Day 163 – A few days away – Part 1

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.

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F7.1, 1/500 sec
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F7.1, 1/500 sec
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.

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F13, 1/250 sec - Follow the road to the sea.
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F13, 1/250 sec – Follow the road to the sea.

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/320 sec - Look there is the sea
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/320 sec – Look there is the sea
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.

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F16, 1/60 sec - The water with my polarising filter
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F16, 1/60 sec – The water with my polarising filter
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.

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/80 sec - Behind you
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/80 sec – Behind you
My eyes were drawn to the coastline… but it was well worth turning round and looking behind me to enjoy that view too.

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/50 sec - The Tower
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/50 sec – The Tower
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.

Sigma 18-250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/100 sec - The tower from the cliff edge
Sigma 18-250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/100 sec – The tower from the cliff edge

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/250 sec - From the beach looking into sun
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/250 sec – From the beach looking into sun

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/80 sec - The Tower from Sea Level
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/80 sec – The Tower from Sea Level
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.

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/80 sec - The Tower from Sea Levell
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/80 sec – The Tower from Sea Level

Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/100 sec - The Tower from Sea Level
Sigma 18/250mm lens, ISO200, F14, 1/100 sec – The Tower from Sea Level

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