Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Sepia Saturday 231 : 7 June 2014


It's the one you have been waiting for. After being constrained within the digital thought-corset of our weekly Sepia Saturday theme images for the last few years, this week we give you the freedom of the open theme. There is no image to match - unless you have a collection of old photographs featuring brown wrapping paper - and all you are asked for is an old photograph and some new reflections. Just post your post on or around Saturday 7th June 2014 and link it to the list below. This Open Theme week is a bit of an experiment, so let us know what you think of it - if it is popular we can include it on a regular basis - say one Open Theme Week a month.

If you are feeling lost and alone in this unstructured world of open freedom, fear not, the themes are back for the next couple of weeks. Here is a preview of the next two.

232 : Transport by car, transport by train, transport by cars on trains, transport.

233 : Celebrate with me the wedding of my son, Alexander by posting your wedding themed images.

Those two themes are for the future. Now the door is open for Sepia Saturday 231. Step inside and .... do what you want.




22 comments:

Postcardy said...

I really prefer having a photo that suggests several possible themes. I enjoyed this one-time open theme. I used photos with no common theme, but with openings.

Sean Bentley said...

Jumping the gun a bit this week but I had this one all ready to go anyway!

Kristin said...

Thinking about Idlewild and found something to post about the summer of 1954.

Tattered and Lost said...

Things gone wrong on the rails.

Little Nell said...

I wish i had a D-Day story to tell but alas no. Oinstead there’s a opportunity to remember someone selfless.

I much prefer having a theme and I think once a month is too often.

Doug Peabody said...

This post was a breeze! Tank you :)

Wendy said...

Having NO theme is hard. Evidently I NEED to be inspired. I guess I'm pathetic. HA

Jo Featherston said...

Not exactly a D-Day story, but it did inspired me to post a tribute to my uncle Ken, who was shot down earlier in WW2.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

From a grave of someone who died in 1847 to my other blog where I talk about newborn animals in my life...I delighted in bringing the themes I'm currently pursuing to you...though the photos are modern the topics aren't at all.

Mike Brubaker said...

Here is my no-theme photo post which allows me to introduce a French postcard set that has not fit into any of the previous Sepia Saturday themes.

I prefer the challenge of working off a photo, but the untheme could work as an occasional diversion. Perhaps on the 4 seasonal solstices and equinoxes?

luvlinens said...

Celebrating my Parents this week with Sepia.

genepenn said...

100 years of ladies in hats

La Nightingail said...

An escorted tour through a bunch of toads to find a prince.

Boobook said...

This week's non-theme gave me a chance to chat about my father-in-law.

boundforoz said...

Oh dear, these posts are so hard. And with my focus on the content of the post I've forgotten to add the Sepia link, But don't growl at me. I'll be back in about an hour and will fix it up.

Alan Burnett said...

I get the impression that, on the whole, people prefer themes. I will report back when the views of everyone are in.

anyjazz said...

No theme? No sweat!

TICKLEBEAR said...

Against all odds,
I actually posted something....
;)

ScotSue said...

I must admit that inspiration was failing when faced with a "Free for All" choice of theme. I clearly need the photo prompt to get my brain buzzing. All I could think of were themes I had already featured. So I would not want this challenge too often.

Eventually I decided this was the opportunity to show for the first time the friendship photographs from my Great Aunt Jennie's collection.

Karen S. said...

Count me in too for the name your own tune, I mean, prompt! My choice! Even though Blogger has been pulling against me again...slow...slow....

Karen S. said...

Count me in too for the name your own tune, I mean, prompt! My choice! Even though Blogger has been pulling against me again...slow...slow....

Nancy said...

Hooray for no theme! As a family history blogger with few photographs, themes are so very difficult. And themes always remind me of high school where the teacher assigned the topic for the compositon.... (Maybe I'm just a little too independent?) I also think Sepia Saturday posts are way more interesting without themes: by the time I get to the third post on umbrellas or mountains or whatever in the same weekend I have trouble being enthusiastic. Maybe I'm easily bored? Anyway, again, hooray for no theme! Sepia Saturday started this way. I'd be pleased if it continued without themes.