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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. ย As the sun dropped down towards the horizon the sky exploded in a way that we really didn’t expect. ย It seems that predicting a colourful sunset in Melbourne is a bit like predicting the outcome of a coin toss. ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 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. ย 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. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Olivers Hill Jetty, sunset, JIm Worrall, Frankston

 

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


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.


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


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


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


Grantville Jetty Sunset

Sunset at Grantville jetty on Western Port Bay.

sunset at Grantville jetty, Western Port Bay, 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
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


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. ๐Ÿ™‚ All good fun.

Montfort beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie


SS Speke Ahoy!

A 155 second exposure of the SS Speke shipwreck at Kitty Miller Bay on Phillip Island. The image was taken during daylight using ND400 and ND8 filters stacked together to give about 12 stops of darkness.

The image is available to purchase as a quality print at Redbubble.
SS Speke - Jim Worrall - Phillip Island - Kitty Miller Bay

You can see more long exposure images of the SS Speke shipwreck here.


Number Sixteen beach – Rye

A collection of images from Number Sixteen (16) beach at Rye, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Number 16 beach – Rye.
Number Sixteen 16 beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Rye

Number Sixteen beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Rye

Number 16 beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Rye

Number 16 beach rock platform - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula

Pictured below, a couple of images taken close to the action.
Number Sixteen beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Rye

Waves at Number Sixteen - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula


Cape Schanck and Pulpit Rock

Some long exposure images from Cape Schanck on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Dawn at Cape Schanck.
Cape Schanck - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula

Dawn at Pulpit Rock.
Pulpit Rock - Jim Worrall - Cape Schanck - Mornington Peninsula

Pulpit Rock - Jim Worrall - Cape Schanck - Mornington Peninsula


Bay of Islands – Sorrento

Below is a series of long exposure images taken during a photography group excursion to the Bay of Islands at Sorrento. Conditions were ideal for those of us wanting to take long exposures.
It was great to see a few of the participants willing to get their feet wet to catch some good shots. ๐Ÿ™‚

Below – 30 secs f/9
Sorrento - Mornington Peninsula - Jim Worrall

Below – 8secs f/9
Sorrento - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - seascape - long exposure

Below – 15 secs f/9
Sorrento - Mornington Peninsula - Jim Worrall - long exposure - seascape

Below – 13 secs f/7.1
Sorrento - Mornington Peninsula - Jim Worrall - long exposure seascape

Pictured below, some of the excursion group members setting up in anticipation of a colourful sunrise that never really eventuated.
Photo excursion group members


SS Speke Shipwreck and Kitty Miller Bay

Following are a couple of long exposure images of the SS Speke shipwreck at Kitty Miller Bay on Phillip Island.
The first image was captured using an ND400 and two ND8 filters stacked together to achieve an exposure time of 195 seconds on a bright afternoon. Such a long exposure allows blurring of both the ocean waves and the moving clouds.

SS Speke shipwreck, Jim Worrall, Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island

The image below is a 13 second exposure. This shorter exposure allows misting of the waves but leaves the moving clouds only slightly blurred.
Jim Worrall, Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, ND400

Pictured below, a 10 second exposure of surf washing over the dark rocks at Kitty Miller Bay.
Jim Worrall, Phillip Island

Below, a 2.5 second exposure of waves crashing onto the beach at Kitty Miller Bay.
Jim Worrall, Phillip Island

Finally, a 0.8 second exposure of a large wave slamming into a rock on Kitty Miller beach.
Jim Worrall, Phillip Island

If you’re new to long exposure photography using dark ND filters then you might like to check out this page for some tips to get you started.


Return to Shack Bay and Eagles Nest

Following are images from Shack Bay and Eagles Nest taken during an excursion with members from my Facebook group ND400 Long Exposure Photography.
Shack Bay and Eagles Nest are part of the Bunurong Marine Park located between Cape Paterson and Inverloch. Access to the beach is via stairs from the cliff tops.

Pictured below – A long exposure image from Shack Bay with the Eagles Nest rock formation in the background.
Jim Worrall - Shack Bay - Eagles Nest

Pictured below – The view from the end of Eagles Nest looking out to sea.
Jim Worrall - Eagles Nest - long exposure

Pictured below – Shack Bay looking back towards Eagles Nest.
Jim Worrall - Shack Bay - Eagles Nest

Pictured below, a series of candid images of ND400 Long Exposure Group members at Powlett River on the way back home from the excursion.
ND400 Long Exposure Group

ND400 Long Exposure Group

John Nabben

Jim Worrall - Powlett River

Jim Worrall - Powlett River

ND400 Long Exposure Group

Jim Worrall - Powlett River


Life on the Dunes – Powlett River

Powlett River - Jim Worrall - Life on the Dunes

Cormorants and gulls resting at the base of huge sand dunes at the mouth of the Powlett River.


Shack Bay and the Eagles Nest

Following are some long exposure images from the picturesque beaches of the Bunurong Marine National Park.
The park is located between Cape Paterson and Inverloch. There’s easy access to the beaches via stairs from the cliff tops. Some might say that the access is only easy in one direction, ….the downward direction. ๐Ÿ™‚

Eagles Nest Jim Worrall beach seascape

Pictured above – Eagles Nest as viewed from the rocky platforms to the west of the formation.

Shack Bay Jim Worrall long exposure

Pictured above – The view from Shacks Bay looking east towards the Eagles Nest rock formation.

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Pictured above – The view from Eagles Nest looking back towards Shack Bay.


Sunset at St Pauls beach – Sorrento

Following are some images from the beach at the end of St Pauls Rd, Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.

Jim Worrall St Pauls Sorrento Mornington Peninsula
The image above is available to purchase as a print in various forms here and here.

Jim Worrall St Pauls Sorrento Mornington Peninsula The arch image above is available to buy as a print here and here.

Jim Worrall St Pauls beach Sorrento Mornington Peninsula

Jim Worrall St Pauls cliff top Sorrento Mornington Peninsula


Pyramid Rock – Phillip Island

Images from the beautiful Pyramid Rock on the rugged south coast of Phillip Island, Australia.
You can reach the Pyramid Rock car park by driving to the southern end of Pyramid Rock Road which is located just west of the Grand Prix racing circuit.
It’s just a short walk along an elevated wooden path from the car park to the viewing platform. Yes,very civilized. ๐Ÿ™‚

Below – A long exposure image of Pyramid Rock. This image is available to buy as a quality print at Zazzle or Redbubble.
Jim Worrall Pyramid Rock Phillip Island Australia

Below – Basalt Beach.
A long exposure image of waves crashing on the the dark basalt rocks on the beach near Pyramid Rock.
This image is available to buy as a quality print at Zazzle or Redbubble.
Jim Worrall Pyramid Rock beach Phillip Island Australia

Below – This is my friend “Wally”. He was following me around the cliff tops at the beach.
He was curious yet still cautious enough to keep a safe distance between us.
Jim Worrall wallaby Phillip Island Australia


Tea Tree Creek – Flinders Back Beach

Some images from the beautiful and rugged ocean coastline at Flinders, Victoria, Australia. To find the entrance to Tea Tree Creek beach set up your GPS to locate the intersection of Keys Road and Boneo Road, Flinders. That will put you right near it.

Below – Dawn at Flinders Back Beach. A long exposure image. Available to purchase as a print at Zazzle or RedBubble.
Jim Worrall Flinders Mornington Peninsula

Below – The Mists of Tea Tree Creek beach. Available to purchase as a quality print here or here.
Jim Worrall Flinders Mornington Peninsula Australia

Below – An image of my friend John Nabben, positioning himself for his next shot amongst the rock pools at Tea Tree Creek beach.
Jim Worrall John Nabben Flinders Mornington Peninsula

Below – A wave exploding up against a rock at Tea Tree Creek beach.
Jim Worrall Flinders Mornington Peninsula beach


Bridgewater Bay – Blairgowrie

Below are a couple of images from Bridgewater Bay in Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula. This crepuscular ray sunset appeared for maybe a couple of minutes before disappearing behind thick cloud.

Sunset at Bridgewater Bay. Available as a print at Zazzle and Redbubble.
Jim Worrall bridgewater bay blairgowrie mornington peninsula sunset

Pictured below – A long exposure image of the locally famous rock formation in Bridgewater Bay.
Jim Worrall blairgowrie Mornington Peninsula Australia
This image is available as a print at Zazzle and Redbubble.
To visit Bridgewater Bay drive to the car park at the end of St Johns Wood Rd in Blairgowrie. It’s a short walk from the car park to the beach.


Haven – Sorrento back beach

Jim Worrall sorrento beach Mornington Peninsula

Above – A long exposure image of the iconic rock at Sorrento back beach.
Being well elevated and surrounded by rough water, the rock is a haven for large sea birds. You can visit the rock and it’s popular surrounding bay by driving to the end of Ocean Beach Road in Sorrento.
The image is available as a quality print at my Zazzle and RedBubble sites.

Jim Worrall sorrento back beach Mornington Peninsula


Bay of Islands – Sorrento

Pictured below, a long exposure image from the Bay of Islands on the back beaches of Sorrento. Access to the Bay of Islands is via Diamond Bay Road, Sorrento. There’s a small car park at the of the road. On arrival at the car park take the walking track to Diamond Bay and branch left at the Bay of Islands sign. It’s an easy short walk to the viewing platform.
Access to the beach is discouraged by Parks Victoria due to erosion on the beach, hence a short climb down is required from the viewing platform if you want a view from sea level.Jim Worrall Bay of Islands Mornington Peninsula Sorrento
This image above is available to purchase as a print at my Zazzle and RedBubble sites.

Pictured below – A phone camera shot of a storm brewing over Diamond Bay as viewed from near the viewing platform.
Jim Worrall Diamond Bay Sorrento Mornington Peninsula

Pictured below – A phone camera shot of the rain rapidly approaching my vantage point. The rain caught up with me before I could make it back to the car. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Jim Worrall Bay of Islands Sorrento Mornington Peninsula


The Gateway – Coronet Bay

Using the ND400 filter to obtain a ten second exposure during the afternoon at Coronet Bay, Victoria, Australia.

the gateway coronet bay jim worrall seascape black and white
This image is available to purchase as a quality print from my Zazzle and Redbubble websites.

The Overseer Coronet Bay Jim Worrall Western Port Bay