Friday, February 25, 2011

Sepia Saturday 63 : Youth Over Halifax


I have a feeling that I might have used this photograph before on one of my Blogs, but I make no apology for using it again. It is one of my very favourite photographs of all time. It shows our friend Janie and the GLW (Issy) against the backdrop of industrial Halifax. It dates back forty years and therefore qualifies as a Sepia Saturday shot, and is particularly appropriate as we will be visiting Janie and her husband Edwin this weekend. I will try and find a stone wall and persuade the girls to adopt a similar pose and see what kind of photograph we can come up with. My weekend away is the reason for this early Sepia Saturday submission, but Sepia Saturday contributions from throughout the world will be appearing on the Sepia Saturday Blog throughout the weekend.


28 comments:

  1. I don't remember seeing it before...it's great! I recognized your wife right away, Alan. Hope the reinactment goes well! :)

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  2. And of course I haven't changed a bit...

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  3. I love this; the b&w adds such depth. I hope you can find the original wall for the reenactment.

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  4. What a grand adventure! I should like to be IN that photo with these wonderful ladies!

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  5. A Fine Backdrop.I notice quite a few changes.[The Cooling -Towers ,for example]
    Have A Great Weekend, Alan & Ladies.

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  6. Wow it looks so contemporary, I'd have never thought it was 40 years old.

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  7. I can see why this one of your favourite photographs of all time. What a cracking shot!

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  8. An absolutely fabulous photo on many levels...

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  9. Brilliant photo. Halifax really does look industrial! How our towns and cities have changed.

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  10. Great photo. I hope you do get a chance to do an updated version.

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  11. Sure evokes the 70s (60s?)...anyway I love the contrast between the ancient wall and the modern cooling towers! I can imagine you proceeding on an anti-nuke protest march from here..

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  12. It looks like a still from one of those gritty 'kitchen-sink' dramas of the 70's! Great stuff!

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  13. Cool coat on the right :) Karen

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  14. My question is why is the bags on the floor..it is a nice and natural picture

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  15. will await the photo of now compared to then. Itreally portrays an industrial area with the darkness... strange post the one before this about boycotting American women...well to be expected here in blog land..but a strange way to share his opinion, obviously divorced or in process..

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  16. A wonderful photo, & one I hadn't seen before. Will be interested to see the re-enactment version!

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  17. yes it does take me back to the late 1960s, early 1970s

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  18. A very cool photo indeed and being new to Sepia I've never seen it before and they look very happy to be where they are...I also find one thing interesting as I look over my photos of today, not just with my children but even myself, we ladies tend to have our purses, bags or backpacks in the photo as well...you didn't see that so much back in the day! Thanks for sharing this!

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  19. Great photo - reminds me of late 60's/early 70's groups like Pentangle.

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  20. Oh my yes. Long hair and a pea coat. I think this was the required outfit for several years.

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  21. I love the photo and don't remember seeing it before, so it's new to me. I think it would be great to find a stone wall for a reprise photo.

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  22. Oh yes, I hope you take another photo..surely stone walls are common there..I bet they have similar purses too:)

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  23. fun pic, and good luck recreating this. but what are those two big things in the background. looks almost like an old nuclear station...
    :/~
    HUGZ

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  24. great photo~ funny though I still dress pretty much just like the photo still...LOL Looking forward to seeing the reinactment.

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  25. This photograph - clothing, hairstyles, accessories, and stances - positively shouts 1970s! It's fabulous!

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  26. Alan we need to see you in one of these recreations. These young ladies certainly haven't aged a bit!

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  27. Alan, you are a genius. Not kidding either. Broke my heart with this photo. "Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio?"

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  28. Alan, I love 'repeated'pictures and tried to take them several times - does not matter 2, 20 or more years later. Also your picture is 'a portrait of times', isn't it?

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