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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


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.


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.


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.

 

 


Togs on the Rocks – Eagles Nest – Inverloch

Jim Worrall, Eagles Nest, Inverloch, Bass Coast, long exposure, nd filters, Nisi

Togs on the rocks at Eagles Nest, Inverloch.
Tech stuff – 30 secs f/9, 10 stop solid and 4 stop soft grad ND filters.


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


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


Cat Bay Jetty Remnants – Phillip Island

Pictured below, a couple of long exposure images of the jetty remnants at Cat Bay on Phillip Island.

Cat Bay is located close to the western tip of Phillip Island, near the Nobbies Tourist Centre.  The beach is home for several species of birds including penguins.  Penguin burrows can be found scattered all over the sandy dune areas just back a bit from the high tide line.

* Note: …..no those aren’t penguins sitting on the old jetty in the photos. 🙂

jim worrall, phillip island, seascape, long exposure

Tech info for the above image – 3.2 secs f/10 with an ND400 filter.

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

jim worrall, phillip island, long exposure, seascape, australia

Tech info for the above image – 13 sec f/16 with an ND400 filter.

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


Carpets of Green – Bay of Islands, Sorrento

October is a wonderful time on the back beaches of the Mornington Peninsula.  The rock platforms are transformed by a thriving carpet of lush greenery that’s only visible near low tide.  The photos below were taken at the Bay of Islands, Sorrento, but similar sights can be found all along the Mornington Peninsula back beaches at this time of year.

To get to the Bay of Islands park at the end of Diamond Bay Road.  The walking track to the observation point is short and well signposted.  Jump the fence and climb down the well worn path to reach the beach.  🙂

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento, back beach, seascape, long exposure

Techy stuff for the photo above – 30 sec f/8 ND400 filter

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, back beach, seascape, long exposure

Techy stuff for the photo above – 30 secs f/7.1 ND400 filter

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, long exposure

Techy stuff for the photo above – 30 secs f/10 ND400 filter


Pre-dawn at Koonya beach

A pre-dawn long exposure image from Koonya beach at Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.       The colour image was annoyingly way too blue and had a couple of mini star trails which were simply a distraction and had to go.  🙂

Koonya beach is located at the back beach end of Hughes Rd in Blairgowrie.

Jim Worrall, Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula, long exposure, black and white, seascape

This image is available to purchase as a print in various forms here.


Sunrise at Number 16 beach – The Dragon’s Head

Here’s some images from a recent sunrise excursion to Number 16 beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula. The beach car park is located at the intersection of Tasman Drive and Marcia Ave in Rye.  The best time to visit is near low tide when the rock platforms are exposed and the Dragon’s Head becomes accessible.   Prepare to get your feet wet.  🙂

Pictured below – The Dragon’s Head – Number 16 beach.   The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 20 secs f/20 using an ND400 filter.

dragon head, Number 16, Number Sixteen

Pictured below – Number 16 beach – The Dragon’s Head.  The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 8 secs f/5.6 using an ND400 filter.

number sixteen beach, Rye, seascape, long exposure

Pictured below – Sunrise at Number 16 beach.  The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 25 secs f/14 using an ND400 filter.

number sixteen, long exposure, seascape, Rye, Mornington Peninsula

Pictured below – Morning Glow at Number 16 beach.  The image is available to purchase as a print here.

Technical stuff – 20 secs f/20 using an ND400 filter.

number sixteen beach, Rye, Mornington Peninsula, Jim Worrall

Pictured below – To give some perspective, some fellow togs on the beach at the Dragon’s Head rock formation.

Number 16, Jim Worrall, Rye, Mornington Peninsula


Return to Pyramid Rock – Phillip Island

Pyramid Rock is another location I’ve returned to numerous times.  To me it almost looks unreal, like something from a fairy tale.  To visit Pyramid Rock, drive to the car park at the south end of the aptly named Pyramid Rock Rd.  There’s a very civilized boardwalk that takes you to an observation deck for a nice view of the rock and some of the surrounding coastline.

Those who don’t mind a little bit of mountaineering might try for an even closer view by going off the beaten track past the observation deck.  (Although I’m not sure what the park guidelines might say about that.)  😉

Pictured below – A long exposure image of Pyramid Rock.  **Technical stuff – 160 seconds, f/2.8, using an ND400 and ND500 stacked together.**

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

Jim Worrall, long exposure, seascape,, ND400

Pictured below –   A close-up view of the rock.  What a surreal spot!  🙂

Jim Worrall, Phillip Island, seascape, long exposure


Return to the SS Speke shipwreck – Phillip Island

I’ve visited the SS Speke shipwreck numerous times now.  It’s a magical place at high tide with the rusty remnants of the wreck poking up through the surface of the shallow water.  When the tide turns, the water quickly recedes and the wreck becomes fully exposed revealing it’s harsh rocky resting place.

To visit the SS Speke, park your car at the south end of Kitty Miller Rd.  When you arrive on the beach turn left and walk around the point.  The easiest way around the point is over the top and along the grassy cliff tops.  There’s a well worn path to guide you to the Speke.  The descent down the side of the cliff to the beach can be a bit slippery in wet conditions, ….which just adds to the adventure.  🙂

Picture below – The SS Speke shipwreck at high tide.  **Technical stuff – 8 seconds, f/13, using an ND400 filter**

The image is available to purchase as a print at my Redbubble site.

Jim Worrall, Phillip Island, seascape, long exposure, ND400

Picture below – SS Speke at high tide   **Technical stuff – 20 seconds, f/16, using an ND400 filter**

This image is available to purchase at my Redbubble site.

Jim Worrall, Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, seascape, long exposure, ND400


Kilcunda – George Bass Coastal Walk

Here’s some images from the Kilcunda end of the George Bass Coastal Walk.

Below – 1.6 secs, f/8, ND400 filter.   Available as a print here.

George Bass Coastal Walk, Jim Worrall, long exposure, ND400

Below – 25 secs, f/14, ND400 filter.    Available as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Kilcunda, George Bass Coastal Walk

Below – 8 secs, f/13, ND400

Jim Worrall, George Bass Coastal Walk, Kilcunda, long exposure, ND400

Below – 0.6 secs, f/4.5, filter ND400

Jim Worrall, George Bass Coastal Walk, ND400

Below – Tog on a rock.  Jason on the rock platforms at Kilcunda, taking in the scenery.

Jason Cincotta, Jim Worrall, Kilcunda, George Bass Coastal Walk, ND400, long exposure

Jason Cincotta, Jim Worrall, Kilcunda, George Bass Coastal  Walk


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


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