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Durdle Door and Durdle Door beach, leading to the valley called Scratchy Bottom (more on that later).

Looking out of the window at 6.30 pm Wednesday I saw a lovely evening, loads of sunshine with a smattering of fluffy clouds giving the indications of a wonderful sunset ahead, so, my friend Giles and I decide to make the 1 hour and 40 minute trip along the coast to Durdle Dor and Man o War bay in Dorset. It was a fab journey and the weather still looked very promising for a spectacular sunset.... then 10 minutes before we arrived the clouds rolled in and totally obscured the sun.

So here's what we managed to capture, not the most awe inspiring, but please remember this was about 9pm and almost total cloud cover.

It was fun though and although I hate heights it was worth the effort... we will go back at some point and hopefully have better luck.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jul 2013 - 9:01 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:59sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Durdle Door
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:27 Jul 2013 - 6:55 AM
Tags:Durdle door, Landscape / travel, Long exposure, Seascape
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Votes:45
Voters:charlotte · andylea · WhiteRose1 · Hermanus · helenlinda · CarolG · ireid7 · whatriveristhis · AnnChown · netta1234 · Michaela_Solway · Andysnapper · RobertTurley · NaturesHaven · buxton · richmowil · morpheus1955 · barbarahirst · fazzer · Nikonuser1 · alligatorpants · crookymonsta · Scooby10 · paskinmj · Irishkate · SlowSong · Tynnwrlluniau · Hazelmouse · Dave_Collier · Quoise · martin.w · zapar40 · RonnieAG · MD2009 · widtink · Alan_Baseley · Bzox · 213hardy · Lillian · mommablue · GillyB · taggart · Tish1 · elkiebrooks · jasonrwl ·
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charlotte
charlotte  1034 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 7:07 AM

A subtle, understated beauty. Love this Mark....I don't think it would have been so atmospheric if you had the sun.

Charlotte

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marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 7:09 AM

Wow thank you Charlotte... What a great way to start the day

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 7:13 AM

yep it's a stunner mark top shot pal Wink
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 7:13 AM

A different perspective on this icon, Mark and a lovely smooth sweep of the beach. Cloudy definitely gives atmosphere and subtle tones.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Jul 2013 - 7:28 AM

Excellent photo of this amazing view Mark !! What a lovely place that is !!

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helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 7:31 AM

Love the composition and the sweeping curve of the edge of the water - Helen SmileSmile

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 7:40 AM

A beautiful capture, Mark, I wonder how long you had to wait before that lone seagull flew over Wink Carol

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whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England93 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 8:10 AM

Soft light from the overcast, good for the colour.

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 8:15 AM

A super image of this beauty spot - lovely subtle tones Mark. Smile
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netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 8:20 AM

Worth all the journey there and the dissapointement to get this lovely image that I like verry much.SmileSmileSmile
And it will be an excuse for another journeySmile
NettaSmile

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Michaela_Solway

Stunning image, great curve , composition, subtle tones & exposure..superb

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Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 8:45 AM

The best laid plans of mice and men..... You still managed to produce a lovely scene Mark, subtly coloured but very pleasing.

Andy

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russmac  4 England
27 Jul 2013 - 9:58 AM

Lovely pic - I think the cloud adds to it and the long exposure has created a fabulous effect on the water

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fazzer Plus Member 644 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 10:25 AM

A lovely smooth , tranquil scene...really nicely done
JSmile

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27 Jul 2013 - 10:39 AM

Excellent image Mark, the clouds add to the atmospheric feelSmile

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paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 11:41 AM

A striking composition.
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Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 11:54 AM

It may not have been what you set out to capture but what a fantastic image.
Such a beautiful composition combined with your long exposure to create a stunnin gimage.
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27 Jul 2013 - 12:11 PM

Beautiful tranquil image, pleasure to make it #30 Smile

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zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 12:48 PM

i have lost count of the times i have arrived at a promising spot only for the light to have faded away minuets before, you have done great for this spot, a place i will visit one day, and hope after all the driving i would need to do, that the weather will be kind.
very nice!!
ant.

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 1:20 PM

A most original composition from this spot abs most views I have seen are looking from the right of this shot back towards the stack: love the way the sea and sky seem to merge on the horizon.
Ronnie.

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 3:58 PM

Beautiful composition Mark Smile

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27 Jul 2013 - 7:43 PM

STUNNING Mark!
absolutely perfect
Lillian

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28 Jul 2013 - 12:59 AM

Spectacular!!!

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