[Grammar] Confiusion about Present Perfect - one sentence

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Birne

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Hello
I am a bit confused about the sentence below:

'I have recently taken an interest in photography and I took/have taken some photos of an old factory.'

If both answers are possible, could anybody explain the difference, please?

Thanks for your time and interest.
 
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Hello
I am a bit confused about the sentence below:

'I have recently taken an interest in photography and I took/have taken some photos of an old factory.'

If both answers are possible, could anybody explain the difference, please?

Thanks for your time and the interest.

I would use "have taken".
 

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Thanks for a quick answer. I made up that sentence myself, it's not from a book.

What about justification... why would you choose 'have taken'?
Is 'took' also correct?
How to understand is the DIFFERENCE between those two possibilities? Could anybody explain, please?
 

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As you are linking your interest in photography to a time period extending present,('I have recently taken ...), it seems logical to consider your taking of photographs in the same way.
 
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