Capturing the shiny past

February in Oxford is certainly not the best time to be out and about. So, on our last photo walk on 26 February we stayed indoors and explored Oxford’s Natural History and Pitt Rivers museums, where you’re spoilt for choice with things to photograph! In fact, I could go so far as to say it’s a photographer’s paradise. From minute bugs and insects, reconstructed dinosaur skeletons to the ornate neo-gothic architecture of the building itself, there are just so many things fighting for your attention, as our photo walkers discovered!

Are all shiny things new?

‘Shiny’ was the theme for our photo contest this month, so I was really excited to see how our photo walkers would interpret this theme. As these museums are filled to the rafters (especially in the case of the Pitt Rivers Museum!) with historical and archaeological artefacts, there weren’t many shiny and new things to look at. But we did find a lot of other shiny things to photograph – crystals, bugs, mirrored-reflections and more!

Want to have a look at our best shots? Well you can! Our photo contest album is now live on our Facebook group. Voting closes on 12 March, so make sure to choose your favourites before then!

When’s the next photo walk?

Our next outing will be on 19 March. Full information will be posted on our walk page and announcements will also go out on our Facebook page and group, so watch out for those.

Hope to see you on a photo walk soon!

All the best,



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