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A Sunset at Olivers Hill – Frankston

Olivers Hiil, Sunset, Jim Worrall, Frankston

Last weekend we visited the new jetty at Olivers Hill in Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula.  As the sun dropped down towards the horizon the sky exploded in a way that we really didn’t expect.  It seems that predicting a colourful sunset in Melbourne is a bit like predicting the outcome of a coin toss.  🙂  These are short exposure shots using my phone camera as I left the “big boy”at home.

Olivers Hiil, Sunset, Jim Worrall, Frankston

In the image above, the glowing red “eyes” and silhouette of a small drone can be seen hovering near the top edge towards the left of frame.  The constant buzzing noise from these little buggers can ruin an otherwise tranquil atmosphere, …but hopefully the owner captured some great scenes from up there.  🙂

Olivers Hill Jetty, sunset, JIm Worrall, Frankston

 

Olivers Hill Jetty, sunset, Jim Worrall, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula


Sunset at Grantville jetty

Grantville, jetty, beach, sunset, Jim Worrall, long exposure, nd filters, Western Port Bay

Grantville is a small coastal town on the east coast of Western Port bay in Victoria, Australia.  The jetty at Grantville usually stands in relatively shallow water at high tide, and at low tide it stands proud on a bed of mud.  During a “king tide” the water can sometimes cover the walking platform at the end of the jetty as seen here.

Following are a couple of long exposure images taken at sunset during high tide.

Tech stuff for the image below – 157 sec f/18 ISO100 using an ND400 + ND8 filter.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Grantville, jetty, beach, sunset, Jim Worrall, long exposure, nd filters, Western Port Bay

Pictured below – Grantville jetty as the sunset fizzled out.

Tech stuff – 152 secs f/18 using an ND400+ND8 filter.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Grantville, jetty, beach, sunset, Jim Worrall, sunset, long exposure, Western Port Bay

If you’re hungry during your visit to Grantville then I highly recommend trying the homemade chunky beef pies at the Grantville Pantry.  It’s located directly across the highway from the jetty.   Real chunks of steak in a delicious gravy and housed in a beaut puff pastry casing. Great stuff!!   🙂  (…..and NO, I’m not sponsored by them!)  🙂

Pictured below – A selfie from the end of the Grantville jetty at low tide.  Mud as far as the eye can see.  🙂  This is a short exposure HDR image.

It’s available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Grantville jetty, Western Port Bay, sunset, beach, low tide

 

 

 


Eagles Nest – Bass Coast

Eagles Nest is a popular rock formation and beach located on Victoria’s Bass Coast.  It’s about half way between Inverloch and Cape Paterson, and it’s well sign posted.

Pictured below, a couple of long exposure images from Eagles Nest on a bright afternoon with patchy cloud.  Conditions on the day were very photographically challenging as the sun was diffused by cloud one moment, then it would pop out with all it’s brutal harshness the next moment. This would happen several times during each long exposure causing many of my shots to be blown out.  Thankfully not all.  🙂

Technical stuff for both images – 150 sec f/18 iso50 using an ND500 and ND8 filter.

eagles nest, Jim Worrall, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Bass Coast, long exposure, black and white, seascape

The image above is available to purchase as a print here.

eagles nest, jim worrall, bass coast, inverloch, cape paterson, long exposure, black and white, seascape

 


Cowrie beach – Phillip Island

Cowrie beach sits alongside The Nobbies, a popular tourist attraction on Phillip Island.  The beach is home to lots of penguins and other sea birds, and is a beautifully rugged piece of coastline.

Pictured below – The view from Cowrie beach looking towards The Nobbies.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff – 5 seconds f/11 using an ND500 filter.

Cowrie beach, Phillip Island, The Nobbies, Jim Worrall, Australia, seascape, black and white

Pictured below – The rugged rocky coastline of Cowrie beach, looking away from The Nobbies.  The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff – 2 seconds f/9 ISO100 using an ND500 filter.

Cowrie beach, Phillip Island, Jim Worrall, seascape, Australia, coast

….and finally for some Christmas fun.  The great thing about long exposure photography is that you never quite know what you’ll catch.  🙂

Christmas, Xmas, Santa, reindeer, sleigh, Jim Worrall, Cowrie beach, Phillip Island


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.

 


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Time Traveller – Shelly beach Portsea

morington peninsula, Jim Worrall, portsea, long exposure, black and white

13 seconds f/8
This image is available to buy as a print in various forms at RedBubble.


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.


Explosion at Cowrie Beach – Phillip Island

jim worrall, phillip island, australia, seascape, black and white

A wave explodes against rocks at Cowrie Beach on Phillip Island. 1/60th second at f/8.

The image is available to buy 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.


A Splash of Dawn – Koonya beach Blairgowrie

Sunrise at Koonya beach in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.

Mornington Peninsula, back beach, Jim Worrall


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


Autumn in the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Below are some Autumn images from the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens in Sherbrooke.

Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Jim Worrall, Sherbrooke, Dandenong Ranges

Jim Worrall, Sherbrooke, Dandenong Ranges

Jim Worrall, Sherbrooke, Dandenong Ranges

Jim Worrall, Sherbrooke, Dandenong Ranges


Sierra Navada Rocks Selfie

An 8 second selfie at Sierra Navada Rocks at Point Nepean, Portsea.
I’ll definitely be making a return trip to this awesome structure.

Jim Worrall, Portsea, Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula


SS Speke revisited – Kitty Miller Bay – Phillip Island

A series of long exposure images from the SS Speke shipwreck at Kitty Miller Bay on Phillip Island.

Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, Jim Worrall

Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, Jim Worrall

Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, Jim Worrall

Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, Jim Worrall

Below – A long exposure from Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island.

Phillip Island, long exposure, Jim Worrall


Tempest Rising – St Andrews Beach

A couple of long exposure images from St Andrews beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tempest Rising
Jim Worrall - St Andrews Beach - Mornington Peninsula - long exposure - black and white

The Melting Pot
St Andrews Beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - long exposure - ND400


Alienscape – St Andrews Beach

A couple of long exposure shots of rock formations at St Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

Alienscape
Jim Worrall - long exposure - Mornington Peninsula - ND400

Jim Worrall - ND400 - long exposure - St Andrews Beach - Mornington Peninsula


The 8 Second Selfie – St Andrews Beach

Here’s a bit of selfie fun from St Andrews Beach on a quiet afternoon.
Jim Worrall - long exposure - selfie - ND400 - St Andrews Beach

……and here’s the reason why it’s best not to swim, dive or surf here. 🙂
Jim Worrall - long exposure - ND400 - Mornington Peninsula


Fowlers beach – Blairgowrie

Below are some images from this weekend’s excursion to Fowlers beach in Blairgowrie.
If you’d like to visit Fowlers beach the closest carpark is at the end of St Johns Wood Rd in Blairgowrie. Follow the track from the carpark area to the beach then turn right and follow the path for about two hundred metres. Where the wire fence ends walk down towards the edge of the cliff and you’ll see a “goat track” down the steep embankment to the beach. I would describe this as a medium difficulty access point, …not everyone will be comfortable with negotiating the sandy steep descent down to the beach.

Fowlers beach - Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula

Fowlers beach - Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula

Fowlers beach - Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula

Fowlers beach - Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula


Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens – Sherbrooke

A couple of images from last weekend’s excursion to the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens in Sherbrooke.

Alfred Nicholas Gardens - Jim Worrall - Sherbrooke - Dandenong ranges

Alfred Nicholas Gardens - Jim Worrall - Sherbrooke - Dandenong Ranges


Montforts beach and the Bunny Rock

After the recent group excursion to Montforts beach I decided to revisit the place at high tide. The aim was to catch the three feature rock formations and also the “Bunny Rock” with a bit more water around their bases.
If you’re interested in visiting these fine rock formations park your car at the end of Spraypoint Road in Blairgowrie and take the short walk to the beach.

Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula

Rabbit Rock - Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula

Below – Just for fun a 13 second long exposure selfie taken at Montforts beach. 🙂
Jim Worrall - long exposure - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula


A Splash at Sorrento

An image from Sorrento back beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

A Splash at Sorrento.
Sorrento - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - beach seascape


Morning at Montforts beach

Some images from an early morning photography group excursion to Montforts beach in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.

Below – A Montfort Morn.
Montfort beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie

Below – Montforts Beach.
Montforts beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie

Below – Here Comes the Sun. Clouds ignite briefly just before the sun rises above the horizon at Montforts beach, Blairgowrie.
sunrise at Montforts beach - Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula

Below – Up Before the Day. The togs position themselves in the cool pre-dawn light.
Montforts beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie

Below – The Wetting of the Footsies. The togs scramble as they’re caught by an unexpected foot soaking. 🙂 All good fun.

Montfort beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie