Sepia Saturday

2015.05W-16

This weeks prompt inspired me to search for photos on dancing or dances, as in the sort where men in suits tripped the light fantastic with women in gowns. Flickr Commons came through with photos of graceful couples. Such grace and style.

Source: Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress

Source: National Library of Australia

Source: National Library of Australia

Source: Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

In Zhujiayu

In Zhujiayu

Red Door Restaurant

Red Door Restaurant

I find this quite disturbing. At Baoxing Temple, Wencheng

I find this quite disturbing. At Baoxing Temple, Wencheng

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other great photos:

Travel Theme: Hats

Crown, Shandong Provincial Museum

Crown, Shandong Provincial Museum

Yellow School Caps, Jinan, China

Yellow School Caps, Jinan, China

Guard's hat, ancient China

Guard’s hat, ancient China

Hats, ancient and modern. They had more pizzazz in the past, methinks, though that last one looks uncomfortable.

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack challenges photobloggers with a theme this week. This week she’s asked, “Can you find a photo that feels understated, suggestive, subtle in its use of color?” If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Hats
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Travel Theme: Subtle

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Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack challenges photobloggers with a theme this week. This week she’s asked, “Can you find a photo that feels understated, suggestive, subtle in its use of color?” If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Subtle
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

Carved Ivory, Suzhou Museum

Carved Ivory, Suzhou Museum

Carved Ivory, Suzhou Museum

Carved Ivory, Suzhou Museum

Carved Ivory, Suzhou Museum

Carved Ivory, Suzhou Museum

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other great photos:

Sepia Saturday

2015.04W.32

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

I like the intent look of some of these cyclists.

Running ain't always easy or fun

Running ain’t always easy or fun

I’m sure when I run it looks very much like this. The only difference would be that I have modern athletic wear. That’s why I refrain. I don’t call it fun and never have.

Team spirit: NY women's baseball team

Team spirit: NY women’s baseball team

A women’s baseball team from the WWII era.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

Black Tiger Springs, Jinan, China

Black Tiger Springs, Jinan, China

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other great photos:

Sepia Saturday

2015.03W.43

Order Coal?

Hmm.

I’ll go with posters, 1920s posters for this week’s Sepia Saturday. Whenever I teach The Great Gatsby, I touch upon the culture of self-improvement and how Gatsby tapped into that when he was young. In that era “self-improvement” was a pervasive value and posters like those below were found in workplaces and throughout the community to promote hard work, savings and “common sense.”

worry

tight wad

rest

criticism

Travel Theme: Outdoors

I’m posting via email based on my email from Word Press with Ailsa’s weekly post photos showing the outdoors.

I’m not sure how they’ll look online as I can’t read my blog till I get a new VPN. I’ve decided to take a short social media fast through Holy Week. So no Facebook or Twitter (no New York Times or a lot of benign sites either). I’m experimenting with posting via email.

I hope these show up fairly well. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite aspects of spring. Ah, they make me remember Japan.

Silent Sunday

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