Last Week’s Shoot – Driffield and Hull

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.

All Saints Church at Driffield
Parish Church of All Saints in Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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.

Driffield Canal
Old Crane by Driffield Canal with Riverhead Mill behind

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.

Rainbow over Queen Victoria Square in Hull
Rainbow over Queen Victoria Square in Hull Yorkshire England

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).

Hull New Theatre at Dusk
Recently Restored 1930s New Theatre Building in Kingston Square at Dusk

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.

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Mark Sunderland is a retired landscape and travel photographer still taking the occasional photograph! For image licensing and prints see

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