I am back from my travels and I see that Sepia Saturday has gone from strength to strength in my absence. Once again I would like to thank Marilyn (Little Nell) for running the office so efficiently and effectively during my absence. I have come back to discover a new arrival in the form of our theme image for Sepia Saturday 134 (post your posts on or around Saturday 14 July). The photograph comes from the George Eastman Collection available on Flickr Commons and is entitled Autriche Vienne. In her note to me, Marilyn says of the image, that apart from the "baby and pram theme, there’s the Viennese connection, costume and rich patterns of the textiles". Maybe it's a gender thing, but I also see sleepless nights, smelly nappies, and endless worry and expense! Whatever your interpretation - or even if you want to ignore the theme and post an old image - post your posts, link them via the Linky List, and try and visit as many other Sepia contributors as possible. And don't forget to provide a link back to the Sepia Saturday Blog so that others are encouraged to take part in the sepia tour.
As usual, we have a couple of sneak previews of the images that will be used for Sepia Saturdays 135 and 136. After that I am going with a suggestion made by Marilyn that we invite Sepia Saturday regulars to suggest archive theme images. This is slightly different from the past where we have invited suggestions for actual themes : by asking for theme images we are allowing for the freedom of creative interpretation which has become such a part of the Sepia Saturday experience. It is important to note that there must be no copyright restrictions on the suggested image (both Flickr Commons and Wikipedia are useful sources of such material) and that it is of medium or high quality (say 750 pixel by 500 pixels or above). You could, if you so choose, submit one of your own archive images as a potential theme, and if you do so I will assume that you are giving Sepia Saturday permission to reproduce it. Just send me a link to the image, or in the case of your own images, the image file. I will try and make use of as many suggestions as possible over the coming weeks.
We have already got archive images for the next two Sepia Saturday weeks and here is a quick preview for those who like to plan ahead.
So get posting and get linking. And when the weekend comes, put the baby in the pram and take a stroll around the other Sepia Saturday participants and enjoy the sights.