Photo of the Week: The Cliffs of Dover

I’m not sure why, but whenever I say the words “The Cliffs of Dover” I think of the movie the Princess Bride; which, by the way, may be one of the greatest movies of all time. I can quote almost every line from that movie, and I think I’ve seen it about 50 times. Anyways, this post is not about the Princess Bride, this post is about a hike I took along the White Cliffs of Dover on the day before I jumped across the pond to France.

I thought White Cliffs was absolutely stunning. It is one of those places that when you look at it you worry that there is no way the photos can do it justice. Linear places like the sea can often look flat in images because, well, oceans are flat. I tried to compensate for this by creating a 270 degree panorama with my back to the sea.  This gave great dimension to the image.  It also gives the impression of night to day as I captured it just as the sun was setting.

Author: Brendan van Son

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  1. Cool. I’ll be in Dover in a week via my ship. Was just going to the pub but maybe I’ll check this out 🙂

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    • Roy, I thought Dover would be boring, but the White Cliffs are definitely worth a hike.

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