Christmas in Oxford is definitely a very special time. Peek into college courtyards and you’ll see beautiful Christmas trees decked with sparkling white lights. Along Broad Street, there’s a German-style Christmas Market with local crafts and colourful decorations on display, as well as a feast of edible treats to try. And all the while, the smell of mulled wine and spices fills the air…
Capturing Christmas on Camera
On the 14 December I invited the Oxford Photo Walk crowd to join me on a photo walk around the Christmas Market and the city centre more generally, and we had a great time. As it was an evening walk, the market was much quieter than during the day making it easy for us to happily snap away without unwanted crowds getting in our way. The moon was large and bright – just a little smaller than the super moon a few weeks ago – allowing us to capture some lovely atmospheric shots. But hey, don’t just take my word for it! You can see a selection of photos taken on the walk in our Facebook Group.
Quite literally! To give the walk some added focus, our photo contest theme this month was to incorporate the colour red into our shots. As you might expect, this was not difficult at a Christmas Market! (In fact, perhaps a better challenge would have been to find things that weren’t red?) Anyway, if you’re curious to see what we captured (and I hope you are!) then I invite you to take a look at the album and to vote for your favourite. Voting ends on 28 December, so make sure you take a look before then. Every vote counts! 🙂
If you’re new and would like to join us on a photo walk, then the best thing to do is join our Facebook group or follow us on Instagram. We post all our walk announcements there, so you’ll be the first to know about all upcoming events.
Looking forward to seeing you on a photo walk soon!