Monday, 18 March 2013

Sepia Saturday 169 : 23 March 2013


If there is one thing that unites us Sepians, it is the love of an image. And to have our constant stream of images we are dependent upon photographers and artists. So this week we are celebrating those who paint with oils or pastels and those who paint with light. Whether they are recording great international events (as with our theme image last week) or the natural beauty of cherry blossom in Washington, our heroes stand out in all weathers, clicking their shutters in order to bring us our daily diet of images. Our picture comes from the Library of Congress stream on Flickr Commons and was suggested as a theme by regular Sepia Saturday participant, Postcardy. There are all sorts of possibilities for the inventive themer : all you have to do is to decide which petal you are going to go with and post your posts on or around Saturday 23 March 2013. Add a link to the Linky List and call and see as many other Sepians as you can conveniently manage.

And if you can manage to look away from your viewfinder for a moment, you might want to have a look at what we have lined up for the next couple of weeks.


170 : Time for a coffee? This particular coffee lounge was a famous meeting place for Australian writers and artists. So that gives you coffee, art, writing, and men leaning against doors as possible directions, not to mention all the adverts in the shop windows.


171 : Marilyn suggested it was time for an ancient monument (could she have been referring to me?) or at least time for a castle. People have always been fond of taking photographs of grand old monuments so you should have one or two in your collections.

Such topics are for the future. For SS 169 let us return to our viewfinders and get our subjects to smile and watch the birdie. Keep very still now .....



26 comments:

tony said...

On A Positive Note.......Cigarette Smoking Turns Your Skin Sepia !

Bob Scotney said...

Looking for a subject.
Being Anonymous won't get you one here!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Well, somehow my post for this week merged into last week's, which is still up. Anyway, here come some birthdays of ancestors (including my mother)...and some tidbits about them. And yes there's a connection, tenuous though it be, to Sepia Saturday this week.

Postcardy said...

Even though I suggested this week's prompt, I had a hard time thinking of a subject to post this week.

Brett Payne said...

I'll focus on the camera this week.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Hard photo this week !

Wendy said...

Cameras and battlefields

Mike Burnett said...

Eddie Calvert, ooh aah and a week in spring together with the battlefield fallen

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi! I didn't have a lot of time this week to be creative, but I still think that this is an interesting post. It is an article about the history of early Lane County, Oregon photographers with a lot of information about the growth of the city of Eugene in the early settling of the Pacific Northwest.

Kathy M.

Mike Brubaker said...

Musical cherry blossoms so-to-speak from the other side of the continent. Oregon Cherries to be exact.

Little Nell said...

No blossom from me just some artistic blooms plucked for posterity.

Kristin said...

Today would be my Uncle Henry's 97th birthday so I'm running one of his short stories that features a camera. Accompanied by a photo also with a camera.

Doug Peabody said...

Blossoms and commentary is my contribution this week.

Titania said...

Kodak was the name!

Howard said...

more old postcards from me this week

TICKLEBEAR said...

A "Now & Then" scenario this week,
tres apropos as Winter is leaving us and Spring [slowly] is arriving...
:)~
HUGZ

Dakota Boo said...

Morning all. The only upside about today's grim weather is that I now have now unexpectd free time indoors, so what better use for that could there be than to produce, a slightly longer that recently, Sepia Saturday posting ... and on theme too.

Alan Burnett said...

I am posted. That says it all.

Wendy said...

Dakotaboo's link doesn't work -- her name and URL merged.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

I actually posted on Saturday this week! Yeah me!

I was thinking something to do with plants, flowers, etc. or unusual animals, rodents or anything western.

Karen S. said...

It's Saturday and I'm posted too! Ha! Ha!

Wibbo said...

This week, I have a photographer at a picnic.

DawnTreader said...

Sorry, it seems my first attempt to link did not work. Try the second entry! My contribution this week is two painted greeting cards sent from Sweden to Chicago at New Year and Easter 1903.

Boobook said...

Hope I'm not too late, being Sunday her in Aus. I'm ignoring the main theme and resting on a park bench this week.

ScotSue said...

I came close to giving this photo prompt a miss, with nothing in my collection on photographers photographing or cherry trees blossoming. Then inspiration struck and I decided to pick up on the Washington Monument and feature three Scottish monuments to famous men.

anyjazz said...

Snapshots of people with cameras? I think I have a couple of those.