Thursday, 8 April 2021

Sepia Saturday 565 : 10 April 2021


Sepia Saturday could never have survived for all these years without that magnificent resource, Flickr Commons. At a time when all and sundry want to stick copyright notices on things they have not themselves created, Flickr Commons is a shining beacon for sharing our photographic heritage. Archives that are part of the Commons initiative agree that their images can be shared by anyone, and this means that for over a decade I have been able to incorporate them into most of our weekly theme prompts.  So, for the next few months I am celebrating the Flickr Commons initiative by taking an alphabetical tour of its participating institutions. We start with the Provincial Archives of ALBERTA and a photograph from 1930 of the Ladies Curling Club of Olds, Alberta. As always, you can follow the theme, interpret the theme, turn it on its head ... or ignore it altogether: simply post an old photo and add a link to the list below on or around Saturday 10th April 2021.

Here are our next two theme images for you to be having a think about:-



Thursday, 1 April 2021

Sepia Saturday 564 : 3 April 2021


This is the last theme based on one of my old photographs - for a while, at least - and suitably enough it is a photograph of a works outing to the seaside resort of Blackpool. I am not sure if any of my wife's relatives are featured in this photograph, but that doesn't matter because we are this week celebrating relatives, work, outings and seaside resorts. We can be celebrating anything else you want to celebrate: this, after all, is Sepia Saturday where rules are not welcome. Just feature an old photograph, add a few well chosen words, post it in a post, and add a link to the list below .... on or around Saturday 3 April 2021.

Next week I will be starting an alphabetical tour through all the wonderful picture archives that belong to the Flickr Commons initiative.  Here are the first two theme images of this new series:-



Thursday, 25 March 2021

Sepia Saturday 563 : 27 March 2021

I still seem to be stuck with groups, but trust me, these are nearly at an end. Our theme image this week has a group posing in front of a fort. The fort in question is Fort Perch Rock which sounds as if it should be somewhere in the Wild West - and is in fact just off the not-very-wild west coast of England in the seaside town of New Brighton. As a theme prompt you can do what you want with it: you can have forts, groups, sea, sand, hats, stones ... or even grandfathers (that's mine on the left!). Whatever you do with it, do it on or around Saturday 27th March 2021 and add a link to the list below.

Our next two theme images are still full of people, but lots of other things as well. Here they are so you can start planning your next Sepia Saturday posts.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Sepia Saturday 562 : 20th March 2021

Your number is up! Yes, we have graduated from a few to a lot, from three men on a boat to a crowd at a football match. The eagle-eyed amongst you will also spot an entire Scottish bagpipe band in this theme photograph along with the usual supply of hats and belted coats. There is no sign of a football, so it might be a rugby match, a polo match, a hurling match, or the world final of the tiddlywinks championships. If you are game for a go, then have a go: just post your post on or around Saturday 20th March 2021 and add a link to the list below.

Two more group shoots lay ahead before I think up some new themes, so you might want to be keeping these in mind for the next couple of weeks. Then we will move onto something different, I promise!

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Sepia Saturday 561 : Saturday 13 March 2021

It's a classic! Three men in a boat - or in this case three men at the bow of a boat. It's not only a good read, it's an opportunity to share your old photographs of men in boats, women in boats, boats, three or coils of old rope. And because this is Sepia Saturday and we have the widest interpretation of themes to be found on the entire internet, it will allow you to share any old photo you like. So post your post on or around Saturday 13 March 2021 and add a link to the list below.

I still seem to be fixated with groups of people so here are another two themes for you to be thinking about.

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Sepia Saturday 560 : Saturday 6th March 2021


You have a choice of two for your theme image for Sepia Saturday 560: you can have the young lad on the left or the young lad on the right. You can have scholars or sailors, suits or uniforms, tall or small, smiles or frowns. And this being Sepia Saturday, you can always ignore the silly theme image chosen by chap who does this, and go with your own choice of themes. All that we ask you to do is to post an old image on or around Saturday 6th March 2021 and add a link to it on the list below. It's as simple as one and one makes two.

And talking of two, here are another two .... themes for future Sepia Saturdays for you to think about. Toodle Loo!

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Sepia Saturday 559 : 27 February 2021


The sepia alphabet is fading into the distance, thank goodness, and that means our Sepia Saturday themes have been released from the regimentation of artificial constraints. Our theme images can go where they want, take wings and sail away on a boat. So here we are with four girls on a boat. They are looking forward to seeing all the submissions to Sepia Saturday 559 which will be posted on or around Saturday 27th February 2021. If you have a submission you wish them to see, add a link to the post in the list below.

And what better way to follow four girls than with two boys and then three men. Here's what lies ahead.