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.