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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Snow on the Purbeck
Following on from yesterday's Snow Bunting photoshoot which took place under grey cloudy skies, I decided to make full use of today's sunshine and blue skies and try again.
It did't take long to find the little chap but it was difficult to leave.
This morning's walk was grey with a wind that whipped up the sea into a churning field of white horses. Skies were grey and what Sun there was struggled to make any difference to the gloom that covered our part of the world. Then, with no warning, a shape fell from the cliff top followed closely by a slate-grey streak, a brief cloud of feathers later and breakfast was served. A single Peregrine, with another flying above, tucked into a plump pigeon. The shots are a little grainy but this is always a good thing to see.
This week has seen another Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival: a collection of walks that take people all over the Isle of Purbeck and with many different themes. I took three groups out this week, to three different areas each in a completely different setting. Tuesday was from Studland, over the hill to Swanage via the incredible Pinnacles formation. Thursday was Studland again, but this time we stayed inland and visited Agglestone Rock: a 400t lump of sandstone that sits in the middle of beautiful heathland. The third was to Tyneham, via the ridge, making sure that we visited Flowers Barrow, an Iron Age hill fort high above the deserted village.
Three superb walks to three wonderful places with some of the nicest people you will ever meet.