Our theme image for Sepia Saturday 197 does not come from one of the on-line collections on Flickr Commons. Let's face it, no world-class image collection would give album space to this blurred, scratched, undefined, and plain boring image. In fact it comes from the collection of that great photographer, Frank Fieldhouse (AKA "Uncle Frank"), and is entitled "The Pennines (From Express), 1941". Dusty, dirty, and plain as it is, it reminds us that we all have such images in our collections - and sometimes they can be as revealing as a picture postcard. So for Sepia Saturday 197 we are inviting you to by-pass the best, avoid the crystal clear, and focus your attention on the less than perfect, because, as we all know, all too often, life is less than perfect. Everything else about Sepia Saturday remains the same : just post your post on or around Saturday 5 October and link your post to the Linky List below.
I know what you are all going to say - "we don't have any bad photos in our collections", but, fear not, our focus on the unfocused is for one week only. After that, we revert to the normal Sepia Saturday approach - and here are the next two calls so you can do a little planning in advance.
198 : It is 100 years since HMS Queen Elizabeth was launched at Portsmouth. Whilst this is not the Queen Elizabeth, it matters not, because in SS 198 we celebrate the start of something new. It might be a life, it might be a love, it might be a a new chicken coop or it might be a mighty ocean liner.
199 : For Sepia Saturday 199 we celebrate acting and theatre. And dressing up, and silly hats, and daft trousers, and fire escapes, and - anything else you fancy.
Before you dash off in search of the plain and ordinary, the mathematicians amongst you will you realised from the number sequence above that we are rapidly approaching our very special double century celebrations. We have something very special planned for Sepia Saturday 200 which I will tell you about as soon as Marilyn reminds me what it is.