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Kimmeridge Bay Sunset

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Kimmeridge Bay on Dorset's Jurassic Coast faces south-west, perfectly oriented for midwinter sunset. I made this image the day after the winter solstice, to take advantage of the position of the setting sun and attractive clouds. The tide was falling, which exposed just enough wet limestone ledges to reflect colour from the sky. I chose this composition because the pattern of clouds and rocks all lead the eye fro each corner of the frame into the centre. The inclusion of Clavel Tower on the left upper third breaks the symmetry and balances the image.