Title: The Bench
Location: Swanage Pier, Dorset
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: I loved the contrast between the old peeling blue paint on the bench and the yellow lichen on the pier planks. I opened up the lens wide for a shallow DoF.
The weather was a little hazy again today but I did manage to get some quite nice shots. I decided to visit the Purbeck Jurassic Coast today, and started off at the picturesque Durdle Door:
After a couple of hours scrambling up and down the cliffs, I headed off to Norden Station to catch the Swanage Railway to Swanage for the afternoon:
The ride from Norden is a pleasant one, and takes about half an hour. The train drops you right in the centre of Swanage and after finding some lunch, I went for a potter around the bay. Folks were out enjoying the beach, pier, diving, fishing, rowing etc. Here’s one guy setting off for a paddle around the bay:
To round off the day, I drove up to Studland Head where the South West Coast Path starts – all 630 miles of it – to Minehead:
I’m being rather lazy and doing my coastal tour in the car! See a few more photos taken today.