Thursday, 26 February 2015

Old Harrys Rocks, Kimmeridge Bay and Man-o-War bay sept 18th 2014

Today we are going to visit "Old Harrys Rocks"   which are on the point at Studland and Ballard Down.   it is HOT today cant believe its September!
A good walk from the car park along the cliff top and we eventually arrive at Old Harry Rocks , the Chalk pillars are called the "Pinnacles"

                                               Mollster is panting and posing, but looks rather hot!

             It is a stunning location, would love to shoot a sunrise here, Never going to happen  lol
Jan and Chester are on the point opposite .

                            Chester is panting also!  he really doesn't like the heat, never has  .

                                                                   Mollster and Me :)

                                                Chester doesn't like posing, unlike Mol :D

                                                     Jan has just shot this on her phone :)
                                                             I as always, Missed it!!!!!!!!

                     Looking towards Durleston Head in the distance where we were the other day.

       This was a tricky shot to get , bright sun from the left is a nightmare , but the shot looks good:)
                                                                              Jan shot me   lol

Time to go back now , a nice walk across Ballard down and back to the car park , next to a pub for lunch and a drink :)                

               Time to head to Kimmeridge Bay now , a very well known fossil hunting area.

Going down onto the Stony beach , the tide is right up and I am going to shoot a few long exposures , but first a view down the bay from the bottom of the steps near the car park.


                                                           43 Seconds  , f16  iso 100

               I am walking  up to the tower on the point opposite , but the views are a bit hazy :(

                                                               Sun in the other direction :)

Back to the caravan now , and an early evening walk down to the the Door.   , as we walk along the path above "Man-o-war" bay, the low evening  sun lights up the grasses and the bay momentarily.  I am lucky to be on the spot to get this image :)

 A few minutes later we are looking down across the bay and the light has changed completely , still a beautiful sea colour and increasing cloud is adding to the image :)

Clouds are getting darker, think this is not going to be a good sunset tonight , but the last 10 minutes of great light make up for lack of colour in the sky.

                        The sun sets in the distance over Weymouth behind thickening cloud .

                                  A bit of sky colour and interesting cloud formations :)

    Colours all but gone now, what a shame  , now to make our way back up the steep path to the top.

Late in the evening I have come outside down out of the park to try some star images , this is a stack of 18 frames, think I need to shoot a lot more frames to get startrails. 

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