Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Sepia Saturday 437 : 22 September 2018


A much loved car outside a postwar prefabricated house: could anything be more redolent of the early 1950s. The car may not be a new one, but it has been washed and polished until you can see your reflection in it. The photograph contains equal measures of pride and hope - emotions that were equally redolent of the decade in question. As a theme image, you can take whatever element you want from it: be it as solid as a chrome bumper bar or as ephemeral as an emotion. All you need to do is to post your Sepia Saturday post on or around Saturday 22nd September 2018 and add a link to the list below. Before you reach once again for the chamois leather, you might want to take a look at what lies ahead.  And don't forget - the full list of theme images for the rest of the year is now available/






Sepia Saturday Theme Images : October - December 2018

Here is a preview of the Sepia Saturday theme images for the coming quarter. Feel free to follow or ignore each theme at will.













Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Sepia Saturday 436 : 15th September 2018


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is - like all the ones this month - from my own collection. It features that grand old north country game - crown green bowling; in which wooden balls (or bowls) are rolled across a grass lawn (or green) in an attempt to get nearest the target ball (or jack).  If that wasn't complicated enough, the bowls have an additional weight on one side so they don't run in a straight line, and the green has a slight hump in the middle (a crown) so even if the bowls could travel in a straight line it wouldn't do them much good! So if you thought that Sepia Saturday was difficult - just have a go at crown green bowling.

As always, you can interpret the theme image in any way you want - games, balls, men stood around doing nothing, all spring to mind - or you can ignore the theme all together and surprise us with an old photograph of your own choice. All you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 15th September and add a link to the list below.

Here are the next couple of theme images so that - if you are so inclined - you can plan your posts in advance.





Monday, 3 September 2018

Sepia Saturday 435 : 8th September 2018


I have been posting the Sepia Saturday theme prompt for just short of nine years, and, as you can see, this is the 435th such post. In all those years, in all those Saturdays, in all those posts, I have never yet forgotten to post the weekly prompt .... until last week that is!  What can I say? My apologies to you all for leaving you call-less last week, and even more so, my apologies for causing some of you to worry about what had become of me. It has been quite a hectic couple of months and although I remembered to pre-post the calls whilst I was on holiday, I completely forgot when I returned. My excuse is a simple one: I am delighted to say that I became a grandfather in July and somehow that experience has caused me to wander around like a wide-eyed, preoccupied fool with a big grin on my face and little else going on in my mind.

Now I am back and Sepia Saturday is back, and, if I have anything to do with it, it will remain back for the foreseeable future. The theme image for this coming Saturday is entitled "Wedding On The Steps" and comes from my own collection of lost and found photographs. As always you can search for a theme within the image (weddings, steps, and flowers all come to mind), or navigate your own flight of sepia fancy and share any old photograph you like. All you have to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 8th September and add a link to the list below.

Here is a quick preview of the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.






Monday, 20 August 2018

Sepia Saturday 433 : Saturday 25 August 2018


Sepia Saturday 433 : 25th August 2018
William Robyn, Singer (Bain News Service c.1920)
MUSIC  :  SINGERS  :  GRAMOPHONE  :  RECORDS 

Our theme this week will be music to the ears of some of our regulars. For the record, I am still on the high seas, but in my absence you can sing the praises of one of your old photographs which may - or may not - be related to our theme image this week. All you need to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 25th August 2018, and add a link to the list below.

Here is a quick look at what awaits us in the first part of September. More details when I get back.




Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Sepia Saturday 432 : Saturday 18th August 2018


Sepia Saturday 432 : 18th August 2018
Parachute Jumper (Bain News Service, 1915-20)
DANGER  :  JUMPING  :  SKY  :  FLYING

I will be up, up and away by the time this Sepia Saturday comes around - but hopefully not in a hot air balloon, nor am I planning to take a parachute jump into the unknown. You can, however, jump right into this week's Sepia Saturday by posting an old photograph (either on-theme or off-theme) on or around Saturday 18th August 2018 and adding a link to the list below.

And here is a taste of what is to come on Sepia Saturday - and, take note, a change in emphasis lies just around the corner.






Thursday, 9 August 2018

Sepia Saturday 431 : 11 August 2018


Lights, camera, action ... It is time for Sepia Saturday 431. This is a very easy theme, because if you don't have an old photo featuring a camera in your collection, you will certainly have an old photo taken by a camera! Share the photo on or around Saturday 11th August 2018 and add a link to the list below. What could be easier? It's so easy you can spend your time looking at what is around the Sepia corner.





Friday, 3 August 2018

Sepia Saturday 430 : 4th August 2018


Sepia Saturday 430 : 4th August 2018
Reclining Man And New York Subway Station (A B Phelen, 1910)
ILLUSIONS  :  TRICK PHOTOS  :  BIG AND SMALL

You know what it is like - sometimes you just wake up in the morning and everything seems wrong: out of proportion, upside down or back to front! For well over 100 years photographers have been mimicking this feeling by using the tricks of the camera and the darkroom. Now is your opportunity to share such photographs from your collection. If you don't have any, just choose something that illustrates big and small, light and dark or any kind of contrasts. And if all else fails, just share an old photograph. All you need to do is to share it on or around Saturday 4th August 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Here is what lies around the Sepia Corner





Friday, 27 July 2018

Sepia Saturday 429 : 28 July 2018


 SEPIA SATURDAY 429 : 28 JULY 2018
SHIPS : SILHOUETTE : SEA : SMOKE

I've nearly missed the boat this week - I am so late putting the call up. Sorry about that - I hope it hasn't stopped you trawling through your archives in an effort to catch a fishy old photograph or two. As usual, just post your post on or around Saturday 28th of July and let us all "sea" what you have come up with.

Here is what the future holds - 




Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sepia Saturday 428 : 21st July 2018



 SEPIA SATURDAY 428 : 21 JULY 2018
STUDIOS : BACKGROUNDS : GROUPS : HATS

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week takes us into the studio - in groups, in our hats and stood out against some background or other. There are all sorts of options with this theme image - you can portray whatever your mind can think of. All you have to do is to feature an old image on or around Saturday 21st July 2018 and link it to the list below.

Whilst you are watching the birdie, here is a reminder what will be coming up as quick as a flash.






Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - August 2018

Our August Sepia Saturday theme images all come from the Flickr Commons collection of the Library Of Congress.



Sepia Saturday 430 : 4th August 2018
Reclining Man And New York Subway Station (A B Phelen, 1910)
ILLUSIONS  :  TRICK PHOTOS  :  BIG AND SMALL


Sepia Saturday 431 : 11th August 2018
Frances Alda, Opera Singer (Bain News Service, 1918-25)
FILM  :  CAMERAS  :  PHOTOGRAPHERS  



Sepia Saturday 432 : 18th August 2018
Parachute Jumper (Bain News Service, 1915-20)
DANGER  :  JUMPING  :  SKY  :  FLYING



Sepia Saturday 433 : 25th August 2018
William Robyn, Singer (Bain News Service c.1920)
MUSIC  :  SINGERS  :  GRAMOPHONE  :  RECORDS

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Sepia Saturday 427 : 14th July 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 427 : 14 JULY 2018
CHILDREN : DOGS : PRAMS : STICKS

Ah lovely - a group of kids with a dog and a baby in a pram and some sticks and what looks like a double-barrelled shotgun!!! Those objects that turn up by chance in old photographs are always fascinating and can sometimes become the story in their own right. You can make your story about sticks, stones, prams or pooches - the choice is yours. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 14th July 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Here is what we have up next on Sepia Saturday.





Thursday, 5 July 2018

Sepia Saturday 426 : 7th July 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 426 : 7 JULY 2018
ROOMS : TABLES : CHAIRS : WOOD

Pull up a chair and sit down. We want to talk to you about Sepia Saturday. We want to know how you are going to match this week's theme image.  No! don't tell us now - show us. Show us by posting your matching post on or around Saturday 7th July 2018 and adding a link to the list below. Whilst you are in the room, take a look at the themes for the next couple of weeks.





Thursday, 28 June 2018

Sepia Saturday 425 : 30 June 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 425 : SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018
Archives of the East Riding Of Yorkshire
Beverley United Band  1910
BANDS  :  MUSIC  :  INSTRUMENTS

There are some Sepia Saturday theme images which have a Sepian's name written all over them. No, I don't mean Beverley, but I do mean our good friend Mike Brubaker who has been a loyal supporter of Sepia Saturday ever since the beginning and who has fascinated, educated and entertained us over many years with his posts about bands and musicians. If ever a theme image was perfect for Mister Mike to work his magic on, this is it. Whoever you may be, if you want to participate in Sepia Saturday this week, post your post on or around Saturday 30th June and add a link to the list below.

And here are the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.