Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 178 : 25 May 2013


This week Sepia Saturday is paying tribute to the human face. It can be young or old, male or female, happy or sad : it can be any shape or colour you choose. My selected picture comes from the collection at George Eastman House which is featured on Flickr Commons. It is listed simple as "Woman's Face" and dates from somewhere around 1915. All you need to do is to post your post on or around Saturday the 25th May 2013 and then add a link to the list below. But before you get hypnotised by those eyes staring into your soul, you might want to briefly consider what we have coming up on Sepia Saturday in the weeks ahead. Here is your usual preview.


179 : In the past on Sepia Saturday we have had cute dogs and cuddly cats, but here is a chance to bring out your birds, beasts and reptiles. Or caravans, or ladders, or ....


180 : Our picture features a hospital kitchen on a railway train, thus providing Sepians with a vast menu of theme opportunities.

But now it is time to face up to the challenge of Sepia Saturday 178. Now look into my eyes and relax. Post your posts, post your posts, post your posts .....



27 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Sorry I am late again with getting the post up. I have been hypnotised by those eyes and incapable of doing anything.

Postcardy said...

My post is published and hopefully won't disappear. I had to rewrite the whole thing because it disappeared just before I published it. The only thing left of the draft was the title! It is about a face painted on a barroom floor.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Back on time this week.

Sharon said...

Lot of faces in my post this week. Good luck with matching the parent with their child :)

Dakota Boo said...

In this week, and early for a change :-)

Brett Payne said...

Plenty of close-ups in my contribution this week too.

Kristin said...

would have liked to do a "match the faces" post after seeing Sharon's but instead did a family photo that reminded me of the face of the prompt.

Bob Scotney said...

Faces you have seen before, but tweaked a bit.

Wendy said...

I have several faces to ponder.

ScotSue said...

I am quicker off the mark this week, with four faces of feisty females.

Boobook said...

Just one photo this week.

Mike Brubaker said...

Yet another perfect theme choice, Alan, that lets me tell the story of a similar pretty face.

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

Just one ancestor's pic, but not sure which one!

irisheyes jennifer said...

Thanks again for the inspiration! My post, which will appear tomorrow (Saturday), is entitled 'If only they could speak: Inspiration in Sepia'.

Cheers,
Jennifer

Howard said...

I think I'm on-topic this week!

Titania said...

Eyes and all!

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Not so much doing eyes as a memorial to my ather, well there are eyes too. I wwill be up shortly.

whowerethey said...

Late for me, but it's still Friday here, so early? I have some faces out of context to ponder.

Doug Peabody said...

Those eyes are very mesmerizing. I've got a postcard post this week.

Jackie van Bergen said...

At last back blogging - couldn't resist putting the beautiful face of my great grandmother up

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Thanks for this topic Alan, and I agree the eyes are almost hynotic. My post leapt out of my response to this photo.

Alan Burnett said...

A triptych of sepia faces from me.

Deb Gould said...

A single sepia face...but a lovely one!

Kathy said...

Wasn't sure where I was headed with the prompt.

Karen S. said...

Gee whiz, this was an exercise in hard determination to get posted. It's like my third or fourth attempt and a much shorter version as much was lost, just went up in thin smoke or ghostly nothing as I tried to post this week! But if it stays here it is!

Chris Overstreet said...

A wonderful face. I always wonder if people knew what to do back then when a camera was pointed at them. Of course, this is much better than the modern selfie duckface.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I'm on jury duty this week and don't have any time. Once I started looking for the photo I wanted to use, everything else faded away and I was driven to get this done. Turned out to be a bit of therapy. Bonus.