Portland Bill Lighthouse, Dorset – nice lighting with a dreamy sky for the background

 Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset
Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset

Lighthouses. Everyone loves a lighthouse.

Such a great subject. Especially this great, iconic Dorset landmark.

Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset

It is a long way to Portland, and even further down to Portland Bill.

But well worth the journey! And the journey there is pretty good too, with lots of spectacular views along the way to enjoy. And to stop and photograph (of course).

Owned and operated by Trinity House, check out their website link at


where they describe the recentley renovated visitors centre and tell you how to get these

Talking of getting there, the lighthouse is located at

Portland Bill

50° 30′.848 N 002° 27′.384 W

As for the photograph, I was trying to convey the atmosphere and show the movement of the clouds, and to a lesser extent the water. The late afternoon light nicely illuninates (no pun in tended) the lighthouse, making this a very pleasing image. I wanted the lighthouse to stand out against the background, as itis very much the focal point of the photograph.

I look forward to returning to Portland Bill in the new year, and trying out all the new stuff I have learned since I was last there. Keep popping back to my blog wher eI will post new images once I have them.

Thanks for reading this post, and I hope you like todays image. Please go to my website where you can see lots more of my images of Dorset, at


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Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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