At the end of Studland Bay (a childhood holiday spot for me) in Dorset is an outcrop of chalk cliffs ending in a series of eroded stacks, this one is "Old Harry". It is believed that these stacks used to be connected to "The Needles" which are a similar group of stacks on the Isle of Wight.
I arrived about 30 minutes before sunrise having investigated the sight the previous day. After a promising few moments of colour in the sky the conditions were less than idea. Low cloud blocked any rays from the sun and although I waited for 2 hours, with every hope that the coast would get a lick of light, it never did.
Regardless of conditions I think that I got a worthwhile image. I love the complimentary colours, blue pre dawn tones (which I have corrected slightly) and the yellow of the wild cabbage flower which covers the cliffs here alongside the lick of red in the sky.
Certainly a place to visit again in better conditions.
Processing wise I wanted to make the best of the less than perfect light. I have corrected some of the early morning blue cast, brightened the sea and cliffs and further brightened the foreground grass and clifftop. I have added saturation and a contrast curve which adds punch to the image without losing any more of the shadow detail in the foreground.
Thanks for looking.