Durdle door in Dorset... a deceptive look really because it was getting towards the end of the day and it was raining and quite windy so trying to get pictures was becoming increasingly difficult. this ended up a 3 second exposure. I am sure there must be many TE posts of this beautiful natural arch. I would have much preferred to photograph it from down on the beach however on this evening the elements were against us.....next visit!
Wikipedia tells us this is a privately owned limestone arch, being owned by the Weld family along with the stretch of coastline it sits on including some 12,000 acres which is collectively known as the Lulworth Estate. Durdle comes from old english and means a bore or drill. There is a camp ground at the top of these cliffs and it is a popular walking destination as it is a scenic stretch of coast. It is quite a steep climb up from /down to the beach and I wouldn't want to do it after dark without a flashlight or torch.
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jemaflor (68943) 2012-10-08 12:51
Great pov on an original and beautiful bay, well presented, nice tones, tfs.
mmohan (738) 2012-10-08 14:09
I think you have done really well here, not only have you included a large area in this shot, you have also composed it really well with great balance.
tyro (13101) 2012-10-08 14:37
This is a very fine photograph of this iconic wonder of Nature and I like it very much.
Considering that this was taken very late in the day and in poor weather - and after the photographer had coped with a strenuous climb - your lighting appears very good indeed. Your long exposure has also had a lovely smoothing effect on the water. Perhaps it's a little light in the foreground but otherwise your exposure is spot-on. Lovely colours and excellent sharpness.
dale54 (4922) 2012-10-08 14:54
kathryn hello,your capture of this scene is perfect,love it,very good POV to this! tfs, dr
Sonata11 (28341) 2012-10-08 19:30
this bay is very beautiful and very atracttive place to sped vacation in tranquil atmosphere. Very calm and peaceful place. Wonderful excuted pgoto. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
snunney (67346) 2012-10-09 1:53
I like the point of view, which provides for a pleasing well balanced composition. The weather was not in your favour, but the long exposure time gives the water a silk like quality making for a particularly calm mood. Pleasant understated tones and good sharpness.
timecapturer (30334) 2012-10-09 3:15
famous place and idyllic setting captured in such a calm and subtle light. It gives a real sense of tranquillity to the image which is executed and presented superbly.
Regards - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (7374) 2012-10-09 4:57
What a breathtaking view! The scene is really sweeping and the curves are really pleasing to the eye. Love the long exposure and how its effected the water, I've never seen this effect on such a wide body of water and it works perfectly! Thansk for sharing this cool image.
ACL1978 (5783) 2012-10-09 8:03
Sounds like some very adverse conditions here, Kathryn - however your skill and the long exposure have combined to create a beautiful and tranquil shot. The framing is really excellent here, with the shore hugging this little bay and the lovely arch as a focal point. I look forward to your next visit here - hopefully the weather and time of day will cooperate for it!
marabu61 (3924) 2012-10-09 13:54
Despite the weather and late day light you managed to take a very pleasing picture.
I love those pastel colors of the scene and the arch in itself is an eye catcher.
have a great time
delpeoples (44960) 2012-10-09 20:25
You must have felt lilke a kid in a lollyshop here. What a remarkable place, that looks a little like Etretat in France. Beautiful high POV, lovely pastel colours and there is a lovely perspective with the curve of the bay. Beautiful shot and certainly somewhere to put on the Photo Bucketlist.
photoray (4926) 2012-10-10 6:29
"There's no bad weather, only different weather." - Ansel Adams.
A fine job with your creation considering the "different weather". The soft focus and positive lighting increase add to the feel and your fine selection of wide angle including the arch and curving beach into the cliffs.
Gigidusud (8078) 2012-10-11 13:05
Splendid view on this beautiful coast.Execellent POV and framing.Well done!
kevhome (70) 2012-10-11 16:47
Really nice shot Kathryn that hides the conditions it was taken in perfectly. Looks like you used a very wide angle lense but the curve of the beach has know doubt emphasized this.
It's a lovely part of the world...
Thanks for sharing
mozzy27 (2051) 2012-10-12 20:40
What a beautiful little bay superbly captured, reminds me again of our own "Great Ocean Road" views in the south west of Victoria which feature the '12 Apostles'.
I like the POV, it almost appears as if someone has moved the arch (out to sea) from over the pathway (the beach) Lovely shot TFS
Robert1969 (6238) 2012-10-13 1:05
Funny.. It doesn't matter what color the sky
has( yours is blue, mine was yellow), the white
in the seawater is excectly the same.
Composition, point of view and light management
Silvio1953 (98183) 2012-10-15 12:30
Ciao Kathryn, great POV on beautiful beach with fantastic neatural arch, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (39235) 2012-10-21 3:07
I can certainly see why you would want to get in on the action of photographing this one!
and also, it would be a wonderful view from the beach too.
excellent curvature, we don't usually see beaches like this one.
its a lovely landscape.
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-10-21 4:12
what a magnificent seascape, this is a really amazing place.
The photo is very well done, congratulations and TFS.
bukitgolfb301 (30067) 2012-10-25 0:23
Hi dear Kathryn, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction. Unfortunatelly I have overlooked this great shot. A breathtaking secneary, I guess this palce is surly famous toursit spot. Good idea to use widefocus lens to all cover nice bay.
Many thanks for you sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
carlo62 (12610) 2012-10-28 4:18
questa foto mi era sfuggita, una splendida panoramica, il cielo ed il mare si fondono all'infinito.
Ottimo il pov.