Australian seascape and landscape photography

mornington peninsula

Safety Beach jetty sunsets

A few long exposure sunset images from the jetty at Safety Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

A great spot to relax and watch the clouds roll across Port Phillip Bay.

safety beach, jetty, jim worrall, Mornington Peninsula, port phillip bay, long exposure, nd filter, sunset

The image above, “A Wild Evening at Safety Beach” is available to purchase as a print here.

safety beach, jetty, jim worrall, port phillip bay, mornington peninsula, sunset, long exposure, nd filter

The image above, “Imminent Sunset at Safety Beach” is available to purchase as a print here.

safety beach, sunset, jim worrall, mornington peninsula, jetty, port phillip bay, long exposure, nd filter

The image above, “Safety Beach Sunset” is available to purchase as a print here.


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


The Briars Tractor – Mt Martha

The rusting remnants of The Briars tractor at Mt Martha on the Mornington Peninsula.

rusty tractor, the briars, Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula

The image above is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes here.

rusty tractor, the briars, mt martha, mornington peninsula, jim worrall

The image above is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes here.


Balnarring Beach Groyne Sunrise

Another sunrise expedition to the groynes at Balnarring Beach on Western Port Bay.  This time we visited the straight groynes on the beach near the general store.

Balnarring Beach, Jim Worrall, Western Port Bay, groyne, sunrise

The image above was shot just before the sun broke through the clouds on the horizon.  It’s a 2 second exposure, slightly smoothing the surface details in the water. This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Balnarring Beach, Jim Worrall, sunrise, Western Port Bay, Mornington Peninsula

Pictured above – A short exposure as the sun breaks through the clouds.  I liked the way the reflected sun rays were glinting off the waves and the foreground sand.  This image is available to buy as a print here.

Balnarring Beach, Jim Worrall, groyne, sunrise, Western Port Bay, Mornington Peninsula

Pictured above – As the sun rises higher in the sky, one of the groynes becomes beautifully side lit by the warming rays.  This is a short exposure (1/20 sec f/18 iso100) shot with the camera way down low almost resting on the sand.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Balnarring Beach, Jason Cincotta, Jim Worrall, photographer, groyne, sunrise, Western Port Bay, Mornington Peninsula

Pictured above – Friend Jason preparing for his next shot as the sky lights up.

 

 

 


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.

 


Rabbit Rock (Bunny Rock) – Montforts beach

Bunny Rock, Rabbit Rock, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie, seascape

Picture above – A long exposure image from Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.  Montforts beach can be accessed from the carpark at the end of Spray Point Road, Blairgowrie.  Take the path to the left.   This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff – 10 secs f/13 using a 10 stop solid ND filter and a 4 stop soft grad.

Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula

Picture above – A long exposure shot of the Bunny Rock’s close companions at Montforts beach.    This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff -30 secs f/11 using a 10 stop solid ND + 4 stop soft grad filter.

 


Sunrise at Point King – Portsea

An early morning long exposure from Point King, Portsea, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 30 seconds at f/8 using an ND400 filter.

Jim Worrall, Point King, beach, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400, sunrise

This photo is available to purchase as a print here.


Montforts beach – Blairgowrie

A long exposure image from Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 30 seconds at f/13 using an ND400 filter.

Jim Worrall, Montforts beach, Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, black and white

This photo is available to purchase as a print at my Redbubble site here.


Through the Keyhole – Bridgewater Bay

A couple of long exposure images from Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Picture below – a 20 second exposure at f/16 using a Hoya ND400 filter.   This photo is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.

Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400

Picture below – A random visitor on the beach stands relatively still under the “bridge”offering some size perspective during a 13 second exposure .

Tech stuff – 13 secs f/9 ND400Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, ND400


Sunrise at Sullivan Bay – Sorrento

A long exposure sunrise image from Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, on the Mornington Peninsula.  The iconic jetty has recently started to fall to bits.  I suspect she wont be around much longer.  :/

Tech stuff – 25 seconds f/18 ND400 filter.

sullivan bay, sorrento, mornington peninsula, sunrise, long exposure, nd filters, nd400

This photo is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.

 

 


Pulpit Rock – Cape Schanck

Pulpit Rock at Cape Schanck, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 2.5 secs f/20, 4 stop soft grad – tonemapped image.

Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall

The image above is available to purchase as a print in many sizes and forms 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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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