alan frost photography

fine art photography in monochrome

Colour of light on The Jurassic Coast


Clavell Tower at Kimmeridge Bay at the end of the day


The Jurassic Coast in Dorset is a World Heritage site, famous for its cliffs, beaches and fossils. Together they reveal the history of the earth over a period of 185 million years. Just jaw dropping.  The area is also a rich source of photographic subjects and whilst it’s a challenge to take anything that hasn’t already been taken many times before, it’s no less appealing simply because of its popularity, particularly when the colour of the light is at its most favourable.

My wife and I have just returned from a short break in the area, staying at West Lane Cottage in Piddlehinton which is about 20 to 25 minutes drive from various parts of the coast. We chose to visit a number of different locations, mainly towards the end of the day and we were blessed with some fine weather and on one day in particular, a superb sunset.

By way of a change from my usual monochrome work, here are a selection of photographs captured on our trips to the coast.

Perhaps, just perhaps, maybe I should do a little more colour work in the future? Only time will tell.



Morning light on East Cliff near West Bay



Towards Golden Cap from West Bay



The cliffs at Hive Beach near Burton Bradstock



Looking east from Swyre as the sun starts to set



Sunset at Swyre – looking towards Golden Cap



11 Responses to “Colour of light on The Jurassic Coast”

  1. Vicki

    Stunning sunset, both Mother Nature and your image of it.
    As to colour…..well, I always say a change is as good as a holiday (in whatever you do).

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    Terrific images Alan and I have to say the second image I really love because of the foreground interest and the muted colours. Always a pleasure to soak up the atmosphere you capture within your work.

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