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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At this time of year Corfe Castle, already one of our most popular buildings, is a magnet for photographers and most of them seem to head for the same view point, on the hill to the west of the castle. From this place you can see down the valley and follow the mist as it appears and disappears at sunrise. There are plenty of other places to watch the castle appear out of the mist and these tend to be ignored by most people, even though I prefer the shots that you can get.
A walk from the top road around the common can be very wet, very muddy but great fun.
This morning I headed a wildlife and photography walk around the lovely Avon Heath Country Park. This is a place new to me and somewhere that I am looking forward to getting to know better. The group today was small but very friendly and we had a fine time hunting through the trees and heathers photographing the local crickets, dragonflies, butterflies and spiders. There was also a very friendly Robin that kept me amused until the group arrived.
The last few days has seen the Isle of Purbeck bathed in somewhat 'changeable' weather. This is never too much of a bad thing as we have big skies around here and with big skies you get some pretty big clouds!
A walk from the cliffs to the castle is always going to be good, you get the best of both worlds and not just with the fabulous views. Our local wildlife changes with the landscape too, there is always plenty to aim the camera at.