Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Sepia Saturday 336 : 25 June 2016

Well, here I am, back again and just in time to see the end of our theme within a theme and Marilyn's pick of the second half on the alphabet. Our theme image is entitled "Woman Reads As Baby Sleeps" and was produced as a stock advertising image by a company called Photographic Advertising Ltd and now forms part of the collection of the National Media Museum which is available on Flickr Commons. It might seem like a "nice" bland and uncomplicated image but, believe me, there is a lot to discuss. Let's just see where Sepians go with it! Wherever you go, go there on or around Saturday 25th June 2016 and add a link to your post to the list below.

This image brings to an end the first part of the year and the end of our "theme within a theme" series (yes, we've got to the end of the ALPHABET). For the next three months our theme images will be based on images submitted to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group. We are still a few images short, so there is still some time to add images to the pool from which our theme images will be chosen. Our next two theme images are the following.

Let us say farewell to our Sepia alphabet in style. Let us search through our archives and open all our box files and old suitcases. Let us sort through our old postcards. Let us not rest until we have found the perfect image to submit for Sepia Saturday 336. ..... well maybe after we have had a little snooze first. Just forty winks. Just a little ..... rest ....... zzzzzzzzzz

Monday, 13 June 2016

Sepia Saturday 335 : 18 June 2016

Well here we are again - yawnnnnn - it's Sepia Saturday time and when you read this I will either be on my way back from the Baltic Sea or perhaps lying at the bottom of it. It's all been very strenuous, and if truth be told I am feeling a bit tired. As I stand here, looking over the side of the boat, leaning against the rail, gazing down into the cold blue waters - yawnnnnnn - I might just doze off. But before I do so let me ask you to prepare your submissions for Sepia Saturday 335. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 18 June 2016 and add a link to the list below.

If you can stay awake long enough you might want to see what awaits you in the next couple of Sepia weeks.

But that is for the future, for the moment - yawwwwn - it is time to put your contributions together for Sepia Saturday 335. As for me, I think I will just enjoy a little snooze. Yawn ---- splash!

Monday, 6 June 2016

Sepia Saturday 334 : 11th June 2016

Now that is what I like to see - plenty of healthy exercise. As you read this I will be sailing on the Baltic Sea, exercising my arm by repeatedly lifting a pint glass and my hand by waving for the steward to move my sun lounger into the morning sun. You can exercise your ingenuity by providing us with a submission for Sepia Saturday 334 where the theme image shows some energetic people jumping over a tea towel and landing on a small dog (or something like that). The photograph was taken in 1935 and is part of the National Media Museum stream on Flickr Commons. Whatever you come up with - or come down on - just post your post on or around Saturday 11th June 2016 and add a link to the list below.

I will also be island hopping this week so will not be joining you. However, I sadly have to report the loss of one of members; last week Barbara, of the blog Bound For Oz passed away. Although we are all sad, we can remember the enjoyment she gave us through her Sepia Saturday posts, which will remain as her memorial.

Before you tire yourself out, you might want to have a look at what is around the sepia corner

After all the exercise of this week it looks as though things are slowing down. About time too.  Waiter, another single malt please - and could you just fluff up my cushion for me.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 333 : 4 June 2016

For Sepia Saturday 333 - post your posts on or around Saturday 4 June 2016 and leave a link on the list below - the theme image is of an old water mill and the photograph was taken 136 years ago by the Victorian photographer, Francis Bedford. It is part of the Flickr Commons stream on the National Media Museum.

Details of the next two Sepia Saturday  theme images are as follows:-

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 332 : Saturday 28 May 2016

By the time that Sepia Saturday 332 comes around I will be packing my bags for my holiday. Think of grand canals, imposing beaches and Italian vino (well you can think of that if you want, I personally will be thinking of Gloucestershire ale and Laurie Lee scenery). As soon as we get back from Gloucestershire we will be setting sail for more exotic parts so I will not be around for the next few weeks and these calls are being put up in advance. Marilyn is away also in early June but we will both try and keep our eyes on things to make sure there are no problems. You must forgive me, however, if these calls are slightly more abrupt than normal.

For Sepia Saturday 332 you will need to post your posts on or around Saturday 28 May 2016 and link to the list below. And here is a quick peak at what awaits you for the next couple of Sepia Saturdays.

If all else fails, don't forget that a full list of all future Sepia themes can be found by following the link in the sidebar.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 331 : 21 May 2016

Our Sepia Saturday 331 theme image shows three award winning babies at a 1938 Baby Show which was part of fundraising efforts for the Dartford Hospital in Kent. The picture was taken by the Daily Herald Staff Photographer, Reuben Sandman, and forms part of the Daily Herald Archive which is held by the National Media Museum. Selections from the archive - including this photograph  - form part of the National Media Museum Flickr Commons stream.

Now if you look carefully you might notice that one of the babies is quite visibly upset - and emotion that is clearly not shared by the appropriate mother. You might want to search through your photograph collections in search of photographs of people who are upset, or people who are sat on trestle tables, or babies, or keys or even pink elephants (we have always had a relaxed relationship with rules here on Sepia Saturday). Whatever you decide to go with, just post your post on or around Saturday 21 May 2016 and add a link to the list below.

If you are competitive and want to get a winning start in your entry for future Sepia Saturday calls, here is a sneak preview of what lies ahead. For Sepia Saturday 331 just try to smile and look as beautiful as possible.

But don't get upset, that is all for the future. For the moment, just give us your best smile, look as though you are enjoying yourself and get ready for Sepia Saturday 331.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 330 : 14 May 2016

Our theme image this week shows a type-setter at work. It comes from the collection of the Netherlands National Archives and is part of their Flickr stream. Whatever type of old image you want to share for Sepia Saturday 330, just include it in a blog post, post your post on or around Saturday 14th May 2016 and then add a link to it on the list below. The chances are that the type-setter featured in this image will have had a full range of lead letters in the tray in front of him - everything from A to Z. 

This reminds me that we are nearing the end of our "theme within a theme" and the beginning of July will see a new set of theme images covering the period July - September 2016. The new images are all taken from old photographs which have been contributed to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group. The images for July are based on my own old photographs whilst the ones for August are based on photographs contributed by other Sepians. I still need to put together theme images for September so if you have any images that you think might be suitable, just add them to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group collection (and don't forget to make them copyright free so that we can use and circulate them).

The full list of future theme images can be found in the post which is featured in the side-bar. The next two theme images are the ones below.

That is all for the future and for those who like to look ahead. Now it is time to revert to type and to prepare you contributions for Sepia Saturday 330.