Dandy Lions – forty years ago in my nature notebooks

Forty years ago I was twelve years old and had been using a Single Lens Reflex camera for a couple of years. I’d bought it for £6 from my neighbour Ron. It was a 1963 Russian Zenit 3M camera which was entirely manual, with no electronics and no light meter and yet enabled me to take some wonderful photographs. Here’s a page from my 1976 nature notebook featuring a photograph of a Dandelion on the back garden path.

Dandelion - 1970s Nature Notebooks - The Hall of Einar

Forty years later and here I am in the back garden of Einar with my iPhone taking photos of a Dandelion.

Dandelion - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the) - The Hall of Einar

They are such beautiful flowers.

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