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Durdle Door Surf



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kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 14, 2016
Voted Monthly pro.......Really love this one Paul......It should be right up there in the voting....k
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Paul-Stapleton February 14, 2016
Thank you Kathleen, I hope so
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 14, 2016
also voted in Covers..k
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Paul-Stapleton February 14, 2016
Thank you Kathleen
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kathleenweetman February 14, 2016
And voted in From Afar comp.....k
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Paul-Stapleton February 14, 2016
Thank you again
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PennySlacke September 14, 2017
This is beautifully captured! Great perspective and technique!
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Paul-Stapleton September 14, 2017
Thank you for your kind comments Penny
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Pjerry December 13, 2020
Very well done!
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Paul-Stapleton December 14, 2020
Thank you

Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken at Durdle Door, a famous location in Dorset, UK
Time
This is one of my favourite photos. It was my first visit to Durdle Door, I’d heard so much about it and seen a lot of gorgeous photos on-line, that I really couldn't wait to get there. I arrived mid-morning, after a 2 1/2 hour journey in the car. It was just about the perfect day as the wind was blowing, the sea was rough and there was a lot of cloud cover. I set up my tripod on the beach and watch the sea to get a feel for the shapes and trails that were being left by the rough waves. I soon noticed that as the waves went back out it left a lovely trail of where they had been. I knew that I had to use a long exposure to gain the full effect of movement in the sea and hopefully the clouds. I made sure my tripod was dug firmly into the beach to stop any movement from the wind, I made sure that I started the exposure when the wave was fully to get the best trail left behind by the wave. The picture came out just about how I wanted it to although I would have liked a little more movement in the clouds. This photo was taken at 13:31 on Monday 28th December 2015
Lighting
The lighting was just about perfect for landscape photography as being overcast it allowed me to use a longer exposure in the daytime than I would have been able to if it had been a sunny day.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 600D with a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens sat on my tripod and I used a remote shutter release to make sure I didn't move the tripod
Inspiration
I had been looking for a dramatic place to take some long exposure shots of the sea for some time and Durdle Door kept coming up in pictures I was looking at on-line. This looked like the perfect place with the natural door and cliffs going away into the distance on the opposite side of the shot
Editing
I did a small amount of post-processing to adjust the contrast and light, to make sure that the cliff around the door could be seen and to bring out the contours of the clouds to define them better
In my camera bag
I'm still fairly new to photography so spent a lot of time deciding which DSLR to buy for a relative beginner. After looking at a lot of feedback on the internet about all the different cameras available I bought a Canon 600D which is always in my bag and at present the only body I have. I would highly recommend it to anyone just starting out. My main passion is landscape photography so I always pack a Sigma 10-20 mm 1:4-5.6 wide angle lens which was recommended to me and has produced some wonderful pictures. I tend to use this one the most. Next is the standard Canon 18-55 mm that came with the body, then the Canon 55-250 mm which I used for this shot. I also carry a set of Cokin ND filters and a circular Polarising filter. I always carry a remote shutter release for the tripod work and a torch because it can get pretty dark after photographing sunsets. I also carry a spare battery and memory card. Besides what is in my bag I carry a tripod which is essentially for landscape photography.
Feedback
Patience - that and making sure you have a tripod and filters. Even thought it was an overcast day I still had to use a filter to be able to capture the long exposure. Take your time to really look around and try a few different positions to see if the shot would look better from another angle or position.

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