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The Dorset countryside - a photo gallery

Updated on January 30, 2013

I would like to share this collection of photographs from my Dorset ramblings in 2012. I always take a camera on my walks, and try to capture the serenity and wild beauty of the natural landscapes, As ever, I am captivated by the changing light, the rolling hills and the beauty of the sea. I hope you enjoy them.

Evening sky at Seatown, Dorset
Evening sky at Seatown, Dorset | Source
Looking east from the cliff path at Thorncombe Beacon, Dorset
Looking east from the cliff path at Thorncombe Beacon, Dorset | Source
Lone tree on a deserted road, near Eggardon Hill, Dorset
Lone tree on a deserted road, near Eggardon Hill, Dorset | Source
Eggardon Hill and the Marshwood Vale, Dorset
Eggardon Hill and the Marshwood Vale, Dorset | Source
Rainbow over west Dorset countryside
Rainbow over west Dorset countryside | Source
View towards Golden Cap and Lyme Regis from Eype Down, Dorset
View towards Golden Cap and Lyme Regis from Eype Down, Dorset | Source
The towering sandstone cliffs at West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset
The towering sandstone cliffs at West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset | Source
Sunset at West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
Sunset at West Bay, Bridport, Dorset | Source

These photographs were taken in 2012 by Imogen French with a Nikon Coolpix digital camera, and have not been edited or manipulated in any way.

All photographs are the work and property of Imogen French, as such they should not be reproduced without written permission from Imogen French, with full credit given - please contact me through my hubpages profile for details.


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      saitam 

      5 years ago from Lisbon

      Great photos, specially the one with the rainbow. There is a nice equilibrium between countryside and beach that look beautiful.

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      Imogen French 

      5 years ago from Southwest England

      Thanks Lori, glad you liked my pictures.

      Jonnycomelately, I think the Priory is in Christchurch, in the east of the county - Cerne Abbas is the location of the famous Cerne giant.

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      Alan 

      5 years ago from Tasmania

      Is the Priory still at Cern Abbas? I spent a few days there about 50 years ago.

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      By Lori 

      5 years ago from USA

      How beautiful !

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      Imogen French 

      6 years ago from Southwest England

      thank you WannaB :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I love your photographs and think I'd also love taking pictures in this beautiful place.

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      Imogen French 

      6 years ago from Southwest England

      thank you Kitty - hope you get to visit one day, I'm glad you liked the pictures;

      and Nell, thanks for your comment, I agree - I am lucky to live here! and I was pleased with the tree picture myself :)

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      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Wow...I have to visit here one day! How gorgeous...lovely pictures.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, such beautiful scenery, I visit Lyme Regis quite often so sort of know the view, but I love Dorset, you are so lucky to live down there. I love the sea views but my favourite photo has to be the tree. Its a really amazing capture, voted up! cheers nell

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      Imogen French 

      6 years ago from Southwest England

      thanks to sgbrown, Angie, CassyLu and travmaj for your lovely comments and votes. Angie - I am a Hardy fan too, it's wonderful to be in amongst the locations that he wrote about so beautifully. Glad my pictures have brought back a few memories for some of you :)

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      travmaj 

      6 years ago from australia

      You make me yearn to be there. I love Dorset - brought back amny memories. Thank you so much. Beautiful

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      CassyLu1981 

      6 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      How beautiful! Looks like an amazing place to see!!! Voted up and shared :)

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      Angie Jardine 

      6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Super photos, Imogen ... thanks for this hub.

      I adore Dorset ... and am lucky enough to visit every few years. There is a sort of innocent quality to the county. I especially love the area around Dorchester (Hardy country - I usually pretend I am one of his heroines).

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      You are truly blessed with some wonderful scenery and you photographs are so beautiful! I love the rainbow pic! I will probably never make a trip to your part of the world so I appreciate your wonderful photo hubs. Voted up and awesome! Have a beautiful day! :)

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      Imogen French 

      6 years ago from Southwest England

      Thanks for looking, and for your comments, Joe Cook and Jonnycomelately, I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. I like the story about the paddle-steamer - my great grandfather was the captain of a paddle-steamer here many years ago (long before you were there, though). Durdle Door is one of my favourite places on the Dorset coast too. We are blessed with some wonderful scenery here.

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      Alan 

      6 years ago from Tasmania

      I feel the same, thank you. They bring back memories for me, of a holiday my Mum, Dad, sister and myself had in about 1951. I was about 10 years old then. We had a small caravan on top of the cliff, just west of Lulworth Cove, called the Durdle Dore Caravan Park. In those years, a paddle steamer used to ply between Bournemouth and Weymouth. It would put into Lulworth Cove, with its bow pointed up onto the pebbly beach. We passengers climbed up onto the deck from the beach, via a long stairway. When the steamer needed to cast off again, we all had to move towards the stern of the vessel so as to lift the bow off the beach.

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      Real Life Stories 

      6 years ago from UK

      Some smashing photos there - the coastal ones reminded me of Norfolk (UK) actually. Nice one.

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