Having stayed over with friends in Driffield after a visit to the coast at Scarborough, I was planning to return via Hull for a third visit to look at the 2017 UK City of Culture. The weather forecast was a but iffy – mostly showers, but I was hoping for a decent dusk shoot nonetheless.
A brief spell of sunshine allowed me to have a nose around Driffield before the train to Hull, and All Saints Church, with its fine clock, looked pretty in the wintry sun. I had a quick walk along the Driffield Canal too, but the main area of interest was around Riverhead at the start of the canal with various old cranes and converted mill buildings by the water.
Pretty soon the rain set in, but it’s just a short walk back to the station from here so I was soon on my way down to Hull.
The rain stopped now and then, but it was an afternoon punctuated by showers and diving into coffee shops! The wet weather provided a nice rainbow over the Maritime Museum, though, and nice reflections in puddles in Queen Victoria Square. As the light faded, I emerged from the second coffee shop of the afternoon and made my way to the New Theatre in Kingston Square for the dusk shoot. The 1930s building has been refurbished this year – work was still under way on my last visit in the summer so I had intended to come back one the place had re-opened. At dusk there was a lovely pink glow over the building which looked good as the exterior lights came on (featured image, top).
As blue hour set in the rain did too, so I took the final few shots from under an umbrella – but the reflections in the wet paving in the square were lovely!
You can see more images from this shoot and the previous summer visit in my East Riding gallery on the website.
That pink sky on the first shot is quite weird isn’t it?
It was rather peculiar! Only lasted a minute or two just after sunset.