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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

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

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