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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 May 2018, 20:54

Well, bully for me, I got a few more scans cleaned up for your delectation: part two wanders about mainly (I think - maybe entirely) in Somerset in the autumn of 1983, while part one is shimmeringly up to date in mid-April this year, and features a pair of attitudinous ovines who failed entirely to fear my neotenous-wolf-on-a-string companion...

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Whites

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The Baaadass Boyos

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Eyes and Ears

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vanguard
Having cone through their repertoire of poses, the guys finally got downwind of dogchops and fled.

But they weren't the only pair of woolly flaneurs on the path
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What Do You think of it So Far?

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Welcome Back
Can dimly remember planting one of these striking primula-type thingies a few years ago, but there's a tribe of them now, showing out through April then fading back into the border around mid-May

Tomorrow (and for the foreseeable future, frankly) more growing stuff
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Postby Rayge » 07 May 2018, 22:12

Part two
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A Lert
Young Toots. That blue-purple splodginess on her nose is damage to the slide I coudn't get rid of. Sorry girl

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Cat Camo
Tallulah (obvs not my Tallulah, as yet unborn; this one is a sister - or maybe daughter - to Pussa and belonged to friends of Chip in Crewkerne) does her best to merge with the ornaments on their window-sill

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Meet

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Baler
This must be some kind of Museum of Somerset rural life, probably near Crewkerne, but it's all gone from my memory

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Erm...
This completely inexplicable photograph of nine bewildered penguins may have fallen in here from outer space.

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Steps
Got an idea this may be Wells cathedral. Long hand-held exposure accounts for the shakiness

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Golden Glasto
Unmistakeably the Tor, but where from, no idea

tomorrow, still baffled, back in London
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Re: Ray's Photos

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Postby Rayge » 08 May 2018, 18:48

In part one today, assorted flaneurs, dogs and one very stoned and/or tripped out person. Business as usual in the tail end of
1983 – or, just possibly, if that groaning fridge was part of a Xmas stash, the beginnings of 1984.

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Urbane
TT rocks the scarf indoors look

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Her Dampness

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Going Out

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Wow, Man, I Feel I Could Fly

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Take Off

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Take the Edge Off

tomorrow, more DFs and me in a pinny
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Postby Rayge » 08 May 2018, 18:53

Part Two
Outdoors this April and giddy with the growing stuff

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Flags Unfurl

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King Cups

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Beetling

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Box and Wood Anemones
These ones in the garden

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Pasque Flowers

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How Could I Forget?

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Postby Rayge » 09 May 2018, 19:33

In part one today, we go crazy in the stair well on a day in April

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Orchids and Roses

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Boopster and the Ape Meet Under the Freesias

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Kiss Curls

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Hearts

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Hairs

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Kangaroo Vine

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Postby Rayge » 09 May 2018, 19:34

Part Two
In the recent series, people rarely appear. Here, in the archive section from early 1984, there are nothing but pics of people, and the occasional animals

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Kicker Conspiracy
Always intrigued in these pics in the Mansions to see the sleeves of the records at the front of the stacks

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Tricoteuse

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Rite

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Borrowed Pinny
Cooking at Mart and Deb's

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Pancake Day
The ingredients reveal that this can only be Shrove Tuesday (or thereabouts) in 1984

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Work Station

Tomorrow, still doing it.
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Postby Rayge » 10 May 2018, 19:19

Part One, from 1984, has just one person in it and is all about the shapes and details, man

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Cocobong
A Bill creation

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Visions of Eden

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Curly Vertigo
The staircase at the Mansions

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Twilight

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Monstera

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Double Helix

Tomorrow, the last of this particular archive :o
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Part Two today is getting colourful in the garden in mid-April

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How Are You Lichen It So Far?
I am a caption writer and I have NO SHAME

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Hellebore

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Battered Blooms

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Red + White = Pink

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Pasque Profusion

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Snake Heads

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Breaking
Cherry leaves emerge

Tomorrow, not a lot different.
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Re: Ray's Photos

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I don't get on here enough. Excellent.

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 May 2018, 18:06

sloopjohnc wrote:I don't get on here enough. Excellent.


Cheers John, come again :)
Part one today features some hot tongue action, but first, a visit to Big Cred

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Devon Gothic

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Cafe Society

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Beanfeast
VEGAN!

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Where's the Beef?
NOT VEGAN

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Big Boy

The following the estimable work of Ms Thang
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Channeling Michaelangelo

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Loading the Weapon

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Gotcha!

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Postby Rayge » 11 May 2018, 18:07

Part Two

Spring 1984, Beginning in Brighton - well, Hove, actually
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Bandstand
Got a red filter and I'm gonna use it

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17.25

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Hinterland

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Funtime
Mart and Plang

Back to the big smoke
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Gronff
Toots gets stuck in to a hide bone

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Delicacy

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Prima Donna Plumber
Geoff was the son of the curator of mammals at London Zoo, among other things. Dead some 20 years now.

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Postby Rayge » 11 May 2018, 18:11

Part three
As I said yesterday, we are at the end of the huge archive file of 82-84 (799 shots), and these last are the first from the first holiday Chip and I went on together, in Fownhope, Herefordshire.
No pictorial evidence, but I noticed when walking back to the rented cottage one evening that a neighbour's lights were on, and curtains open: there were several golden discs on the wall. Turned out to be the family home of the Pretenders' drummer, Martin Chambers.

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Dark Shine

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Big Business
A Hereford bull in Herefordshire. How apt

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Along the Wye
And why not?

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Tractor Meet

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Sylvan Stroll

Next time, something different, but not sure when. Think I'll take at least the weekend off: masses to do in the garden,
about 40 new plants to pot up for a start, so it will be difficult to get scaning and editing done: plus I only have about a
week or so of April to put on here, so in severe danger of emulating the oozlum bird...
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Postby Rayge » 14 May 2018, 19:42

Still not sure what I'm going to do next in the archive line, but until I do, some random collections of scanned prints: I always took prints alongside transparencies, but they took a back seat from the late 70s, when I discovered slides, and the early 90s, when Chip's aversion to slide shows meant I tended to take prints of anything we shared. Part Two is back last month in Sandford.

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Apocryphal Apocalypso

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Stripes

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Wheaten

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Structure

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Exuvia

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Carnival Colours
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Postby Rayge » 14 May 2018, 19:42

Part Two
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Wobble

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Wibble

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Polyanthus Bed

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New Broom

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Blackthorn and Kissing Gate

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Stitchwort's Back!

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Get Orff Our Land

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Postby Rayge » 15 May 2018, 20:12

Big day in the garden today (should see the pics in a few weeks), everything running late, so lets get on: Part one is April this year, Part Two from my print collection at random times

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The Eternal Search for Stick

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The View from the Vet's Carpark

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Lichen Eclipse

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Parthenogenesis

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Pieris

Tomorrow, Dogs on the Beach. A real one, with sea, and sand, and everything!
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Postby Rayge » 15 May 2018, 20:13

Part Two

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All Ears

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Hattie's Pincushion

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Columbines

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Beanfeast

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Simper
Rare shot of Biggles on anyone's lap. I was honoured

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Centre Point
The sliver of building just to the left of the high-rise, with the marquee out front, is the Tottenham Court Road Astoria,
then a popular gig venue, now gone

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Millennium Square and Planetarium, Bristol

Tomorrow, more prints I guess
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Postby Rayge » 16 May 2018, 19:03

Looks like I guessed right. More random print scans in part one, modern (20 April-ish) Nortth Devon beach life in part two

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Sunspension
Brunel's Bridge across the Avon Gorge at Clifton

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The Many Worlds Theory

Two from the 21st century, Clevedon, Somerset
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Containment

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No Promenaders

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On the Waterfront

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Mackerel Hing
Both Brixham, Devon, as is the next one probably

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Flex
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Part Two
So, excited by forecasts of wall to wall sunshine, we set off from our home in the south-east of Mid-Devon for the big bad surfer beaches of the North-West. Glorious drive in the sunshine until we finally arrive at the beach; there is a sea-fret, and it just does not go away. Visibility down to 50m or so, and its about three-four hundred metres to where the breakers are rolling in. Lots of pictures were wrecked because the camera could not handle the mist and the autofocus went into deep sulk. But still there was fun and some good pics to be had, vide:

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Dog Walker

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Stopped Dog

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Happy Chappy

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Seawards

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Surfers

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Breaking

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Three Sides of Scrap

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Hipster Fam

Tomorrow, more Dogs on Beach and some more randomness
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 May 2018, 18:40

Today, Part One has more dogs on misty beaches late last month, while part two's archive frolic eventually goes
back to my stude days, nearly half a century ago

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Play With Me

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Interference

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Not that. BALL

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Somewhere There's a Shoreline

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Sand in the Nose

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Line-Up

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The Cost of Living

Tomorrow, back (eventually) to the garden
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