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.




Thursday, 30 May 2019

Sepia Saturday 472 : 1 June 2019


Two famous people, scarves and bow ties, literary giants, or cameras slung across shoulders: there are the usual mass of potential theme prompts in this weeks Sepia Saturday image. All you need to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 1st June 2019 and add a link to the list below. I am still working on the next set of prompts and I promise I will post them before the sun sets on this coming Sepia Saturday.

Here are the next three Sepia Saturday theme images:-






Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Sepia Saturday 471 : 25th May 2019


Lots of people stood outside a building. Hats, coats, kids, goats: they are all there (well maybe not the goats, I inserted that for poetic balance). Somewhere amongst your old photographs you will have something to match this, so get digging and present your findings in the form of a post, on or around Saturday 25th May 2019. Once you have posted your post, add a link to the list below.

Sepia Saturday is moving inevitably towards Sepia Saturday 500, a landmark to be proud of. At the same time, the number of participants is falling and I need to ask the question about our future. I will produce theme images for the final 28 prompts up to Sepia Saturday 500, and then we can collectively decide whether we want to continue further or not. I will post a final group of themes soon. Until then, here is the theme image for next week.




Thursday, 16 May 2019

Sepia Saturday 470 : 18th May 2019


Launch yourself into Sepia Saturday 470 by looking through your old photographs to see if you have anything which might fit in - in one convoluted way or another - with this theme image. Ships, launches, rivers or even a long lost Auntie Vera - the choice is yours. Simply choose an old photograph, include it in a post, and post your post on or around Saturday 18th May 2019 .... and don't forget to add a link to the list below. And before you break open any bottles of champagne, take a look at the next couple of theme prompts.




Monday, 6 May 2019

Sepia Saturday 469 : Saturday 11th May 2019


I have very few clues to the identity of this fearsome couple. I have obtained a translation of the caption that appears on the Flickr Commons site and it reads "The Confederation of Consumers' Associations", but what that tells us is beyond me. Whoever they are, they make a good image prompt because, if you are anything like me, you will have loads of fearsome couples in your photographic collections. Choose a couple and post them to a post on or around Saturday 11th May 2019 and add a link to the list below. As for our prompt couple, perhaps they are simply looking into the future and trying to see what the next couple of Sepia Saturday prompts are!




Monday, 29 April 2019

Sepia Saturday 468 : Saturday 4th May 2019


There is plenty going on in this week's Sepia Saturday theme image - a veritable three course meal of a visual prompt. You can match it in any way you want, or choose not to match it at all - all you need do is to post an old photograph along with some new thoughts on or around Saturday 4th May 2019. Once you have posted your post, add a link to the list below. And then sit back, relax, let your meal digest ..... and turn your thoughts to the next couple of theme images.





Friday, 26 April 2019

Sepia Saturday 467 : 27th April 2019


Golden lions, statues, men standing like statues, hotels ... take your pick. Sepia Saturday invites you to post your old photographs on or around Saturday 27th April. You can either follow the suggested themes or pick a theme of your own - as always it's up to you. Post your post and then add a link to the list below. And here are the next two themes for you to think about:-






Thursday, 18 April 2019

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - May 2019

Here are the Sepia Saturday theme images for May






Sepia Saturday 466 : 20th April 2019


Two cheeky chaps - Chris and Max - bringing us a little Easter joy and happiness. Happiness, laughter, stripes, blazers, entertainers: take your choice as far as your Easter Sepia Saturday challenge is concerned. Match the theme, ignore the theme, interpret the theme - the choice is up to you. All you need to do is to do it on or around Saturday 20th April 2019 and add a link to the list below.

If you like to think ahead, here is a reminder of next week's Sepia Saturday theme image. And the fact that there is only one theme image left serves as a reminder to me that I need to go in search of some May theme images. I will post a full list of May themes soon.



Thursday, 11 April 2019

Sepia Saturday 465 : Saturday 13th April 2019


What would you like to buy? It is a stall in a street, a street in a town, a town that could be anywhere. I have even arranged for a cyclist to ride in the background to add another potential theme to this week's Sepia Saturday prompt. Whatever you decide to buy, whatever you decide to post: post it on or around Saturday 13th April 2019 and add a link to the list below. And if you don't like what is on display on this stall, take a look at what is around the Sepia Saturday corner.






Thursday, 4 April 2019

Sepia Saturday 464 : Saturday 6th April 2019


Our Sepia Saturday theme images for April are all taken from an album of old photographs which somehow came into my possession. I do not know the people featured in the album, but its owner was a cataloguer who normally provided a caption and a date. For this week, our theme image has a seaside theme - or rather a lakeside theme. The caption reads: "Joan and the Pedalo, Lake Maggiore, Italy 1947" There are all sorts of potential theme prompts - water, lakes, swimsuits, deckchairs .... you name it. Whatever you choose, post your post on or around Saturday 6th April 2019 and add a link to the list below. And whilst you are drifting around on an Italian lake, you might want to think about the next two theme images.