The Isle of Portland is the southernmost part of Dorset. It’s about 5 miles south of Weymouth and can be reached via a stretch of shingle beach and road which joins it to the mainland. It’s about an hour’s drive from where I live, so when I decided to go and photograph the sunset from there, I kept my fingers and toes crossed that it would be a good one.
By the time I arrived on the island the wind had picked up considerably and I started to worry that the clouds I’d attached so much promise to back home might blow past too quickly. But fortunately, luck was on my side. As the sun descended the sky lit up with some fantastic shades of pink, highlighted by the Valerian in the foreground.
June 7, 2015