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The more time I spend looking at photographs on TE and uploading some of my own miserable attempts at photography, the more I realise that the one outstanding quality of a good photograph is the lighting and the way in which the photographer has dealt with it.

This particular afternoon, as I was wandering through the streets of Oxford with some TE friends, I thought the lighting in this minor street near Corpus Christi and Merton Colleges was just sublime - the low warm afternoon light was striking the buildings on the north side of Merton Street beautifully as I looked back on the way we had come. If you are not impressed, it is because of my poor photography - I can assure you that the light at that time was indeed lovely!

Nothing much more to say about this picture, really, other than I liked the parked bicycles (a ubiquitous feature of Oxford) and the young lady with her camera, probably taking a far better picture than mine.

This is actually Merton Street and Magpie Lane (I loved that name!) is off to the right - you can barely read the road sign there - but you can see the map if you look at Map: view and, if you want to see a street-level view, you can look at this map and drag the little yellow man down to the red cross and pan around.

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