Last Week’s Shoot – Pink Sky at Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle at Dusk

With just a two day week after the Christmas break last week, I thought I’d ease into the New Year gently with a short stroll round to Knaresborough Castle for a dusk shoot on Friday afternoon.  This turned out to be a great choice with a lovely pink sky over the castle and viaduct…

Pink sky at dusk over the Railway Viaduct from the Castle Grounds in Knaresborough
Pink sky at dusk over the Railway Viaduct from the Castle Grounds in Knaresborough

It had been a nice sunny afternoon, so I’d popped out before sunset – just in time for the sun to drop into the wispy clouds just above the horizon, so the light was a bit flat for a time – but about ten minutes after the sun had dropped below the horizon the pink colour arrived.

The Kings Tower at Knaresborough Castle bathed in pink light from a dusk sky
The Kings Tower at Knaresborough Castle bathed in pink light from a dusk sky

The twilight added a nice glow to the King’s Tower at the castle just as the floodlighting was coming on.

Pink sky at dusk over the War Memorial in the Castle Grounds at Knaresborough
Pink sky at dusk over the War Memorial in the Castle Grounds at Knaresborough

The war memorial also caught the pink glow, but looked quite different silhouetted against the twilight sky looking towards where the sun had set…

War Memorial in the Castle Grounds silhouetted against a sunset sky at Knaresborough
War Memorial in the Castle Grounds silhouetted against a sunset sky at Knaresborough

As the sky darkened and the pink glow started to fade, the lights on the castle keep changed from white to red and green…

The Kings Tower at Knaresborough Castle floodlit with coloured lights at dusk
The Kings Tower at Knaresborough Castle floodlit with coloured lights at dusk

All in all a very easy and pleasant first shoot of 2020!  You can see more of the shots in the North Yorkshire Gallery on the website.

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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