Winter punting

Winter punting, originally uploaded by jjn1.

The Cam this afternoon, with smoke signals from King’s.

It’s strange how calming photography can be. I had a frantic work day, with one large economy-sized crisis and missed deadlines whooshing by. The crisis necessitated a meeting in the centre of town at 4pm, so I decided to walk rather than cycle in from College and — on a whim — took a camera. The air was still and the late-afternoon light entrancing. As I crossed Clare bridge I noticed — to my astonishment — that there were people on the river. So I stopped, contemplated the scene — and took some photographs, of which this is one. And then I walked on, suddenly peaceful and relaxed.