Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 419 : 19th May 2018


Sepia Saturday 419 : Saturday 19 May 2018
Group Of Men Sitting On Overhanging Rock, Yosemite
ROCKS  :  DANGEROUS LOCATIONS  :  NATURE

It is difficult to overlook our Sepia Saturday theme image this week which features a group of men sitting on an overhanging rock in the Yosemite National Park in California. It might you think of all kinds of dangerous locations or the wild glories of nature. Whatever it makes you think of, think of it on or around Saturday 19th May and add a link to your thoughtful posts to the list below. And don't overlook what is coming up in the next two Sepia Saturday challenges.





Sepia Saturday Theme Images : June 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for June 2018 all come from the Flickr Commons collection of the Archives of the East Riding Of Yorkshire.


SEPIA SATURDAY 421 : SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
Archives of the East Riding Of Yorkshire
Beverley Town Floods 1912
FLOODS  :  CHILDREN  :  WATER


SEPIA SATURDAY 422 : SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018
ALONE  :  BEACH  :  SPACE


SEPIA SATURDAY 423 : SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018
POLICE  :  UNIFORMS : GROUPS


SEPIA SATURDAY 424 : SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018
FARMS  :  AGRICULTURE  :  HARVEST


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


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 418 : Saturday 12 May 2018


Sepia Saturday 418 : Saturday 12 May 2018
The Longest Lunch Counter In The World - F W Woolworth, Los Angeles
CAFE  :  LUNCH  :  SHOPS

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features an illustration of the longest lunch counter in the world, which just happened to be in the F W Woolworth store in Los Angeles. There are as many potential ways of matching this theme as there are chairs alongside the lunch counter. All you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 12 May 2018 and add a link to the list below. Whilst you are waiting for your lunch to arrive, why not take a look at what is further along the Sepia counter.





Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 417


The trouble with being involved in Sepia Saturday for so long is th at my memory has gone a little sepia. I forgot to put this weeks prompt up before going on holiday and therefore I am. Trying. To do so now with one foot in the Mediterranean Sea and a. Tablet full of sand. It is quite appropriate given this weeks prompt. My limited WiFi signal seems to go in and out with the waves and therefore I will avoid all the normal chitchat- you are well familiar with it by now. Things will return to normal next week.







Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 416 : 28 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 416 : 28 April 2018
Helsinki residents waiting for evacuation at the railway station. (1939)
TRAVEL  :  WAR  :  EVACUATION 

At the moment I am packing my bags ready for departure. Unlike these poor people, I am not heading off to danger and the unknown, simply to the Spanish sun for a week. Without planning them that way, the themes for the next two weekends seem appropriate to me: but your challenge is to tell us how the theme image for Sepia Saturday 416 is appropriate to you. Do so by posting a post featuring an old image from your collection on or around Saturday 28th April 2018 and adding a link to the list below.

I will post the call for next week before I go, but here is a preview for the next couple of weeks.





Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018
Enginists of the Finnish State Railways playing chess on call duty. (1951)
BOARD GAMES  :  CANTEENS  :  WORKMEN

Now here is an opening gambit: get out your old photos of chess games or canteens or workmen or wooden tables or .... well whatever you want. If you can match our theme image, then you will gain a powerful advantage in the game. Whatever you decide to do, make your move on or around Saturday 21st April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst your opponent is thinking of his next move, take a look at what lies ahead in this Sepia game of ours.






Saturday, 14 April 2018

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - May 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for May 2018 all come from the Flickr Commons collection of the California Historical Society


Sepia Saturday 417 : Saturday 5th May 2018
Man, Woman And Children Wading In Water
SEA  :  BATHING  :  GROUPS


Sepia Saturday 418 : Saturday 12 May 2018
The Longest Lunch Counter In The World - F W Woolworth, Los Angeles
CAFE  :  LUNCH  :  SHOPS


Sepia Saturday 419 : Saturday 19 May 2018
Group Of Men Sitting On Overhanging Rock, Yosemite
ROCKS  :  DANGEROUS LOCATIONS  :  NATURE


Sepia Saturday 420 : Saturday 26 May 2018
Scenic Railway And Bathing Beach, Venice, California
FAIRGROUNDS  :  TRAINS  :  AMUSEMENTS

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018



Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018
A boy pushes a wheelbarrow full of dried fish. (1930s)
FISH  :  FACTORIES  :  WHEELBARROWS

Everyone has a photograph of a wheelbarrow of dried fish somewhere in their collection, so this week's Sepia Saturday theme challenge will be an easy one. The difficulty you will probably have is just deciding which of your many photographic studies of dried fish to share with your fellow Sepians. Whatever the outcome, share your image on or around Saturday 14th April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for your fish to dry, take a look at what lies ahead for the rest of April. The May theme images will be posted within the next few days.





Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018
Songwriter Toivo Kärki and singer-songwriter-actor-screenwriter Reino Helismaa working with a grand piano. (1957)
MUSIC  :  ACTORS  :  PIANOS

What better way to celebrate another Sepia Saturday than to gather around the grand piano and have a good sing-song. There is music, there are actors, there is a piano .... there is almost whatever you want to see in this 1957 image from the Finnish Museum of Photography. Do what you will with it - simply do it on or around Saturday 7th April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are waiting for the long piano introduction, have a look at what is just around the corner.





Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sepia Saturday 412 : 31st March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 412 : 31 MARCH 2018
PACKING  :  SUITCASES  :  DOGS  :  BEAUTY QUEENS

Our Sepia Saturday theme this week is a real beauty - incorporating travel, luggage, dogs and competitions. You could also include curtains, tables, and decapitated hands (if that is not a contradiction in terms). Whatever you find in our weekly theme image all you need to do is to give us an old image and tell us a little about it - however obtusely it may - or may not - be connected to the theme. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 31st March and add a link to the list below. Oh, and now I come to think of it, you might want to feature a beauty queen (or, indeed, king) as well.

Whilst you are thinking about that, take a moment to see what is around the Sepia corner in the first part of April.



From beauty queens to fat old men to barrow loads of dead fish: all human life is here at Sepia Saturday.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sepia Saturday 411 : 24th March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 411 : 24 MARCH 2018
WEDDINGS : GARDEN PORTRAITS : BRIDE : FLOWERS 

Like the other Sepia Saturday theme images for March, the theme image for Sepia Saturday 411 comes from the Flickr Commons stream of the Vancouver Public Library. This 1928 photograph of Florence Timms might put you in mind of weddings and brides, and flowers and ... whatever you can come up with. All you need do is to post your post on or around Saturday 24 March 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are waiting for the bride to arrive, you might want to cast an eye over the themes for the next couple of weeks. And don't forget, all the theme images for April are now available.






Sepia Saturday Theme Images - April 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for April are all taken from the Flickr Commons stream of the Finnish Museum of Photography. As always, you can interpret the theme images in whichever way you want - the suggestions contained below are nothing more than suggestions.


Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018
Songwriter Toivo Kärki and singer-songwriter-actor-screenwriter Reino Helismaa working with a grand piano. (1957)
MUSIC  :  ACTORS  :  PIANOS
 

Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018
A boy pushes a wheelbarrow full of dried fish. (1930s)
FISH  :  FACTORIES  :  WHEELBARROWS


Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018
Enginists of the Finnish State Railways playing chess on call duty. (1951)
BOARD GAMES  :  CANTEENS  :  WORKMEN


Sepia Saturday 416 : 28 April 2018
Helsinki residents waiting for evacuation at the railway station. (1939)
TRAVEL  :  WAR  :  EVACUATION 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Sepia Saturday 410 : 17 March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 410 : 17 MARCH 2018
RAIN : CHILDREN : POLICEMEN : NIGHT

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week comes from a dark time in history and is appropriately dark in nature. You, however, may interpret "dark" (or any other element you find in the image) in whichever way you want. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 17th March 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are sheltering from the cold rain of these dark days, you might want to think about the future (well the next couple of Sepia Saturdays)





Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Sepia Saturday 409 : 10 March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 409 : 10 MARCH 2018
SPEAKER  :  STRANGE OBJECTS  :  OVERSIZED OBJECTS  :  SPORTS FIELDS

Can you hear me? OK, I will shout. What I was trying to say was that for Sepia Saturday 409 - post your posts on or around Saturday 10th March 2018 and add a link to the list below - our theme image once again comes from the Flickr Commons collection of the Vancouver Public Library. It is up to you how you attempt to match this for a theme, if match it you decide to do. If not, just share any old image and - or rather an old image from your collection of your choice.

Whilst I have your attention, here is a preview of the next two Sepia Saturday theme images






Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Sepia Saturday 408 : 3 March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 408 : 3 MARCH 2018
GROUPS  :  CAPS  :  GOLF  :  BOOTS

Our prompts for March 2018 all come from the Flickr Commons stream of the Vancouver Public Library Historical Photograph Collection. The prompt this week is a fine group photograph from the 1920s of "caddies at Shaughnessy Golf Club". As always, you are free to hit the theme in any direction and take as many shots as you like - all you have to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 3rd February 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for your turn to take a shot, you might want to contemplate the next couple of Sepia Saturday prompts.



LIFE AFTER FACEBOOK
Just a quick note to explain how I hope to keep you all informed about new Sepia Saturday prompts following the closure/archiving of our Facebook Group. Each week I will send an announcement out to all my existing Facebook friends (if you aren't in this "select" group just send a friend request) and I will also add a Twitter announcement under the hashtag #SepiaSaturday. If you have Flipboard, don't forget there is a Flipboard Sepia Saturday Magazine  and I will try to make sure that the weekly prompts appears there as well. And finally, let me stress that Sepia Saturday and the Sepia Saturday Blog will continue for the foreseeable future.