Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Sepia Saturday 488 : 21 September 2019


Read all about it. Whilst you are reading this I will be all at sea and there is a possibility that when I look out of my cabin window I might see some Turkish trophies. Wherever I happen to be, I have a feeling that I am not going to be able to avoid the news from home. You can help create the news by looking through your old photographs in search of one that might match this theme. When you find one, includes it in a post, and post your post on or around Saturday 21 September 2019. When you have done that, add a link to the list below.

Once you have posted your post and read all the news, take a look at what awaits you next week.




Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Sepia Saturday 487 : 14 September 2019


I have always wanted a well-behaved dog. I remember my father telling me that the basis of dog obedience is that the dog in question recognises who is master. All my dogs have quickly recognised this, which has made them as obedient as a fractious ferret. So whilst my dog chews up another of my socks I am inviting you to submit your old photos for Sepia Saturday 487. Post your posts on or around Saturday 14 September 2019 and add a link to the list below.

My dog is about to take me for a walk - whilst I am gone, you might want to look at what is around the Sepia Saturday corner.




Monday, 2 September 2019

Sepia Saturday 486 : 7 September 2019


Eager faces lined with concentration and anxious to study and learn - it reminds me of my own schooldays! Well perhaps not. Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week takes us back into the classroom to witness what happens when elements - such as old photos and new memories - come together. Whatever kind of reaction this causes in you - record it in a blog post, and post the post on or around Saturday 7th September 2019. Once you have posted, add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for the various chemicals to mix together, take a look at what is around the Sepia corner.





Thursday, 29 August 2019

Sepia Saturday 485 : 31 August 2019



This is the second basket that has appeared as a Sepia Saturday prompt in less than a month! Am I becoming a bit of a basket case? More than likely. Basket case or not, you are invited to think of which of your old photographs may match - or even unmatched - this Sepia Saturday prompt and include it in a post. Post the post, on or around Saturday 31st August 2019 and include a link to it in the list below.

The theme prompts for September are finished and are as follows. And look how close we are getting to Sepia Saturday 500!







Friday, 23 August 2019

Sepia Saturday 484 : 24 August 2019


I think I need a major upgrade to my engine. My cylinders aren't firing, my carburettor is all clogged up, and my radiator needs a rest - and I keep forgetting to put the Sepia Saturday call up on time. I may be a bit of an old crock, but better late than never, here is the theme image for this week's Sepia Saturday. All you have to do is to find one of your old photos that may - or may not - be a match for this theme image, and post it to your Blog on or around Saturday 24th August 2019, and add a link to the list below.

Here is the next theme image - I will post the next batch of theme images within the next few days.




Friday, 16 August 2019

Sepia Saturday 483 : 17 August 2019


I stand before you (well, actually, I am sitting down) a trifle shy - and very apologetic. Once again I am a trifle late in putting the Sepia Saturday prompt on line and my excuses are about as insubstantial as a faded photographic image. So insubstantial that I will not bore you with them, but they involve a balcony, a spent lightbulb and the remains of a bag of cement. Bundling all such cares in a wicker basket, let us move own to this week's Sepia Saturday prompt. As always, all you have to do is to post one of your old photographs, which in some convoluted way is linked to the theme image, on or around Saturday 17th August 2019, and add a link to the list below.

And here is a quick preview of the next two prompts.



Thursday, 8 August 2019

Sepia Saturday 482 : Saturday 10th August 2019


Three powerful women. Women who changed the world, women who made society sit up and take notice. The three women featured in this early twentieth century image were leaders of the movement for female emancipation. This week on Sepia Saturday is your opportunity to feature the strong, powerful principled women in your family photographic collections. as with all our Sepia Saturday themes, you can follow any other element of the prompt image you care to choose - who just ignore the prompt and post an image of your choice. Post it on or around Saturday 10th August 2019 and then add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are rekindling your special powers, why not take a look at what is around the corner on Sepia Saturday.




Friday, 2 August 2019

Sepia Saturday 481 : 3 August 2019



Danger! It might be standing on a cliff top, swimming in a swollen river, playing Russian Roulette with a pitchfork .... or leaning on a saw blade! We all have photographs in our collection like this. If you haven't, just find something in the theme image to match - and match it. Whatever you see (whatever you saw), include an old photograph in a post, post your post on or around Saturday 3rd August 2019, and then add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are relaxing on the teeth of a circular saw, take a look at the next couple of Sepia Saturday theme images.





Friday, 26 July 2019

Sepia Saturday 480 : 27 July 2019


Sorry about the late posting of this call, but it really is hot over here in Britain. Yesterday we had the hottest day on record and when your Sepia Administrator should have been putting up the call post, he headed for the beach instead. Here is a photograph - I will leave it to you to work out which is the administrator. All you need to do is to find an old photo something like the theme image and post it on or around Saturday 27th July 2019, and then add a link to the list below.

Hot as it has been, I have still managed to pull together a full set of theme images for August. Here they are:-






Friday, 19 July 2019

Sepia Saturday 479, 20th July 2019


Now here's a thought. What is going on in this photograph? Why is there a double bass leaning against the side of a tent? Why is there someone kissing a girl? What is on the mind of the chap in the striped jumper? Perhaps the most troubling thought of all is, how can it be that a photograph from the 1980s is now history! Whatever thoughts come into your mind when you view this week's Sepia Saturday prompt, link them to one of your old photographs, include it in a post, and post your post on or around Saturday 20th July 2019 and add a link to the list below.

And if you have time for a second thought, take a look at next week's Sepia Saturday prompt.



Friday, 12 July 2019

Sepia Saturday 478 : Saturday 13th July 2019


I could never be a musician. I would be due to play in a little classical string trio, expected to sound my first crotchet or whatever they are called - and I would be late. The other players would be standing around, rosining up their bows, and I would be down the street, catching up on doing something I should have done three days earlier. Like putting up the Sepia Saturday prompt image! Once again, apologies for being late, hopefully it will not leave you out of tune. Whatever tune you choose to play, play it with an old photograph on or around Saturday 13th July 2019 and then add a link to the list below.


Whilst you are waiting for the other players to start, take a look at what awaits you in Sepia Saturday in the future.






Thursday, 4 July 2019

Sepia Saturday 477 : 6 July 2019


This week we have a line of rather nice cars, gathered together in not very nice circumstances. The cars were seized in 1942 by the Canadian Government and were originally the property of Canadian citizens of Japanese origins. For our purposes, they are cars, a line, a road, a telegraph pole, a wet Thursday afternoon - or whatever visual clue you can find in this archive photograph to form the basis of your Sepia Saturday 477 post. When you have identified a potential theme, and posted your post, add a link to the list below. And whilst you are waiting for the motorcade to set off, take a look at the next couple of Sepia Saturday theme images.





Thursday, 27 June 2019

Sepia Saturday 476 : 29th June 2019


Gone fishing, instead of just a-wishing. What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than doing a spot of fishing. And where better to do it than at the Old Weir in Killarney, Ireland? When you are fishing through your old photographs, keep an eye open for fish, chips, boats, nets, rivers, rods and people sitting on stone walls. Whichever old photograph you find, feature it in a post, and then post your post on or around Saturday 29th June 2019, and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for a bite, take a look at what is around the next bend of the river.






Thursday, 20 June 2019

Sepia Saturday 475 : Saturday 22 June 2019


This wonderful photograph from the US National Archives dates back to 1910 and features three young workers on a break from the "Bleach Room". As far as themes are concerned, you could have threesomes, flat caps and sitting on fences, rivers, railings .... or whatever you spot in this image that lights a spark and reminds you of one of your old photographs. Then all you need to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 22nd June 2019, and add a link to the list below.

And whilst we are having a break from work, why not take a look at our next two theme images:-




Thursday, 13 June 2019

Sepia Saturday 474 : 15th June 2019


We are off to church this Sepia Saturday. It doesn't have to be this particular country church in Sharps County, Tennessee - it can be any old church, and old congregation, any old leaning telegraph pole, or - as usual - any old photograph. Just post your post on or around Saturday 15th June 2019 and add a link to the list below. And whilst we are waiting for the preacher to start, why not take a look at the theme images awaiting us over the next few weeks.






Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sepia Saturday 473 : 8th June 2019


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a horse, a cart and a postman and dates from 1900. What better way could there be to get you to post your Sepia Saturday post? Simply choose whichever element of the theme image you want to follow, and post your old photo on or around Saturday 8th June 2019. Once you have posted it, add a link to the list below. And whilst you are waiting for your replies to arrive, take a look at the next couple of theme images.