Last night I visited Durdle Door in Dorset to capture sunset shots and views of the Milky Way as the sky was predicted to be clear, for the first time in weeks.
I arrived at the Durdle Door campsite carousel around 6pm and walked down to the cliffs above the beach. I took a few photos from the cliff top before walking down to the beach to await sunset.
As the sun went down in the West, a warm glow lit up the arch and also the beach towards the Bat Hole.
I then went back up to the cliffs above the beach to await darkness to capture the Milky Way. I set up so as to take portrait photos with the Milky Way above the arch. Trying various exposures, with a 10mm lens at f3.5, ISO1600 and 30 to 45 seconds produced the best results.
I tried using my flashgun to brighten the arch but with limited success.
With the car park being closed at 1000pm I needed to finish around 930pm (it only became full darkness at 9pm) and finished with a few landscape style shots at ISO 3200. The image was very noisy and attempts in Lightroom were unsuccessful at reducing it.