Dorset

A bitterly cold winter morning on the River Stour in Dorset. Sturminster Newton Mill is viewed over “Mark Bauer’s teasels”. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Frosty Stur Mill

Frosty Stur Mill

A bitterly cold winter morning on the River Stour in Dorset. Sturminster Newton Mill is viewed over “Mark Bauer’s teasels”. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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Some fabulous clouds and colour in the sky over Pulpit Rock at Portland Bill in Dorset. An image made on one of my Portland Bill Summer Evening Workshops. If you would like to join me on one of these courses you can find full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R + 6 stop (1.8) ND filter, no other filters used.)
Portland Bill Sunset

Portland Bill Sunset

Some fabulous clouds and colour in the sky over Pulpit Rock at Portland Bill in Dorset. An image made on one of my Portland Bill Summer Evening Workshops. If you would like to join me on one of these courses you can find full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1,...

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A wonderful carpet of pink Opium Poppies (Papaver somniferum) growing in a Dorset field. The crop will be allowed to die off and then harvested to produce medical morphine and codeine for pain relief in the pharmaceutical industry. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, no filters)
The Opium Den

The Opium Den

A wonderful carpet of pink Opium Poppies (Papaver somniferum) growing in a Dorset field. The crop will be allowed to die off and then harvested to produce medical morphine and codeine for pain relief in the pharmaceutical industry. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm...

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The huge 99.1% waning gibbous moon rises over Horton Tower (or Sturt’s folly) near Chalbury in Dorset. The five storey gothic red brick tower was built in 1750 by Dorset MP, architect and Lord of Horton Manor, Humphrey Sturt allegedly so that he could observe the local hunt after he became unfit to ride himself. One of the most subtle mobile phone masts you will see anywhere, Vodafone paid for the roof to be restored in return for housing their aerials. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Horton Moonrise

Horton Moonrise

The huge 99.1% waning gibbous moon rises over Horton Tower (or Sturt’s folly) near Chalbury in Dorset. The five storey gothic red brick tower was built in 1750 by Dorset MP, architect and Lord of Horton Manor, Humphrey Sturt allegedly so that he could observe the...

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The avenue of beech trees at Moor Crichel on Cranborne Chase in Dorset. This is a featured location on my Dorset & Wiltshire landscape photography workshop course, full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Avenue

The Avenue

The avenue of beech trees at Moor Crichel on Cranborne Chase in Dorset. This is a featured location on my Dorset & Wiltshire landscape photography workshop course, full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM...

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The remains of disused quarries at Portland Bill on the Dorset coast. A 3 second exposure was used to convey a sense of movement in the waves without losing too much detail. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Classic Chrome film simulation)
Portland Bill

Portland Bill

The remains of disused quarries at Portland Bill on the Dorset coast. A 3 second exposure was used to convey a sense of movement in the waves without losing too much detail. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Classic Chrome film...

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An hour or so after the ‘fried egg’ sun disappeared below the horizon and everyone else went home, here is what they missed. Clearly visible in the night sky over Kimmeridge Bay are the belt of Orion, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Lepus, Cirius, Taurus and Aldebaran. (FujiFilm X-T1 & Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS)
Kimmeridge by Night

Kimmeridge by Night

An hour or so after the ‘fried egg’ sun disappeared below the horizon and everyone else went home, here is what they missed. Clearly visible in the night sky over Kimmeridge Bay are the belt of Orion, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Lepus, Cirius, Taurus and Aldebaran....

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Late afternoon winter sunlight illuminates the arch and beach at Durdle Door on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. The receding wave was a proper ‘wellie wetter’ which made for an uncomfortable walk back up the hill. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Late afternoon winter sunlight illuminates the arch and beach at Durdle Door on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. The receding wave was a proper ‘wellie wetter’ which made for an uncomfortable walk back up the hill. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM...

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Is there anywhere better than a deserted English seaside pier on a crisp winter’s day? The ‘new’ Swanage Pier was opened in March 1897 replacing the original 1860 structure that could not cope with the demand of stone and passenger traffic. The remains of the original pier are just to the right of this image and are a magnet for long exposure landscape photographers. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier

Is there anywhere better than a deserted English seaside pier on a crisp winter’s day? The ‘new’ Swanage Pier was opened in March 1897 replacing the original 1860 structure that could not cope with the demand of stone and passenger traffic. The remains of the...

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After a dull and damp winter’s day a fabulous sunset appeared from nowhere at a deserted Clavell’s Pier, below Hen Cliff at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Seems hard to believe but I had to take a lot of colour OUT of this image! (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, no filters)
Kimmeridge Sunset

Kimmeridge Sunset

After a dull and damp winter’s day a fabulous sunset appeared from nowhere at a deserted Clavell’s Pier, below Hen Cliff at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Seems hard to believe but I had to take a lot of colour OUT of this image! (FujiFilm...

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Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was lit up last night as part of the Society of Light and Lighting’s ‘Night of Heritage Light’ The International Year of Light was celebrated on the evening of 1st October as UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK were illuminated, the concept at Durdle Door was ‘to create a scene reminiscent of an impressionist painting by placing a person in a rowing boat under the iconic arch’. Sadly there was no rowing boat, just a rib with a huge LED panel, some garish lights on the shore and an ammonite fossil projected onto the rocky face of the limestone arch that made the scene more akin to a tacky ornament in an indoor fish tank aquarium.
Durdle Door Illuminations

Durdle Door Illuminations

Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was lit up last night as part of the Society of Light and Lighting’s ‘Night of Heritage Light’ The International Year of Light was celebrated on the evening of 1st October as UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK were...

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16 hours after the total lunar eclipse and the remains of Knowlton Church in Dorset is bathed in light by the 99.4% waning gibbous moon. Lit entirely by natural light this 20 second exposure was made with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens.
Knowlton by Moonlight

Knowlton by Moonlight

16 hours after the total lunar eclipse and the remains of Knowlton Church in Dorset is bathed in light by the 99.4% waning gibbous moon. Lit entirely by natural light this 20 second exposure was made with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS...

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UPDATE – I always thought the installation of ‘LAND’ looked a bit precarious on a single rock and indeed it has toppled over into the sea in a recent storm. A 4 minute exposure in near darkness of Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The 5th of Gormley’s life-size cast iron standing sculptures is mounted on Clavell’s Pier just below the circular Clavell’s Tower, the rocks are being lit by the full ‘blue’ moon.
LAND – Sea #2

LAND – Sea #2

UPDATE – I always thought the installation of ‘LAND’ looked a bit precarious on a single rock and indeed it has toppled over into the sea in a recent storm. A 4 minute exposure in near darkness of Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s...

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Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The 5th of Gormley’s life-size cast iron standing sculptures is mounted on Clavell’s Pier just below the circular Clavell’s Tower.
LAND – Sea #1

LAND – Sea #1

Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The 5th of Gormley’s life-size cast iron standing sculptures is mounted on Clavell’s Pier just below the circular Clavell’s Tower.

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Early evening at Lulworth Cove, a Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in Dorset. Several constellations can be seen in the night sky including Orion, Taurus (with Pleiades), Auriga and Eridanus plus right at the very top, about a third of the way in from the right, the fuzzy green object is Comet Lovejoy.
Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove

Early evening at Lulworth Cove, a Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in Dorset. Several constellations can be seen in the night sky including Orion, Taurus (with Pleiades), Auriga and Eridanus plus right at the very top, about a third of the way in from the right,...

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A wider view of the supermoon over Man of War Bay on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The huge landslip that occurred earlier in the year, destroying the South West Coast Path to Lulworth Cove, can be clearly seen across St Oswald’s Bay towards Dungy Head.
Super Moonlit #2

Super Moonlit #2

A wider view of the supermoon over Man of War Bay on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The huge landslip that occurred earlier in the year, destroying the South West Coast Path to Lulworth Cove, can be clearly seen across St Oswald’s Bay towards Dungy...

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Man of War Bay on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is lit by the final supermoon of 2014. After a rather disappointing sunset on the other side of the bay at Durdle Door I turned round to be greeted by the huge harvest moon rising over nearby Lulworth Cove and as darkness fell the sea lit up with gorgeous golden tones.
Super Moonlit

Super Moonlit

Man of War Bay on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is lit by the final supermoon of 2014. After a rather disappointing sunset on the other side of the bay at Durdle Door I turned round to be greeted by the huge harvest moon rising over nearby Lulworth Cove and as darkness...

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The famous beech tree avenue at Kingston Lacy shot through an infrared IR 780-1600nm filter. Blocking visible light, the infrared filter is 50% transmissive at 780nm and 90% from 810 to 1350nm only dropping below 70% again above 1600nm. The exposure here was 3 1/2 minutes at f11 using an ISO of 1600.
Kingston Lacy Infrared

Kingston Lacy Infrared

The famous beech tree avenue at Kingston Lacy shot through an infrared IR 780-1600nm filter. Blocking visible light, the infrared filter is 50% transmissive at 780nm and 90% from 810 to 1350nm only dropping below 70% again above 1600nm. The exposure here was 3 1/2...

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Portland Bill has taken a battering in the recent storms with many of the ‘standard’ compositions changed forever by rock falls. Here the tide surges in over an old quarry shelf, it was huge challenge to keep the lens clean as the waves crashed onto the rocks causing a mist of sea spray.
British Sea Power

British Sea Power

Portland Bill has taken a battering in the recent storms with many of the ‘standard’ compositions changed forever by rock falls. Here the tide surges in over an old quarry shelf, it was huge challenge to keep the lens clean as the waves crashed onto the rocks...

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Subconsciously inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone”….. I made this composite image after realising that my evening view over the River Brit at Bridport Harbour, West Bay vaguely resembled van Gogh’s masterpiece. Remembering an image I made back in October on Yns Llanddwyn (Llanddwyn Island), Anglesey of a night sky featuring The Plough or Big Dipper in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear), I blended the images together.
Starry Night Over The Brit

Starry Night Over The Brit

Subconsciously inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone”….. I made this composite image after realising that my evening view over the River Brit at Bridport Harbour, West Bay vaguely resembled van Gogh’s masterpiece. Remembering an image I made...

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A late afternoon image from West Bay (Broadchurch!), near Bridport on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Lights can be seen on the horizon from the Isle of Portland but there was still enough natural light to really make the golden sandstone cliffs glow.
West Bay

West Bay

A late afternoon image from West Bay (Broadchurch!), near Bridport on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Lights can be seen on the horizon from the Isle of Portland but there was still enough natural light to really make the golden sandstone cliffs...

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I’m pleased to announce that my image of  Sturminster Newton Watermill has been Commended by the judges in the Landscape Photographer of The Year 2013 competition and won a place in the Awards book.  In addition, it featured in the Moors Valley Country Park exhibition from 10th October to 23rd November 2014. It also appeared in the National Theatre exhibition from 7th December 2013 until the 8th February 2014 and the CountryfileLive show at Blenheim Palace in August 2016.
Sturminster Newton Mill

Sturminster Newton Mill

I’m pleased to announce that my image of  Sturminster Newton Watermill has been Commended by the judges in the Landscape Photographer of The Year 2013 competition and won a place in the Awards book.  In addition, it featured in the Moors Valley Country...

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The view over the remains of Swanage’s old pier towards Peveril Point, showing the old London Bridge ‘Duke of Wellington’ clock tower that was brought to Swanage in the late 1860s. Not the usual long exposure image of the old pier at Swanage as there is currently a pontoon used by diving boats obscuring the ‘standard’ vantage point.
Swanage Old Pier

Swanage Old Pier

The view over the remains of Swanage’s old pier towards Peveril Point, showing the old London Bridge ‘Duke of Wellington’ clock tower that was brought to Swanage in the late 1860s. Not the usual long exposure image of the old pier at Swanage as there is currently a...

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After a day of rain it was a pleasant surprise when the clouds parted and this sunset appeared at Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. A strong wind was blowing directly at the camera so the biggest challenge was keeping the tripod still and the graduated neutral density filter free from spray during this one minute exposure.
Durdle Door Sunset

Durdle Door Sunset

After a day of rain it was a pleasant surprise when the clouds parted and this sunset appeared at Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. A strong wind was blowing directly at the camera so the biggest challenge was keeping the tripod still and the graduated...

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1960 vintage Class 121 ‘Bubble Car’ No. W55028 leads Class 108 DTCL M56504 away from Corfe Castle station with an empty service to Swanage. The Swanage Railway is currently running evening services with tickets costing just £3 per person for unlimited travel on the line between Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden. Well worth a trip if you are in the area, board in Swanage and alight at Corfe Castle for a meal and a couple of drinks, The Greyhound is far more welcoming than the ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude found in the Bankes Arms. The last train of the evening departs Corfe Castle at 22.50.
Bubble Car

Bubble Car

1960 vintage Class 121 ‘Bubble Car’ No. W55028 leads Class 108 DTCL M56504 away from Corfe Castle station with an empty service to Swanage. The Swanage Railway is currently running evening services with tickets costing just £3 per person for unlimited travel on the...

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Friday night at Kimmeridge Bay and the dulcet tones of Richard Hawley waft over Tyneham Cap and Gad Cliff from Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle. To add to the atmosphere sheet lightning flashed behind us over Clavell Tower and in the far distance on the Isle of Portland. An image made at the end of an afternoon and evening workshop on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
Standing At The Sky’s Edge

Standing At The Sky’s Edge

Friday night at Kimmeridge Bay and the dulcet tones of Richard Hawley waft over Tyneham Cap and Gad Cliff from Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle. To add to the atmosphere sheet lightning flashed behind us over Clavell Tower and in the far distance on the Isle of...

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I have just run a couple of one to one personal tuition workshops on the Dorset Coast. It is always difficult to find quiet locations in the summer, so the workshops were run in the late afternoon and evening to minimise the amount of holiday makers at each place. This image of Portland Bill Lighthouse was one I’d been after for sometime, often there is too much sea spray blowing and sometimes mist or fog as well.
Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Bill Lighthouse

I have just run a couple of one to one personal tuition workshops on the Dorset Coast. It is always difficult to find quiet locations in the summer, so the workshops were run in the late afternoon and evening to minimise the amount of holiday makers at each place....

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About an hour after sunset near Peveril Point looking back over the illuminated Swanage Pier and the Isle of Purbeck. The clock tower on the left was built in 1854 on the southern approach to the old London Bridge to commemorate the Duke of Wellington, it was re-erected in Swanage in 1867-68.
Swanage Sunset

Swanage Sunset

About an hour after sunset near Peveril Point looking back over the illuminated Swanage Pier and the Isle of Purbeck. The clock tower on the left was built in 1854 on the southern approach to the old London Bridge to commemorate the Duke of Wellington, it was...

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A 5am start was made totally worthwhile by the sunrise at The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset. Very windy with lots of sea spray made it tricky to keep the tripod still and the filter clean but oh what a sunrise! Seemed like someone flicked a switch as one minute it was dark and the next this appeared!
The Cobb

The Cobb

A 5am start was made totally worthwhile by the sunrise at The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset.  Very windy with lots of sea spray made it tricky to keep the tripod still and the filter clean but oh what a sunrise! Seemed like someone flicked a switch as one minute it was...

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The first light of the day on The Cobb, Lyme Regis. Rather a precarious place to set up in the pitch dark on the slippery sea wall with big waves and a gale blowing!
Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

The first light of the day on The Cobb, Lyme Regis. Rather a precarious place to set up in the pitch dark on the slippery sea wall with big waves and a gale blowing!

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The ruin of 14th century Knowlton Church in Dorset. Built in the centre of a Bronze Age pagan earth circle, the church was abandoned around 1747 after a newly fitted roof collapsed.
Knowlton Church

Knowlton Church

The ruin of 14th century Knowlton Church in Dorset. Built in the centre of a Bronze Age pagan earth circle, the church was abandoned around 1747 after a newly fitted roof collapsed.

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