By Zoe Cassell
MAGNIFICENT photographs from a new book will change the way you see the south British countryside and leave you yearning for a staycation.
The book includes images of spectacular sights such as Durdle Door off the coastal county of Dorset, the Abbey Church at Sherborne illuminated at dusk as-well-as the iconic Portland Lighthouse at Chesil Beach on a crisp winter’s morning.
The stunning photos of the Great British coast were taken by photographer and author Mark Bauer (51) from Swanage and released in his new book called ‘Photographing Dorset’ published by FotoVUE.
“Landscape photography has become an incredibly popular pastime but if you’re working a full-time job you don’t always have time to research and scout locations for the best viewpoint,” said Mr Bauer.
“This book does that for you, giving information on the best photographic locations in Dorset, where to shoot them from and when.”
His beautiful landscape snaps also include a sunrise over the roaming fields of Pilsdon Pen and an impressive shot of fireworks over Swanage Bay during Carnival Week.
“I hope that this book shows what a wonderfully scenic and varied landscape there is in Dorset – from the drama and wonderful geology of the Jurassic Coast to the gentle rolling hills of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex,” Mr Bauer explained.
He hopes his photography highlights the beauty and drama of the South-West coast.
“The photos were chosen to illustrate specific viewpoints at the locations featured in the book and to show those locations at their best,” he added.
‘Photographing Dorset’ by Mark Bauer is available to purchase from Amazon for RRP £23.95