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The Cove Next Door

The Jurassic Coast is one of the most photogenically dense regions of England. Most adventurers head for Durdle Door in Dorset, but despite the door’s instant appeal, it is surprisingly boring and difficult to shoot a unique angle.

Luckily, the real beauty of this region is just a few steps east: the Man O’ War Beach. Unlike Durdle Door which favors sunset, the beach’s lighting is best just before sunrise. I scoped the area out before the 6am dawn; the fiery morning clouds looked like finger-combed cotton candy.

It’s great to have dawn to yourself, but it was delightful to meet a few dedicated photographers who drove all night from Manchester to arrive in time!

12-shot blended and stitched panorama. Man, I need a wide angle lens.

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