Dorset Coast


Link Posted 29/08/2016 - 09:39
These are from a holiday during July:

1. West Lulworth taken from the hillside above the Stair Hole:

2. Lulworth Cove, captured in three shots and combined in Microsoft ICE:

3. A couple of the bays along the coastal path - interesting wave interference:

4. Durdle Door, as seen from the coastal path:

The photos were taken using a K-5 IIs and a 20-40 zoom. They are JPEGs from the camera, with adjustments applied in PaintShop Pro X8.

Any comments always welcomed.



Link Posted 29/08/2016 - 14:37
A good set, well detailed, exposures spot on, horizons level and plenty of interest, for me and this is very personal, I would have PP'd out a few of the bodies particularly in #1 and 2, I like my images cleaner, #3 and #4 not quite as much as in this case they add t the scale of the component's.

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Link Posted 29/08/2016 - 16:15
Get there at 7am to ensure no cloning required .... The better light's around then too, but its not always possible to catch the golden hours .....I had wanted to photograph in this area this year but it wasn't to be, just too far away from base. You've made absolutely the most of the light here though Philip, there is a softness and well controlled contrast that suits the scenes nicely. The Pano shows an interesting angle on the Cove, really bringing out the almost full circle. The best it's No3 I think, a good viewpoint and added depth with the twin bays and foreground grass. Durdle Dur is unusual for me, as we so often see the 'coffee table book' take on it, all glowing sunset and long shadows .... But its good to see the green vegetation on the rocks, which I didn't know was even there, plus the classic turquoise/blue sea which is a feature of the Dorset coast.

Least favourite for me is No1, in difficult light .....It looks a little overexposed with rather glaring white highlights .... Perhaps reducing those might help?

I'm glad to see you've been down to Dorset .....I hope to have some more of my images ready soon, and I look forward to any more from you as well Philip.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 29/08/2016 - 16:19


Link Posted 29/08/2016 - 19:13
Lovely set. Particularly like the pano. Yet to visit the area myself. There is somehow something that gets in the way whenever I think of it.
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Link Posted 29/08/2016 - 20:33
A very good set will plenty of detail and colours that jump out.

Best regards


Link Posted 30/08/2016 - 07:40
Number 3 is lovely, closely followed by the last. I like the opening first two but found them slightly too bright for me.
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Link Posted 30/08/2016 - 09:07
Really nice pics


Link Posted 30/08/2016 - 22:31
Many thanks to you all for viewing and for the helpful comments. This is a beautiful area, well worth visiting.

Last Edited by MrB on 30/08/2016 - 22:33
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