This photograph was taken on a hot summer’s day in Oxford, standing on a bridge over the river Cherwell.
Given the pleasant weather, the river was full of people boating up and down and I wanted to catch the lush natural hues and the riotous colours of the summer clothes that people wore.
While I was filming, a boat filled with six people were having some issues navigating away from the trees and ended up colliding with the branches overhanging the water. Much hilarity ensued as they tried to disentangled themselves from the tree and proceed down the river with screams and laughter in equal measure.
In the photograph, the trails on the left side of the river are from the boat doing its maneuvers, the trails on the right are all the other boats who passed by without incident. On the far right corner you can see trails of the blue handle of a pole being used for punting.
This photograph was selected for the Flow Photo national photographic exhibition sponsored by The Future Water Association and supported by the Canal & River Trust:
- National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port, Liverpool (30 March – 30 May 2019)
- Gloucester Waterways Museum (6 June – 13 July 2019).