Australian seascape and landscape photography

Swimming at the Sixteen – Rye Beach

After a recent photographic excursion to Koonya beach two weeks ago, I swore not to return my feet to the icy waters of the ocean until the warmer weather arrived.
Alas, the lure of the salty seas proved to be too much for me.

This week’s excursion was a low tide expedition to Number Sixteen beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula.
Unfortunately I arrived just a little bit too late in the tidal cycle to safely photograph my intended target. Rather than risk my life on the rocky shelves I decided to play around on the beach photographing easier targets, …..and only got wet up to the knees. 😉

Pictured below – Pod 16, a long exposure image from Rye beach.
Pod 16 - Number Sixteen beach - Rye - Jim Worrall - Australia - Mornington Peninsula
This rock is one of the main features of the Number Sixteen beach. It dramatically changes it’s perceived shape depending on the direction from which you photograph it.

Pictured below – Swimming at the Sixteen, water rushes back from the beach to join the pounding surf.
Swimming at the Sixteen - Number Sixteen beach - Rye - Jim Worrall - Australia

Pictured below – Vortex, water swirls around the foreground rocks as it enters the beach.
Vortex - Number Sixteen beach - Rye - Jim Worrall - Australia - ND400 - long exposure

Pictured below – The Shark’s Fin, the landmark rock from a different perspective.
The Shark's Fin - Number Sixteen beach - Rye - Jim Worrall - Australia - ND400 - long exposure

Pictured below – Out to Sea, almost looks like the rock is patiently waiting. Excuse my fertile imagination. 🙂
Out to Sea - Number Sixteen beach - Rye - Jim Worrall - Australia - ND400 - long exposure

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7 responses

  1. Beautiful Photographs, Amazing how you are able to use them to tell a story . Just beautiful.

    June 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    • Thank you for your lovely comment Divya !

      June 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  2. These are beautiful and strange – like the set of a big budget sci-fi film. Thanks for sharing.

    June 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    • Thanks for your thoughts Richard, much appreciated !

      June 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

  3. These are all super Jim, but I really like the b and w 🙂

    June 27, 2011 at 7:24 am

    • Cheers Eden, I also have a preference for the B & W. 😉

      June 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

  4. Pingback: The Dragon’s Head at Number Sixteen « Photography by Jim Worrall – (the blog)

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