Thanks to Angshu that give me the name of what the man is doing, so not rafting ( my name) but punting
On a weekend, when I visit Oxford, people was relaxed, calm, some were reading, other walking, running, riding bikes
The best place to do it is at Christ Church Meadow where there are at the back two rivers, quite appropriated for quiet water sports, rafting for instance…
Christ Church Meadow
Is a large area of tranquil pasture in the heart of the busy city, owned and maintained by Christ Church and bordering the rivers Cherwell and Isis.
The Meadow is open to the public until dusk each day, and provides opportunities for picnics and river walks while admiring the beauty of Oxford architecture
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photographer_sg (3469) 2014-02-28 11:47
that is such a quiet and serene setting and you framed it beautifully to make a visual delight. The boat is perfectly placed with the man in excellent contrast with the surroundings. The wake in the water by the side of the boat gives a nice feel of movement. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
mesutilgim (81604) 2014-02-28 11:50
Very nice capture of this beautiful and calm scenery in Oxford.
I like your pov keeping the branches and leafs of the tree at the upper part, creating a perfect natural framing.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (118553) 2014-02-28 12:01
Ciao Maria, fascinating scene, great view of lovely river, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-28 13:07
great scenery with green color predominating the whole composition. The red bits on the raft and the man T-shirt contrast nicely with the settings. Interesting POV and good use of the branches to frame the image in natural way. Pretty light and well handled.
Thanks for sharing
annjackman (18621) 2014-02-28 23:42
This is typical Oxford and you have taken a very good picture of the man punting along the river. His red t-shirt is an added bonus and contrasts very well with the green and yellow trees. Excellent clarity and composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
saxo042 (37104) 2014-03-01 1:22
A very pleasant scene with this punter floating along the canal, embedded in lush green vegetation. His red shirt provides a good eye-catcher and he is well positioned in the composition.
ikeharel (54431) 2014-03-01 2:25
Impressive green surrounding, and one boat-man with red shirt in contrast.
The calm ambiance on the banks well conveyed through, and fine use of light and shadows created a charming picture.
Buen fin de semana,
holmertz (38883) 2014-03-01 3:05
This is a very nice photo with a perfect balance. The man standing in his boat is well placed, going on a diagonal, and his red shirt is a great advantage in these almost totally green surroundings. It looks like a very pleasant and tranquil area.
adramad (36447) 2014-03-01 8:03
Maravilloso paisaje en plena naturaleza, preciosos brillos y luces en las aguas del rio, tambien en la luz que se filtra entre las hojas de los arboles, fantastico complemento al captar al chico con su barca en ese entorno tan ideal.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Una imagen brillante con una claridad óptima.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Un afectuoso saludo.
photoray (11097) 2014-03-01 9:37
Idyllic scene of Christ Church Meadow with the skiff gliding through the park landscape.
Looks like a fine place to relax and dream.
Thanks for sharing,
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-01 10:23
The photo is so predominantly green...from the TN I thought this to be the rain forests of Amazon basin :-)
Great composition with the perfect placement of the boat and good framing. Beautiful sylvan surroundings, very soothing to the eyes. Like the rower's attire and the boat seats adding spots of red in the dominating green. Well done and thanks for sharing.
pili51 (1069) 2014-03-01 11:42
en primer lugar agradecerte tus palabras de bienvenida a TE.
Bonita imagen la que nos muestras aquí.
Los colores son muy naturales, el encuadre perfecto y los reflejos parecen dar movimiento al agua.
Me gusta, te felicito, es una buena toma.
Pasa un buen domingo.
fabbs99 (16147) 2014-03-01 23:23
I think the man is enjoying very bit of this lovely moment.The scene looks straight out of the Movie,The Predator.Really remarkable and classic tone in the frame.Thanks for sharing.
Cricri (103385) 2014-03-02 8:54
Un endroit qui appelle a la détende, belle prise en diagonale de la rivière, la bonne position de la barque donnant un petit mouvement a l'eau et ces reflets, jolies teintes et lumière,
jcpix (12774) 2014-03-02 10:38
Hola Miss Maria,
Hey, this isn't a bike...what's going on here?? :)
I guess it's just a different form, yeah...there's still some physical exertion required to move it along. lol As your note suggests, this certainly does look to be a quaint little area for a slow and relaxing stroll down the river. I love that you caught this with the gentleman wearing a red shirt, it really makes his presence known in contrast against the lush green surroundings.
The soft light, and even hint of back light, is a sweet touch to the overall mood of this shot, aiding greatly in that sensation of a soothing atmosphere. On the technical side, the focus is sharp, the detail is clear and the composition is well balanced.
So, did you jump in for a ride...like a Venetian gondola...and was he singing while rowing?? :) Beautiful and serene setting, captured well to express those sentiments. Bravo, mi amiga! Enjoy the week ahead. Take it easy.
Friendly wishes from the Northern half,
Oceania (4732) 2014-03-03 5:57
A river goes through the campus of this famous university. How beautiful is that! It's so green, so soothing. The man in red adds visual interesting to the picture. Good one.
ChrisJ (95242) 2014-03-05 7:33
The man in the red shirt on the punt makes a good focal point and the diagonal axis of the canal provides good dynamism and linear perspective. I like the reflections in the water. Good sharpness and lighting contrasts / density. Tfs!
Angshu (55039) 2014-03-05 21:20
In Oxford, these boats are called Punts & the activity as 'Punting'. Its pretty popular and favourite Oxford past time for visitors, residents and students alike...not cheap at 20 Pounds per person for an hour...but a nice way to explore the channels. Nice picture which actually epitomizes Oxford to some extent :-)
batalay (35123) 2014-03-06 17:35
This is very close to the house we lived in at Marston, in the periphery of Oxford. The punter is set against lush foliage on the sides of the river. (The river changes its name several times Thames, Cherwell, Isis... Gorgeous photo, Maria.
carlo62 (29677) 2014-03-07 15:04
bella questa presenza tra tutti questi alberi, particolarmente fortunata anche per la sua maglia rossa, che riesce ad attirare l'attenzione.
Un ottimo scatto, con la luce ben sfruttata e una bella composizione.
PaulVDV (21253) 2014-03-10 12:14
'Punting' is also for me a new word.
This must be the backwaters of Oxford.
Beautiful green area in the famous university city.
The picture has a very relaxed atmosphere. The 'punter' may think differently about it ...
Best regards, Paul
abmdsudi (41434) 2014-03-10 21:04
Punting on the Cam, Where was everybody?, great place for photography though. Beautiful shot. I like the colors especially considering the very subtle sight lighting! The image is effective with some nice open space to the left of frame, Great capture. Congrats
Didi (55697) 2014-03-27 20:26
Une scène intéressante avec une bonne lumière à travers les feuillages
Le batelier et cadré en point fort, j'espère que les amoureux qui étaient dans la barque ne se sont pas noyés:)
jmdias (53667) 2014-05-06 17:54
el barquero está muy bien posicionado en su barco y en el canal. me gusta el sentido de movimiento y paz de la composicion. GPC.