Sepia Saturday

20.08.15 sepia

Every week lovers of history, nostalgia and/or genealogy are invited to share photos based on a photo prompt. Above is our prompt for the week. These anchor men inspired me to look for photos of anchors or blacksmiths. Here’s what I found:

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Library of Congress, Japanese Print, 1760

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Library of Congress, L. Prang, 1874

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Flickr Commons, Tyne & Ware Museum, 1993

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NSW Archives, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, 1920

 

You can see some wonderful interpretations by clicking here.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge

Lights

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of lights, any sort of lights.

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What will you share?

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Mineral Sunscreens

It’s prime time for sunscreen so I’m sharing a new review by Renée aka Gothamista.

I’m well stocked as it is and have been using Dear, Klairs Everyday Sun Protector, which goes on smoothly and isn’t greasy. It’s SPF 50+ and PA++++. As you may know SPF 50 is considered overkill by many dermatologists. I got this as part of a set but would definitely repurchase.

I’m also using Anessa’s Essence UV sunscreen aqua booster. it absorbs well, but till it does feels slightly greasy. Again it’s SPF 50+ PA++++. Dear, Klairs is a South Korean company and Anessa is Japanese. I think these countries are tops for sunscreen. In the US products are only PA+++ so more there’s more protection against the sunrays that cause wrinkles.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge

The Back of Something

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of a rearview of your subject.

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in Kyoto

What will you share?

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Christianity in Japan

This young woman put together a documentary on Japan’s relationship to Christianity, how its perceived, what Japanese people do believe and how Christians are received in the Land of the Rising Sun.

When I lived there, Christianity was perceived as a foreign religion and as the video states only 1% of the population believes in it. Still because its a densely populated country, I did find churches near me.

I attended Buddhist and Shinto festivals, but as the documentary shows people tended to do them because they were traditions not because they actually believed them or knew their origins. At temples people would post their prayer petitions and people do donate to support their temples, in fact there’s great social pressure to tithe.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Knots

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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 photos of knots.

What will you share?

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos highlighting white. What photos will you share?

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London

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Indonesia

 

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Red

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At the grocery store in Pekanbaru

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos highlighting red. What photos will you share?

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Chicago, Federal Plaza

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fashion

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of fashion. What photos will you share?

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