Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Summertown by night

I like night shots, but my camera and photography skills aren't really up to them. This is the only semi-decent exposure of about thirty taken that night. What it tells you is that a lamppost is not great as an improvised tripod, but I do like the way the streetlights and car headlights (I think), play off each other in the picture. This road is Rogers Street, right in the middle of Summertown, but you'd never guess from looking at it here than it was so near to the centre of things.

One of the things I like about Oxford is how little distance you have to go from the beaten path to feel a sense of tranquility. You'd need to head a bit father than this, however, as Banbury Road is just behind the camera. Yet this scene would not be out of place in a country village.

1 comment:

Going said...

Loving the photos and looking forward to the rest of the week. x