Why do I have two pictures of Durdle Door on my Dorset Photographer web page? Well why not?

There are two pictures of Durdle Door on my Dorset Photographer web page.

Why two pictures of one location?

Simple.

Because Durdle Door is worth it. Really. I love visiting Durdle Door.

It might well be the most photographed location in Dorset, but I don’t care to be honest. Yes I want to produce original, creative and different pictures of Dorset, and there are some of these on this page of my website.

But there is one thing I need to remember. Just because a picture is of a popular location that everybody photographs it doesn’t make it wrong.

I have found myself guilty of this photographic snobbery – thankfully I noticed this all by myself and have dealt with this.

Popular does not equal bad – popular = popular. And popular = what people want to see surely.

That’s all.

Mine is not the best picture of Durdle Door. Neither of them. But importantly to me they are my pictures of Durdle Door.

My images are unique.

Let me explain.

No one else took exactly the same images that I did.

No one else used my camera, my settings, with the composition I used at that time on that day in that light.

So my pictures of Durdle Door are actually unique.

I hope I have explained that point.

As are your pictures. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

That’s a different way of looking at things!

I will write about these two pictures of Durdle Door separately, and will confine myself to the photographic elements of these pictures.

If you want to know more about Durdle Door itself then check out the following websites.

Visit Dorset

Lulworth online

Wikipedia

Jurassic Coast

And of course good old Trip Advisor

And what else is there to do in the area? Back to Trip Advisor we go. 

And finally the Resort Dorset website

I don’t think there is any point in me writing about Durdle Door when other people have made such a good job of doing this already!

I will stick to my photos, how and why I captured what I did, how I processed them, and something I am thinking about more and more these days – how will I make better pictures next time I return to this iconic Dorset landmark.

Which I will for sure.

But next time I do return to Durdle Door it will be with an amount of planning, with a specific end result in mind.

 

Rick McEvoy LBIPP

Dorset landscape photographer 

Sunday 7th May 2017