Hive Beach, Jurassic coast

Hive Beach is to be found in the village of Burton Bradstock. It sits on the south coast of Dorset in England.The beach forms part of the Chesil Bank.The Chesil Bank itself forms part the UNESCO world heritage Jurassic coast and over seen by the National Trust and is on the South West Coast Path

The award winning “Hive Beach Cafe” is situated here, and over looks this wonderful beach offering wonderful fish dishes.

The sandstone cliffs have amazing formations which were laid down in the sea about 190 million years ago and is a geologist delight.

It a wonderful for a family day out or in the winter to blow the cobwebs away.


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Black and white or white and black, that is the question ?




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A black and white photo or should that be a white and black photo is a challenge to  any mind, no colour to add warmth, no colour to add mood, no colour to give away time of day.

A black and white photo is just that. the  beauty of black and white photography is that it can take on whole new different meanings depending on what it is your shooting or who it is you ask.
As all photography was originally monochrome, or black and white, it’s easy to feel a sense of nostalgia over them. Today, many modern day photographers choose to shoot or post-process in black and white, creating striking photos.
Whether it’s capturing the texture of an object or seeing the form, shading, pattern or tone, black and white photography will give you a greater appreciation for life’s little details. By taking away colour, you’ll see an object without distractions.
From an artistic viewpoint; colour depicts reality. Black and white is an interpretation of reality.

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Holy Trinity Bothenhampton is built in  Arts and Crafts style and was Edward Prior’s first church.

He undertook an extensive study of local churches
and developed a sophisticated analytical approach
to designing the building, and a philosophy that sought
to build appropriately for its religious function.
The roof was the most radical feature of the church,
later forming the model for the great roof at Prior’s
masterwork at St Andrew’s Church, Roker.
Elements of Richard Norman Shaw’s influence remain,
particularly in the porch but Prior’s knowledge and
love of Early English church architecture in particular
Prior was careful to use local materials,
selected with skill and handled with craftsmanship.
He was also able to develop furnishings and decoration
to provide a holistic design for the church and its fittings.
At Bothenhampton Prior designed the font, the altar rails,
the choir stalls, and chest, the doors.
The altar table was designed with William Lethaby
and executed by Augustus Mason.
All the furnishings were in English oak.
Lethaby designed the
altar front in gesso, with intertwined wild roses, leaves and stems.
A wrought iron chancel screen was added in 1895