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Oxford Flickr Architecture Photowalk, 10/11/19, 2pm

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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

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Having discussed with members at our last pub meet I thought we should organise a weekend photowalk given evenings are no longer an option once the clocks change.

On that basis I'm proposing an Architectural Photowalk on the afternoon of Sunday 10th November. This is Remembrance Sunday but hopefully given the 2pm start this shouldn't interfere with anyone's plans in this regard.

The plan is to meet in the courtyard of the Ashmolean Museum on Beaumont Street and then spend two hours exploring Oxford's amazing buildings ranging from the very well known to tucked away comtemporary gems that you might not have previously stumbled across.

I've yet to finalise the route but I'm thinking we'll head down St.Giles to the University Science area, through the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter into Jericho, ending up at a pub (yet to be decided) for 4pm.

This is a joint event with the Oxford Photo Walk group ( oxfordphotowalk.wordpress.com/ ) so it looks like we will get a decent sized group together. It should be an opportunity to get some photos whilst meeting some fellow Oxford photographers in a friendly, informal setting.
Hope to see you there.

Darrell Godliman
An Oxford Flickr Group Admin
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JAT-2018 says:

Looking forward to further details and to joining you on the day.
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

A Facebook event page has now been created : www.facebook.com/events/727168681097528/
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

This seems like a good opportunity to highlight there's a group specifically for contemporary architecture in Oxford........ www.flickr.com/groups/oxfordcontemporary/
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

Now listed on the front page of the new Flickr 'Event' page : www.flickr.com/events .........
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ashrafuyahya76 says:

i'm the new member
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

ashrafuyahya76: Hi, we look forward to meeting you on the day. As you might have seen there's also regular meetups at lunch time on the first Friday of the month, more details here : www.flickr.com/groups/oxford-uk/discuss/72157711537396442/
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

Can I ask those interested in joining the walk to register for a free ticket at Eventbrite : www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/architectural-photowalk-hosted-by-...

Whilst not essential to register it will help us get an idea of numbers and you will also be notified if there are any last minute changes.

As per normal Oxford Photowalk Group events there'll be an optional competition. Entries will be posted anonymously on their Facebook page and people vote for their favourites. You can find their Facebook page here : www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordphotowalk/
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JAT-2018 says:

Darrell Godliman:

Thanks, Darrell. I take it that to participate in the competition one needs to be a member of Facebook ?
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

It helps but if not then photos can be published on your behalf. I'm guessing you could even then take a look at the posted images (I think it's a 'public' group.....) and then your votes could be included in the final tally. Images are posted anonymously and you can't vote for your own images....... I'll get this clarified with the Oxford Photowalk Group organisers.
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JAT-2018 says:

Darrell Godliman:

Thanks, Darrell, but no. As we all know, Facebook is not an ethical company, which is why I will have nothing to do with it. I believe the same stance has been adopted by other members of the Oxford Flickr Group.
7 months ago (permalink)

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FlickrDelusions is a group administrator FlickrDelusions says:

I don't 'do' FB either, I'm afraid. Could we not use a new Flickr group to showcase photos from the walk?
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

FlickrDelusions: & JAT-2018: I understand your viewpoint but I think Facebook is the only convenient way to run the competition. Images can be uploaded to FB in quite low resolution if that would partly allay your concerns.

To use flickr would mean everyone would need to join flickr to vote on the entries and I'm guessing Flickr members will be in the minority of attendees. I'm sure there'll be quite a few of us on the day but as it stands only a handful of flickr members have expressed any interest whereas the FB event page has 30 people that have either said they're coming or 'interested'.

I'm going to be encouraging everyone to join flickr and hopefully we'll end up seeing a lot of the photos in the Oxford Flickr group (and the Oxford Contemporary Architecture group), albeit one of the conditions of entering the competition is that the images shouldn't have been posted to social media until the results have been announced.

The competition is meant to be a bit of fun and there's no prize as such other than some exposure to the winner via the various social media accounts etc. In that regard people don't need to participate in the competition as the main goal of the event is to get a group of photographers together and go out and take some photos.

You can find out more about the way the Oxford Photowalk competitions are normally run here : oxfordphotowalk.wordpress.com/faqs/
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JAT-2018 says:

Darrell Godliman:

Resolution of the photos is in no way my concern. Anyway, I'll survive without this "bit of fun" :-)
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FlickrDelusions is a group administrator FlickrDelusions says:

I plan to come along
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

Quite a bit of interest over on our Facebook page for this event so fingers crossed the weather works out for us........ Currently it's looking like it should at least be dry on Sunday even if propbably won't be sunny. As I'll no doubt be saying on the day, bright overcast conditions can actually be quite good for architectural photography......
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

Some inspiration for anyone thinking of attending....... www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2019/nov/07/the-best-a...
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Bruce Clarke says:

I hope to make it, but not sure till the day.
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Hawknose Harlequin says:

I hope to come.
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

Bruce Clarke: &
Hawknose Harlequin: Thanks. I'm keeping an eye on the weather...... Currently overcast but changeable as yesterday it looked like we might actually get some sunshine.
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

Thanks to everyone that came along today. No doubt the weather helped but there was nearly 40 of us........ For those interested, I've given the route below with some of the key buildings we photographed in case you want to tag them etc.

Details of the competition will be posted on the Oxford Flickr and Oxford Photowalk Facebook groups shortly. People can submit two photos and given the judging is anonymous you're not meant to post your entries to your own social media accounts until after the results have been announced in about a fortnight.

After that I hope to see lots of photos in the Oxfords Contemporary Architecture group : www.flickr.com/groups/oxfordcontemporary/

Route
Beaumont St – Ashmolean Museum
St Johns St – Sackler Library (Robert Adam and Paul Hanvey, 2001)
Pusey Lane – St Cross College West Quad (Niall McLaughlin, 2017)
Pusey St
St Giles – St Johns College Kendrew Quad (MacCormac Jamieson & Prichard, 2010)
Keble Road
Blackhall Road - St Johns College Kendrew Quad (MacCormac Jamieson & Prichard, 2010) & Keble College Sloane Robinson Building (Rick Mather, 2002)
Museum Road
Parks Road
South Parks Road - Rhodes House (1928) & Earth Sciences Building (Wilkinson Eyre, 2010)
Dorothy Hodgkin Rd – New Biochemistry Building (Hawkins\Brown, 2008)
Sherrington Rd – Beecroft Building (Hawkins\Brown, 2018)
Parks Road – Keble College
Woodstock Road – Mathematical Institute (Raphael Vinoly, 2013)
ROQ – Somerville College Student Accommodation (Niall McLaughlin Architects, 2011), Radcliffe Observatory (1773) & Blavatnik School of Government (Herzog & de Meuron, 2015)
Walton St – Oxford University Press (1830) & Freuds (St Pauls Church, Greek Revival, 1836)
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JAT-2018 says:

Darrell Godliman:

Many thanks, Darrell, for organising an interesting tour and now for the details of the buildings and their architects. Much appreciated.
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FlickrDelusions is a group administrator FlickrDelusions says:

I second that: thanks again, Darrell
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

JAT-2018: &
FlickrDelusions: Thanks. We'll have to do it again some time.


Here's the group photo :
UK - Oxford - Architecture Photowalk_DSC1379
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

For attendees thinking of entering the Photowalk 'Architecture' competition you can find details here : oxfordphotowalk.wordpress.com/photo-contest-rules/

The deadline for submissions is midnight Saturday 16th November.
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Gerry Lynch/林奇格里 says:

I was away in Scotland this weekend but would love to join you at some future point... at least before I leave Oxford for good next June!
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

Gerry Lynch/林奇格里: Regular monthly Third Thursday Photowalks will resume in the Spring but over the Winter we still have social pub meetups. This months will be next Thursday, I'm going to be announcing details shortly.

There may be some 'First Friday' afternoon photowalks in the meantime and potentially some one off events.

Hope to see you some time soon.
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Gerry Lynch/林奇格里 says:

Great stuff, Darrell Godliman, thanks for letting me know.
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

The competition entries ffrom last weekends #Architecture Photowalk are now posted on the #Oxford #Photowalk Facebook page.

If you've a spare couple of minutes then by all means take a look and vote for your favourites by either 'liking' or 'loving' them here : www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1006176129722710
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Darrell Godliman is a group administrator Darrell Godliman says:

The results of the recent Oxford Flickr / Photowalk group 'Architecture' photo competition have been announced.

Congratulations to the winners but thanks to everyone that came along and took part.

oxfordphotowalk.wordpress.com/2019/11/24/architecture-nov...
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