Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sepia Saturday 341 : It's Just The Way It Changes Like The Shoreline And The Sea



Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a rowing boat deep underground at the Speedwell Caverns in Derbyshire. I am keeping the boat but moving up a few hundred feet and featuring a picture of my mother leaning against a rowing boat in her favourite location of all - where the shoreline meets the sea. I featured another picture of Gladys a couple of days ago on what would have been her 105th birthday. This photograph must have been taken thirty years before the Blackpool picture and the location has changed to Shanklin in the Isle of Wight. My mother has changed as well - changed into this slim fashionable woman of the 1930s. But when you are looking from the perspective of time, change is a function that exists irrespective of the direction of travel.

To see other changes, take a visit to the Sepia Saturday Blog and see what other old photographs people have discovered.

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    1. I knew I'd heard that phrase! Good old Leonard! - By the way, I've actually ridden the boat into the Speedwell cavern, about 10 years ago. A cold and dank place indeed!

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  2. Change happens every nanosecond of time. We are not quite the same person we were a nanosecond ago, nor is the universe. An eerie and comforting thought all at the same time. :)

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  3. It amuses me how people used to go to the beach in their Sunday best, hat, Highheels and handbag.

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  5. It is a fine portrait with the novelty of making the people swimming in the background appear to be floating toys spilling into the boat.

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  6. It’s so nice to see Gladys posing against at real boat on a real shoreline. My own sepia boat pose photos are in photographer’s studios.

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  7. There's more Grace about your mum, than Gladys. A treasure of a shot.

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  8. I love that you captured her passion for the "meeting of the elements" of land and sea...a border of their intense changes, which also intrigues me. This photo is a great comparison to the earlier ones, showing how our bodies may change as well, but the inner drives remain the same!

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  9. She looks so young here, especially after I took a visit to her 30 years later photo and now she would be 105. Time just keeps marching on. Unless we're looking at photos then it's all mixed up.

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  10. A wistful photo with all the commotion behind her in the sea.

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