Chris Button Photography

Portland Bill

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Portland Bill

Reference: DO170
Location: Dorset
Gallery: Dorset,

The forecast for Boxing day morning was encouraging and so I decided to make the trip down to Portland Bill. This is the view looking south from Pulpit Rock which also provides a useful shelter from westerly winds. In the past this viewpoint has provided some of the toughest shooting conditions I’ve ever faced (sea spray). The wind was from the north rather than the west and that helped although spray was still an issue and I used my head torch to carefully check my lens and filters and cleaned them after almost every shot. In mid winter the sun rises at its closest to the south and so is usually the best time of year for sunrise colour from this viewpoint. I was lucky with the position of the clouds and some gorgeous colour spread from the rising sun peaking 10 minutes before sunrise.

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