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Friday Theme Erosion

Friday Theme Erosion
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Copyright: joy keogh (dipsybee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 111 N: 621] (2456)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/09/21 "Erosion" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 11:40
Viewed: 1362
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The arch of Durdle Door is part of the Jurassic coastline of Dorset. Over the centuries the sea has eroded away the centre of the limestone rock leaving the archway.

The rock and beach behind can be reached on foot (a steep climb of about 1 mile) along the coast path or by boat which is how this image was taken, just as the boat slowed for the turn and the very bumpy ride back to Lulworth Cove further along the coast.

No PP work apart from a slight tweak of the levels and sharpen and resize.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-21 11:46]

Hi Joy.

I remember the walk so well, such stunning views from the top, i have posted here a few pictures. You chose a stunning angle to portray this arch at its best, the light giving us much detail to the rock. Great addition to theme friday, have a good weekend. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Joy
impressive rock. splendid capture of the archway. beautiful sky above and fine beach near by. the beach scene is great for scale and size. wonderful natural colors.

Hello Joy, when I look at the arch, the clouds appear to be moving!That sky is such a great backdrop.
Great PoV of this magnificent arch, showing the erosion by the sea.Love the view through to the beach, where the people are so small, they give scale to the picture.
Excellent sharp quality throughout, well done.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-09-21 13:35]

Hi Joy, perfect image for this Friday's theme,your inclusion of the people, sure gives a good guide to this rocks size.Well taken.

A superb entry to Friday's theme, Joy!

Amazing management of light and a well thought POV in order to unveil the beauty of this eroded piece of art!
The natural arcade is wonderfully shown against an artistic sky.
Well caught exposure and light too.

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

You Know Joy, you have probably made me the most envious man of all participants of this weeks theme.

I was determined to grab a few shots of this place when we went to Cornwall on holiday a couple of weeks ago, but we just never ever managed to add it to our schedule of adventures. I know it's in a completely different county, but we planned a south coast coastal cruise to Dorset on our way back, but alas…..

Never mind, maybe next year.

This is a unique point of view for me. I've seen many Magazine, Postcard and Calendar shots from beach to Durdle Door, or from cliff top to Durdle Door, but never have I seen an image from sea to Durdle Door. ……That is what has made me envious.
I was a soldier in the armoured division, so spent many, many tours at Lulworth cove, Bovington etc firing into the sea ranges on exercise, and I never managed to get to see this historic "piece of rock" in all its glory.

You have brought back a great deal of memories and have captured possibly one of the best images of the formation that I have ever seen.

The rock may be eroded, but my memories of the place are certainly intact.



Wow! Judging from the people in the bg, this natural bridge is huge! Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors with good saturation. Well done, tfs.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-09-21 16:01]

A fascinating nature wonders. Would love to see this myself ;)

Hi Joy, with such a close pov of the arch, even the cliffs look small. The people are almost invisible. Love the wispy clouds as a backdrop.Fiona

Interestingly the persons in the photo have to put in some effort to reach the beach and view the arch , satisfying i think to be rewarded with this huge rock at the end of the walk , my interest for this image is the much different point of view ,from a boat and get the rock , hill and beach in one shot , it all looks good to me, great sky to enhance the shades of brown of the limestone even more , nicely exposed too , tfs and participating to the theme Joy ,
Best regards,

bonjour joy
very good for the theme , very precise rock and beautiful sky
We have a place very near of this for the aspect in France; it is called Vallon-Pont-d'Arc .Certainly the same causes for the same result
good week end

Ciao Joy, great view of fantastic natural arch, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Joy
Impressive rock formation, and you chose a great POV to make the best of it! Nice fluffy clouds, must have been a great cruise!

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