pulpit rock


pulpit rock


print info:

  0.4 second exposure
  f/16 aperture
  ISO 100
 100 limited edition prints
 5 artist’s proofs
  free worldwide shipping

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Paul says…

Sometimes you can focus so much on travelling to different places around the world, you forget how fantastic the landscape on your own doorstep can be. “Pulpit Rock” (as it’s known due to its shape) is less than 10 miles from my hometown of Weymouth, on the South Coast of England and forms part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.

The southernmost point of Portland, where this was taken, gets a hard time from the wind and sea – usually resulting in big waves crashing over the rocks and a murky sky in the background. I remembered all the school trips we used to go on to this site along with the cave explorations and quarry walks we’d perform around the island in the heavy wind and rain. While it was certainly not warm out there on this occasion, something was definitely strange. The customary stormy sea was distinctly calmer than usual. The sky was more “open”, and the colours were just that little bit warmer than I’m used to seeing.

Normally people use a long exposure here, to completely flatten off the sea when it’s calm. Yes, it was a calm day today, but this is still a harsh environment and I wanted some clarity in the moving sea. Speeding things up to a 0.4 second exposure did the trick. The horizon had a beautiful streak of warm yellow light from the sun above the clouds, yet the coldness of the sea with its deep blue hue remained.

This really is the shot that reminds me of home.

Location: Portland, Dorset, UK

Sizes available up to 3m / 10ft – for custom sizing, please contact the studio

About your fine art print:

Limited Edition

Each print we deliver is a hand-signed Limited Edition (of 100) or Artist's Proof (of 5) version. Because you're getting a true work of art, you'll also receive a secure certificate of authenticity and individual edition number.

Ultra HD Printing

We use the best medium format camera systems in the entire world and print every image on specialist silver metal halide paper - meaning what you see in real life is exactly what you get to hang on your wall.

Lifetime Guarantee

Your print is put through a rigorous set of quality control standards long before we ever ship it to your front door. We only create gallery-quality images, and you'll receive your print in perfect condition with a lifetime guarantee.

Choose your style:

Archival HD Print

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Our premium silver halide archival prints are produced on a unique gallery paper that delivers unsurpassed levels of brightness and vibrance, along with industry-leading levels of detail to appreciate from any angle.

Pro HD Canvas

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Hand-made in London, our pro canvas prints are strong, rigid and designed to show your artwork at its very best. With side colour choices and wraps, our canvases can fit into any style of room.

Gallery HD Acrylic

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The ultimate in modern framing, our diamond-cut acrylic prints are backed with a contemporary aluminium floating frame, handmade in exactly the same way as our own gallery displays.

Nature doesn't mass-produce its jaw-dropping wonders.

So neither do we.

Limited Edition Prints: A Buyer's Guide


Perfection that starts with the first click and delivers straight to your front door.

Ultra-high resolution: If you're a photographer, here's what you'll want to know: Each of Paul's photographs have been captured using the most advanced digital camera systems in the world, with medium format resolutions of 80, 100 and 151 megapixels, delivering ultra-high resolution images and stunning levels of detail.

Colour accuracy & Finest papers: Using the very latest in print technology, your image is produced with unparalleled colour accuracy, on the finest archival grade papers available across the industry, then hand-finished and shipped directly to you by specialist courier.

Frame-ready: All prints are delivered frame-ready in a protected roll-case, worldwide. This ensures the print arrives in perfect condition, and it allows you to decide the framing option that best suits your needs.

Bespoke options: For that extra "wow factor", we offer a bespoke Acrylic/Metal mounting option for each image, matching the same high-quality display standards Paul uses in his own gallery - pr@hf - with crystal-clear glazing and lightweight floating frame. Please contact us for more details and pricing of this very special display option.

It begins with a simple promise: "What I see right now".

When you purchase a print, you won't just get the image. You'll also get the back-story on how the shot was taken, along with all the technical settings used at the time.

As a huge advocate for photographic authenticity, Paul uses only the finest grade of glass filters to balance exposure prior to any final corrections. He only sells authentic views of the real, natural world. You'll never get a creative blend or a digitally manipulated scene. When you hang an image on your wall, you can declare with complete certainty, "This is exactly what Paul saw when he took the shot".

We customise every detail to fit your exact needs.

To live up to that promise, you won't find any of our print options in stock.

Instead, Paul prints each image only once it's ordered — and to the exact specifications of each buyer. He also offers two versions: "Limited Edition" and "Artist's Proof".

Limited Edition Prints: Only 100 of these are printed worldwide. Your chosen photograph will be printed on the finest gallery-grade photographic papers in the world, hand-signed, numbered and presented with a unique certificate of authenticity.

Artist's Proof Series Prints: Just 5 of these prints are released worldwide, so if you're a collector who is looking for something truly special, this is it.

Each print is produced on the highest grade of silver halide paper available in the industry, and personally inspected by Paul throughout the entire print process. Artist's Proof series prints are hand-signed, numbered and registered with Hahnemuehle's Fine Art database in Germany, and finished with a unique serial-numbered hologram at the edge of the image for future traceability and authenticity checks.

Looking for a specific aspect ratio or size that is not offered as standard? Please contact us and we'll be able to provide pricing for bespoke options.

Quality guaranteed for a lifetime.

The result of years of experimentation and research, Paul's production process is second to none in terms of delivering quality photographic prints designed to last for generations. In standard gallery display conditions, under anti-UV glass, each of Paul's prints are graded to withstand fading for up to 140 years. And display tips are provided with each order, along with a care guide and cleaning instructions to keep your image looking its very best.

In following these guidelines, you can be sure your unique fine art print will be enjoyed for generations to come. Each print is guaranteed for the lifetime of the original purchaser under those conditions, with a replacement promise should an issue be noticed at any point in future.

All prints are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions, available here

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