Dorset Coast – 1

I struggle with post titles, so I’m going to continue the trend that I’ve adopted recently, at least where I think there will be more with the same theme.

Today it is cold and grey, and getting colder according to the weather man.  This picture is from a stroll on the beach at Burton Bradstock yesterday, when the sun was shining and all was good in the world.  It was not too chilly, at least not for the young lady taking a dip.  She said that she swims all summer and couldn’t see a reason to stop in the winter.  I was impressed!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe moon was meant to be more prominent, but I recomposed to get the swimmer in and forgot it.  Silly me!

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Lyme Regis – Leaving Harbour

I was attracted by the colourful sail of this catamaran leaving Lyme Regis harbour, just as the sky was darkening as the next weather system started to appear from the west.  It was still fairly calm in the bay, so this boat and the paddleboarder on the right, should have enjoyed some pleasant time during the remainder of the afternoon.  As the sun disappeared, we thought that it was time to walk back up to the car and head home.

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Lyme Regis – Miss Pattie

This was taken on 16 February, one of the days when a gale wasn’t blowing.  In fact, the sun shone, though it was still chilly.  Appearances can be misleading when viewing the peaceful and intact entrance to Lyme Regis harbour, with Miss Pattie quietly floating at her mooring and group family portraits being made on the Cobb.

wpid-20140216-_2160042.jpgThere were very few boats in the harbour, most having been removed for their own safety during the chain of gales which have recently battered this coast.  Other viewpoints around the harbour and Cobb show that significant damage has been caused by those storms.  I will post some more images from this visit, some of which will give an indication of the damage.  Please keep an eye open for them.

Portland in the Mist, an example of an unsuitable image.

I’ve just been looking through some old photos, so watch out for some silly little posts.

A few years ago, before I fully revived my interest in photography, I took this picture with my ‘point and shoot’ camera. It was taken from the cliffs at Ringstead in Dorset and showed Portland partially shrouded with mist. I was quite pleased with it so I sent an email to the Picture Editor at the Western Gazette, our local weekly, asking him whether he thought it suitable as a ‘readers photo’ for inclusion in the paper. You can imagine my pleasure when he said that he liked it a lot and would include it when space permitted. Continue reading