I've spent some time in Oxford this summer with my family. My eldest son has a student house there in a lovely part of Oxford called Jericho. We're paying rent on this place, even though he doesn't go back until October! So we decided to make use of the house for a while. He is within walking distance of the city centre in one direction and Port Meadow, the canal and the river in another. Jericho is full of little deli's, a cinema, lots of lovely pubs, cafes, grocery stores, vintage shops and bookshops. Down the road is a beautiful Byzantine style church, full of beautiful objects, and then there is the Ashmolean museum with its collection of Pre-Raphaelite pictures, and the Pitt Rivers Natural History Museum close by - just perfect, I could move there tomorrow!
I spent time wandering by the river and canal at dawn, and taking pictures everywhere. I took quite a few photos at night after we'd eaten out, dragging my tripod with me to the restaurants! Rosa was happy to pose for me in the above photo, I was practising 'bokeh' techniques, the little out of focus circles of light in the background.
I also took some 'traffic trails' with moving vehicles leaving their lights streaking through my photos. This is what happens when the camera is set at a very slow shutter speed. Most of these pictures were taken using a tripod on ISO 400, f16 for 10 seconds. I set my tripod up on a roadside in St Giles in the centre of town. The one above is an image of fire engines rushing through with their lights flashing.
You may be able to see the buses whizzing through the image above.