Category Archives: Oxford

Microlights over Port Meadow

Port Meadow has been home to flying machines of various kinds over the years. There was an RAF aerodrome there once; there was a 1935 plan to build a proper airport; we used to have a model aircraft flying club; and big … Continue reading

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Rare RAF plane seen across a frozen Port Meadow

Shall I take the big camera on this quick evening walk? Nah – I must have hundreds of  pictures of sunsets across Port Meadow. So it was that I had only an old iPhone on me when this scene appeared before me:

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Bands of light across Port Meadow

Port Meadow lies between us and the west, so there is often the chance of a sunset picture across the water – Port Meadow is a flood plain, usually dry in summer and wet (sometimes very wet) in winter. On this … Continue reading

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Sunset on Port Meadow as Aristotle Lane railway bridge opens at last

The bridge across the railway at the end of Aristotle Lane in Oxford has been closed since January while Network Rail replaced the old one. Being Network Rail, they screwed up the project management, and a job which was estimated … Continue reading

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Photographs of the year 2014 – text-free version

These photographs are a selection of those which best remind me of the year 2014. They are set out individually on a post called Photographic review of the year 2014, with an explanation for each. This is a text-free display. … Continue reading

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Photographic review of the year 2014

My main attribute as a photographer is the good fortune to go to a lot of interesting places during a year. Sure, it helps that work requires me to have a half-decent camera and the editing software to go with … Continue reading

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Port Meadow Oxford on a winter morning

I walk with the dog on Oxford’s Port Meadow most mornings. The view southwards has been ruined by crass, bulky flats erected by Oxford University with the help of Oxford City Council planners too thick to understand what they were … Continue reading

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