A few days away… means an opportunity to enjoy the British Countryside, enjoy some great company and to walk and explore and take photos or memories away with me. I hoped to have some sunshine and to see some poppies as they are just coming into season… but equally I hoped to enjoy some different views.
Our adventures this time took us to the Isle of Purbeck – which is not really an island at all. We headed off on a walk with only my 18-250mm lens … on the idea to capture some of the scenery near our campsite.
This is my hubby .. he is included in the photo to give a sense of scale… I was further up the hill… and looking down the valley the wires lead you to a house.
We reached the sea … or we could easily see the coast line – we were so lucky to have a clear day … and again hubby is included partly cause they are my memories of the day and partly because I feel it gives the landscape a sense of scale.
At this point I remembered I had my polarising filter in my bag … a great time to use it as it really reduced the reflections on the water. I do wish though I had set the white balance to allow for the filter, and I made mental adjustments that the filter increased the time the shutter needed to be open.
My eyes were drawn to the coastline… but it was well worth turning round and looking behind me to enjoy that view too.
On our walk we came close to Clavell Tower – you can see my hubby pointing to it above … it really is true how an image can change as your angle to it changes, as the light reflects on it differently, and as you get closer.
Clavell Tower – which is available as a holiday let for two – how cool is that … was an interesting focal point on today’s walk as it sits on the headland over Kimmeridge Bay.
It was fascinating how just taking a few steps around Kimmeridge Bay created a different feel to the image as you could capture different foreground interest and explore the beach from a whole set of different angles.