Rough Night

Just a little nap

For this week’s Sepia Saturday, I could have followed the prompt and given you a photograph of a nice, formal arrangement of soldiers.

But I just couldn’t resist this.

Click over to Sepia Saturday for military shenanigans and formal portraits alike.

Ten hut!


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brett Payne
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 15:53:41

    Yes, a great image – is this Second World War era?


  2. Wendy
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 18:53:26

    Ha – just a little nap and a little nip!


  3. Mustang.Koji
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 20:44:33

    It appears the “napper” may be a target shooter? I don’t believe the weapon is military (more like a shotgun) and doesn’t it look like the bottles are champagne? They sure look as if they are corked….? Fun nevertheless.


  4. smkelly8
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 00:11:48

    A big nip, Wendy.


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  6. Peter Miebies (@patmcast)
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 03:53:32

    He is probably a bottle collector. But no matter what he does, I think he is smoking at the same time, see his right hand.


  7. Kat Mortensen
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 05:39:18

    Surely, they weren’t all his!


  8. Deb Gould
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 05:45:23

    When I remember how I feel after ONE GLASS of champagne, I wince…but, as somebody else noticed, the bottles are still corked! Makes you smile, though — great photo!


  9. postcardy
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 07:08:27

    That must be someone’s idea of a joke. I looks like the man on the ground is surreptitiously watching the photographer.


  10. Helen McHargue
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 11:01:10

    I think it must have a prank photo. Odd, because when we only had 24 shots a roll, remember how we used to preserve them and only take photos on special occasions? Sometimes we’d have a roll of film in the camera for a year with only birthday pictures and a Christmas group shot on it. Sometimes this thought crosses my mind when I come back from a vacation with 1000 photos. You wonder how many photos our troops take today – they won’t be lacking materials for the Sepia Saturdays to come in the future.


  11. Little Nell
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 14:45:05

    My first thought was that the poor chap was the victim of a prank, but on second glance I think he may be colluding with the photographer!


  12. Brett Payne
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 15:10:37

    It reminds me very much of this photo which I featured in a Photo-Sleuth article some time ago. That one was clearly posed, and I suspect yours was too.


  13. Mike Brubaker
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 15:19:35

    The bottles do look to be still corked or capped, but the sentiment is still the same. A fun photo.


  14. Kathy
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 15:23:12

    Guess he doesn’t look all that disheveled for having been on such a binge. Great picture!


  15. Bob Scotney
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 01:45:12

    If he had just drunk from the uncorked bottles he would have struggled to hold a cigarette. A poser for sure.


  16. Liz
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 11:05:49

    Whether he drank them or not, perhaps they all wish they had!


    Oct 16, 2012 @ 19:47:31

    That’s pretty much how I felt this morning… and I didn’t sink to such excesses…


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