The Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Purbeck make the Dorset photographic books below truly beautiful. Add in the rolling Dorset Downs behind, and there is magical photography.
Dorset in Photographs, by Matthew Pinner
Dorset’s coast is renowned for its beauty as well as its history.
Home to the Jurassic Coast, this part of the country has a wealth of spectacular scenery, from sweeping beaches and wave-battered cliffs to sheltered coves and sea caves.
Join Matthew Pinner as he voyages along this famed stretch of the English coast, taking in the scenery and having a closer look at the range of local maritime activity large ships, locals out fishing, and many kinds of water sports. Sailing along in his boat, Matthew has captured the very essence of Dorset s celebrated coast in this selection of stunning images.
For its proud inhabitants, long-term visitors and even casual tourists, Dorset in Photographs is a must. Scan through these images and you ll quickly see why this area of natural beauty is cherished by so many.
Dorset from the sea, by Steve Belasco
Many publications highlight the beauty of this area, both from land and air, but this is the first to feature photographs shot entirely from the coast’s best viewpoint – the sea.
Few people are fortunate enough to spend time on Dorset’s coastal waters, but this volume enables everyone to appreciate what it’s like to be ‘out there looking in. Enjoy a boat tour with a photographer plainly in love with his home turf (or should that be surf?).
Enjoy the majesty of West Dorset’s sandstone cliffs glowing orange at sunset, the 18 miles of Chesil Beach pebbles and the harsh beauty of Portland, source of the stone that built London.Cruise across Weymouth Bay with its myriad water users, from jetskiers to 100,000-tonne tankers (not to mention the dolphins).
In Purbeck, appreciate outside views of famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, the shale cliffs around Kimmeridge and the quarries beyond St Alban’s Head. Finally, get up close and personal with Old Harry and his family, the stunning chalk stacks that form the easternmost, and youngest, stretch of the Jurassic Coast.
Photographing Dorset: Jurassic Coast – Purbeck – Rural Dorset, by Mark Bauer
PHOTOGRAPHING DORSET is a photography-location guidebook that guides the reader to the best places for photography in this beautiful county.
Dorset is home to some of the most beautiful photographic locations in the UK. On its 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, you will find the pinnacles of Old Harry Rocks and the famous arch of Durdle Door. Just inland is the 11th century Corfe Castle, the moored boats at Wareham harbour and the rolling hills and villages of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex.
Mark Bauer, one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, takes you on a tour of the classic Dorset locations and shares some of the area’s hidden photographic gems. As one of the UK’s best photographic tutors and co-author of two photography technique books, Mark also shares his technical knowledge in chapters on Composition, Long Exposures and Coping with Contrast.