Friday 16 December 2022
Thursday 8 December 2022
The only thing I know about this week's theme image was a single word written on the back of the photograph: "Granny". The photograph is one of the ones I have acquired from who knows where - old photographs are attracted to me like iron filings to a magnet - and therefore it is no granny of mine nor anyone that I know. But she looks like formidable lady, and therefore she is perfect for our Sepia Saturday theme for this week. So share your photos of grannies and formidable ladies on or around Saturday 10th December 2022 and add a link to the list below.
Friday 2 December 2022
Thursday 24 November 2022
Our theme image this week says a number of things to me - the first and most important being that the Sepia Controller should read through the graphics he creates to make sure there are no spelling mistakes in there! Or maybe, he is being rather clever and one of the possible themes for you this week is mistakes in old photographs. It also makes me wonder whether we need suggested themes - does anyone follow them anymore? And, furthermore, it forces me to ask the question I have posed several times before - has Sepia Saturday run its course? Let me know your thoughts. As I have said before, as long as there is a demand for it, I will keep on running the blog and producing the weekly calls, but if you think time should now be called, fair enough.
Let me have your thoughts along with this week's Sepia Saturday submissions by adding any comments below and, of course, adding a link to the list below on or around Saturday 26th November 2022. Here are the next two theme images, just in case anyone is still wanting themes, but to avoid any further spelling mistakes, I will leave you to provide your own interpretations of the images.
Thursday 17 November 2022
Oh look at that happy smiling face, the look which says I have just been bought a new fridge for Christmas! Modern housewives would probably, quite rightly, consign the loving husband who came up with such a present to the chill cabinet for 48 hours. Attitudes change and photographs all too often tell the story of changing attitudes. For our Sepia Saturday challenge this week you can go with fridges, with housewives, with adverts or with changing attitudes. Go with what you will, and go with it on or around Saturday 19th November 2022, and then link your post to the list below. And whilst you are chilling out, take a look at what is next on Sepia Saturday.
Thursday 10 November 2022
I'm not sure what my father was up to when he took the photograph which is this week's Sepia Saturday theme image. Throughout his life he was fond of motorbikes, so perhaps he was anxious to get the full curve of the front mudguard in the photograph. It matters not that my poor mother - not to mention the mill chimney behind her - were tilted at an angle of about 15 degrees! You can interpret this theme image in any way you want to - whatever interpretation you give, give it on or around Saturday 12th November 2022 and link your post to the list below. And if you tilt your head downwards, you may well get an advanced look at the next two theme images.
Saturday 5 November 2022
I would love to say that this call for submissions is late appearing because I have just come back from a world tour, a trip to view a glacier, or even fish and chips and an ice cream on a day trip to Blackpool, but, alas, that is not the case. It is late appearing because, yet again, I forgot - the inevitable results of having a sepia curator who is nearly as old as many of the photographs he is curating. It's better late than never - and at least - even though it is well after midnight here in darkest Yorkshire - I have still made the pre-Saturday deadline in the Americas. You can interpret this weeks theme image in any way you want, all you have to do is give us an old picture and some new thoughts on or around Saturday 5th November 2022, and link your post to the list below. The next two theme images will appear here first thing tomorrow morning, as soon as I wake up. Promise.
Friday 28 October 2022
Just managed to get this up before Saturday dawned in the far side of the world. Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a group of naughty-looking schoolboys. Must do better. Proper preparation is the key to a successful life. If you keep leaving your homework until the last minute, you will grow up to run an internet group known throughout the world for the late publication of its weekly call for submissions. So let us have a old image and some new thoughts on or around Saturday 29th October 2022 and add a link to the list below. And while you are waiting to see the Headmaster, why not take a look at the next couple of theme images .... "Please Miss, I've only got one, my dog ate the other one!!!"
Thursday 20 October 2022
Thursday 13 October 2022
Thursday 6 October 2022
This week on Sepia Saturday we celebrate half-finished plans, projects started but not yet finished, works in progress - and all things rivers and bridges. And, as always, we also celebrate any interpretation you may choose to give to our Sepia Saturday theme image. Just post your post on or around Saturday 8th October and add a link to the list below. While you are waiting for the bridge to open, you might want to take a look at what is on the other side of the sepia river.
Friday 30 September 2022
Books, beards and checks suggest themselves as possible themes for Sepia Saturday 641 - but you might be able to find other possible influences in this week's Sepia Saturday theme image. Whatever theme you choose, or whatever theme of your own you adopt, just post your post on or around Saturday 1st October and add a link to the list below. And take a look at what is around the Sepia corner.
Thursday 22 September 2022
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a cyclist being presented with a trophy, so there are a whole range of potential theme images to choose from. Make your choice and post your post on or around Saturday 24th September 2022 and link it to the list below. And then free-wheel down the hill and check out our next couple of themes.
Thursday 8 September 2022
Saturday 3 September 2022
Yet again I have forgotten to put the prompt up! Old age is catching up with me, which is quite appropriate for Sepia Saturday. So rather the wait for it to catch me, I’m catching a bus instead. You can join me by linking your sepia posts to the list below
Friday 26 August 2022
Thursday 18 August 2022
"Stand still!". "Look, you've got to stand still or else the photograph will be all blurred!" "Right, that's it, I've warned you, where's that glue?" Maybe I'm exaggerating, and maybe this poor child's hand has not been glued to the chair, but photographers from years gone by went to extraordinary lengths to ket their subjects to keep still. For Sepia Saturday 635 (post your posts on or around Saturday 20th August) you can move with movement, or babies, or chairs .... or whatever you want. As long as it's old and it's new, that';s all we want you to do .... other than add a link to the list below. And whilst you are keeping still, let your eyes explore the next couple of Sepia Saturday themes.
Thursday 11 August 2022
Next week we will be in search of more stories and more images and if you need a prompt - here it is.
Thursday 4 August 2022