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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

 

 

 


The Pinnacles – Cape Woolamai – Phillip Island

The Pinnacles, Jim Worrall, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, long exposure, black and white, seascape

A long exposure shot from the beach at The Pinnacles rock formation, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island.

Technical stuff – 30 secs f/10 ISO50 using an ND500 filter.

The Pinnacles, Jim Worrall, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, long exposure, black and white, seascape

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

 


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

 


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.

 

 

 


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.

 


Bore beach – San Remo

A wave explodes against rocks at Bore beach, San Remo.   To access Bore beach park at the end of Potters Hill Rd and follow the stairs down onto the beach.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Tech stuff – 0.8 secs f/8 ND400 filter.

bore beach, san remo, jim worrall, seascape, black and white, bass coast, australia


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.

 


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.


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.


Tenby Point jetty remnants

Tenby Point is a coastal village sitting on the eastern side of Western Port Bay, about half way between Grantville and Corinella.  The jetty remnants are best visited near high tide when water surrounds the base of the posts. When the tide recedes here it goes WAY out leaving the posts sitting in an unattractive bed of mud.

Tech stuff for the image below – 260 secs at f/13,  ND400 + ND8 filters.

Tenby Point, jetty, Jim Worrall, long exposure, Western Port Bay, ND filter

Tech stuff for the image below – 205 secs at f/14, ND400 + ND8 filters.

Tenby Point, jetty, Jim Worrall, long exposure, ND filter, Western Port Bay


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.


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.


Warneet Sunset

Sometimes we don’t realize what we have until we view it through different eyes.

Warneet sunset 10-04-16
Tech stuff – 60 secs @ f/16,  10 stop solid ND + 4 stop soft grad.

Jim Worrall, western port bay, sunset, long exposure, ND filters


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.


Tenby Point – Western Port Bay

Jim Worrall, Tenby Point, Western Port Bay, long exposure, ND400, seascape, black and white

A couple of long exposure photos from the beautifully serene beach at Tenby Point on Western Port BayJim Worrall, Tenby Point, Western Port Bay, long exposure, ND400, seascape, black and white

Pictured above – The iconic tree “Ol’ Woody” and his mate, …… blowing in the wind at Tenby Point.            Tech stuff – 30 secs f/20 ND400.

This photo is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Tenby Point, Western Port Bay, long exposure, seascape, ND400, black and white

Pictured above – Erosion prevention (I’m guessing), at Tenby Point.

Tech stuff – 30 secs f/10 ND400.

This photo is available to purchase as a print 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.


Balnarring beach groyne

Ahh, ….the serenity.     Some daytime long exposure shots from one of the groynes at Balnarring beach on Western Port Bay.

Jim Worrall, Western Port Bay, long exposure, ND400

Above image – 0.8 secs f/16.    This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, groyne, Western Port Bay, long exposure, black and white

Above image – 65 secs f/16 ND400+ND8.   This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, groyne, Western Port Bay, long exposure, black and white

Above image – 55 secs f/16.  This image is available to purchase as a print here.


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.