Last Week’s Shoot – Doncaster

I managed to squeeze in three dusk shoots last week – two quick local ones on nice clear evenings but the main trip was a visit to Doncaster to photograph the Minster at dusk…

The Mansion House at Dusk in Doncaster
The Mansion House at Dusk, High Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

As I’d never been before, I picked up a map from the tourist information office on the High Street before having a look at the impressive Mansion House next door.

Tree Sculptures at Doncaster Mansion House
Richard Perry Tree Sculptures at the Mansion House

There are four bronze tree sculptures by Richard Perry on the street outside the Mansion House which I gather (from a few internet searches) weren’t well liked locally when they were installed – but I rather liked them.

Georgian Buildings at Albion Place Doncaster
Georgian Terraced Houses at Albion Place, Doncaster

The Mansion House and the Minster were the only two subjects I’d planned in advance, but a wander round town revealed quite a lot of nice Georgian architecture that I’d not been expecting.

Doncaster Minster
The Minster Church of St George, Doncaster

I’d had a look at the Minster (or Minster Church of St George to be precise) earlier in the afternoon but it had looked uninteresting under a cloudy sky so I’d just had a nose round inside intending to return for dusk.

Doncaster Minster
The Minster Church of St George, Doncaster

However, before the sun set the sky cleared and and some late sunshine illuminated the tower.

Doncaster College
Doncaster College from the Waterfront at Dusk

After the sun had set I had a wander along the nearby waterfront where lights were starting to come on at the modern Doncaster College building.

Doncaster Minster at Dusk

Finally I returned to the Minster once more for a few final twilight shots.  The street lamps in the churchyard were nice, but the floodlighting didn’t come on – which I had been expecting, though the building still looked great in the fading light.

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