Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 453 : 19th January 2019

I am away at the moment, so hopefully all the various calls for Sepia Saturday will come up as planned. This week our theme picture shows a street, some wires and a cigarette advert. Sepia Saturday players please match that! Post your posts on or around Saturday 19th January and add a link to the list below. And here are the next two theme images

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 452 : 12 January 2019

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a group of railway workers from Ireland in the 1950s repairing the main line to the south of Ireland after a fire and accident the previous day. The photograph is part of the Flickr Commons stream of the National Library of Ireland. As a prompt, you can follow the line wherever you want to go to, or there again you can ignore the line closure and go exactly where you want to. Just post your post on or around Saturday 12th January 2019 and add a link to the list below.

Here is a preview of our next two prompt images.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 451 : Saturday 5 January 2019

Big and small, smart and scruffy, light and dark, old and new ... contrasts are all the thing on Sepia Saturday this week. The theme photograph was taken in the early 1960s by Colman Doyle and shows the American model, Linda Ward, posing in Winetavern Street, Dublin. The photograph can be found on the Flickr stream of the National Library of Ireland.

However you decide to follow the theme image, follow it on or around Saturday 5th January 2019 and add a link to the list below. Here are the next two theme images, so you can start thinking about them in advance.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Sepia Saturday 450 : Christmas And New Year Special 2018/2019

My apologies for originally posting this on the wrong Blog!! With the run up to Christmas, my mind seems to have descended into terminal confusion. I will attempt to transfer the information that has already been put on the post by those who were enterprising enough to find it.

A very Happy Christmas to Sepians everywhere and may we all enjoy a peaceful new year in which to surround ourselves with our old pictures and new memories. Our theme image for the Christmas period shows two lucky Christmas customers from Australia in 1934. Post your own sepia Christmas greetings via our Sepia Saturday Clog - all you have to do is to post a post sometime over the Christmas and New Year period and add a link to the list below.

Our 2019 programme kicks off on Saturday 5th January 2019. Here is a preview of the first couple of theme images.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sepia Saturday 449 : Saturday 15 December 2018

Bedrooms! We spend a significant part of our lives there, but they may not be at the forefront as far as the photographic record of our lives is concerned. We probably have more photographs of the garden shed in our collections than of our bedrooms! Just in case this applies to you and you want to join in with this week's Sepia Saturday, you can always follow the jug, or the carpet or the window - or whatever. Whatever you decide to go with, do it on or around Saturday 15th December and add a link to the list below.

And here are our next two prompt images that will see us through into 2019.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Sepia Saturday 448 : Saturday 8th December 2018

First of all thank you so much for your comments on the future of Sepia Saturday - I was heartened by your support for Sepia Saturday and your enthusiasm for its future. Looking back at the options I set out last week, I accept that either changing to a monthly prompt or moving the whole thing to Facebook would somehow fall short of the Sepia Saturday experience we have all enjoyed over the years. Equally, to bring Sepia Saturday to an end just as it approaches its 10th birthday seems churlish. So let's keep things going as normal for the time being and see how things go. With this in mind I have put together prompts for the first quarter of 2019 and these can be found at the end of this post.

For our next weekly prompt we have this image from the Flickr Commons collection of the Huron County Museum. Do with it what you will - but do it on or around Saturday 8th December 2018 and add a link to the list below. Here are the final two prompt images for 2018.

As for 2019, here are the planned prompt images:-

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Sepia Saturday 447 And Some Thoughts About The Future

Libraries are places where things are kept: old things, new things, things that will be of interest to others. Come to think of it, libraries are a little like Sepia Saturday. So this week we are asking you to file away your old photographs, stack them on the digital shelves, and make them available for other people to borrow, look at, and appreciate. Just post you post on or around Saturday 1st December 2018 and add a link to the list below.

We have theme images available for the rest of 2018 (see below), but I have not prepared any for January yet. Before doing so, I wanted to consult with the remaining few loyal Sepians with regards to the future of Sepia Saturday. The number of participants has been falling off for some time now and it provides us with an opportunity to take stock and think about the future.

I would like to kick the discussion off by suggesting four alternatives for your consideration.

1. Accept that Sepia Saturday may have run its course and close it down at the end of the year.
2. Keep Sepia Saturday blog-based (centred around the Sepia Saturday Blog) but maybe have a monthly theme rather that a weekly one. People could submit multiple posts if they so wished.
3. Change Sepia Saturday into a Facebook Group. We could still have weekly theme prompts but the submissions would be handled via the Facebook Group - simply by adding a link on the Facebook Group page to your submission - be it a blog post or whatever.
4. Leave things exactly as they are.

I am sure there are other possible suggestions and I would be delighted if people could put those forward for consideration. Let me know what you all think. In the meantime here are the rest of the December theme images.