Trumpet fanfares : My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to that celebration of old and curious photographs that is known throughout the world as Sepia Saturday. Indeed, welcome to a very special Sepia Saturday, because four years and 199 themes ago, Sepia Saturday was born. And we are celebrating this important anniversary by asking everybody who has ever joined in with Sepia Saturday to look back on their contributions and choose a favourite one. Simply republish that favourite Sepia post and we will gather together all the contributions and publish them in a little "The Best Of Sepia Saturday" book which will be available for anyone to buy on-line. As you would expect from Sepia Saturday, there are very few rules and regulations involved in this special Sepia Saturday post. It can be any of your Sepia Saturday posts, but unfortunately we will have to limit it to one per participant. If you would like to amend or update the post, that is fine so long as it remains recognisably related to the original post. I would also like to include a short paragraph about each of the contributors - something along the lines of the Blogger profiles that appear on most of our blogs.
All I ask is that, if you are willing to participate in the "Best Of Sepia Saturday" book project you let me know in a comment to this call along with any short biography you want me to use. If you do say that you want to participate I will take this to mean that you are giving us permission to use any copyright material included in the specific post you are contributing. If, for any reason, you are not able to participate this weekend but would still like to take part in the project, let us know as soon as possible and we will try and work something out. If you don't want to participate in the book project, you are, of course, welcome to contribute any Sepia Saturday post you want to submit for this week's call. Whether they are for the book or not, the process remains the same : post your posts on or near Saturday 26th October 2013 and then link it to the list below. But this time, if you want to participate in the celebration book, don't forget to leave us a note via a comment below saying you want in and including a couple of sentences of biographical information. I am around all week so I will keep a close eye on the comments and on the Facebook Page and try to answer any questions as they arise.
Before you dash off and start searching through your archives of your archives, here is a quick preview of the next two Sepia Saturday calls:
201 : Houses are such an important part of all our lives, be they big or small, stone or wood, brick or turf. So this week we celebrate our ancestral homes in old photographs.
202 : Photographer, beach, camera, tripod, and even Corky The Cat - there is so much going on in Sepia Saturday 202 that it is a theme for all seasons.
Those two will see Sepia Saturday launched into its' fifth year. But before we move off into the future it is time to look back at the past : our sepia past here on Sepia Saturday.