the Sepia Saturday is no easy task. There are dials to watch, levers to pull, switches to switch, and the co-pilot, Alan Burnett, to keep sober. You could be excused if you thought this was a picture of either Alan's or Marilyn's office desk; but in fact it is a photograph of the cockpit of a 1948 B-36 plane which appears on the Flickr Commons stream of the American Aviation Historical Society. It may put you in mind with dials and switches, or planes boats and trains, or it may simply suggest to you the concept of complexity. Whatever switches you on, let it switch on your Sepia Saturday post this week. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 30th September and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for clearance for take off, please read the safety instruction card and note that the emergency exits are being pointed out to you by your friendly cabin staff. And before you adopt the brace position, take a quick look at what awaits you in the coming weeks - providing, of course, that the plane makes it safely to its destination.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Sepia Saturday 386 : 23 September 2017

Flickr Commons - National Science and Media Museum - Daily Herald Archive
Our theme image this week is from 1953 and shows a young Prince Charles looking out of the window of Buckingham Palace on the occasion of his mothers' Coronation. All sorts of potential themes come to mind - looking out, windows, small children and small details which form part of larger photographs. Whichever theme you choose, just share an old photograph in a Blogpost and add a link to the list below on or around Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Whilst you are watching out, waiting for the main event to start, take a look at what is around the Sepia Saturday corner.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sepia Saturday Theme Images : October - December 2017

Here is the full list of theme images for the coming quarter. 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Sepia Saturday 385 : 16 September 2017

I suspect we have had fishing before and I know we have had boats before, but I ask you to be patient. Or rather think about patience, because that is part of the title of this 1900 photograph which forms part of the Flickr Commons stream of the Mississippi Department Of Archives and History.  You may have been patiently waiting for this theme to appear for months, or maybe you are thinking that it is time to think up some new themes. Once again, I would ask you to be patient - Marilyn and I are working on the list for the last quarter of the year at the moment. So whilst you are patiently waiting for the list to appear why not fish out some old photo that might (or might not) match our theme this week and once you have posted it, add a link to the list below.

And whilst you patiently wait for a bite, here is what is left of our themes for the third quarter of 2017.