Isisbridge

Isisbridge

Posted on 05/30/2014


Photo taken on April 13, 2014


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Thames Wharf, Fiddler's Island

Thames Wharf, Fiddler's Island
site of proposed Oxford University blocks

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Isisbridge
Isisbridge
www.facebook.com/pages/Protect-Port-Meadow-from-Oxford-University/398006173618837?ref=stream

June 11 ***Fiddlers Island Update***

Good news for all those who opposed the proposed development on Fiddlers Island. The Planning Inspector has turned down the appeal of the would-be developer, and upheld the decision of Councillors not to grant planning permission. The Planning Inspector concluded that allowing a 3 storey building there would have an "unacceptable impact on the character and appearance of its surroundings"

Very interesting to see what the Planning Department in Oxford does after this latest humiliation - the proposed development was recommended by the same Council Officer who handled and recommended the University's Port Meadow flats and described their location as "not in a sensitive area". Extraordinary it takes a National Planning Inspector to determine that these sites in Oxford are precious and sensitive, and to protect them from the judgement of our own planning officers!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Howard Somerville
Howard Somerville
Nice picture.
3 years ago.
Howard Somerville
Howard Somerville
Pictures taken in good visibility and hazy sun (like this one) can be more pleasing than those taken in bright sunlight. The DR is better accommodated; the shadows are less harsh, the tones are smoother and the colours more subtle.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Howard Somerville
If you say. I just take what I see. Don't know what a DR is anyway.
3 years ago.
Howard Somerville
Howard Somerville
Dynamic Range. The extremes of light and dark which in bright sun, the camera cannot capture with a single exposure setting, which consequently come out over- and under-exposed.

When this occurs, the shadow areas become blocks of solid black containing no detail, and worse, the highlights (normally the sky, clouds and light walls) are pallid, washed-out and blank.
3 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Howard Somerville
The shadow areas would have become solid blocks if the university had had its way.
3 years ago.
Howard Somerville has replied to Isisbridge
Thanks for casting light on the subject.
3 years ago.