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    Posted: 28 June 2022 at 12:57
Dear All,

A little belatedly, but here are a few shots taken during a visit to Hastings 'old town' which has developed a rather quaint and curious quarter with specialist shops and those specializing in antiques/books etc. So, without further ado, please find the following for your entertainment:

1. Vase Tops



2. "Corrugated Fasteners"



The rest of the series focuses on a specific shop - A. G. Hendy's - which specializes in items for home use - brushes; dusters, kitchen articles etc. - but housed in a very old and preserved shop just up from the sea front. this is full of aged patina and atmosphere which is hard to get it from images but here goes...

3. 'Pick Me!'



4. Bronze Brushes



5. Twine Time



6. Bristles



7. Small Dusting brushes



8. Bottles and Pan



9. Brushes, Brushes Everywhere



10. With Laces



11. Bottles Also



12. Piano Brush (yes; really....)



13. Softest brush



14. Hard Sweeper



All of these taken on the a99V SLT / Sony 135/1.8 ZA combination; hand-held and, generally, never wider than f/4.0. I am in love with this lens.....

If you get the chance to visit Hastings seek this place out - it really is like stepping back in time!

Thanks for looking and comments always welcomed.
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What did you buy? Did they have lenses? And lensbrushes? Nice series, TFS

Edited by addy landzaat - 28 June 2022 at 13:48
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When Iím walking around in places like this, I always wonder whether to photograph the small details that are around plentiful.
I hesitate, only take a few or none at all, because I have the feeling they would only mean something to me.
And thenI look at your or similar photos and see it is a pleasure to look at them.
Next time I wonít hesitate, bring a good lens and take some photos.
#4 #9 and #14 look best to me. I like brushes.
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very nice details! I have good memories of Hastings, but none of these brushes
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2022 at 20:14
I love these! Was the owner OK with you photographing, I'm always a bit shy of shooting in a shop? I'm not going to pick a favourite, the set makes a cohesive series.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2022 at 22:14
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

I love these! Was the owner OK with you photographing, I'm always a bit shy of shooting in a shop? I'm not going to pick a favourite, the set makes a cohesive series.

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the comment and the question! I made it a point of asking her beforehand if it was okay to take some pictures and she seemed somewhat surprised by the request! I even offered to share some of the images afterwards but she didn't really seem to understand what it was about the layout and 'feeling' of the shop which made it so special. They do have a website but if you look at it you'll also see they also own a restaurant close by (in a similar vein) so I guess they are used to people taking images (especially with phones). It is, to be honest, something of a gem amongst shops and I am rather smitten by it (as you can tell).

Take care and best regards, Neil.
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Great set.
Have been to Hastings (the one of William the Conqueror?) about 10years ago, but didn't find this gem.

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2022 at 13:37
Hi everyone,

Thanks for the kind comments and I'll just add another 'prompt' to those who may visit to go and find this place.

@Domien - I must admit I've been tempted to photograph a number of shop interiors in the past - antique shops especially where things are arranged in a fairly haphazard manner - but I've never felt quite brave enough to do so! This was different somehow - almost like a step back in time 'set' just asking to be recorded for future reference. I must try and be a little bolder in future where I come across situations like this - the results are most pleasing as far as I am concerned anyway!

Thanks again and best regards, Neil.
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