“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” ~ Joseph Addison
I’m making this two in a row now from my October trip to Dorset. You can find all the images I’ve released from this trip to the Jurassic Coast over at my galleries. Meet Old Harry’s Rocks, three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England. They mark the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (source)
This was the site of a glorious sunrise and totally worth the 4am rise, 40 minute drive followed by a 40 minute walk in the dark. This was day 2 of the official Photowalk and we had about 25 photographers turn up for the sunrise and take that walk.
Landscape photography for me is a very solitary pursuit, an opportunity to spend time alone with nature; too see and listen to things that would be lost when with others. And while that has not changed one jot for me I thoroughly enjoyed spending this time with like-minded people. I enjoyed watching them work with the locations, to see how they interpreted it and rendered it to a final composition, to talk to them about what they were seeing and experiencing. I feel like I came away with a lot more then some new images.
And I guess this image represents what I experienced – calmness, warmth, belonging, with a small pocket of hope shining out from an entirely unexpected place.