Skyscape over Portland by pasttheirprime

Skyscape over Portland

It's been a while since I last posted anything - this is a direct reflection of how monumentally busy life has become both at work and at home in recent weeks. I've missed taking a few minutes to get some composition and balance back into both Life and photography.

I am starting to work on pulling together the energy, enthusiasm and materials to rip out and replace our cloakroom in the new pad - a place currently so horrid that my youngest daughter refers to it as "The Gremlin Toilet". She has a way with words.

Yesterday this preparation resulted in a visit to Dorchester to collect a delightfully unusual vanity sink, and today it resulted in a trip to Portland to collect a slab of raw slate to plonk it on. Seemed rude not to throw the hound in the car and take a camera along as well.

Given the coastline setting, I only took the 10mm f2.8 manual Samyang along - I just didn't see any point in lugging any more kit with me.

We were blessed with stunning skies and some fabulous autumnal sunshine this afternoon, and the famously rocky landscape lent itself to this shot. The colour version marginally exceeded the 20Mb upload limit, so I went with the monochrome alternative - those of you who follow along will recognise this as the pathetic excuse I didn't really need ;)

We walked just over 5 miles, discovering church ruins, abandoned quarries and ending up at Portland Bill lighthouse, where the lovey Mrs D bought refreshments.

Felt like a holiday, all wrapped up in one afternoon :)

Thanks for looking
Stu

Welcome back Stu... you're not alone in your dilemmas, there are lots of kindred spirits finding solace on here.
October 11th, 2020  
What a fabulous atmospheric seascape.
October 11th, 2020  
I have had the opposite problem - I was laid off from my job because I was considered high risk to get the virus. So I started having online virtual and weekly camera club meetings, watching too much streaming, playing too many computer games and finishing a few chores that had been put on hold. Now I have a new job so I have to once again change up my schedule. Am I getting too old for all these changes. We will find out.
October 11th, 2020  
@joansmor thanks for your reply - I guess the impact hits in many different ways. How impressive are you, setting up a virtual camera club!!!

Good luck and all the best with your new role - go for it! :)
October 11th, 2020  
absolutely stunning. good to see you back! i remember being taken to the end of my grandparents' garden in lyme regis to see portland bill
October 11th, 2020  
Dramatic !
October 11th, 2020  
sounds like a heavenly day...glad to see you and so nice to hear you got the chance to be creative and enjoy yourself!
October 12th, 2020  
Beautiful capture. Great contrasts and depth, lovely light on the water and clouds
October 12th, 2020  
Beautiful shot
October 17th, 2020  
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