Australian seascape and landscape photography

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.

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4 responses

  1. Great image! I like the zigzag composition and the repetition of shapes within it plus the gnarled, beaten texture of the wood. As an aside, my kids giggle every time I tell them to get off the groynes.

    April 11, 2016 at 1:03 am

    • ……yeah, kids will do that. 🙂

      April 11, 2016 at 1:05 am

  2. Silv

    Well done!!!! you got that timing right this time….

    April 11, 2016 at 7:25 am

    • Thanks Silv. I arrived too early this time. It was a king tide with the water all the way up to the vegetation. I had to hang around and wait for it to recede before the planks became visible. It was a relaxing place to spend a couple of hours.

      April 11, 2016 at 7:56 am

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