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Frannie Frith Vs Fran & Brumas


Quickbeam

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After the proclaimed disappointment this week by Brumbo and some others over the Francis Frith programmes, that are recreating century old scenes with a modern take, I thought I'd have a go myself.

Not too long ago Brumas listed a scene of Doncaster markets on his Friday night quiz that looked to be from around 80+ years ago, so that is the location that I first went to. Brumas's picture was taken from the same spot as my No1, but from an upstairs window in a building overlooking the market.

I didn't quite like that view myself from ground level, so I decided that No2 gave a better view from that side today. I then went around the market square and shot several views of Doncaster Markets. I think they all give an impression of a busy market in differing ways, weather it be the Corn Exchange Building, the market shoppers or the market traders.

But the main point being would they tell a tail in a centuries time when Brumas's Gt Grandson is doing the Brumas Collection Quiz on Friday night, would they by then be seen as having that quaint appeal of a bygone age worth discussing like the man in a deckchair canvas, should we still be taking pictures of the everyday and ordinary for next century's people to view?

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Brumas

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FE

it's no use I'm hopeless, I haven't the patience, artistic eye or sense of spatial/somatic? awareness to compose a shot which would attract a second glance.

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Quickbeam

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One thing I notice this morning was the number of suspicious faces glaring at me as if I was a benefits investigator collecting evidence, compared to the Frith era where the whole village turned out to gawk at the strange photographer chappie.

The other thing was that the modern delivery vehicle, compared to a quaint horse and cart is like a mobile block of flats for obscuring a scene.

And hi-viz vests are a complete eyesore in colour, they make deckchair canvas look quite fashionable!

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morddwyd

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"all I need is for my son and daughter to get married"

I think you'll find that's illegal!

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Brumas

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morddwyd, I see you haven't lost your sense of humour old pal ;o}

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Quickbeam

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buteman "If I remember correctly there were statues on top of one of those buildings that Brumas posted.I don't see them now."

You've got a good memory, this picture is as near as I remember Brumas's being. You must mean those on top of the stone gables. They must have been removed when the open stalls were replaced by the permanent enclosed fish and game market.

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