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Durdle Door

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.

 

Durdle Door
Suns rise through Durdle Door ajar

 

Durdle Door
Durdle Door
Durdle Door
Durdle Door

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