Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sepia Saturday 395 : 25 November 2017

I may have been away for a week or two, but if there is anything guaranteed to get me on the first plane back to Yorkshire, and the first plane back to Sepia Saturday, it is the sight of a group of chaps sat around with bottles of ale. Our theme image comes courtesy of a glass plate negative dating from the last decade of the nineteenth century, which forms part of the Flickr Commons collection of the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia. Of course you don't have to follow the beer prompt, there are many other potential themes bottled up within this fine old photograph. All you have to do is to post a post featuring an old photograph on or around Saturday 25th November 2017 and then link it to the list below. Cheers!

Here is a preview of our next couple of theme images.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Sepia Saturday 394 : 18 November 2017


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features all those elements of a great Victorian or Edwardian studio photograph - a beautiful woman, an elegant dress and some lovely flowers - all set against a fine studio back-cloth. You can match all of these elements, some of them, or some elements of your own choosing. All you have to do is to post your post on or around the 18th November 2017 and link it to the list below.

And here is a quick look at what awaits you on the next couple of weeks on Sepia Saturday.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Sepia Saturday 393 : 11th November 2017


Our theme image this week features either a small man with a normal camera on his head or a normal man with a big camera on his head! It's all a matter of perspective. Share your perspectives or cameras, or photographers by posting a post on or around Saturday 11th November and linking it to the list below.

Here is what lies ahead:-

Monday, 30 October 2017

Sepia Saturday 392 : 4 November 2017

 "Tis Hallowe'en and I'm here again". Well, actually, I'm not, I'm off on holiday. But my spirit lives on and is happy to provide you with this week's prompt image, Do with it as you will, but post your post on or around the 4th November 2017.

Here are the next two prompts, which - if the system is working well - will automatically be posted at the relevant point of time.

And if they do not, I will personally give them a big poke with the business end of my broomstick to get them out there! (Marilyn)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Sepia Saturday 391 : 28th October 2017

Our theme image this week features a troop of majorettes marching through the streets of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. They were, in fact, taking part in the Yorkshire Miners' Gala parade in the early 1980s, and - suitably for the time and the event - they were marching past Rotherham Conservative Club! I have no idea what you are going to make of this as a theme - but street parades, uniforms and galas come to mind. Whatever you go with, simply post your post on or around Saturday 28th October and add a link to the list below.

Next weekend is suitably close to Halloween and therefore we have a topical theme. The weekend after we have a photographer on his travels with a rather large camera. I will be on my travels over the next few weeks - hopefully my camera will be easier to pack than this one!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sepia Saturday 390 : 21 October 2017

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a young girl standing outside a door (No. 24 as it happens). The photograph comes from a collection of old and unwanted prints I bought on-line - the girl long forgotten, the house long-renovated, the iron railings long melted-down for scrap. There are many potential theme ideas you could follow up - the choice is yours. All you need to do is to post your post featuring an old image on or around Saturday 21st October 2017 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you wait for someone to answer the door, perhaps you would like to spend a moment or two looking at what awaits you for the next couple of sepia weeks.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Sepia Saturday 389 : 14 October 2017

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is another from the Flickr Commons photo stream of the Sutton Archives (The Past On Glass) and it shows a young girl sat at a desk. Her name was Betty Ayles and the photograph was taken in May 1911. In the same archives there is a very similar photograph of the same young girl, this time sat at a piano. Whether she is sitting at a piano or a desk there is obviously cuteness in abundance in these studies. You might want to go with cuteness or desks, writing or lighting - as ever the choice is entirely your own. Simply post an old photo on or around Saturday 14th October 2017 and add a link to the list below.

The little girl in our theme image was in fact writing the list of Sepia Saturday theme images for the final quarter of 2017. These were the next two images on her list.