We spent last Friday wandering round Oxford, having deposited my mother at John Radcliffe hospital for a minor eye operation (all fine, thanks for asking). I think I’ve only been once before, and that was about 30 years ago when we had a French exchange boy over (well, when I say “exchange”, he came over [as did his brother a couple of years later] but we never went to stay with them). There may even be photos of this somewhere in my dad’s collection, but it’ll take a while to get there as it must have been 1978 or ’79 and and I’m only up to 1958…

Anyway, the best shot of the day came from the top of the University Church of St Mary The Virgin, showing the Radcliffe Camera, with All Souls College on the right and Brasenose College on the left. No, that’s not a bird above the dome, it’s a speck of sodding dust on the sodding sensor, which I haven’t had time to clean up yet – it’s on loads of the damn pictures…

Nikon D200, Sigma 10-20mm lens, 1/400 @ f11, ISO 320