I just had an amazing UK getaway that included a Fujifilm wedding photography conference in Bath, and time with friends. Of course lots of time doing street photography and hitting pubs. After a multiple stop transatlantic flight with no sleep, I quickly got my second wind when my friend Steve was kind enough to collect me from Heathrow airport in London. Steve and his wife Sam have been good friends and fellow Fuji wedding photography group admins, this was the first time we all met. Of course they’re fellow Fujifilm wedding photographers! They were so nice to house me on my trip, it was so much fun! More on that soon, here is some Oxford, United Kingdom street photography! That was our first stop after breakfast and collecting myself.
I forgot how tired I was by the time we got to Oxford. Aer Lingus never dimmed the cabin lights, it was impossible to sleep, and there were a couple screaming toddlers. Not much anyone can do about that. My goal was just to make it through the day and have fun, and sleep well that night, which I did! I loved the energy of the streets on this perfect English Summer day. Like many British cities, Oxford is a university city, lots of affluence and shopping, pubs, everything that’s good!
Something about this man making his way through the open air market caught my eye. Street photography is not only about people and architecture. But also dimensions and depth, texture, reflections, contrast, multiple layers of the photo, etc. That’s why I tend to work close and wide. It helps me think about more of the frame.
I love the Fuji X100F, that was my only camera along. In a case like this, dragging the shutter is easy with the build in neutral density filter.
Reflections with color and contrast.
Afternoon cream tea and scones, my God those were amazing. Of course local friends admonished me for putting the cream on first, so I tried it their way the next time. LOL! Yes, it tasted the same, but was more visually appealing their way.
On our way from Oxford to Bicester, we stopped at a real authentic British village pub, was so amazing! I think it was built in the 1700’s.
This was the garden area in the back. There were kids and dogs, was like being at someone’s house party, I enjoyed the experience. I hope you’ve enjoyed round one of Oxford, United Kingdom street photography! More to come.