Durdle Door

The Jurassic door

Last March I had the opportunity to visit a small part of the Jurassic Coast, located at the south of England. It has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has fascinating rock formations and fossils, that are 185 million years old. It is a very beautiful place where you can breath fresh sea air from its cliffs.
I did not have too many days, so I decided to visit the nearest zone of West Lulworth, in Dorset. There you can find the famous stone arch, called Durdle Door. It is a natural arch originated by the collision of the African and European Plates, and the formation of the Alpes mountain range.
Time stopped in Durdle Door, and you are transported to another time and place.

Sometimes, weather conditions are not the best or not what we were looking for. A dense and grey fog stayed in the zone during the days of my visit and it was the obstacle to get the picture I was looking for. But the second day that I returned there to keep trying, a big flash opened in the sky, and I ran to set up the tripod and I got a more open framing of the zone to make the most of the momento. To “erase” the people who were walking, I had to make an exposition of 205 seconds with a ND filter of 10 steps.

I did not get the picture I was looking for, but I fell in love with Durdle Door and the Jurassic Coast. I will return some day to work on it and enjoy even more their magestic landscapes.

See you soon, Durdle Door!

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