Portland Bill, Dorset

Portland Bill, Dorset

Portland Bill is a narrow promontory of Portland stone, which forms the most southerly part of Isle of Portland. The Bill is an important way-point for coastal traffic, and so three lighthouses have been built to protect shipping, in particular from its strong tidal race and shallow reef. The most recent lighthouse is the distinctively white and red striped Portland Bill Lighthouse, which was built in 1906 and is 35 metres high.

This photograph was taken in summer at sunset with large swells rolling in. The wind very nearly toppled over my tripod and after every shot I had to wipe clear from lens the salty residue from the sea spray. I slowed the shutter speed down to show the flow of the water.
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Portland Bill, Dorset

Portland Bill, Dorset
Portland Bill is a narrow promontory of Portland stone, which forms the most southerly part of Isle of Portland. The Bill is an important way-point for coastal traffic, and so three lighthouses have been built to protect shipping, in particular from its strong tidal race and shallow reef. The most recent lighthouse is the distinctively white and red striped Portland Bill Lighthouse, which was built in 1906 and is 35 metres high.

This photograph was taken in summer at sunset with large swells rolling in. The wind very nearly toppled over my tripod and after every shot I had to wipe clear from lens the salty residue from the sea spray. I slowed the shutter speed down to show the flow of the water.
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