Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, whatever form you’d like to take the greetings in …
It’s a cold and snowy Oxford this year, and the first I can remember with such an extensive fall of snow lying on the day itself. This picture was taken last Sunday at South Park, on a small hill that overlooks the city centre. Lots of people go sledging here either using professional equipment or improvised sledges from the lids of recycling boxes. It was a gorgeous day with some lovely light.
The minarets of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, from South Park
South Park tree in the snow
The January 2010 snow falls brought some interesting variations to these historic parts of central Oxford
Radcliffe Camera from the passageway to the Bodleian Quadrangle
Radcliffe Camera with the University Church, St Marys, behind
All pictures taken on Velvia 50 slide film with a Minolta Dynax 7
Dynax 7 | Fuji Pro 800Z
Capped by the Hoofdtoren, the Veermanskade in Hoorn provides a great setting in Old Hoorn’s harbour area.
Minolta Dynax 7 with Fuji Pro 800Z: 1/400 @ f/20 +1.0 EV
Sony A100 set to 100 ISO: 1/200 @ f/9
It’s a bit unfair to compare a home scan of a high-speed film against one of the better quality settings in the digital camera, but I like the qualities of both pictures. It’s cold in the top picture, crisp in the bottom one … .
The recent snowfall looked really fine on Thursday with a clear hard light. It was worth looking up from time to time …
The Croft, Old Headington
And Barton Lane looked more inviting than it did the day before.