“The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You’ve got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances.” ~ Patrick Warburton
very slowly taking my time working through the images I shot while visiting Dorset last October. This is only the fourth image I’ve released from that week long trip, and the second from Kimmeridge Bay.
While the first image I shared was from the initial visit to the bay with a smaller group of people (4) this image was shot during the formally organised walk with the full group (30+). To say it was busier is somewhat of an understatement. That on top of it being the last of the formal photowalk locations for the weekend and a day that had started out at 4 am… well you get the picture, I was feeling a little tired 🙂
A couple of us decided to walk in the opposite direction of the general group, with actually little intention of photography and instead sat down at the waters edge to watch the world go by. As we sat there some of the other photographers would come by from time to time and we chatted a little before they went off in hunt of their next composition. Overall it proved a very relaxing way to end a hectic but wonderful few days.
It seems I’m not good with sitting idle too long though and while my camera was still in its bag I began to notice the light falling through the light cloud cover and play across the fields and in particular the cliffs across the bay. I knew this had the potential to work well as a wide B&W panoramic. I set up my camera and used my Mamiya 55mm Lens with the Myrex Tilt/Shift adaptor so I could produce a 3 shot stitch of the entire scene. While the cloud cover was light it was moving and I decided to use a few filters to lengthen the exposure to create some additional density in the clouds. Given each exposure took 4 minutes and it took 3 shots to complete each potential stitch, along with a number of experiments to get everything right this approach ended up being completely in fitting with how relaxed that afternoon proved to be 🙂