Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sepia Saturday 328 : 30 April 2016

Our theme image for Sepia Saturday 328 - post your posts on or around Saturday 30 April 2016 and link to the list below - is a 1914 photograph from the Flickr Commons collection of the Dutch National Archives. The caption of the photograph is "The Great War. Refugees from Antwerp, Belgium, bringing a painting into safety. Belgium, 1914" As with all Sepia Saturday visual prompts, you are free to go in whichever direction you want when interpreting this theme: there is plenty of subject matter in there just waiting to be rescued.

And if you want to look ahead and see what is around the Sepia corner, here are the next two theme images.

So that is refugees, sheep and typesetters - who said there had been a hidden theme within the themes over the last few months! Whatever the theme within the theme within the theme might be, all you need to do is to rescue your own pictures from obscurity and post them on Sepia Saturday 328.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Sepia Saturday 327 : 23 April 2016

If you inhabit this part of the world you cannot fail to be aware that this Thursday marks the 90th birthday of the British Queen - Elizabeth II. To mark the event our theme image this week features a photograph from 1943 which shows Elizabeth and her sister Margaret as young women who performed in a pantomime production of Aladdin at Windsor Castle. The picture comes from the Daily Herald archives which are now held at the National Media Museum. You might want to go with a royal theme or you might want to go all republican and celebrate pantomimes, ninety, or even the story of Aladdin with all its intrigue and trickery to achieve royal succession. Whatever you go with, just post your posts on or around Saturday 23 April 2016 and add a link to the list below.

While we wait for the curtain to rise on our production, you might want to take a look at what lies ahead in the weeks to come.

All that is for later - for the moment, Ladies and Gentlemen please be upstanding for "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith".

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Sepia Saturday 326 : 16 April 2016

This week on Sepia Saturday we have a series of portraits of a baby - what was known as a Polyfoto - in an image which dates back to 1930s and is part of the Flickr Commons stream of the National Media Museum. There are all sorts of things you can do with this theme - you don't need me to make any suggestions - I can think of 48 separate little ideas straight away. Whatever ideas you have, all you need to do is to post your posts on or around Saturday 16th April and link it to the list below.

Before you get started, take a look at what little pictures are around the corner for the rest of April.

So, not wanting to repeat myself, repeat myself, repeat myself (stop it!) all I need to say now is compose yourself for Sepia Saturday 326.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Sepia Saturday 325 : 9 April 2016

Good gracious, I nearly missed the boat this week - it's already Thursday and the call for Sepia Saturday 325 is only just going up! Before you start stirring things up, before you start putting your oar in and muddying the water, let me say I have a decent excuse (and given a little time I will probably remember what it is). Whatever the reason for my poor performance, it's all water under the bridge now, it's time for a new start : so let's raise a flag for Sepia Saturday 325 (post your posts on or around Saturday 9th April 2016 and link to the Linky List below). The theme photograph comes from the collection of the British National Media Museum and features a boat carrying the Olympic Flag in 1948.

Before the starting pistol for Sepia Saturday 325 goes off, you may want to have a look at what awaits you in the next lap or two of Sepia Saturday (you can never count on this admin chap getting the calls out on time)

So off we go, it's time to raise the flag and launch the boat for Sepia Saturday 325.