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    a very british beach

    i decided to take my newly acquired Olympus om2 out with me on a trip to old hunstanton beach,Norfolk.
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    Re: a very british beach

    Those scenes look like they are straight out of the 1950s, Paul: particularly the first two.

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    Authentic right down to the dust spots Paul. Great shots that capture British seaside life and I love the treatment.

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    Superb,,,,the tones are gorgeous!

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    Paul,

    I thought that first one, was one my uncle took in '63.

    Except for the Admiral symbol in No.1 and the Nike symbol in No.2, all very authentic looking retro.

    Great bit of recreated nostalgia, or us Brits just don't change much!

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    Re: a very british beach

    A bit of genuine 1930's sometime around 1937 or 1938 which I found yesterday .. suspect taken by my step grandfather ... that scruffy guy beside the dog is me My S-GF had a quarterplate SLR though the family had a box brownie ... the lack of DoF in the foreground makes me think it was the SLR. Then the war came and the SLR was put away for the duration and I was permitted to use it after a term at photo school around 1952.a very british beach
    Lifted from an advert in my 1948 British Journal of Photography.
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    Re: a very british beach

    Quote Originally Posted by jcuknz View Post
    A bit of genuine 1930's sometime around 1937 or 1938 which I found yesterday ..
    Wonderful. Photography as social history ... at its best.

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    Re: a very british beach

    Quote Originally Posted by jcuknz View Post
    A bit of genuine 1930's sometime around 1937 or 1938 which I found yesterday .. suspect taken by my step grandfather ... that scruffy guy beside the dog is me My S-GF had a quarterplate SLR though the family had a box brownie ... the lack of DoF in the foreground makes me think it was the SLR. Then the war came and the SLR was put away for the duration and I was permitted to use it after a term at photo school around 1952.a very british beach
    Lifted from an advert in my 1948 British Journal of Photography.
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    i love old photos like that
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    Re: a very british beach

    Quote Originally Posted by FootLoose View Post
    Those scenes look like they are straight out of the 1950s, Paul: particularly the first two.
    No, the middle figure of the first image is wearing some form of baseball cap. It should be a white handkerchief with the corners knotted!

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    Re: a very british beach

    Two more for you Paul .... The Kemp Family of Sevenoaks Kent My grandmother has her hand on my Grandfather''s shoulder I think and a smile from capturing her handsome naval officer. Standing beside her is 'Brother Roy' who I guess was killed in WWI. Photo late 1800 early 1900 and my grandmother prior to marraige I guess. The stiff poses suggests to me a long exposure for the group.
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    Other photos suggest to me they had something to do with growing hops. The family 'archives' passed to me after my grandmother's death so sadly everything is a bit vague.

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    Great images. The shopping basket/trolly in the first one really makes the shot for me.

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    Re: a very british beach

    Well seen and processed, Paul.

    I felt inspired to edit a photo from last year on Dawlish beach, see here: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/for...2&d=1374343743

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    Re: a very british beach

    Quote Originally Posted by scriveyn View Post
    Well seen and processed, Paul.

    I felt inspired to edit a photo from last year on Dawlish beach, see here: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/for...2&d=1374343743
    Surely retracting leashes where not around in the old days?

    It is really a depiction of a kind of person rather than a period?

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    Re: a very british beach

    Much as the OP I went for the British beach theme, not claiming a flawlessly historical re-enactment.

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