Dorset: A Portfolio II, Dorset, UK

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    Old Harry Rocks, Dorset, UK

    The second photo in my portfolio of Dorset.

    This was taken at Dawn from the cliff edge. It was dark as we began our walk to the coast - a wind-up torch didn't do much to shed light on our path and as you can see, the cloud ensured we had no stars or moonlight to help guide us so there was some guess work going on.

    The place was as tranquil as this scene suggests. A beautifully calm, turquoise sea, the sound of sea birds enjoying their morning whilst the clouds teased with the blazing orange sky behind.

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    1. Jeremy Sargent 71 months ago | reply

      Lovely work as usual Richard, I love the hint of colour in the otherwise heavy sky!

    2. Mark Littlejohn 71 months ago | reply

      Super shot - like the space on the right. Very nicely composed.

    3. bob:davis 71 months ago | reply

      beautiful light and I love the nearly lost horizon. Nicely composed to

    4. Steve Boote.. 71 months ago | reply

      Lovely composition and that water is such a nice colour.A beauty of an image.

    5. astr0jeff 71 months ago | reply


    6. Trevor Cotton 71 months ago | reply

      Serene indeed, lovely mood and great comp too.

    7. Michael Paynton 71 months ago | reply

      Excellent work. What I really like is that you have decided to concentrate only on the two stacks and to exclude the main cliff, which is unusual.

    8. pvanhala 71 months ago | reply

      Wonderful view, really captivating scenery

    9. RadamesM 71 months ago | reply

      Imprssive wide view.

    10. George-Edwards 71 months ago | reply

      Stunning Richard! I have just got home from a 2 day stay down in Swanage, old harry was on the cards but as I've never been I played it safe at Kimmeridge, Durdle and Swanage :) This looks like the place to hit up next visit! Great image :)

    11. dorrisd 71 months ago | reply

      Homesick for Dorset, when I look at your photo!!!

    12. TDR Photographic 71 months ago | reply

      Ah, my neck of the woods :)! This is a lovely atmospheric shot of Old Harry Rocks and some lovely detail in the sky!

    13. Paul Newcombe 71 months ago | reply

      Lovely scene. Like the sky very much.

    14. Andy Brown (mrbuk1) 71 months ago | reply

      I really like how the clouds seem to compress the scene here Richard - it's almost as if the rocks are in miniature. The flash of light works beautifully too... By the way, I've seen shots from this vantage point but haven't worked out quite how to get there - where is it?!

      I was at some of the NT beaches in Studland a few weeks ago and these were barely visible from the wrong side, plus I know they're much nearer Swanage but that's about it... 2.5 hours from me so forgive my Dorset knowledge!

    15. masato_55 71 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image!!

    16. Keith Aggett Photography 71 months ago | reply

      amazing shot Richard!

    17. Giles McGarry (formerly kantryla) 71 months ago | reply

      Really like this Richard - really like the blanket of cloud which pushes you down to the sea and the faint sunrise in the background

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