Last Week’s Shoot – The Piece Hall at Dusk

Last week I had a trip to Halifax to look at The Piece Hall – my first visit since the re-opening last year with the new courtyard.

Stormy sky and sunlight on the Piece Hall in Halifax
Stormy sky and sunlight on the Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

I arrived in the afternoon to a rather overcast sky, but the low winter sun kept breaking through to light up the building and the old church spire behind against some rather forbidding clouds.

Borough Market Halifax
The Albany Arcade entrance to Borough Market on Corn Market in Halifax

Eventually it clouded over completely, but the rain held off, so I had a wander around the centre of Halifax looking for any little architectural details that I may have missed on previous visits.  The old iron work over one entrance to the lovely Victorian covered market looked colourful in the overcast light.

The Piece Hall at dusk
The Piece Hall at dusk

As sunset approached I made my way back to The Piece Hall for the main part of the shoot.  As the lighting came on around the building and across the courtyard it looked amazing!

The Piece Hall Halifax
Lighting in the new Courtyard at The Piece Hall

I have to admit that I had been a little unsure about the stone courtyard when I first saw it on the local news – and it does still look a bit new and harsh against the softer old stonework of the Georgian building when viewed under the afternoon sun, but at dusk it really comes into its own.

The Piece Hall Halifax
One of the entrances to The Piece Hall at dusk

As the “blue hour” light fade I photographed the building and courtyard from all angles, so came away with quite a large number of image to select from – more than I had imagined and I’m sure it’ll be worthy of another visit to do it justice.

The Piece Hall Halifax
The Piece Hall at dusk

You can see more Halifax images on the website.  If you’d like to visit The Piece Hall yourself there’s information on its website here: www.thepiecehall.co.uk.

About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer specialising in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images, prints and calendars through marksunderland.com - the source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

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