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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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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 934 forum postscharlotte vcard 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
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 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 e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 7:13 AM

yep it's a stunner mark top shot pal Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 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.

Dave

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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
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 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 e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 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
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 8:10 AM

Soft light from the overcast, good for the colour.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 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
Ann

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2142 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
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27 Jul 2013 - 8:25 AM

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

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 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
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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
fazzer e2 Member 528 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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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 10:39 AM

Excellent image Mark, the clouds add to the atmospheric feelSmile

Cliff

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 11:41 AM

A striking composition.
Matt

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 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.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1211 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 - 12:11 PM

Beautiful tranquil image, pleasure to make it #30 Smile

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zapar40
zapar40  466 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
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 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

Rod

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Lillian
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27 Jul 2013 - 7:43 PM

STUNNING Mark!
absolutely perfect
Lillian

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taggart
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28 Jul 2013 - 12:59 AM

Spectacular!!!

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