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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