Photographing The Cobb in Dorset: A 5 Minute Photo Adventure

Finally...A Break in the Weather

After what feels like an age, the weather forecasts finally started to show some better weather.  January had been a challenging month for my photography.  It was the normal combination of lack of time and poor weather, that resulted in not a lot of photography.  For anyone who has read my blog for long enough, you'll know that January has historically always been a challenge for me.

It's not just the photography I've been missing, but also going out there and creating new videos for my YouTube channel.

Off to The Cobb

One of the locations that I've always wanted to make a video from is The Cobb in Lyme Regis.  It's one of my favourite locations to shoot coastal images.  I did actually try and make a video there last year, but I failed to prepare my gear properly.  You can read all about that trip here.


So when the weather, and importantly the tide looked good for a dawn shoot at The Cobb I was super excited to finally make one of my 5 Minute Photo Adventure videos there.  Here is the result:

I do hope you enjoyed that video and it has inspired you to photograph The Cobb.  It's such a great location to photograph if you like shooting seascapes.  Just remember to get there early in the morning (it can get busy with photographers), and watch out for those crashing waves!

Have you photographed The Cobb before?  What is your favourite coastal location?  Let me know in the comments below.

The Photographs

Here are the photographs you saw in the video, plus a couple of extras.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 @ 19mm, f/13, 2.5 seconds at ISO 64, Lee Filters Circular Polariser and ND Grad.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 @ 22mm, f/11, 1/8th second at ISO 64, Lee Filters Circular Polariser and ND Grad.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 VR @ 65mm, f/8, 60 seconds at ISO 64, Lee Filters Circular Polariser.

And finally...

Just a word of caution when visiting The Cobb...