Another image from last week’s visit to Oxford, and my take on a very-often-photographed location. There are always some tourists in the area, and not only did we visit on a beautiful weekend, but there were also graduation ceremonies happening that day. So if I say this place was busy, it’s an understatement.
As I did with the Museum of Natural History, I set up on a tripod with a strong ND filter for a long exposure. This blurs the tourists to indistinction. With the number of tourists actually present, it still allows enough of them to show to give a feel for the busyness of the place. I also used a polarizing filter to improve contrast and saturation. I shot with a wide angle, and in post I corrected for perspective and applied the usual curves layers to adjust contrast.
Click on the photo for a larger version; comments welcome, as always.