Photographer Ed Nix takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade
Cliff Hide took the picture, above, of a fisherman on the River Thames, near Donnington Bridge, Oxford, last Sunday, during a hail storm caused by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha. The hail is so intense it seems to give the picture a painting-like texture.
Ben Goodall has been frozen in time mid-air here by Damian Halliwell. The 15-year-old gymnast for Great Britain was snapped on a long lens at one thousandth of a second to keep the action sharp. Focusing here would have been very tricky.
Another great example here of a job where the photographer really has to think on his/her feet. This was for a story on youngsters putting on their own production of Macbeth with the help of the guys at Creation Theatre. With no costumes or props ready for the shoot, Jon Lewis did a great job of conjuring up this spooky picture of the three witches
Off go those bails! Sports photographer Steve Wheeler framed this shot perfectly. Oxford’s Ian Crosby was clean bowled by Aston Rowant’s Leo Bethell, who sends the bails out to orbit. Great shot, Steve
I’m a big fan of the slow shutter. One of the best is the panning shot. These add variety to any sporty job when done right. You’ll always see a couple when looking at any big sporting event shot by press photographers, even Formula 1. Cliff Hide has gone right down to a 25th-of-a-second here. Because it was on a summer’s day, his aperture is high and ISO is on 50
Lovely composition here by Damian Halliwell of nine-year-old Ace Manthey, left, with his big sister Sky, aged 12. Shot on a medium length lens with a high aperture, the guitars can be pointed out to the camera at the same time as fitting in the frame nicely
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6:00am Friday 9th October 2015
A FILM aiming to break down the stigma surrounding homeless people in Oxfordshire will premiere tonight at an Oxford cinema.
5:10pm Thursday 8th October 2015
A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was raped in Barns Road, Cowley on her way to the bus stop.
5:00pm Thursday 8th October 2015
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6:36pm Thursday 8th October 2015
CCTV footage from an Oxford travellers’ site has shown a man who was allegedly kept as a slave being pushed around and treated “like a ragdoll”.
4:50pm Thursday 8th October 2015
AN E-FIT of a man who ran away after being caught holding a little girl's hand in Greater Leys has been released by Thames Valley Police. According to officers, a two-year-old girl was playing outside a property in Shepherds Hill at about 6.20pm on Friday, September 11. When her mother came to check on her she saw a man holding the girl's hand. When she challenged the man, he ran away. He is described as white, in his thirties, about 5ft 7ins or 5ft 8ins with short spiky blond or brown hair. He was wearing a knee-length jacket that may have been leather. Investigating officer Det Con Lorna Briggs of Force CID in Oxford said: “We are keeping an open mind regarding this incident. There might be a innocent explanation as to why the man was holding the girl’s hand. “If anyone recognises the man in the E-fit or has any information about the incident then please contact your local police station."
4:50pm Thursday 8th October 2015
A BEGGAR has been banned by police from approaching people in Oxford and asking them for money, food or cigarettes.