Thursday, 21 September 2023

Sepia Saturday 691 : 23 September 2023

 

We are still on the street here at Sepia Saturday and this week we have a rather fine petrol station (gas station) to prompt your photographic memories. You don't have to follow the specific theme elements you may find in this photographs, you don't even have to follow the monthly theme (On The Street), you can go where you want on Sepia Saturday. Just post a post on or around Saturday 23rd September 2023 and add a link to the list below. Next week will be the final of our On The Street themes and I am delighted to reveal the general themes for the final quarter of the year. The specific theme images for October will be posted shortly.








Friday, 15 September 2023

Sepia Saturday 690 : 16 September 2023

 


We're still on the street, but now we have hanging washing and kids reading newspapers. Both probably tell of times long gone and they provide us with an opportunity to share photographs from times long gone. Just post your post on or around Saturday 16th September 2023 and add a link to the list below. And once you have done that, take a look at the remaining September theme images. And once you've done that - bring the washing in.








Friday, 8 September 2023

Sepia Saturday 689 : Saturday 9th September 2023

 


Walk down the street, any street in any town. Street photography is a very popular subject these days, but there is nothing new about street photography. People have been walking down that street in that town for decades, taking photographs of what they found there. This month on Sepia Saturday it is your opportunity to share your old street photographs, photographs from any street in any town. Just share them on or around Saturday 9th September 2023 and add a link to the list below. And whilst you are waiting to cross the road, take a look at what is coming down Sepia Street.





Thursday, 31 August 2023

Sepia Saturday 688 : 2 September 2023

 

We are on their street this month in Sepia Saturday with all the theme images somehow related to that general theme. You can either follow the general theme, look for something in the weekly theme image to follow (for example the crowds, the buses or the wide streets in this week's image), or ignore the theme all together. Just give us an old image and some new thoughts and post your post on or around Saturday 2 September 2023 and then add a link to the list below. 

Let's see where this particular street leads to in the coming weeks:-







Thursday, 24 August 2023

Sepia Saturday 687 : 26 August 2023

 



We are nearing the end of our school days - or at least the end of our month of school day related prompts. This is your final chance to sit quietly and draw a nice picture for teacher - or at least share a nice old photograph with your sepia school-friends. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 26th August 2023 and add a link to the list below. And when school is out, it's time to hit the streets, so here is a preview of what is around the street corner in the first part of September.







Thursday, 17 August 2023

Sepia Saturday 686 : Saturday 19 August 2023


We are still at school here on Sepia Saturday and asking you to share your old photographs that somehow or other might fall within the general theme of "School Days". This week we have a group of school pupils at a Sports Day, but that is merely my interpretation of the theme - you can come up with your own, When you have, post your post on or around Saturday 19th August 2023 and add a link to the list below. And whilst we are waiting for the first race to begin, take a look at what awaits you on Sepia Saturday.








Thursday, 10 August 2023

Sepia Saturday 685 : 12 August 2023

 


Our theme picture this week might not make you immediately think of school days, but it does me. That's my old school in the background and, I suspect, given enough time I could put names to some of the schoolboys stood around watching the high jump and most of the school teachers organising it. Schools and school days are like that, rich seams in the memory mine. Here is your opportunity to evoke old school days for yourself, someone in your family or some unknown person whose image happens to be in your collection.  Simply post your post on or around Saturday 12 August 2023 and add a link to the list below. And here is a reminder of the other school days to come during the rest of this month.





Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Sepia Saturday 684 : 5th August 2023

 


School Days is a bit of a silly theme for August, because if there is one month when kids are likely not to be spending days in school, it is August. We have never claimed to be logical here on Sepia Saturday, so why start now. So look out your old photos that illustrate the general theme (school days), the weekly theme image (school rooms, flags etc), or no theme at all. All we want is an old photo and some new thoughts. Post your post on or around Saturday 5th August 2023 and add a link to the list below. And once you've done that you can make a start on your homework and plan for the next three weeks of school days.





Tuesday, 25 July 2023

Sepia Saturday 683 : Saturday 29th July 2023

 


It's the last of our old car themes this week. You can follow the monthly old car theme, try and pick up an aspect of the theme from our weekly prompt image, or go down a different road altogether - with or without a car. Just share an image on or around Saturday 29th July 2023 and add a link to the list below.

Our monthly theme for August is "School Days"


Here are the weekly theme images:-





Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Sepia Saturday 682 : 22 July 2023

 


It's July and we are still in our old car with this, the first of our monthly themes. Feel free to find something in this week's theme image, or find something to match the general theme, or drive on your own road with any old photograph you would like to share. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 22 July 2023 and add a link to the list below. And start thinking about our upcoming themes now. 

Our final Old Car Theme:


Our August Themes will be on:-


And in September:-





Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Sepia Saturday 681 : 15 July 2023

 


July is Old Car Month here on Sepia Saturday and as always the choice is entirely yours. You can (1) Follow the general theme of old cars; (2) Identify an element in this week's theme image to follow; or (3) Completely ignore all these silly themes and just share an old photograph of your choice. Whatever you do, do it on or around Saturday 15th July 2023 and add a link to the list below. Here are the next two July theme images - the August general theme will be revealed soon.




Here is a look-ahead at our general themes for August and September









Thursday, 6 July 2023

Sepia Saturday 680 : 8 July 2023

 


I'm getting to the stage where I am beginning to run out of weekly themes, so I have decided to make a small change to how we do Sepia Saturday. In future there will be a monthly general theme - the one for July is "Old Cars" - but there will continue to be weekly calls published, each with their own unique image which will be in keeping with the overall theme. As always, you will have the choice of either following the theme or going off in whatever direction you choose. The only essential is that, somewhere along the line, you are sharing an old photograph. For Sepia Saturday 680, post your post on or around Saturday 8th July 2023 and add a link to the list below. Over the next day or so I will add the rest of the July call images and let you know what the general theme for the next few months will be, which should help with planning. Here is next week's call image.



Saturday, 17 June 2023

Sepia Saturday 679 : Saturday 1st July 2023

 


I'm about to jump in the car and go away on holiday (well, I'm about to jump on a plane and go on holiday but why let reality get in the way of a good link). That means that the Sepia Saturday calls are falling thick and fast and you might need to navigate your way through them to find the correct one to post your link to. Think of it as driving a car and navigating through precarious traffic. Which is a bit of a coincidence because this week (and this week is the 1st July, keep up) features a car parked outside a house. This might take you back to the days when getting a car was such a big event in life that you would instantly drop your kids, your pet dog and your Great Aunt Sophie and rush outside with your camera and take a picture of the car. Whatever you want to park next to this theme image, park it on or around Saturday 1st July 2023 and add a link to the list below.


Sepia Saturday 678 : Saturday 24th June 2023

 


I'm trying to get ahead of myself as I am about to depart on holiday, so you will have to excuse me if these calls seem to be coming thick and fast on top of each other. Hopefully you will be able to sort out which call is for which week, but if not, don't worry - it all adds to the fun of Sepia Saturday. And if they do fall thick and fast on top of each other we can always call upon this nurse to help us out and bandage us up. If you have any old medicine or nursing photographs then share them on Sepia Saturday on or around Saturday 24th June 2023, by posting a post and adding a link to the list below.


Friday, 16 June 2023

Sepia Saturday 677 : 17 June 2023

 


When looking at old photographs, clothes are always important. It's not that they make the wearer look good, or are made well, or are of high quality: its the fact that they can provide vital dating evidence.All lovers of old photographs become experts on style, because it is the style of the dress, the cut of the suit jacket, the precise width of the brim of the hat that gives us a clue as to which decade the photograph might have been taken in. So this week on Sepia Saturday we are celebrating clothes and you are invited to share photographs that, in one way or another, fits in with the theme. Just post your post on or around Saturday 17 June 2023 and add a link to the list below.


Friday, 9 June 2023

Sepia Saturday 676 : Saturday 10th June 2023

 


Some of the best old photographs are the ones where there is no obvious subject and no obvious story being told; photographs that capture nothing and everything at the same time - photographs of life. This week's theme image is a good example: a woman about to get on a motor scooter, people walking in the background, life being led by one and all. Such photos have advantages and disadvantages when used as theme images: on the one hand they lack a clear theme or subject, whilst on the other hand there is plenty of scope for interpretations. You can interpret this week's theme image any way you like, on or around Saturday 10th June 2023. After you have done it, scoot off and leave a link to your post on the list below. And while you are waiting for your engine to turn over, take a look at what is to come:-



Friday, 2 June 2023

Sepia Saturday 675 : Saturday 3 June 2023

 


As I type this post on my computer keyboard and watch the words appear on the screen in front of me, I have difficulty remembering that written communication wasn't always this easy. I was brought up in the typewriter era, and for much of my life I have banged away on typewriter kets and manually returned the carriage to start a new line of type following the ringing of a bell. Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a typewriter and it may inspire you to find some match - either obvious or wonderfully obscure - from your own collection of old photographs. If it does all you need to do is to feature those images in a post on or around Saturday 3 June 2023, and add a link to the post to the list below.

Before you load a new sheet of paper to the typewriter, why not take a look at what is around the Sepia Saturday corner.