Durdle door and bats head, Jurassic coastline, Devon, england,uk
I drew Durdle Door as a child in a Geography lesson…and I think a good few million other schoolchildren have drawn Durdle Door at some point in their Geography or Geology lessons. I think this may be the first time I have ever been there though…So it almost had a ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ feel to it…although I wasn’t drawn to it psychically by aliens after building a giant model of it in my living room…but merely from the memories of drawing it at school. It’s a bit like meeting a geological superstar!
But it was cloudy and dull when I went so no wow factor sunset for me…And it was windy, really windy. But I got a few shots. Anyway, that’s what happens when you turn up unnanounced!
Swanage bay, dorset,england,uk
This was Swanage Bay at dusk. Taken at the opposite end of the day to the photo I posted a couple of days ago of the lone boat in the morning, although the colour is nearly identical. The Sun was below the horizon so there wasn’t much light left, and this is slightly over exposed to lighten it up a bit.
I liked the hill on the horizon on the right side as it added a bit of curvy interest along an otherwise ordinary straight line. I loved the calmness of the sea and the cooling of the air. This is a ten second exposure, enough to smooth out the ripples on the surface of the sea, not that there was much as it was so calm.