Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sepia Saturday - Advance to the Rear!

For this Sepia Saturday Suggestion we have a snap of the reverse side of some people walking away.

LOST GALLERY has a category that fits this prompt pretty close! It's called

Occasionally LOST GALLERY finds a picture of someone's back.

The photograph of the child at the right is easy to understand: the child got bored with the photo session and turned to leave. But not all photographs of a subject's back are that easy to explain.

See how many you can provide an answer for the question: What is going on here?

Marvin missed the boat
Marvin missed the boat
A Kid, a Hat, a Mission

Kid nearing the summit
Learning to tie one's own shoes is an important step in growing up, but unless this kid gets out of the middle of the road, he may not get any older!

Getting away
Three women from rear

back and towel
Beach Set boy on face in sand

What is it about someone sleeping on their stomach, on the sand, in the sun that inspires a photographer?

At the beach - Book of Prints with Negatives

Man with hands behind back

From the rear

What are you doing, Clyde? What are you doing,Clyde?
Chap at Jason Lee
Don't take my picture!
Don't take my picture!

Back in the garden
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Bringing up the rear

Walking Away
RPPC woman
Child with hat

Walking away
From the rear
The reverse

Post Card
Up to no good

Can't get enough? Watch this space!

Now, RETURN! GO BACK! REVERSE! Go see what else you can running away at the
Sepia Saturday home page.

Bassingbourn 1944 384th Bomber Group, B17 landing Discovered! Long lost negatives taken during the winter of 1944-45 at Bassingbourn AAF base in England.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


  1. Love the little chap with the hat and his nonchalant pose.

    1. Thanks Little Nell. I think that is my favorite too.

  2. What an amusing take on the prompt, as always. For some reason I like back and towel...maybe because it is so natural.

    1. Thanks Alex Daw. I had a choice of quite a few. I did a page of these some time ago.

  3. I especially like the one with the photographers shadow below the man in trunks. It would have been even better if the man had been more centered on the tree with the branches sprouting from his head.

    1. Thanks Postcardy. Yes, that is an odd one. You've given me an idea. I think I will see if I can find a few of those photographs where the subject is in an awkward position related to something else in the picture.



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