Photo Of The Day: Durdle Door at Night

Today’s Photo Of the Day is by Matt Stansfield. “A few nights ago, after checking the forecast, I decided it would be a good opportunity to travel to Durdle Door in Dorset to photograph the Milky Way,” explains Stansfield. “Durdle Door is probably one of the most recognizable beaches in the UK, primarily because of its natural rock arch. This part of the coastline is surreal and beautiful, which unfortunately my pictures can’t really do justice to. Aside from the striking beauty of this place, what really surprised me was the amount of photographers that were out shooting. I arrived around midnight and photographed till 3 a.m., and throughout that time, there was around 20 photographers on the beach and surrounding cliffs taking pictures. Normally I won’t see a soul anywhere when shooting around Cornwall, so it made a nice change to be able to share stories and advice while waiting for the exposures. This picture is one out of five compositions I captured from the trip. I wanted to show a sense of the atmosphere and beauty of the locations. I was also fortunate enough to witness an amazing light display from Noctilucent Clouds just before the first light of dawn. I have never seen anything quite like it before, but it was certainly one of the highlights of the trip!” Each POTD is chosen from the Your Best Shot gallery. Visit the gallery to submit your best photos and gain inspiration from the Digital Photo Magazine community.

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