Now that the evenings have closed in and the Sun sets far too early it is difficult for me to get out and about with the camera during the week. This means that snatched photos and the odd precious sunrise is about all I can manage until the weekend when I can get out and about on the Isle of Purbeck again.
With that in mind, I thought I would share a few mean and moody dark sky shots. When the Sun breaks through and shines on a small part of my world while all around is cloudy and dark, it creates an image that will always be a favourite.
Bring on the moody clouds…
At this time of year early morning mists are common and do nothing but enhance the beauty of the Isle of Purbeck. In the valley they give a sureal appearnce to the landscape and can make Corfe Castle even more impressive.
When you reach the River Frome, the northern boundry of our land, the mists rise and blur the lines between land and water. At times like this it is difficult to leave.
We often see sailing ships in our bay, it has long since been used as a safe harbour and is still a favourite stop off point. Moonfleet is beautiful and is based here, Queen Galadriel is a visitor, but a welcome one.
At this time of year our Sika are fully tooled up and ready for the rut, a time to dominate as well as to impress. The big stags certainly do impress and they cut a menacing figure as they wander around making sure everyone knows just who the boss is.