Durdle Door sunrise through arch

durdle door sunrise through arch

For a few weeks each year, the sun rises in exactly the right position to be seen through the arch of Durdle Door, at Lulworth Cove. For a fan of sunburst photography, it really was something I couldn’t miss out on! Even though the forecast wasn’t great, it looked like the best shot I had for a while, so I popped out of bed at 4:30am (well dragged myself) and zipped off to the south coast. Even though there was a bank of cloud on the horizon when I got there, it moved off just in time… what a morning!

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Early morning mist at Ashton Court

I dragged myself out of bed at 4:45am and had a peek out the window to see the hint of red on the horizon – I knew it was going to be a good one…

Twenty minutes later I was pulling into Ashton Court to be greeted by a blanket of fog rolling across the field, just as the sun was starting to creep its way over the hills. So I quickly jumped out, camera in hand, Barney in hot pursuit, and got to snapping. It was pretty awe inspiring.