Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid

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Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share candid photos. What will you share?

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos that capture one thing or the number 1. What delightful photos will you share?

You can see more one’s by clicking here.

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Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 462 : 23 March 2019

Odd poses? Let’s see what I can dig up with that.

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Billy Sunday. Library of Congress, 1917

It looks like Billy Sunday, the professional baseball player turned preacher, is doing yoga in a suit in his home.

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Ruth St. Denis, NY Public Library, 1923

Of course, a dancer like Ruth St. Denis would strike some dramatic poses like this one for her Burmese dance.

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Police dog, State Library of NSW, n.d.

I wonder whom he’s calling? Did they just have phones on poles like this scattered across the region?

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State Library of Queensland, circa 1905

My query for “pose” yielded this. Everyone’s so cooperative looking straight into the camera. I’m struck by the kids’ shoes. No velcro there. Also, the boy’s outfit sure shows the era.

If you’d like to see more Sepia Saturday photos, click here.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Funny


Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that are funny. These all bring a smile to my face.

If you want to see more funny fun fotos, click here.

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The Cave of the Yellow Dog

Filmed in Mongolia, The Cave of the Yellow Dog is a simple and powerful film that captured my heart. The actors aren’t professional. They’re real nomads who live in a yurt and live off the land.

The oldest daughter Nansal, age 6 or 7, returns from the city where she’s going to school and while exploring finds a black and white dog that she brings home. Her mother allows her this pet, but her father later objects. He’s worried that since the dog was living in a cave, he may have lived with wolves and could attract them. Namsal does everything in her power to keep this dog, even though wolves have been a threat to the flock, which is the family’s source of life.

The film was a marvelous look at a culture that I know little about. It’s colorful and compelling. I was amazed at how much autonomy and responsibility these young children had to look after each other and after the herd.

Many thanks to the librarians at Skokie Public Library for challenging me to watch The Cave of the Yellow Dog. I think you’d like this family-friendly film too.

If you like The Cave of the Yellow Dog, you’ll probably also like director’s first film The Story of the Weeping Camel.