A much loved car outside a postwar prefabricated house: could anything be more redolent of the early 1950s. The car may not be a new one, but it has been washed and polished until you can see your reflection in it. The photograph contains equal measures of pride and hope - emotions that were equally redolent of the decade in question. As a theme image, you can take whatever element you want from it: be it as solid as a chrome bumper bar or as ephemeral as an emotion. All you need to do is to post your Sepia Saturday post on or around Saturday 22nd September 2018 and add a link to the list below. Before you reach once again for the chamois leather, you might want to take a look at what lies ahead. And don't forget - the full list of theme images for the rest of the year is now available/
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is - like all the ones this month - from my own collection. It features that grand old north country game - crown green bowling; in which wooden balls (or bowls) are rolled across a grass lawn (or green) in an attempt to get nearest the target ball (or jack). If that wasn't complicated enough, the bowls have an additional weight on one side so they don't run in a straight line, and the green has a slight hump in the middle (a crown) so even if the bowls could travel in a straight line it wouldn't do them much good! So if you thought that Sepia Saturday was difficult - just have a go at crown green bowling.
As always, you can interpret the theme image in any way you want - games, balls, men stood around doing nothing, all spring to mind - or you can ignore the theme all together and surprise us with an old photograph of your own choice. All you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 15th September and add a link to the list below.
Here are the next couple of theme images so that - if you are so inclined - you can plan your posts in advance.
Monday, 3 September 2018
I have been posting the Sepia Saturday theme prompt for just short of nine years, and, as you can see, this is the 435th such post. In all those years, in all those Saturdays, in all those posts, I have never yet forgotten to post the weekly prompt .... until last week that is! What can I say? My apologies to you all for leaving you call-less last week, and even more so, my apologies for causing some of you to worry about what had become of me. It has been quite a hectic couple of months and although I remembered to pre-post the calls whilst I was on holiday, I completely forgot when I returned. My excuse is a simple one: I am delighted to say that I became a grandfather in July and somehow that experience has caused me to wander around like a wide-eyed, preoccupied fool with a big grin on my face and little else going on in my mind.
Now I am back and Sepia Saturday is back, and, if I have anything to do with it, it will remain back for the foreseeable future. The theme image for this coming Saturday is entitled "Wedding On The Steps" and comes from my own collection of lost and found photographs. As always you can search for a theme within the image (weddings, steps, and flowers all come to mind), or navigate your own flight of sepia fancy and share any old photograph you like. All you have to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 8th September and add a link to the list below.
Here is a quick preview of the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.
Monday, 20 August 2018
Sepia Saturday 433 : 25th August 2018
William Robyn, Singer (Bain News Service c.1920)
MUSIC : SINGERS : GRAMOPHONE : RECORDS
Our theme this week will be music to the ears of some of our regulars. For the record, I am still on the high seas, but in my absence you can sing the praises of one of your old photographs which may - or may not - be related to our theme image this week. All you need to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 25th August 2018, and add a link to the list below.
Here is a quick look at what awaits us in the first part of September. More details when I get back.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Sepia Saturday 432 : 18th August 2018
Parachute Jumper (Bain News Service, 1915-20)
DANGER : JUMPING : SKY : FLYING
I will be up, up and away by the time this Sepia Saturday comes around - but hopefully not in a hot air balloon, nor am I planning to take a parachute jump into the unknown. You can, however, jump right into this week's Sepia Saturday by posting an old photograph (either on-theme or off-theme) on or around Saturday 18th August 2018 and adding a link to the list below.
And here is a taste of what is to come on Sepia Saturday - and, take note, a change in emphasis lies just around the corner.
Thursday, 9 August 2018
Lights, camera, action ... It is time for Sepia Saturday 431. This is a very easy theme, because if you don't have an old photo featuring a camera in your collection, you will certainly have an old photo taken by a camera! Share the photo on or around Saturday 11th August 2018 and add a link to the list below. What could be easier? It's so easy you can spend your time looking at what is around the Sepia corner.