Sunday 29 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 333 : 4 June 2016

For Sepia Saturday 333 - post your posts on or around Saturday 4 June 2016 and leave a link on the list below - the theme image is of an old water mill and the photograph was taken 136 years ago by the Victorian photographer, Francis Bedford. It is part of the Flickr Commons stream on the National Media Museum.

Details of the next two Sepia Saturday  theme images are as follows:-

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 332 : Saturday 28 May 2016

By the time that Sepia Saturday 332 comes around I will be packing my bags for my holiday. Think of grand canals, imposing beaches and Italian vino (well you can think of that if you want, I personally will be thinking of Gloucestershire ale and Laurie Lee scenery). As soon as we get back from Gloucestershire we will be setting sail for more exotic parts so I will not be around for the next few weeks and these calls are being put up in advance. Marilyn is away also in early June but we will both try and keep our eyes on things to make sure there are no problems. You must forgive me, however, if these calls are slightly more abrupt than normal.

For Sepia Saturday 332 you will need to post your posts on or around Saturday 28 May 2016 and link to the list below. And here is a quick peak at what awaits you for the next couple of Sepia Saturdays.

If all else fails, don't forget that a full list of all future Sepia themes can be found by following the link in the sidebar.

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 331 : 21 May 2016

Our Sepia Saturday 331 theme image shows three award winning babies at a 1938 Baby Show which was part of fundraising efforts for the Dartford Hospital in Kent. The picture was taken by the Daily Herald Staff Photographer, Reuben Sandman, and forms part of the Daily Herald Archive which is held by the National Media Museum. Selections from the archive - including this photograph  - form part of the National Media Museum Flickr Commons stream.

Now if you look carefully you might notice that one of the babies is quite visibly upset - and emotion that is clearly not shared by the appropriate mother. You might want to search through your photograph collections in search of photographs of people who are upset, or people who are sat on trestle tables, or babies, or keys or even pink elephants (we have always had a relaxed relationship with rules here on Sepia Saturday). Whatever you decide to go with, just post your post on or around Saturday 21 May 2016 and add a link to the list below.

If you are competitive and want to get a winning start in your entry for future Sepia Saturday calls, here is a sneak preview of what lies ahead. For Sepia Saturday 331 just try to smile and look as beautiful as possible.

But don't get upset, that is all for the future. For the moment, just give us your best smile, look as though you are enjoying yourself and get ready for Sepia Saturday 331.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 330 : 14 May 2016

Our theme image this week shows a type-setter at work. It comes from the collection of the Netherlands National Archives and is part of their Flickr stream. Whatever type of old image you want to share for Sepia Saturday 330, just include it in a blog post, post your post on or around Saturday 14th May 2016 and then add a link to it on the list below. The chances are that the type-setter featured in this image will have had a full range of lead letters in the tray in front of him - everything from A to Z. 

This reminds me that we are nearing the end of our "theme within a theme" and the beginning of July will see a new set of theme images covering the period July - September 2016. The new images are all taken from old photographs which have been contributed to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group. The images for July are based on my own old photographs whilst the ones for August are based on photographs contributed by other Sepians. I still need to put together theme images for September so if you have any images that you think might be suitable, just add them to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group collection (and don't forget to make them copyright free so that we can use and circulate them).

The full list of future theme images can be found in the post which is featured in the side-bar. The next two theme images are the ones below.

That is all for the future and for those who like to look ahead. Now it is time to revert to type and to prepare you contributions for Sepia Saturday 330.

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - June / July / August / September 2016

JUNE 2016
Our theme images for June are the last four of the "theme within a theme" series that has been running since the beginning of the year - for 26 weeks in fact! 



JULY 2016
Our theme images for July are from the collection of Alan Burnett. All the original photographs have been added to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group and details of the individual images can be found there



Our theme images for August are based on photographs posted to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group. Details of the individual images can be found by visiting the group pages.



The theme images for September will be added shortly

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Sepia Saturday 329 : 7 May 2016

If I could gather my flock around me for a moment, I would like to reveal the theme image for Sepia Saturday 329. Look at that calm and gentle stance, look at all that wool - and I am only talking about the shepherd! In addition you have a sheep, a dog, a crook (I can think of several of my relatives who could fit into that as a theme) and a rustic fence. As usual, Sepia Saturday is bounteous with its potential themes. The theme image is from the collection of the National Media Museum on Flickr and was taken in the 1890s by the photographer Joseph Gale. It is entitled "Ninely and Nine" and if you want to know why you can read more about the image HERE. As always, all you need to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 7th May 2016 and add a link to the list below.

And here is a preview of the next couple of Sepia Saturday prompts.

We are working our way towards the end of Marilyn's set of prompts (and the end of the theme within a theme whatever that was) and I am starting to put together the set of Sepia prompts for the next quarter (July - September 2016). For the first month, I have chosen old photographs from within my own collection and I am in the process of adding these to the Sepia Saturday Flickr Group site. I should have finished the five for July by next week so you may want to take a look (I will provide a link then for those who aren't already in the group). If you think it is a good idea, what I would rather like to do is to get a couple of volunteers who would add theme images from their own collections which would cover August and September. You would need to add the four images to the SS Flickr Group, make them copyright free and add a description. And remember, the images will need something within them that can be interpreted as prompts for Sepians. Have a think about it.

That is far too much thinking for one week, it is now time to be gathered safely in for Sepia Saturday 329. Baaa.