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.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Sepia Saturday 446 : 24 November 2018

"Man Carrying Bricks"! Has there ever been a Sepia Saturday theme prompt easier to match than that? It is so easy I don't need to give you any additional clues or prompts. Just post your images of men carrying bricks - or, if you insist, something related to that topic - on or around Saturday 24th November 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And if you think this week's prompt is easy, wait until you see the coming ones!

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Sepia Saturday 445 : 17 November 2018

"Dance", someone once said, "is the hidden language of the soul". To what extent this may be true about the spiritual soul, I am not sure: however it is clearly the case in relation to the more physical sole of the foot. Sadly, however, it is a language I have never properly understood, as those who have seen my stunted gyrations at parties will understand. I am not asking you to join me in a dance this week on Sepia Saturday, merely to share an old photograph from your collection which is somehow related to this theme. All you have to do is to take to the floor on or around Saturday 17th November 2018 and add a link to the list below. Whilst you wait for the music to start, you might want to take a look at what comes next on Sepia Saturday.

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Sepia Saturday 444 : 10th November 2018

It is one hundred years since the end of the First World War - the Great War to end all wars: although it was anything but great and merely served as a prelude to a second world war twenty-one years later. In so many communities the victims of war are commemorated by statues, but so often the victims are also remembered by lines of haunted faces. There is perhaps something suitable about our theme image this week - it is an image that features cold stone statues and haunted, unrecognisable faces. You can use the prompt as you wish - the statue can celebrate whatever you want, the haunted faces can have whatever narrative you wish to give them. Simply share with us an old image and your thoughts about it. Post your post on or around Saturday 10th November 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Here are the theme images for the following two weeks