A Textural Photo Walk Along the Isis

As it turned out, the 27th May was an even better day for a photo walk along the Isis than I thought it would be, as (unbeknown to me) it was the Oxford Inter-college rowing races that day, meaning that rowers were out in force. There was also a hive of activity along the banks, with folk cheering the rowing teams on, as well as all dog walkers, runners, and cyclists. Indeed, one might even say that there was too much going on, as you had to be careful about when and where you stopped to photograph. Luckily we all managed to come away unscathed, and there were only a few near collisions with a conflict of photography and cycling interests! 😉 Continue reading

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Multicultural Britain at its best

Since Oxford Photo Walk started last August, we’ve done pretty well to tick a lot of Oxford’s most popular landmarks and attractions off our list. We’ve explored the old meandering streets in the city centre, enjoyed some of Oxford’s most beautiful and idyllic green spaces like Port Meadow and further afield at Harcourt Arboretum, as well as seen many of the curiosities at the Natural History and Pitt Rivers museums. So this month we thought it was about time we saw a completely different part of the city… Time to explore Cowley Road! Continue reading

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! Continue reading