Port of Entry, Kent, England by Bob Culshaw

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Dover is a major Port of entry to England from the Continent and also this morning it was the port of entry to a magnificent sunrise.

This shot was taken from The Warren, Folkestone looking out toward the Port of Dover which is just around the headland. I had a wonderful morning in the company of my RB friend, and super seascape photographer, Stuart Chapman We met up at 04.20 in Canterbury to catch the dawn and sunrise at 05.50!


Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm Lens @ 30mm, ISO 100, f16 bracketed +2, 0, -2 EV’s. Originally a 2 vertical frame HDR panorama cropped to 14 ins square for a ‘tighter’ shot. processed in Photomatix Pro, stitched in Autopano Pro and finished in CS5.

The coastline between Folkestone and Dover exposes rocks of Cretaceous age (142-65 million years old), including two rock exposures of particular importance. The series of cliff sections at the western end of the site, with some 50m of Folkestone Beds (Lower Greensand) and Gault, represents the most important single locality for studying these rocks in England. The Gault Clay exposures in East Wear Bay yield beautifully preserved fossils, including ammonites, bivalves and crabs and have also produced the fossilised remains of a number of types of marine reptiles including turtles, ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurus and pliosaurs. (Source: Natural England website)

Featured in the ‘Beautiful South Coast’ Group 17th June 2011



  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    Stunning shot of this gorgeous place Bob. Seeing a sunrise liek this, seems to make it all ‘worth it’!

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent hues and timing Bob, love the crop too!

  • Lynne Bryan Photography
    Lynne Bryan Ph...almost 4 years ago

    That is absolutely lovely! Great image! :)

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Bob, looks great in the square crop …

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely colours, Bob!

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    gorgeous capture, well taken

  • Sally Sargent
    Sally Sargentalmost 4 years ago

    Good morning, Bob. This is a gorgeous capture. I mostly remember Dover approaching the white Cliffs. Now i shall think of the sun sitting on the water somewhere between Dover and Calais. Nice. Sally

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...almost 4 years ago

    Bob! Ya did it yet again. You are such an amazing photog. Cheers! ;)

  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchalmost 4 years ago

    … Great shot Bob … and worth getting up early for ………..~!

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