Monday, 24 July 2017

Sepia Saturday 378 : 29 July 2017


Our theme image this week will bridge the gap between ancient and modern, past and present, sepia and digital; and provide a strong and concrete foundation to our weekly festival of old images. Yes it is that unmistakable structure, the Taft Bridge in Washington DC (although for a long time I was convinced it was the Valley Bridge in Scarborough!). The image is from the digital collection of the Washington DC Public Library collection, which has been made available through Flickr Commons. Interpret it as you will, and share with us a related - or unrelated - image from your own collection - or from someone else! All you need to do is to post a post on or around the 29th July and share it with the rest of the Sepia Saturday community by adding a link to the list below.

Here are the next couple of theme images for Sepia Saturday 379 and 380.



We do have themes chosen until the end of September but, as yet, the last quarter of the year is un-themed. So why not suggest a theme of your own that we can use sometime during October, November and December.  You can do this in one of three ways:-
- by letting us have a jpeg copy of one of your own old images that can be used as a Sepia Saturday theme;
- by suggesting an old picture that is freely available to download from services such as Flickr Commons or Wikimedia that you think would be a good theme image (but make sure that the image is available to use on a copyright free basis);
- by describing a theme ("a goat eating grass next to a chap in a silly hat") and leaving it up to Marilyn and myself to find some image that is on nodding acquaintance with the idea you have suggested.

We will do our best to try and translate your ideas and suggestions into theme images for future Sepia Saturdays. And if you have any other suggesting for keeping Sepia Saturday chugging along during its second decade, let us have those as well (using Facebook or Twitter or the like, for example). So put your thinking caps on, send in your ideas whatever they might be. Let us march together across the bridge that leads from indolence to a bright new creative sepia future.

I think I'm going to bed now. Goodnight.



12 comments:

ScotSue said...

Bridges across rivers, moorland - and centuries is my theme for this week.

La Nightingail said...

Arches here, there, and everywhere!

Jo Featherston said...

You get the best view of bridges when you view them from afar.

Alan Burnett said...

If I ever have problems trying to match a Sepia Saturday theme I can always turn to Frank "The Cataloguer" Fieldhouse's albums and there will be something suitable there.

Wendy said...

Another bridge in Washington D. C.

Barbara Rogers said...

Answering questions about Sepia Saturday and myself, as well as Mississippi River bridges!

Kristin said...

Not a bridge but there is some water and it is sepia.

tony said...

A "Bridge" in all it's Glory!

Mike Brubaker said...

Believe it or not, until Wednesday I had nothing to match this weekend's bridge theme. Then I reviewed a photo where I saw a possibility based on geometry. But little did I expect that I actually had a BIG story inside those arches. I hope everyone enjoys my story about the sleazy side of the theatrical world.

Tattered and Lost said...

Sometimes you have to lift up the bridge to let something go under.

L. D. said...

Bridges of old as a farm boy were made from wood. The railings sometimes were removed and that was pretty scary for a small farm boy. The danger below probably was a little creek with rocks. I would hope I can start blogging again here with old and new friends.

Little Nell said...

From one bridge to another.