Sun and sea: original photographs from the English coast

Looking west from Seatown beach, Dorset
Looking west from Seatown beach, Dorset | Source

I have always loved the coastline of the south-west of England, with it's dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches. I especially love the interaction of the sunlight on the water, and the play of reflected light on the cliffs and beaches.

I am an amateur photographer, and use only a simple digital camera. I do not edit or enhance my pictures digitally, they simply show what is there, which is the natural beauty that is presented to me by my environment.

Sunshine and the sea are recurring themes throughout many of my photographs, so I thought it would be nice to bring some of the best pictures together in a photo gallery for HubPages.

I hope you enjoy it.

A low winter sun at low tide creates great contrasts in this photo of Charmouth Beach, Dorset.
A low winter sun at low tide creates great contrasts in this photo of Charmouth Beach, Dorset. | Source
A sunburst breaks through the clouds at Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset
A sunburst breaks through the clouds at Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset | Source
A calm evening at Chesil Cove, Portland, Dorset
A calm evening at Chesil Cove, Portland, Dorset | Source
Strong sunlight throws the beach into shadow. West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
Strong sunlight throws the beach into shadow. West Bay, Bridport, Dorset | Source
Sunset at West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
Sunset at West Bay, Bridport, Dorset | Source

Thanks for looking. If you enjoyed my pictures why not take a look at some of my other hubs.

All pictures are the property of Imogen French and should not be reproduced without my permission. Please contact me through my home page here on HubPages.

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ksinll 4 years ago

Great pictures, I would definitely look forward to seeing more.


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for these great views. Good photography! The sunburst is my favorite.


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Imogen French 4 years ago from Southwest England Author

thanks for your comments, msdora and ksinll. I'm glad you enjoyed them.


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ElizaDoole 4 years ago from London

Ah the lovely Chesil Beach from Ian McEwan's novel. Thanks for these gorgeous photos.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Beautiful pictures, I'm looking forward to visiting Dorset later in the year, thank you for sharing and voting up.


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Imogen French 4 years ago from Southwest England Author

Thank you movie master - I hope you enjoy your visit to dorset. I have another hub on good places to visit if you're interested.

Eliza - although I enjoyed "On Chesil Beach" I was a little disappointed that the beach didn't actually feature much in the book! Glad you liked the photos

thanks both for commenting :)


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

What beautiful photos you take! Of course you have some great subject matter with the sun glistening off of the sea and the beach scenery. Looks lovely! Perhaps with luck, someday I will get to venture over to your part of the world. In the meantime, I'll enjoy your photos. Voted up and beautiful.


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Imogen French 4 years ago from Southwest England Author

thank you Peggy - yes I am blessed with wonderful scenery here, it's hard to take a bad photo!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Your photographs are really beautiful. Their colors are subtle yet rich, and they have a silky look and feel to them. Lovely!


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Imogen French 4 years ago from Southwest England Author

thank you RTalloni, I appreciate your comment. thanks for looking :)


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

I loved your photographs, they are awesome. A real treat. Voted up. England is a beautiful place. You have a keen eye for photography. Keep clicking. Voted up.

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    Imogen is from West Dorset, in the UK. She works in publishing, and writes mainly about the environment, gardening, and vegetarian food.



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