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A Balnarring Beach sunrise.

A couple of dawn shots from the zig-zag groyne at Balnarring Beach on Western Port Bay.

Balnarring Beach, Jim Worrall, Western Port Bay, sunrise, long exposure, seascape, groyne

The image above is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes here.

Tech stuff – 10 secs, f/8, iso 100, using a 10 stop and 4 stop soft grad ND filter.

For those who might be interested in photographing the groyne, it’s easily accessible. Park at the end of Seawind Rd, Balnarring Beach. It’s a short walk down to the beach then turn right.  There are also a few straight groynes off to the left.

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The image above is available to purchase as a print in many sizes and forms here.

Tech stuff – 13 secs, f/8, 10 stopper and 4 stop soft grad.

 

Bore beach – San Remo

A wave explodes against rocks at Bore beach, San Remo.   To access Bore beach park at the end of Potters Hill Rd and follow the stairs down onto the beach.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff – 0.8 secs f/8 ND400 filter.

bore beach, san remo, jim worrall, seascape, black and white, bass coast, australia

Rabbit Rock (Bunny Rock) – Montforts beach

Bunny Rock, Rabbit Rock, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie, seascape

Picture above – A long exposure image from Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.  Montforts beach can be accessed from the carpark at the end of Spray Point Road, Blairgowrie.  Take the path to the left.   This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff – 10 secs f/13 using a 10 stop solid ND filter and a 4 stop soft grad.

Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula

Picture above – A long exposure shot of the Bunny Rock’s close companions at Montforts beach.    This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff -30 secs f/11 using a 10 stop solid ND + 4 stop soft grad filter.

 

Tenby Point – Western Port Bay

A long exposure shot taken near sunset at Tenby Point on Western Port Bay.

Tech stuff – 123 secs at f/16 using a 10 stop solid ND and 4 stop grad ND filter.

Tenby Point, Western Port Bay, mangrove, Jim Worrall, beach, sunset, black and white, nd filter

This photo is available to purchase as a print here.

Sunrise at Point King – Portsea

An early morning long exposure from Point King, Portsea, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 30 seconds at f/8 using an ND400 filter.

Jim Worrall, Point King, beach, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400, sunrise

This photo is available to purchase as a print here.

Montforts beach – Blairgowrie

A long exposure image from Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 30 seconds at f/13 using an ND400 filter.

Jim Worrall, Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, black and white

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

Through the Keyhole – Bridgewater Bay

A couple of long exposure images from Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Picture below – a 20 second exposure at f/16 using a Hoya ND400 filter.   This photo is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.

Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400

Picture below – A random visitor on the beach stands relatively still under the “bridge”offering some size perspective during a 13 second exposure .

Tech stuff – 13 secs f/9 ND400Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400

Sunrise at Sullivan Bay – Sorrento

A long exposure sunrise image from Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, on the Mornington Peninsula.  The iconic jetty has recently started to fall to bits.  I suspect she wont be around much longer.  :/

Tech stuff – 25 seconds f/18 ND400 filter.

sullivan bay, sorrento, mornington peninsula, sunrise, long exposure, nd filters, nd400

This photo is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.

 

 

Togs on the Rocks – Eagles Nest – Inverloch

Jim Worrall, Eagles Nest, Inverloch, Bass Coast, long exposure, nd filters, Nisi

Togs on the rocks at Eagles Nest, Inverloch.
Tech stuff – 30 secs f/9, 10 stop solid and 4 stop soft grad ND filters.

Pulpit Rock – Cape Schanck

Pulpit Rock at Cape Schanck, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 2.5 secs f/20, 4 stop soft grad – tonemapped image.

Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall

The image above is available to purchase as a print in many sizes and forms here.

Tenby Point jetty remnants

Tenby Point is a coastal village sitting on the eastern side of Western Port Bay, about half way between Grantville and Corinella.  The jetty remnants are best visited near high tide when water surrounds the base of the posts. When the tide recedes here it goes WAY out leaving the posts sitting in an unattractive bed of mud.

Tech stuff for the image below – 260 secs at f/13,  ND400 + ND8 filters.

Tenby Point, jetty, Jim Worrall, long exposure, Western Port Bay, ND filter

Tech stuff for the image below – 205 secs at f/14, ND400 + ND8 filters.

Tenby Point, jetty, Jim Worrall, long exposure, ND filter, Western Port Bay

Bushrangers Bay – The Splash Zone

The “splash zone” at Bushrangers Bay, near Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 15 secs  f/14  ISO100 with an ND400 filter

Bushrangers Bay, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400, Jim Worrall, black and white, seascape

The photo above is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.

Shelley beach jetty

A long exposure shot from Shelley (Shelly) beach in Portsea.

Tech stuff – 180 secs f/18,  10 stop solid ND + 4 stop soft grad ND.

jim worrall, shelley beach, shelly beach, long exposure, ND filter, NiSi, mornington peninsula, portsea, seascape

This image is available to buy as a print in various forms and sizes here.

Warneet Sunset

Sometimes we don’t realize what we have until we view it through different eyes.

Warneet sunset 10-04-16
Tech stuff – 60 secs @ f/16,  10 stop solid ND + 4 stop soft grad.

Jim Worrall, western port bay, sunset, long exposure, ND filters

Shelley beach and Point King – ND group excursion

Last weekend we had our ND group excursion for beginners.  It was a great turnout with lots of enthusiastic people attending.  We started shooting at Bridgewater Bay in Sorrento in very difficult conditions with the wind blowing a continuous mist of fine rain onto our lenses.  I was both surprised and delighted that so many people stayed and had the patience to put up with these conditions, …..such a dedicated bunch.  :)  Many thanks to Jason Cincotta and Michael Stringer for assisting with so many ND newcomers.

Later we moved onto the front beaches at Point King, Sorrento, followed by Shelley beach, Portsea , both providing us with much more friendly shooting conditions.

 

Pictured below – Point King jetty.  Tech stuff – 132 secs f/18.  This photo is available to buy as a print in many forms here.

Point King, jetty, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento, long exposure

Pictured below – Shelley beach, Portsea.  Tech stuff – 60 secs f/18.  This photo is available to buy as a print in many forms here.

Shelley beach, Shelly beach, Portsea, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, jetty, pier, seascape, long exposure, port phillip bay

Pictured below – Shelley beach, Portsea.  Tech stuff – 136 sec f/18. 10 stop ND + 4 stop soft grad.  This photo is available to purchase as a print here.

shelley beach, shelly beach, portsea, jim worrall, mornington peninsula, seascape, long exposure

Pictured below – Most of the crew from the group excursion, Bridgewater Bay.

ND group excursion, bridgewater bay, jim worrall, jason cincotta, michael stringer, mornington peninsula, photo excursion

 

 

 

 

 

Balnarring Beach Groyne – revisited

For those unfamiliar with groynes, a groyne is a low wall or timber barrier built out into the sea from a beach to prevent erosion.

On a previous visit to photograph this groyne the tide was unexpectedly low and yielded images that weren’t quite what we were looking for.  This time I made sure to arrive at peak high tide and waited for the tide to recede and reveal just enough of the groyne to catch these images.

A local resident told me that the zig-zagging planks aren’t always visible and that they’re sometimes completely covered by sand with only the posts exposed.

For those who might be interested in photographing the groyne,  it’s easily accessible. Park at the end of Seawind Rd, Balnarring Beach.  It’s a short walk down to the beach then turn right.

Tech stuff – 25 secs @ f/9 using a 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft ND grad + polarizer.

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

The image above is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes at my Redbubble site here.

Tech stuff for the image below – 13 secs f/9, NiSi 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad + polarizer.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, seascape, ND filter, NiSi

The image above is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes at my Redbubble site here.

Jubilee Point – Sorrento

A long exposure shot from the base of Jubilee Point at Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 4 secs at f/16 using an ND400 filter.

Jim Worrall, Jubilee Point, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, seascape, ND400, ND filter, black and white

This image is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes here.

Tenby Point – Western Port Bay

A couple of long exposure photos from the beautifully serene beach at Tenby Point on Western Port BayJim Worrall, Tenby Point, Western Port Bay, long exposure, ND400, seascape, black and white

Pictured above – The iconic tree “Ol’ Woody” and his mate, …… blowing in the wind at Tenby Point.            Tech stuff – 30 secs f/20 ND400.

This photo is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Tenby Point, Western Port Bay, long exposure, seascape, ND400, black and white

Pictured above – Erosion prevention (I’m guessing), at Tenby Point.

Tech stuff – 30 secs f/10 ND400.

This photo is available to purchase as a print here.

 

Sullivan Bay – Sorrento

A daytime long exposure photo from Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 66 secs f/13 using ND400 + ND8 filters.

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

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay, long exposure, seascape, jetty, black and white

Jetty at Sullivan Bay, Sorrento.

Whisky Bay Sunset – Wilsons Prom

My friend and I went on a reconnaissance mission to check out the west coast of Wilsons Prom for an upcoming group excursion.   Most of the day was cloudless and the temperature was up around 36 degrees C.    The 3 km hike up Mount Oberon was a killer in that heat, although well worth it for the breathtaking views.  (Note to self – take more water next time!)

By the time sunset rolled around we found ourselves at Whisky Bay and the gods smiled on us, …the clouds rolled in.  :)

Jim Worrall, long exposure, bass coast, sunset

Picture above – Whisky Bay – Wilsons Prom,  25 secs f/13 using an ND400 filter.   This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Wilsons Prom, Jim Worrall, sunset

Picture above – Whisky Bay Sunset, 0.6 secs f/18.   This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Jason Cincotta

Picture above – Rock Hopper.    With sunset fast approaching Jason positions himself on the rocks at Whisky Bay.

Jim Worrall, Jason Cincotta

Picture above – Much earlier in the day, Jason celebrating reaching the peak at Mt Oberon.

 

Rye Pier – crowd long exposures

Some long exposure shots on a glorious bright sunny day at Rye pier on the Mornington Peninsula.

Jim Worrall, long exposure, mornington peninsula, black and white, Port Phillip Bay

Above image – 6 seconds f/8.   This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, Port Phillip Bay, black and white

Above image – “The Huddle” – 5 seconds f/8

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay, black and white

Above image – 1.6 seconds f/8

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay, black and white

Above image – 2.5 seconds f/8

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, Port Phillip Bay, black and white

Above image – My friend Stephen Pretty in action taking long exposure crowd shots at Rye pier with everyone moving around him.   This is one of those flukey shots where he just happened to stay remarkably still for my 2.5 second exposure.  ;)

 

 

 

 

Balnarring beach groyne

Ahh, ….the serenity.     Some daytime long exposure shots from one of the groynes at Balnarring beach on Western Port Bay.

Jim Worrall, Western Port Bay, long exposure, ND400

Above image – 0.8 secs f/16.    This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, groyne, Western Port Bay, long exposure, black and white

Above image – 65 secs f/16 ND400+ND8.   This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, groyne, Western Port Bay, long exposure, black and white

Above image – 55 secs f/16.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Mungo sand dunes – Animal Traffic

Images from the sand dunes of Mungo, NSW.

Jim Worrall kangaroo paw prints sand dunes desert

Pictured above, Animal Traffic, available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall Mungo sand dunes desert

Pictured above, Animal Traffic 2, available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall sand dunes desert kangaroo paw prints

Pictured above, Animal Traffic 3, available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall sand dunes kangaroo paw prints tracks desert

Pictured above, Animal Traffic 4, available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall footprints sand dunes desert bootprints

Sunrise at Flinders

An early morning sunrise shot from Flinders Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula.  The location is easily accessible, just a short walk south from the Flinders pier carpark.

Technical stuff – 2.5 secs f/16 with ND8 filter

jim worrall, mornington peninsula, sunrise, seascape, long exposure

The Blue Hour – Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie

Pictured below, a pre-dawn long exposure shot from Bridgewater Bay in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.

Bridgewater Bay is accessible via a short walk from the carpark at the southern end of St Johns Wood Rd.   Beach access is via a set of stairs.  The best time to visit is at or near low tide when the rock platforms are exposed.  Navigating the beach at high tide is problematic.

Tech stuff – 30 secs @ f/11

This image is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.

jim worrall, blairgowrie, mornington peninsula, seascape, long exposure

Pictured below, me shooting the bridge rock formation.  Photo courtesy of friend Jason Cincotta.

jason cincotta, jim worrall, mornington peninsula

Cat Bay Jetty Remnants – Phillip Island

Pictured below, a couple of long exposure images of the jetty remnants at Cat Bay on Phillip Island.

Cat Bay is located close to the western tip of Phillip Island, near the Nobbies Tourist Centre.  The beach is home for several species of birds including penguins.  Penguin burrows can be found scattered all over the sandy dune areas just back a bit from the high tide line.

* Note: …..no those aren’t penguins sitting on the old jetty in the photos.🙂

jim worrall, phillip island, seascape, long exposure

Tech info for the above image – 3.2 secs f/10 with an ND400 filter.

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

jim worrall, phillip island, long exposure, seascape, australia

Tech info for the above image – 13 sec f/16 with an ND400 filter.

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

Carpets of Green – Bay of Islands, Sorrento

October is a wonderful time on the back beaches of the Mornington Peninsula.  The rock platforms are transformed by a thriving carpet of lush greenery that’s only visible near low tide.  The photos below were taken at the Bay of Islands, Sorrento, but similar sights can be found all along the Mornington Peninsula back beaches at this time of year.

To get to the Bay of Islands park at the end of Diamond Bay Road.  The walking track to the observation point is short and well signposted.  Jump the fence and climb down the well worn path to reach the beach.  :)

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento, back beach, seascape, long exposure

Techy stuff for the photo above – 30 sec f/8 ND400 filter

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, back beach, seascape, long exposure

Techy stuff for the photo above – 30 secs f/7.1 ND400 filter

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, long exposure

Techy stuff for the photo above – 30 secs f/10 ND400 filter

Pre-dawn at Koonya beach

A pre-dawn long exposure image from Koonya beach at Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.       The colour image was annoyingly way too blue and had a couple of mini star trails which were simply a distraction and had to go.  :)

Koonya beach is located at the back beach end of Hughes Rd in Blairgowrie.

Jim Worrall, Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, black and white, seascape

This image is available to purchase as a print in various forms here.

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