The afternoon sun shadowing the pedestrians walking through Micklegate Bar in York.

This is the traditional Royal entrance to York, a fact forgot by a certain Prince A’s driver, which lead to a slight traffic jam as he then had to turn around and drive round the ring road till he came into this entrance..

Where this arch now stands a pub used to back up to it.


bar, infrared, walls, micklegate, winter, light, streetscape, urban, history, york


  • brirose55
    brirose55over 5 years ago

    stunning use of light brilliant

  • thanks, this is why this is an accident blackspot, despite the traffic lights, the winter sun is really blinding here.

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  • Smudger
    Smudgerover 5 years ago

    wow this is wonderful

  • now just have to find half a ton of mud, some chicken wire, the odd shrub, have an urge to build a small mountain in the living room lol..thank you

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  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkover 5 years ago

    using the arch to frame the shot is superb. you have used the harsh light to your advantage. rather than fighting it, you went with it and the results speak for themselves. brilliant street shot.

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    This is a shot I have been trying to take for ages, but each time the traffic just moved and let me out, this time it stuck and I got the shot.

    Thanks for the comment

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  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 5 years ago

    wow master piece! great bw.

  • thanks, looking at it now, it almost feels like pilgrims coming into the city.

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  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudover 5 years ago

    I agree with the above ! Great use of the light!

  • Thanks Jeff

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  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 5 years ago

    beautiful lighting and shadows, lovely wet streets – it looks great in b&w. Well taken!

  • Thank you, York does benefit from great pavements when wet

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  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerover 5 years ago

    excellent shot! the shimmer of light is great in the bg…

  • Thanks Solomon

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  • helene
    heleneover 5 years ago

    Excellent composition and light!

  • Thanks, it was one of those lucky street moments when everything came together

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  • judecowell
    judecowellover 5 years ago

    Really like the drama you’ve captured in a not-so-mundane street scene. Definitely a past-present blend – bravo – two moments in one.

  • Thank you, helps to have all this history pressing against the present

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  • judecowell
    judecowellover 5 years ago

    Doesn’t it though? And you’re in the right place for it.

  • lol yep for once a traffic jam worked in my favour

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