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Sunrise at Number 16 beach – The Dragon’s Head

Here’s some images from a recent sunrise excursion to Number 16 beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula. The beach car park is located at the intersection of Tasman Drive and Marcia Ave in Rye.  The best time to visit is near low tide when the rock platforms are exposed and the Dragon’s Head becomes accessible.   Prepare to get your feet wet.  :)

Pictured below – The Dragon’s Head – Number 16 beach.   The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 20 secs f/20 using an ND400 filter.

dragon head, Number 16, Number Sixteen

Pictured below – Number 16 beach – The Dragon’s Head.  The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 8 secs f/5.6 using an ND400 filter.

number sixteen beach, Rye, seascape, long exposure

Pictured below – Sunrise at Number 16 beach.  The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 25 secs f/14 using an ND400 filter.

number sixteen, long exposure, seascape, Rye, Mornington Peninsula

Pictured below – Morning Glow at Number 16 beach.  The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 20 secs f/20 using an ND400 filter.

number sixteen beach, Rye, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall

Pictured below – To give some perspective, some fellow togs on the beach at the Dragon’s Head rock formation.

Number 16, Jim Worrall, Rye, Mornington Peninsula

Return to Pyramid Rock – Phillip Island

Pyramid Rock is another location I’ve returned to numerous times.  To me it almost looks unreal, like something from a fairy tale.  To visit Pyramid Rock, drive to the car park at the south end of the aptly named Pyramid Rock Rd.  There’s a very civilized boardwalk that takes you to an observation deck for a nice view of the rock and some of the surrounding coastline.

Those who don’t mind a little bit of mountaineering might try for an even closer view by going off the beaten track past the observation deck.  (Although I’m not sure what the park guidelines might say about that.)  ;)

Pictured below – A long exposure image of Pyramid Rock.  **Technical stuff – 160 seconds, f/2.8, using an ND400 and ND500 stacked together.**

This image is available to purchase as a print at my Redbubble site.

Jim Worrall, long exposure, seascape,, ND400

Pictured below –   A close-up view of the rock.  What a surreal spot!  :)

Jim Worrall, Phillip Island, seascape, long exposure

Return to the SS Speke shipwreck – Phillip Island

I’ve visited the SS Speke shipwreck numerous times now.  It’s a magical place at high tide with the rusty remnants of the wreck poking up through the surface of the shallow water.  When the tide turns, the water quickly recedes and the wreck becomes fully exposed revealing it’s harsh rocky resting place.

To visit the SS Speke, park your car at the south end of Kitty Miller Rd.  When you arrive on the beach turn left and walk around the point.  The easiest way around the point is over the top and along the grassy cliff tops.  There’s a well worn path to guide you to the Speke.  The descent down the side of the cliff to the beach can be a bit slippery in wet conditions, ….which just adds to the adventure.  :)

Picture below – The SS Speke shipwreck at high tide.  **Technical stuff – 8 seconds, f/13, using an ND400 filter**

The image is available to purchase as a print at my Redbubble site.

Jim Worrall, Phillip Island, seascape, long exposure, ND400

Picture below – SS Speke at high tide   **Technical stuff – 20 seconds, f/16, using an ND400 filter**

This image is available to purchase at my Redbubble site.

Jim Worrall, Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, seascape, long exposure, ND400

Kilcunda – George Bass Coastal Walk

Here’s some images from the Kilcunda end of the George Bass Coastal Walk.

Below – 1.6 secs, f/8, ND400 filter.   Available as a print here.

George Bass Coastal Walk, Jim Worrall, long exposure, ND400

Below – 25 secs, f/14, ND400 filter.    Available as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Kilcunda, George Bass Coastal Walk

Below – 8 secs, f/13, ND400

Jim Worrall, George Bass Coastal Walk, Kilcunda, long exposure, ND400

Below – 0.6 secs, f/4.5, filter ND400

Jim Worrall, George Bass Coastal Walk, ND400

Below – Tog on a rock.  Jason on the rock platforms at Kilcunda, taking in the scenery.

Jason Cincotta, Jim Worrall, Kilcunda, George Bass Coastal Walk, ND400, long exposure

Jason Cincotta, Jim Worrall, Kilcunda, George Bass Coastal  Walk

St Andrews Beach – Long Exposures

Pictured below, a long exposure image from St Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.  10 seconds at f/20 using an ND400 filter.

The image is available to purchase as a print here at my Redbubble site.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400, seascape

Pictured below, a bit of long exposure selfie fun at St Andrews Beach.
The rocky looking structure leading out into the ocean is a “treated water” discharge pipe.

Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400, seascape

Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400, seascape

The Things We Do For Love (of seascape photography) – Tea Tree Creek

Most photographers with a passion for seascape photography will admit that putting themselves out there close to the edge of a violent ocean provides them with a certain personal thrill and sense of exhilaration, ….and of course this keeps us coming back for more.  :)

Pictured below, a couple of images from a recent trip to Tea Tree Creek beach near Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula.  My friend Jason positioned nice ‘n close to the action.

Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall, seascape, black and white, Long exposure

Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall, seascape, black and white, Long exposure

Tea Tree Creek beach – The Beauty of Her Motion

A couple of long exposure images from Tea Tree Creek beach at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia.

seascape, long exposure, Mornington Peninsula, beach, ocean

The image above is available to purchase in various sizes and forms here.Flinders, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, black and white, long exposure, Australia

The image above is available to purchase in various sizes and forms here

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Pinnacles Phillip Island – An Expectation of Seeing Dinosaurs

A long exposure view looking down from the clifftop towards the Pinnacles.   13 secs f/20.  Available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes at my Redbubble page.

black and white, long exposure, Jim Worrall, seascape, ND400

Prehistoric Sunshine.
A long exposure from down on the beach at the Pinnacles. 15 secs f/16.
Available to buy as a print here.
Phillip Island, long exposure, Jim Worrall, black and white

Phillip Island, Jim Worrall, ND400, long exposure, black and white

long exposure, black and white, Jim Worrall, seascape

Sunset at Split Point beach

Sunset on a warm evening at Split Point beach.

Split Point beach, black and white, seascape, Australia

Available as a print in various forms and sizes at Redbubble.

Skeleton – Point Nepean

A couple of long exposure images from Point Nepean on the Mornington Peninsula.
Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, long exposure
8 seconds f/20

seascape, long exposure, ND400,Mornington Peninsula, Point Nepean
2.5 seconds f/11

Child’s Play – Point Lonsdale

A couple of long exposure images from Point Lonsdale.

5 seconds f/7.1 using an ND400 filter.ND400 long exposure seascape

ND400 long exposure seascape

The Clash of Land and Sea – Cape Schanck

Some images from the wild n’woolly waters of Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula.

Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall, long exposure, ND400The image above is available to purchase as a print at Redbubble.

Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall, long exposure, ND400The image above is available to buy as a print at Redbubble.

Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Jim WorrallThe image above is available to purchase as a print at Redbubble.

jim worrall, Mornington PeninsulaAbove – Behind the scenes.

Jim Worrall, Mornington PeninsulaAbove – Behind the scenes.

Bushrangers Bay – The Boiling Ocean

Following are some images from an excursion to the wild coastline at Bushrangers Bay on the Mornington Peninsula.
I highly recommend the 3km hike from the carpark at Cape Schanck lighthouse to Bushrangers Bay. The scenic track follows the coastline along clifftops and through bush.
The best time to visit Bushrangers Bay is at low tide which allows access to the rugged rock formations.

Bushrangers Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall, seascape, long exposure2.5 secs f/8 using an ND400 filter. The image above is available to purchase as a print at Redbubble.

Arch, Bushrangers Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall, long exposure, seascape, ND4004 secs f/8 using an ND400 filter. The image above is available to buy as a print at Redbubble.

Alan Wright, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall
Pictured above, my friend Alan lining up his next shot at Bushrangers Bay.
Pulpit Rock at Cape Schanck can be see on the horizon.

St Andrews Beach – Long Exposures

A collection of long exposure images from St Andrews Beach on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

seascape, beach, Jim Worrall10 seconds, f/13, iso100. The image above is available to purchase as a print at RedBubble.

Jim Worrall, long exposure, seascape, black and white30 secs, f/18, iso 100. The image above is available to purchase as a print at RedBubble.

Jim Worrall, seascape, long exposure, black and white15 seconds, f/14, iso100. The image above is available as a print at RedBubble.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, long exposure, black and white48 seconds, f/8, iso200. The image above is available as a print at RedBubble.

Sailors Falls

Sailors Falls is a beautiful spot just a few kilometres south of Daylesford on the Ballan-Daylesford Rd.
We were lucky enough to catch the falls with a decent flow of water going over the edge.

Daylesford Jim Worrall waterfall

This image is available to purchase as a print at RedBubble.

The Blowhole Track – Flinders Back Beach

A series of long exposure images from The Blowhole Track at Flinders back beach on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula..

Smooth Sailing.
360 sec f/8 iso 200
Jim Worrall, Flinders, Mornington Peninsula

Flinders Back Beach.
30 secs f/14 iso100
Jim Worrall, Blowhole Track, Mornington Peninsula

The Blowhole Track – Flinders.
20 secs f/11 iso100
Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400

Following are a couple of shorter exposures –

Flinders Blowhole Track.
1.3 secs f/8 iso100
Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, ND400, long exposure

0.4 sec f/8 iso100
blowhole track, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula

Ol’ Woody at Tenby Point

Ol’Woody is a popular mangrove tree at Tenby Point on Western Port Bay.
In this image the reflection in the water has been enhanced by smoothing the surface ripples using a 180 second exposure time made possible with dark ND filters.

Jim Worrall, Western Port Bay

Sunrise at Cape Schanck

This was certainly one of the more memorable excursions that my photo group has undertaken, …and in a bad way.
The rock selves at the end of Cape Schanck are hazardous at the best of times. On this particular visit two of our group members were caught off guard and knocked into water by an unexpectedly large wave.

Thankfully both guys are OK and came away from the experience with minor injuries. It could have been a lot worse.

Pictured below, the view from the rock platform at Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck, looking across to Bushrangers Bay as the sun rises.

Pulpit Rock, Jim Worrall, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula

Pictured below, Pulpit Rock at the end of Cape Schanck.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula

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