• Liked these tufts of grass.
  • Gargoyle or goblin - one of the two. If you sit staring at rocks for long enough - a side-effect of long exposures - you start seeing things.
  • Would have loved to have taken some of the turquoise out of this, but my skill isn't sufficient without prejudicing the natural feel.
  • My tripod and I were perched here, a precipitous 30' drop onto a wave-cut platform one side and sheer rock on the other. And lots of ominous looking cracks...
  • Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon I will have a UWA lens and I'll be back to take this again with a bit more sea!

Jurassic Gargoyle, Dorset

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Oh Lord, won't you buy me a wide-angle lenz.

For the moment 24mm on a 1.6 body is as low as I can go with any quality (24-105mm L - my only "real" lens); not enough to get as much sea as I wanted, really. That said, I really like the lines in this portrait version - I got lucky with a sweep of cloud to keep some lead and balance through the top of the picture.

This probably qualifies as my most dangerous picture - a clamber round the cliffs to get enough westward angle for the light placing me on a cracked ledge with enough room for either legs or tripod, but not both. I choose tripod.

Fired the flash to help get as much detail as possible into the cliffs; don't think it was as futile a gesture as I feared it would be at the time. Details: 24 seconds ¦ f/22 ¦ ISO 100.

Update: Explored #23. Many thanks to everyone who has commented, fav'ed and viewed. I massively appreciate the attention and insights offered. Thanks to all!

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  1. Vivie327864 42 months ago | reply

    Ooooooooo...I like the turquoise! Glad you left it. Some people have a happy place. Well, that is my happy color!

  2. gionni br@vo 42 months ago | reply

    Nice colors and tones !!!

  3. Steve Rosset 42 months ago | reply

    Such amazing colors - a dreamy and highly intriguing landscape. Wonderful work.

  4. PrayerSpaces 42 months ago | reply

    Gargoyle...either that or the top portion of the head profile from the Lion King... ;-) Fabulous perspective you risked life and limb for here...just gorgeous tones of sunset to behold in this. Do we get a re-take when that prayed-for lens arrives? What's that old saying that floats around flickr - "the best camera is the one you have with you." - could be rewritten - "the best lens is the one you have with you"!! It certainly is true in this case. Fabulous work.

  5. Caro's Lines 42 months ago | reply

    My friends all drive horses, I must make amends...

  6. Irene Cebolla Photography. 42 months ago | reply

    Los tonos de esta foto son muy muuuy especiales. Me encantan las fotos con colores morados y más aún si están hechas en el mar, preciosa... Me la llevo de favs.

  7. Lancashire Lass ...... :) :) :) 42 months ago | reply

    This is gorgeous ... love the colours in the sky and soft light.

  8. gabhappy 42 months ago | reply

    Outstanding composition and dramatic sky. Even without a wide-angle lens, you've captured the beauty of this location.

  9. carol_malky 42 months ago | reply

    fantastic capture, beautiful tones. belated congrats on explore.

  10. hflowers 41 months ago | reply

    Simply stunning; a great exposure! I'm really enjoying your photostream.

  11. rutu.r [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    Superb capture! Sorry you did not have a wide-angle lens...
    Beautiful shot though :)

  12. mahosha (Catching Up) [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

    Awesome landscape and so beautifully captured.. loved the color and tone.. very well done.. and thanks for commenting on my photo.. greetings from Dhaka Bangladesh

  13. V.K. Diksit 16 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing

  14. Nancy M. Giambani 16 months ago | reply

    Thanks personally for adding your nice photo to our group


  15. russell.morley 6 months ago | reply

    Try as I may I could never hope to equal the quality of light and composition. Beautiful. thank you Russ.

  16. russell.morley 6 months ago | reply

    Try as I may I could never hope to equal this picture,Beautiful. Thank you Russ

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