The view across Brandy Bay to Gad Cliff as the mist draws in. Access to this whole area is limited and it aches to be explored!
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
Thursday, 24 January 2013
You can get your car washed by the lifeboat crew in return for a donation to the RNLI''s SOS Day Appeal. We''ll be open from 09:30 to 16:00. There''ll also be tea, coffe and bacon sandwiches available while you wait.
Thank you for your support"
Now, I don't know about you, but I will be taking my car down! It hasn't been washed in weeks so it may be better if you beat me to it!
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Anyway, as a celebration of all that is good about snow, here is a traditional 'Robin in the snow' shot from a couple of years ago.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Our local Roe Deer are a bit special. There are not that many on the Purbeck and are more difficult to find than the Sika. Once you have found them getting close is not easy, they are very shy and will quickly run if upset! Once you have found them, got close and waited for them to relax, making them say cheese when you take the photograph is almost impossible!
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
this mornings sunrise was quite amazing. Leaving the Isle of Purbeck for work every morning is difficult enough, on days like this, it is a lot worse.
Snow has been forecast for Dorset on Friday which might be interesting! We are never really sure how to react to snow because it is such a rarity! One thing is for sure, if it does snow and I get half a chance, the camera will get well used!
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
We don't get snow on the Isle of Purbeck very often and so, when it does arrive I need to get a photograph.
This is not a great shot, the Sun had barely started to climb from the sea and I didn't have time to wait, Within a few hours this would all but disappear and leave just a trace on the north facing slopes. Always good to see though and perhaps we shall get a few more flakes soon.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Blue skies have been rare over the last few months, and I have really missed days like these!
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Yesterday was a beautiful blue sky day and I was at work! Today we have less favourable weather and, of course, I am not at work.
Very high tides and more heavy rain is still causing problems around here and more importantly, is making me grumpy!
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
Sunday, 6 January 2013
The Isle of Purbeck is well known for its geology and wherever rock breaks the surface you see all manner of natural patterns and colours.
Looking at the limestone that is being tormented by landslips you can see millions of years of fossilised history.
The Isle of Purbeck didn't get too much Sun again today, with the low cloud barely lifting from the hills. Swanage Bay was calm though with plenty of birds on the water. Apart from the usual Shags and Gulls, there was a flock of passing Scoter and a single Great Crested Grebe!
Saturday, 5 January 2013
Today was a little like that but, by the time we reached Peveril Point, the clouds started to rise and it dried of for a little bit.
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
I also managed to have a play with a Gigapan unit to take photographs of Swanage Bay in order to monitor the land slips that are causing trouble here! The detail you can with these can be quite incredible, although I haven't posted any photographs on their website, www.gigapan.com is well worth a look!
I have also been trying panoramic shots using separate photographs that I stitch together. I ended up with a picture that was 50MB in size, made up of sixteen separate photographs! Great fun to do, but I need more practise and a lot more Sun!
The weather looks like it will improve at the weekend, so I might be able to get out again.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
This year I will be conducting a photographic survey of the bay and the neighbouring Durlston Bay, both of which are suffering from erosion and land slips.
Although this will take quite a bit of my spare time I hope it won't impact on what I really want to do and that is to make this blog more interesting. I will still post photographs, of course, but I want to put more effort into writing and making it more informative.
We shall see if I can manage this without confusing myself too much!!
Any way, all the best for 2013 and all that it brings.
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