Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sepia Saturday: Joy at Hepburn

Joy Phelan on a swing footbridge at Hepburn, Victoria c1938.
You can find more blogs on the Sepia Saturday's theme of 'bridges' here.

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photo! Says so much with no words at all.

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  2. That's a great photo, and perfect with this week's theme.

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  3. That is a haunting photograph. The little girl looking right at us.

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  4. I am struck by the pristine state of that dress. Those suspension bridges give me the "willies"!

    Welcome to Sepia Saturday, what a great debut!

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  5. Delightful. Please tell us more about her, if you can.

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  6. I wonder if that bridge scared her at all! What an amazing foot bridge- and she is adorable!

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  7. Oh! She is sooooo cute! What an interesting photo!

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  8. It goes without saying that this is a great and charming photo.

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  9. Thank you all for your kind comments. Prior to WW2 the family had a holiday house at Daylesford (a nearby town) called 'Mitiamo House' because they lived in Mitiamo. Hepburn Springs and Daylesford are spa towns in central Victoria. Joy married a farmer and lives on a wheat/sheep farm.

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  10. What a fine picture - nut just a casual snap, but some thought has gone into the composition. As others have already said, welcome to Sepia Saturday.

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  11. WOW. That is an amazing photo. Do you know if the bridge is still there? I have family that came from the same area and need to make time to visit.

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  12. Great photo, this week I have a suspension bridge north of Vancouver too, but my photos from 1975 are not nearly so clear. Are suspension bridges common in that area?

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  13. Welcome aboard Sepia Saturday, and wit such a fine photo too!

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  14. Welcome, welcome to the wonderful group of bloggers. You have submitted a winner. The photo is priceless and great that you know who it is.
    QMM

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  15. As Alan said, a thoughtful composition but the subject still got to choose her own expression. A terrific sepia photo.

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  16. Very sweet photo. That footbridge does look rather scary to me though.

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  17. A lovely photograph though the brdige does look rather rickety.

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  18. Great picture - I love the contrast between the neatness of the dress and the wild looking hair.

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  19. Joy is a beautiful child. I don't know much about the history of fences so maybe it shouldn't, but it comes to me as a surprise that chain link fence was created before 1938!

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Lorraine