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I bought a long lens for my camera. It's so long I hardly know what to do with it. These were my experiments yesterday....

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Doll in a tree

I found this doll in a tree on Box Hill.
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Another one I found in an antique market in Brighton. Barely legible pencil scrawled on the back in French. Champagne, jollity and movement.  I wonder what they were celebrating.
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It was only when I scanned and enlarged these two photographs, and examined the clocks in each one, that I realised the people in them were engaged in the same ritual, though in different decades and settings.
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I just liked the hat on this one.
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A slightly fed-up looking family at the beach one sweltering late 19th century summer. They might be at Brighton. That looks like Brighton gravel behind them.
 
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I'm pleased when I find sequences of photographs like these in junk shops. I found these in Brighton.
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I found these in Brighton. I can't quite make out the place name. Linchfield? The lower photo is taken in a hops field, which leads me to guess at a south eastern English location.
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I went to Lewes today and blew £14 on old photographs. Yes, reckless, I know, but I'm an addict. I was quite pleased with these two (above), showing the same beautiful woman in two poses (or are they two different sisters wearing the same dress?)
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Another crop of photos I found in the junk shop in Brighton yesterday. Apart from the 'serious sisters' here they are very small prints which only reveal detail when scanned and enlarged.
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I went for a dig in the photo bins of the antique/junk shop in Brighton. This one is from J. Long's studio in Portsmouth.
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[profile] petrusplancius  posted this on [community profile] vintagephoto  last year and I've been dying to track down the spot where it was taken. Well, I did it yesterday. We got a bit lost around the back of Dorking for a couple of hours before I realised that the angle of the church tower didn't match the photograph and we were in entirely the wrong part of town. Finally we stumbled out of a side street and there it presented itself. We were so excited. "Look" cried my wife, "there's the building with the chimney!"
 
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I took this photo about 10 years ago in the Victoria and Albert Museum. I still feel a bit guilty about it (but not very) because I bullied my friend James into posing with these three renaissance busts of Christ. He really didn't want to do it. Haha. I think it offended his catholic sensibilities slightly. I have twice given him copies of this image but he has 'lost' them both times.

Ah, those were the days. When we were young, single, childless and unemployed and could go to museums on a weekday.

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I took this photo with my Dad's old Olympus OM1, in Weston-Super-Mare back in the 1990's.

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