Launch yourself into Sepia Saturday 470 by looking through your old photographs to see if you have anything which might fit in - in one convoluted way or another - with this theme image. Ships, launches, rivers or even a long lost Auntie Vera - the choice is yours. Simply choose an old photograph, include it in a post, and post your post on or around Saturday 18th May 2019 .... and don't forget to add a link to the list below. And before you break open any bottles of champagne, take a look at the next couple of theme prompts.
Monday, 6 May 2019
I have very few clues to the identity of this fearsome couple. I have obtained a translation of the caption that appears on the Flickr Commons site and it reads "The Confederation of Consumers' Associations", but what that tells us is beyond me. Whoever they are, they make a good image prompt because, if you are anything like me, you will have loads of fearsome couples in your photographic collections. Choose a couple and post them to a post on or around Saturday 11th May 2019 and add a link to the list below. As for our prompt couple, perhaps they are simply looking into the future and trying to see what the next couple of Sepia Saturday prompts are!
Monday, 29 April 2019
There is plenty going on in this week's Sepia Saturday theme image - a veritable three course meal of a visual prompt. You can match it in any way you want, or choose not to match it at all - all you need do is to post an old photograph along with some new thoughts on or around Saturday 4th May 2019. Once you have posted your post, add a link to the list below. And then sit back, relax, let your meal digest ..... and turn your thoughts to the next couple of theme images.
Friday, 26 April 2019
Golden lions, statues, men standing like statues, hotels ... take your pick. Sepia Saturday invites you to post your old photographs on or around Saturday 27th April. You can either follow the suggested themes or pick a theme of your own - as always it's up to you. Post your post and then add a link to the list below. And here are the next two themes for you to think about:-
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Two cheeky chaps - Chris and Max - bringing us a little Easter joy and happiness. Happiness, laughter, stripes, blazers, entertainers: take your choice as far as your Easter Sepia Saturday challenge is concerned. Match the theme, ignore the theme, interpret the theme - the choice is up to you. All you need to do is to do it on or around Saturday 20th April 2019 and add a link to the list below.
If you like to think ahead, here is a reminder of next week's Sepia Saturday theme image. And the fact that there is only one theme image left serves as a reminder to me that I need to go in search of some May theme images. I will post a full list of May themes soon.
Thursday, 11 April 2019
What would you like to buy? It is a stall in a street, a street in a town, a town that could be anywhere. I have even arranged for a cyclist to ride in the background to add another potential theme to this week's Sepia Saturday prompt. Whatever you decide to buy, whatever you decide to post: post it on or around Saturday 13th April 2019 and add a link to the list below. And if you don't like what is on display on this stall, take a look at what is around the Sepia Saturday corner.
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Our Sepia Saturday theme images for April are all taken from an album of old photographs which somehow came into my possession. I do not know the people featured in the album, but its owner was a cataloguer who normally provided a caption and a date. For this week, our theme image has a seaside theme - or rather a lakeside theme. The caption reads: "Joan and the Pedalo, Lake Maggiore, Italy 1947" There are all sorts of potential theme prompts - water, lakes, swimsuits, deckchairs .... you name it. Whatever you choose, post your post on or around Saturday 6th April 2019 and add a link to the list below. And whilst you are drifting around on an Italian lake, you might want to think about the next two theme images.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Going up and down but never getting anywhere ... but that is enough about the political situation in Britain. You can take your mind of the political situation wherever you happen to be by diving into your photographic archives and attempting to come up with a match for this week's Sepia Saturday theme image. Just post your post on or around Saturday 30th March 2019 and add a link to the list below. And whilst you are rocking away, why not take a look at the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
We are dancing along this week with a somewhat odd couple - the girl on the left is brewery heiress Grania Guinness, and the main on the right is Australian actor Cyril Ritchard. The story behind their odd pose has been lost, but that doesn't matter because they are inviting you to share you old photographs: whether they be of dancing, odd poses or anything you like. All you need do is to post your post on or around Saturday 23rd March 2019 and add a link to the list below.
Next week brings the last of our theme images based on the Flickr Commons stream of the National Library of Australia.
Our theme images for April are all chosen from a photograph album of unknown origin that came into my possession via the wonders of eBay. Here is a quick preview of our April theme images.
Monday, 11 March 2019
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is an energetic affair with arms, limbs and bodies moving all over the place. It comes from the Flickr stream of the National Library of Australia and it features square dancing at Earl's Court Ballroom, St Kilda, Victoria in 1950. All you need to do is to listen to the rhythm, dance along with the beat, take your partner and find a matching photo from your collection. Once you have, include it in a blog post, and post your post on or around Saturday 16th March 2019. Then add a link to the list below.
Whilst you are waiting for the music to start, take a look at what pictorial dances lie ahead.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week once again comes from the Flickr collection of the National Library of Australia and has the title, "Nurse reading a book on the upstairs verandah of The Family Hotel in Sheridan Street, Gundagai, New South Wales / Charles Gabriel, between 1887 and 1927" After a title as long and exhaustive as that you might want to lie down and read a book. But before you do so, spend a moment or two looking through your old photographs to see if you have anything to match this theme image. If you have, put it in a blog post and post your post on or around Saturday 9th March 2019 and then add a link to the list below.
And whilst you are having that rest, spare a thought for the next two theme images.
Thursday, 28 February 2019
Here is a little taste of what is on offer at this week's Sepia Saturday. You are invited to add to the menu by bringing along your own creations in the form of your old photographs that ,ay or may not be related to our theme image. All you need to do is to share your image in a blog post, post that post on or around Saturday 2nd March 2019, and then add a link to the list below. And whilst you are waiting for your sepia soup to cool down, take a look at what is to come in the next couple of weeks.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
I seem to be on familiar territory with this week's Sepia Saturday theme image - in the comfortable surroundings of a cosy wine merchants establishment in Paris. The photograph is entitled "Marchand de vin rue Boyer" and is by the French photographer, Eugène Atget (1857-1927). The photograph is held in the archives of the George Eastman Museum and forms part of their Flickr Commons stream. They estimate the date of the photograph to be around 1910-11.
As usual, we invite you to look at the image and find something within it to act as a connection with an old image from your own collections. Let your thoughts flow like fine French wine and share with us some of your best vintage photographs. All you need to do is to post your posts on or around Saturday 23 February 2019 and then add a link to the list below.
Whilst you are sampling a selection of your best vintages, you might want to keep in mind the next two Sepia Saturday prompts.
You will notice that I have been doing a little long-overdue housekeeping on the Sepia Saturday Blog. I have included a new Sepia Saturday header image, and also updated the links to the blogs of Sepia Saturday participants. If I have missed your blog from this list, please let me know and I will add it.
Thursday, 14 February 2019
We have all sorts going on in this week's Sepia Saturday theme images: windows, reflections, women, men, shops .... you name it and you can blog it. The photograph comes from the collection of the George Eastman Museum on Flickr Commons and is by the French photographer Eugene Atget (1857-1927). All you need to do is to come up with your own interpretation of a match and post your post on or around Saturday 16th February 2019 and then add a link to the list below.
Whilst you are window-shopping through your collection of old photographs, you might want to consider the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.
Thursday, 7 February 2019
You know what it's like when you get back from holiday - there is no food in the cupboard, the fridge is empty, and for some reason the gas oven isn't working. You have to do the best you can with whatever is available: get a few twigs, light a fire and boil up some privet leaf soup. Once you have had your fill, settle back and try and come up with a match for this week's Sepia Saturday. Whatever you come up with, post it on or around Saturday 9th February 2019 and add a link to the list below.
Whilst you are looking through your old photos, keep an eye open for potential matches for the next two Sepia Saturday theme images. Here they are -