Durdle Door. Matthew Pinner / Amberley Publishing / mediadrumworld.com

By Liana Jacob

BREATHTAKING landscape photographs have been revealed in a new book to illustrate the beauty and history of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

The exotic pictures include a panoramic view of Corfe Castle engulfed in a mist, which was captured and destroyed in 1646 by order of parliament (Cromwell’s army) during the English Civil War.

Corfe Castle. Matthew Pinner / Amberley Publishing / mediadrumworld.com

Another photograph reveals the stunning view of Corfe Village that looks remarkably similar to a scene from the children’s cartoon Thomas the Tank Engine.

Further images show the incredible view of the Highcliffe Castle, the silky-smooth waters of the Littlebredy waterfall during the colour-changing season of Autumn and the orange-red landscape of the sunset in the Sandbanks.

The beautiful shots are part of a book, Dorset in Photographs, by landscape photographer, Matthew Pinner and is published by Amberley Publishing.

Sandbanks. Matthew Pinner / Amberley Publishing / mediadrumworld.com

Matthew is based within the town of Christchurch in Dorset. His work is considered eclectic and he often captures nature in the early hours of the morning. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and websites.

“I first became interested in photography after I was given my first tripod; let’s just say the rest is history,” he said.

“I live by the saying that you miss every shot you don’t take. When I have a spare moment, I will be off researching the next place to capture with my camera, and when I’m free to explore I’m off roaming around Dorset and the Jurassic Coast.”

Corfe Village. Matthew Pinner / Amberley Publishing / mediadrumworld.com

Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England, officially named Dorset and East Devon Coast.

It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, about 96 miles (154 kilometres) long and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in mid-December 2001.

The county has a long history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era, a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 15,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology.

Poppy field, near Blandford Forum. Matthew Pinner / Amberley Publishing / mediadrumworld.com

The Romans conquered Dorset’s indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the early Middle Ages, the Saxons settled in the area and made Dorset a ‘shire’ in the seventh century.

Dorset in Photographs will be published by Amberley Publishing on October 15, 2017, and is available here: https://www.amberley-books.com/dorset-in-photographs.html