Spent a full day on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast shooting a few of the cliches!
First stop was the old pier at Swanage, shot by absolutely everyone and his Canon, a nice shot though all the same when shot slow (through welding glass in this instance) and a nice cloud line running parallel with the horizon.
The remains of the old Pier are accessed by the current version so another obligatory shot was the wooden shelter towards the end of the Pier.
Next on the list was St. Aldhems Head near Worth Matravers, a mile and a half walk from the car park but easy going and flat most of the way. The first point of interest here is the Norman St. Aldhelms Chapel that has it’s origins in the 13th century.
On St. Aldhelms Head is the Radar Memorial that was unveiled in 2001 to commemorate radar research carried out here between 1940 and 1942.
Saving the biggest Dorset photographic cliche until last was a sunset visit to Durdle Door. Car parking charges still apply until 10pm at this time of the year and while it is possible to avoid these by parking outside the holiday camp I felt I had done enough walking for the day so fed the machine with three quid for a couple of hours.
Looked like the sunset might fizzle out into haze but for quarter of an hour or so there was an amazing sky and some great cloud formations. The sun now sets inland over Swyre Head so I headed back up the steps for a wide vista with the superb Nikkor 14-24mm lens.