The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsula on the southern tip of the the county of Dorset in England. The photographs I take, hopefully, help to express how I feel about this magical place and show you things which you may see if you come to visit. I am a full time, professional photographer and have a gallery in Swanage.
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I'm going through my photographs a fair bit at the moment, looking for shots that I want to print big. These are the latest, being printed at A2, so I can check them out.
A couple of them may be made in to canvases too.
This exhibition means a great deal to me and I want to do it right!
Weighing in at a hefty 40 tonnes and standing three metres tall The Great Globe at Durlston Country Park shows the world as it was through the eyes of a wealthy businessman about 130 years ago. I spend a lot of time wandering the many paths that crisscross the park, it is one of my favourite places, but for just over an hour on a glorious Sunday morning as the clouds cleared from the sky, I stayed within site of the globe and clicked away.
The walk to Tyneham Cap is uphill, of course, but it is not difficult. The path follows the western ridge above Kimmeridge and ends with some of the most incredible views around.
Look east or west and you are in for a treat, this is one of our 'must do' wanders.
Sometimes the relationship between a mother and her child is difficult and short lived, other times it lasts for a lifetime! Here for mothers everywhere, is a collection of my favourite 'mother & child' moments.
Obviously with something else on his mind the buck came within just a few feet of me, far too close for the big lens but giving me plenty of time to get a good look. The object of his affection, a fine looking doe, was not having any of it however and had already caused a good bit of damage to the buck's ear!
Watching these creatures is always good but getting nice and close is a bonus.
It has been a funny old day, mild but with a chilly wind, bright but with those annoying silver-white clouds that look so dull in photographs.
Still, a Saturday is still a Saturday and that means a walk or two is on the cards. The first and probably the most important was with the dogs, this is a good time for me too and is about as therapeutic as you can get. A real antidote to a difficult week.
Later, a wander inland to see what I could see. Roe deer, Foxes and Adders were all out to play.
All in all, not a bad start to the weekend.
The trek west from Anvil Point lighthouse is another good one, the path that follows the cliff top is muddy in winter but easily walkable with care. As you walk, taking in some more of the finest views around, you can be forgiven for thinking that the countryside you can see is virgin and unspoilt. In reality though what you can see right along the ridge is the remains of a long since disused industrial estate. Quarries littered the land from east to west and even the cliffs themselves were breached and robbed of the valuable stone.
What I really love about this place is the fact that nature has reclaimed and is still reclaiming the land that we no longer want.