Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sepia Saturday 207 : 14 December 2013


This is a picture of Liverpool which I found on a CD of copyright-free archive images. What I like in particular is how it ignores all the golden rules of photography : there is a strong vertical lamp-post dividing the image in two, your eye is not guided around the image by the composition but invited to take a running jump off the edge and for good measure, the central feature of the image - the cyclist - is out of focus. But what it reminds me of, is the fact that here on Sepia Saturday we don't celebrate great photographs, we celebrate great history. So it is time to bring out more of your curiosities, the odd compositions, the crimes against perspective, the thumb in front of the lens. If you come from a long line of great photographers, you could always concentrate on monuments, cyclists, removal vans, or the tunnel which is just to the left of this photograph. The choice is yours - there are few golden rules of Sepia Saturday. Just post your post on or around Saturday 14 December and then link it to the list below.

Christmas is around the corner and we have a Festive Sepia Fortnight for SS 208, whereas the regular weekly schedule returns with SS 209. Here is a quick preview of what is in store.


208 : Celebrate Christmas with any festive themed image from the past


209 : By now, you don't need any suggestions from me. Search the image and find your own theme.

But that is all in the future. Concentrate on Sepia Saturday 207 for now. Get things in balance and maintain your focus and avoid tunnel vision at all costs.



19 comments:

Bel said...

This could be a strange composition if you stretch your imagination. It is another photo mystery that I will probably never solve. But I love a good mystery!

ScotSue said...

Short and sweet from me this week, with only one photograph of a "headless" woman, taking a picture frame for a walk.

Postcardy said...

My photo isn't really strange. I chose it because of its vertical element.

Bob Scotney said...

Well I started and finished in Liverpool

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

A bad picture wasn't hard to find from during the polaroid era. Merry Christmas...going to Vienna for the holidays and a white Christmas, leaving our sunny avocado grove behind for a while.

boundforoz said...

I have a delivery truck in a photo which I think would fit in quite well heading across the vast open space of this week's theme photo.

Gail Perlee said...

I went for the oddness of the challenge photo as, it looks like, several folks have.

Doug Peabody said...

I have a tunnel post of my own!

Jackie van Bergen said...

Non-sepia (but pillars and posts and big buildings) for me as I am about to head off on a big overseas trip.

Mike Brubaker said...

This was a real challenge to find something in my collection that would fit, but I believe I've got a suitable photo with just a touch of music.

Boobook said...

One from my genealogical society's photo collection this week.

Brett Payne said...

Back after a lengthy break, and nice to see some newcomers here.

Little Nell said...

Not theming this week as it’s a special anniversary week for me.

anyjazz said...

The seven most common errors of the amateur photographer.

Karen S. said...

It's such a shame, during this busy time of year, my internet is playing "hanging games" where it's working slower than snail mail! Seriously. I've posted this week, but the time it took was long! But trust that I shall get to everyone's sooner or later!

Kristin said...

Nothing to do with the prompt but a Merrie Christmas anyway.

Alan Burnett said...

Only a day late, but what is a day in 72 years?

Jo Featherston said...

I can't seem to see Mr Linky's link spot here right now, but meanwhile my post can be found here: http://turnerstreettopics.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/leaning-on-lamp-post-at-dee-why.html

Dakota Boo said...

Seeing as there were a few old signs in this week's prompt, I've gone for signs this week. Specifically ghost signs that I found last week whilst wandering around Oxford.