Camp


Another shot of a camp scene. It is interesting to note that nearly all the British soldiers are standing attentively whilst the Indians are barely paying any attention to the camera at all. This could show a cultural difference and may illustrate that the Indians were unaware of the significance of the equipment nor of the protocol of standing still for the early photographic equipment. Alternatively they could be envoys waiting to negotiate terms with the British. The white haze in the middle comes from over exposure near the fire - again due to the relatively long exposure times of the early cameras.


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