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Blue Sky over Durdle Door, Dorset, England, UK.
Camera Nikon D40x with 16-35mm Lense.
ISO 200, 1/30th Sec at f/16. 16mm. App Priority, Matrix Metering. Circ Polariser Filtre.

I wanted to try and capture the majesty of the amazing Durdle Door rock formations. Got some funny looks as I was trying all different positions on the beach… :-) Taking photos that is, for those with over-active minds:-)

The formation looks almost pre-historic, durassic. They call the south coast of Dorset the Durassic coastline. My wife says it looks like a monster dipping it’s head in the water… She’s got an over-active imagination too:-)

The light was changing every few moments as the sun danced behind some clouds. It’s so refreshing visiting the coast after being stuck in London for a couple of weeks. Must be the sailor in me, having spent 17 1/2 years in the Royal Navy, it’s not easy living land-locked in the city. But then London has it’s attractions too.

More of Durdle Door Click Pic…

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 4 years ago

    A stunning image with superb lighting, detail and composition, Don!!!

  • Hi Phil, thanks so much for that my friend. Always appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago


  • Hey there Edyta, thanks so much for that my friend. Always appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 4 years ago

    A real eye-catcher here! Nice image!

  • Hi Randall, thanks so much for that my friend. Always appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    Don this is glorious … what sharp detail and beautiful color … an amazing capture of an amazing place!!!

  • Hi Lois, I wanted to try and capture the magnificence of the rock formations as they seemed to be crawling into the sea, like some huge per-historic monster. They call this the Durassic Coast and now I can see why:-) thanks so much for that my friend. Always appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinover 4 years ago

    Good shot

  • Hi Karen, thanks for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 4 years ago

    Great shot Don, but next time can you try and get that old man tomb stoning off the end. He says he is going to try again! Nutter!!

  • I didn’t hear about that Paul, was someone jumping off Durdle Door? I can’t imagine how, it’s so high and the water is not that deep.
    As you’ve said, they must be nutters…

    – DonDavisUK

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    Oh you captured Her Majesty alright Don, she’s the one with the Corgi’s, the purple coat & the Tiara just below the cliff’s!!
    Fabulous shot Don the polariser really did a great job with a lot of help from your good self of course :o)

  • Ha Ha, I see it now Robin, a right royal rock:-) LOL
    The polariser is a good friend of mine and comes along on most occasions. Wish they’d find a way of attaching it quickly though…
    Cheers good buddy. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Don!

  • Hey there Annie, thanks so much for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • PSL1
    PSL1over 4 years ago

    This is an amazing & beautiful composition Don.
    I have to agree with your wife on the apperance of the rock formation.

  • I’ve been looking and I can see what she means now, you’ve obviously got a similar active imagination Peter. Cheers mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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