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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Aug 2018, 15:24

Part Two
All from the 1990s, unless otherwise noted

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London's Burning
Under the Westway, Paddington

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Shine On

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Poor Paw

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Hawk at Home
Lyneal, Cheshire - on his way to Gay Meadow to watch the Mighty Shrews

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Conundrum

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Amber Waves

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All Ears

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Herring Gull
Chew Valley, Somerset

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Aug 2018, 18:14

Part One today features more fruits of the July tree.
And to start with, fish in a barrel time, the ever photogenic hollyhocks

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Delicacy
Callistemon leaves

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Many Marguerites

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On Their Way
13 post-punk singles muster to be posted to Japan

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Contractual Obligation
Aw, ain't he the cutest...

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Shredding
...well, maybe not from a stick perspective

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Green and Tranquil
Just what the psychotherapist ordered after that horror show

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Aug 2018, 18:24

Part Two
is in the 1990s section of the print scan archive with the first four from the fields around Oldland Common

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Mac the Latch

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Cooing and Froing

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Red Tractor, Golden Valley

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Crow Lines

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Her Salliness

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The Big H
Severn Bridge

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Evening by the River
The Severn at Bewdley, all persons strangers

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Streak
A Gresley A4 Pacific (60009 Union of South Africa), where art meets engineering. A beautiful, awesome machine.
Another example still holds the world record for a steam locomotive of 126 mph. [/I was a pre-pubescent trainspotter,
now it can be told]. Chip and I were on holiday in Bewdley, near the Severn Valley Railway, and were out walking when
I heard a distant steam whistle, then saw a plume of smoke and water vapour appearing from the woods across the valley,
maybe a quarter mile away, and from the way the plume was laid back I could tell that the engine was going quite fast.
Then it came out of the woods into an open stretch, and I saw what it was (as a boy of 10 or so, I started going up to
the local suburban station, Harringay West, on my scooter to check out the trains out of King's Cross on the main line to
Newcastle and Edinburgh. Later on, I would be one of the guys on the platform, notebook in hand, but then it was all
about the buzz of the Streaks, as they were widely known, the streamlined A4s that hauled up and down the East Coast
Main line: I'm hazy about their identities, but I was often there with a coterie of mates, and we would hang out on
a bridge over the through tracks, looking and listening both ways for the long whistle and onrushing shape of an express
barreling through, and trying to work out, and take up position over, the point on the bridge directly over where the
engine would pass. The reward, a dopplered thunder, maybe a scream from the whistle, the huge thump of displaced air
that would make you sway, the rush and rumble of the carriages beneath your feet, a minor clap as the last one emerged,
then the rattle disappearing behind) (I bet you all forgot that was a parenthetical insertion, didn't you?), I astonished Chip
by mouthing the word 'Streak' and falling to my knees in astonishment and wonder, tears in my eyes. Not only was it the
first time I'd seen one in motion in more than 30 years, there was the unexpectedness of it all and the romantic nature of
the setting. It was only out of the woods, as it were, for a matter of a few seconds, and I didn't have time to get my camera
out of its bag, but later that week we went to Bridgnorth station (I think) and found it parked, so I took this one.

back tomorrow, I hope and trust, with more archive fun
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 05 Aug 2018, 18:12

In Part One today, a very mixed bag from the Print archives, while Part Two takes comfort once again in and around the July garden

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Ancestors
My dad and his dad in the back garden at Glenwood Road, about 1935, when grandad was around 40 and Dad 15. As even
full-grown my dad only just scraped 5 foot 6, yet both are looking downwards, I'm guessing this was taken by my nan or dad's
sister, Aunt Min, both of whom were not far over five feet. All the height was on my mother's side of the family.

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End of Term
Didn't take this, was not even there, only have this because Tamara, in the bottom right, was the first person I fell in love with.
It was taken by Richard Gollin, summer of 1969.

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Mock-up
Well this is at least of me. I suspect Richard took this too. Graduation Day at UKC, July 1969. I was there as Tamara's guest,
rather than picking up a degree in my own right (so I heard my name read out as someone in absentia): that's her academic
gown I'm wearing, and the programme for the event I'm toting. Sorry about the colour: it was the limit of what I could do with a
very faded and exceptionally pink print.

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Bar Codes
There was a brief craze for ostrich meat in the 1990s, and a local farmer in Oldland Common invested, which
gave me something different to photograph for a bit.

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What's Wrong with Classicism?
Nash Terraces, Regents Park, London 1990s (probably)

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In the Belly of the Beast
Looking up from inside an electricity pylon. Oldland Common. 1990s

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Spate
The Avon at Bath, 1990s
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 05 Aug 2018, 18:13

Part Two
All early July this year

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Jaws

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Lily

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Seedy
Seed heads of giant scabious

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The Scottish flower

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The Day Shift
Peak Hemerocallis

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Noisy Neighbours

Another instalment tomorrow, Dog willing
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Aug 2018, 19:58

Part one is from July this year, and doesn't leave the premises. Part two, from the print scans archive, features by contrast pictures taken from anywhen between 1990 and 2005, and from a variety of locations. Moving on
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Edgy

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Trefoil and Zonals

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It Ain't Half Hot, Dad

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Showing Out
Dahlias and Diascia

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Blow

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Dance

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Aug 2018, 19:59

Part Two

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Willesden Sunset
late 1980s, Willesden Green tube station

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Mooring Mishap
Someone forgot the Thames was tidal to Teddington. Caught out by a low tide near Kew

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Morning Mist
River Lea, Ware

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Dolphins
Tudor carving in, I think, Shrewsbury

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Scrolls
As above

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Wedding Party
Sarah gets married: definitely in the 90s, around 1997. Swansea

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Gull
Chew Valley Lake, Somerset

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Maredonna and Child

More jolly japes tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Aug 2018, 19:00

Three parts today (hoorah!), largely because I'm going to be away from the desktop for a couple of days, and fiddling with photobucket on my laptop is a pain (boo).
First off, July, and a trip to town for the farmer's market
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Greening
Four weeks on and this field had ripened, was harvested, and is now just windblown wheatstraw

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Chill

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Taking a Long View
From George Hill in Crediton to North Dartmoor

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OMG the Hipsters Are Here! Let's Move
Farmers Market, Crediton

I didn't get any forest fungi, and caught the bus back.
Three garden pics of red plants
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Gladiolus

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Pelargonium

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Alga
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Aug 2018, 19:26

Part Two

Scanned prints from the 1990s (mostly)

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Whatever the Weather
For most of the nineties, I would spend one or two nights a week in London, crashing on floors or spare beds with a wide selection of willing hosts, but around once a month I would get the train out to Ware, to see the Aged Parent. Whenever I did, and had my camera with me (I usually did) I would take a picture downriver from the bridge over the Lea, a few yards from the spot where my father died. It would usually be in the morning when I was on the way back in to the city to work, so I was shooting into the rising sun. Remarkably little, apart from the weather, changes in these photos. I have many of them

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Ready for Anything
My parents get a seat by the firebuckets at a wedding reception on the Granger side of the family, as evidenced here by the presence of my paternal grandmother's adopted sister, Ivy Collins, on the right, with her lifelong partner, Kate Orchard, next to her. Don't know where I was, but presence of Dad means 1966 or earlier

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Besties
Matt and Blue, Swansea, early 1990s

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In the Magic Light of Evening, Beauty Unfurls
a detail of this...

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things have taken a decidedly avian here, as it happens

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Merging
A juvenile herring gull blending in to the beach

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Emerging
Another one, a bit further along to adulthood

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Meet the Munsters
When family photos go horribly wrong

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Aug 2018, 20:09

Part Three
is a moderately random selection from scanned transparencies from the last 12 years or so of the 20th century

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Effulgent
Peace rose in the magic light

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Poppy Cascade

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Bend
Sally at Willsbridge, S Gloucs, 1990s

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Free and Easier

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Conundrum

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Anatomy Lesson

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Cup

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Two Views of a Fountain

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The Gang Show

Back on Friday
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Aug 2018, 20:41

Just back from a tiring trip, none of the archives currently up to scratch, so just one selection today, from around a month ago: doggy fun with sticks at Creedy Beach as low rainfall makes the river more or less fordable

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Taking Out the Trash

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I love the trail of cast-off from his triumphantly wagging tail

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Rush

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Damsel

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The Shadow Knows

bit more of a show tomorrow, when I have (I hope) recovered a bit
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Aug 2018, 18:55

Part one today is the usual mixed bag from the print scans, while part two is the usual same old stuff from around one month ago...

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Ruined
The remains of a 17th or 18th century stately home somewhere in the north-west Midlands – wish i could be more specific, but my wits have been scattered by a bong. A nearby church is full of extraordinary Baroque decoration, quite unlike any other parish church I've seen in this country. I've been there twice, too, once in the 1980s or so and again in the late nineties, early noughties. If it comes back to me, I'll edit.
EDIT: thanks to my pal hawk, who was with me on one of the visits, it's Great Witley, Worcestershire. Amazing place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Witley

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Mike's Wedding
Me with Babak. Photo by Bill or Fisherman Bob. Brighton 1990 or 1991. I'm wearing the suit from my wedding in 1988, last one I ever owned.

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Taking the Long View
Looking out across the well-ironed landscape of Lincolnshire from the top of Lincoln Cathedral's central tower, from the days when you were allowed to climb it, and my acrophobia and claustrophobia (ascending a very long stone newel staircase definitely counts) were just tickles of unease compared to what I get just thinking about it these days. Very early Seventies: I'm hitching around the country checking out cathedrals and visiting the diaspora of my undergraduate friends.

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Nearly
Another attempt at a family portrait sabotaged by Sean, aged about six, so that's Goginan, 1994 or 1995.

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Suited Up
Best Man Clive and token lounge lizard lookalike, Mike, aka my oldest friend and a friend who happens to be old, at the reception to my first wedding, in the back garden of Chip's house. Bill took over my cameras for the actual ceremony and afters, but I may or may not have wrested them from him by this point.

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White Bucks and Tanned Calves
He definitely took this one, though, because it's me in the brogues and Frankie in the sandals. Both pics Mangotsfield, 30/6/88.

Part two a bit later
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Aug 2018, 21:03

Part two
Still at Creedy Beach, still taking photos of green water and dogs swimming with sticks, among sudden outbursts of imagination

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Rock Collector

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Taking the Waters

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The Eyes Have It

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Spiked

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Sparked

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Zig Zag Wanderer

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Deckies

Back tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Aug 2018, 18:26

Part one features the quotidian pleasures of retirement in Devon about a month ago
Part Two returns to scans of random slides from last century.

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Downward Dog

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Typical

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On the Bridge

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Old Oak...

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...New Shoots

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Sparkle

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Shower
Gardening watering an everyday task by the middle of the month - lots of heat and no rain

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Aug 2018, 18:26

Part Two

Random slides from the late 1980s
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Fairy Lights
Ed & Daphne's place, Ladbroke Grove

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On Guard
Lifeguard Bill checks for swimmers in trouble from the comfort of his hut. Brighton

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Weights and Measures: 3 gorillas = 1 Buddah
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Weights and Measures:the Fourth Gorilla Cries 'Fix'
London

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Cretaceous War Bonnet

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Double Drop

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Flame On
Brighton

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Aug 2018, 19:14

Part one is from mid July, and yet another walk by the Creedy for dogchops to cool down

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Hay Time

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Still Green

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See You on the Other Side

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Reverse Narcissus

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Another Damsel, No Distress
Not a great photo, but it is an insect just over an inch long and it was thirty feet away on the other side of the river

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Tangled Up in Green

And two from the garden
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Whites Out

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Pod
First crop of mangy touts

More from the garden tomorrow

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Aug 2018, 19:16

Part Two
Back to the Print Scans

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Symphony in Stone
Bath Abbey 2000s

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Hello
First-ever meeting with my son and daughter-in-law, 2005 Oldland Common

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Writer in Residence
Chip used the advance for her first novel - part of it, anyway – to buy this constructor's shed, where she wrote the rest of her books.
2000s, Oldland Common

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Brains Trust
The usual crew, Oldland or Kenn, 2000s

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Provocative Fucker
Katz obviously never heard the one about letting sleeping dogs lie... 2000-2001, Oldland Common

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Full Throttle
Chip and Katz around 2003

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Heartthrob
Selfie in Bill's room near Bedford Square, Brighton, mid 1970s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 14 Aug 2018, 19:58

Part One features shots from the garden in the middle of last month

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Back-lit

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Lacy

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Last Call for Lucifer

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Over the Garden Fence

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Michael and the Hare

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Diascia
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 14 Aug 2018, 19:59

Part 2
A rummage in the scanned print archive

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Double Decker
Tallulah and Sal, 77 North Street Oldland, early 1990s

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Alert
Sal, somewhere near the Rollright Stones, early 1990s

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Poppy Field
1982, I think - 1980s, certainly

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Downhill Racer
Sal was half whippet, and had a fair turn of speed. Oldland Common, early 1980s

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Official Portrait
Taken by Reader's Digest UK's in-house photographer, 1975; I worked in their Mayfair offices for two years from April 1974. Hence the tie.

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Black Hole
Kez on the beach at Weston-Super-Mare, sometime in the Noughties

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Aiofe in the Music Room
Goginan, early Noughties

more tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » Yesterday, 17:08

Today's Part One features some scanned transparencies from the late 1980s.

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Moon and Stars

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Temporary Home
Belsize Road, Kilburn 1989-90

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Primary Colours

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Selfie

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Abstraction

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The Granule's Bowl

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Shelf Life

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