Photo365 – 13 Mar 2011

Afternoon At West Bay

Afternoon at West Bay

It was such a beautiful day today that I just had to get out and about, so I decided to walk from Bridport to West Bay and back along the old railway track, which is now a bridleway and cyclepath.

By the time I got to West Bay, the light was already getting a lovely orange glow, and the cliffs looked beautiful.

Personally, no image can depict Dorset more than the yellow cliffs of Bridport Sand at West Bay, though that might be due to the fact that I’m a geologist.

Today, I had a good walk around to scope out a new location, as I normally shoot from the beach and struggle to get foreground interest.  Today I walked along the harbour and realised that I could use the sea defences protecting the harbour as the foreground.

I’m pleased with the result, though I would have liked a slightly more interesting sky, but I guess you can’t have everything.

Photo365 – 12 Mar 2011

A Night Off Season

A Night Off Season

I have to confess that todays image is my take of an image that I have seen somewhere, but I can’t for the life of me remember where.

This is a shot of the ice cream kiosk on the esplanade at West Bay at night.  I had wanted to include another light in the foreground, but this was giving quite a bit of lens flare, and quite frankly, I was too lazy to spend time cloning out the flare in the Gimp.

This was a 2.5 second exposure, and the awful colour cast produced by the streetlights was corrected using a manually selected white balance taken from the white wood fascia around the roof of the kiosk.

The drive down to West Bay and back to Bridport took far longer than setting up and taking the image.