Tag Archives: dusk

Nothing to say

Wednesday 28th April 2021, 6.20pm (day 3,534)

Nothing to say, 28/4/21

Is the title of this post self-referential? Perhaps. This advertising truck might well have been gainfully employed over most of the last 14 months and tonight was just having a break — but somehow I doubt it. The bird doesn’t care either way. A somewhat gloomy photo, but that epitomised the day: we have lost the sunshine that we’d been enjoying for much of April.

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Hebden at dusk

Monday 8th February 2021, 5.25pm (day 3,455)

HB snowy dusk, 8/2/21

I did leave Hebden Bridge today, as Clare became the first person under 70 years of age that I know has been vaccinated (it wasn’t against mumps, if you take my meaning). But the pictures taken during my half hour wait in the car park at the hospital in Halifax were not very exciting. Nor is the one above, of course, but it at least continues the recent snowy theme. Vaccinations notwithstanding it seems like there will be weeks more of this yet. Some lights are still on, here and there.

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Darkness falls

Wednesday 28th October 2020, 4.50pm (day 3,352)

Light at dusk, 28/10/20

I’ve given up wondering whether I’m being metaphorical or not. Fact is it’s that first week after the clocks go back, and dusk oppresses us an hour or more earlier than it did last week. Winter is coming. The Christmas lights are ready.

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Moon and floodlights

Sunday 1st December 2019, 3.45pm (day 3,020)

Moon and floodlights, 1/12/19

December, and what endless delights this month is going to offer to us in the UK, beyond even just the usual encroachment of dusk into ever-earlier segments of the day. I did not find a huge amount to inspire me photographically today, but this one will do; the rule of thirds is met well enough. The floodlights illuminate Spotland, the home of Rochdale FC.

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Eiffel Street, Hebden Bridge

Sunday 29th May 2016, 10.00pm (day 1,739)

Eiffel Street, 29/5/16

A nice, sunny Sunday, which I saw nothing of, being confined at home grading assignments and wondering (among other things) what I was going to offer for today’s shot. But I did not give up; as night fell I got this shot of the tenement-style housing across the way. Why this line of top-and-bottom housing (the upper levels will be a different house from the lower, facing the street behind) is named for Gustave Eiffel I have no idea, probably it was all being built around the same time as that tower in Paris and so someone paid tribute.

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As good as it gets (for mid-December)

Tuesday 15th December 2015, 4.15pm (day 1,573)

Dusk HB, 15/12/15

Very, very far from being a satisfactory photo but it does sum up a terribly dull, grey and dark day, in which very little happened of note. Thus, the turn of the year etc etc.

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Tree at dusk

Tuesday 14th April 2015, 8.25pm (day 1,328)

Tree at dusk, 14/4/15

My day in Manchester was OK but I had a greatly extended journey home for reasons that are too ridiculous to report here. But it was nice to come home to a beautiful evening. This is the tree in our allotment garden, which actually I keep wanting to get cut down, but we’ll give it its due credit tonight. So nice to still have light in the sky at this time of night, as well.

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Nutclough, New Year’s Day

Wednesday 1st January 2014, 3.55pm (day 860)

Nutclough, 1/1/14

Another year, still here. But that’s a good thing.

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Nutclough Mill and Hebden Water

Friday 22nd November 2013, 4.25pm (day 820)

Nutclough Mill, 22/11/13

A definite ‘Thank God it’s Friday’ day and also ‘thank God I was not commuting into Manchester’ after the last two days (I won’t bore you with the details). Those working in Calrec Audio as dusk fell this Friday may or may not have felt their own version of the same emotions.

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Nutclough, dusk

Sunday 20th October 2013, 6.20pm (day 787)

Nutclough, dusk, 20/10/13

The night falls earlier and earlier — but of course that is the time of year. The real shock to the system will come a week from today, when the clocks go back.

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