Durdle Door is an icon of the Jurassic Coast. It started live once as a cave but with coastal erosion, we see it as it is today. At some point, the arch will collapse and we will be left with a stack.
In early December for about 10 days, the sun rises and can be viewed “through the door”. Last year we had two good days but the first I couldn’t make due to work. This gave me only one day to get the shot. I borrowed a friends house for the night and travelled down.
The site was locked up and there is no parking until it opens so I had to park outside and walk down to catch it. Dissapoinlyly there was a layer of cloud on the horizon so the shot was spoilt. There was a small group of photographers all looking to catch this shot. Many stared heading home. I packed up and started the walk.
Then just as I went down the beach the sun peeped over the cloud and if I got low enough I gound get the shot. I stumbled with my tripod and was clumsy with my settings. My camera wasn’t straight and I messed up most of the shot. So this shot was somewhat recovered in post-processing. Despite all of this it’s one of my most popular on Instagram.