Beautiful Sunrise, Boats at Lyme Regis Harbour, Dorset, England - Lyme Regis is a coastal town situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles east of Exeter, at the Dorset-Devon border. The town is nicknamed The Pearl of Dorset and is noted for the fossil finds along it's Jurassic Coast, it is a World Heritage Site. The town's historic sea wall, The Cobb, and harbour are its iconic features. Also look out for the Ammonite-design streetlamps.
I went out early for sunrise at Portland Bill, Dorset, England. I photographed the famous red and white lighthouse (completed in 1905) but a little further east along the South West Coast Path you will find dozens of fishermen's huts, and further along some old derricks (wooden cranes) along the cliff edges. The flowers in the foreground are thrift. The coastline around Portland Bill is particularly hazardous, even during Roman times beacon fires would be lit to warn passing ships of the dangers. The area is famous for its Portland limestone. The stone has been used in various famous buildings and monuments including St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, United Nations headquarters building in New York City and The Cenotaph, in Whitehall.
Portland Bill Lighthouse at night with the Milky Way, Portland, Dorset, England - I walked a couple of miles down to here at night, I think I triggered every security light on my way down, sorry! :D I usually photography the stars with a shutter of 30 seconds to keep them from moving and leaving a trail. Other attractions at the Bill include the Pulpit Rock and the Trinity House Obelisk.
Steps down to Durdle Door, Dorset, England - The magnificent Durdle Door natural limestone arch and beach is part of Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The name Durdle is taken from the Old English word 'thirl' meaning bore or drill. This was my third trip here, unfortunately, there was heavy murk crossing the channel from France that week. Just to the east of this is the Man O'War Beach, beautiful for photography. Further east is Lulworth Cove, a very popular tourist attraction.