The Shambles at Night by if1

The Shambles at Night

291 - A drier day today, and reasonably warm, so a late afternoon walk into the centre of York to do some after dark photography.

The Shambles is probably the York street best known to visitors, and there were still quite a few people wandering around when I took this shot.

Sadly, not much effort has been made with Christmas lights - just a few small Christmas trees with white lights at 1st floor level, but it still has a nice feel to it after dark.
It's an excellent capture, and a lovely atmosphere. How are the river levels in York?
December 21st, 2012  
@busylady

Thank you Judith, glad you like it. The river is up, and currently about 3.8 metres above normal. The riverside paths are flooded. I suspect the water might be close to the Kings Arms on the riverside too, but I forgot to look while I was in town. The flood forecast is that the river is close to it's highest already.
December 21st, 2012  
I `ve just seen a Harry potter movie, Can be one of those streets
Nice capture
December 21st, 2012  
Great night shot, perfect light
December 21st, 2012  
Bob
Marvelous shot! Great lighting! fav
December 21st, 2012  
I love York
December 21st, 2012  
I've never seen the Shambles at night - this is a lovely atmospheric picture.
I hope the poor old Kings Arms isn't in for another flooding - they won't be dried out after the last one.
December 21st, 2012  
Looks like a very interesting street.
December 22nd, 2012  
What a great street shot
December 22nd, 2012  
a really great shot... well done..
December 22nd, 2012  
Lovely shot. Love the shambles.
December 22nd, 2012  
Lovely capture Ian. The man looked like a giant, standing taller than the windows!
December 22nd, 2012  
Fantastic atompshere
December 22nd, 2012  
@pyrrhula

Thank you Pyrrhula. Some bits of the Harry Potter films were shot in Yorkshire, but I don't think anything was filmed in York itself.
December 22nd, 2012  
@godders

Thank you Paul, I was experimenting with the inbuilt night settings on the camera, rather than doing time exposures, and I was quite pleased with the results.
December 22nd, 2012  
@bobhuegel

Thank you Bob, and thank you for the fav!
December 22nd, 2012  
@izabrit

Thank you Izabrit1, I'm pleased you like our lovely city. More night shots of York to come.
December 22nd, 2012  
@janturnbull

Thank you Janet - York is a very attractive city by night, but I don't often get to see it! The river peaked at about 4 metres above normal last night, so the Kings Arms would have been flooded. The interior is designed to cope though, with stone floors and bare brick walls. Beer is stored upstairs rather than in the cellar. A quick hose down and disinfect and they are back in business after a couple of days. The floods also got them a free advert on national tv last night, so they probably aren't too upset by events!
December 22nd, 2012  
@wilbo43

Thank you Bill - it has some beautiful old timber framed buildings, and is one of the best known streets that tourists visit here.
December 22nd, 2012  
@bkbinthecity

Thank you Brian, it's a very photogenic street, day or night, but is usually very busy.
December 22nd, 2012  
@roslynjoy

Thank you Roslyn, it's a lovely street for atmospheric shots.
December 22nd, 2012  
@chris17

Thank you Christine - it is a lovely photogenic street.
December 22nd, 2012  
@marieooi

Thank you Marie - you're quite right, he does look very tall! The buildings on the left have very low entrances, which creates the optical illusion.
December 22nd, 2012  
@heathermaystanley

Thank you Heather, it is a lovely atmospheric street to get shots of.
December 22nd, 2012  
I was going to say very Dickensian, but Harry Potter fits really well too! Great shot!
December 23rd, 2012  
Those street at York are truly great
December 24th, 2012  
Great capture!
December 24th, 2012  
@shweetheart

Thank you Helen - it's a very atmospheric street. It was used in a remake of Treasure Island with Sean Bean a few years ago too!
December 24th, 2012  
@jasonfury

Thank you Jason, these streets certainly have character.
December 24th, 2012  
@michaelelliott

Thank you Michael, glad you like it.
December 24th, 2012  
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