North of Baghill, Pontefract

This final picture north of Baghill is one of my own favourites, not because it has any technical excellence, but because it celebrates the pleasure I used to get from an hour or two’s evening photography back in the 1950’s.
I found the low evening sunlight particularly attractive and such pictures as these were possible only for a relatively short time before the encroaching shadows impinged on the subject. The time would be about 6.45pm and the approaching train is the evening Sheffield-York stopper but the composition was changed at the last second as a returning excursion to the Midlands burst into view under Cobbler’s Lane bridge and gave the opportunity for a quite unplanned picture.

Photograph copyright © Peter Cookson