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Sunset at the Metung tree remnants

During a recent trip to Gippsland I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and experience an awesome sunset on the shoreline at Metung.

It was one of those rare occasions where the colour seemed to stay in the sky for ages.  It was truly a magical evening.  🙂

Metung, sunset, Jim Worrall, tree remnants, logs, beach, shoreline

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

Pictured below, one of the iconic tree remnants on the Metung shoreline, side lit by the setting sun.

Metung, sunset, tree, remnants, log, shoreline, beach

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

Pictured below, …Metung’s equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster, …..or perhaps it’s simply a tree remnant?  🙂

Metung, sunset, tree, remnants, log, beach, shoreline

Pictured below, a “behind the scenes shot” caught with my phone camera as the sky lit up.

Metung, sunset, Jim Worrall

Pictured below, a “behind the scenes shot” taken as the sky started to fill with colour. Photo courtesy of Mustang Sally.

Metung, Jim Worrall, Mustang Sally, sunset

 

 

 

 

 

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Sullivan Bay jetty – Sorrento

Following the destruction and subsequent rebuilding of this iconic jetty at Sullivan Bay, it took a few visits here for me to catch it in favourable light.

This is a long exposure of 204 seconds on a cloudy day giving nice diffused light.port phillip bay, long exposure, jim worrall, jetty, pier, mornington peninsula

The image above is available to purchase as a print 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.

 

 

 


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.


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. 🙂

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


The Mists of Kilcunda

On an unseasonally warm winter’s day last weekend, I took advantage of the fine weather to reintroduce myself back to our fine ocean coastline.
Upon arrival at Kilcunda, located on Victoria’s Bass Coast, the sea was remarkably calm and there was a thick haunting mist in the air. A wonderful sight indeed. 🙂

Pictured below – The Mists of Kilcunda
The Mists of Kilcunda - Jim Worrall - Australia - Bass Coast - long exposure - black and white

Technical stuff – The image was taken mid afternoon using an ND400 filter to lengthen the exposure time and thus soften the appearance of the sea.


Exploring Beachport, South Australia.

I visited the town of Beachport just prior to the summer “silly season”. This provided me the with the opportunity to explore the area without the usual crowds of holiday makers cluttering up the splendid beaches.

The town sits on the end of a small cape with one side facing towards the open ocean and the other side facing more towards the mainland providing a relatively safe harbour area and calmer beaches.

Below – Thar She Blows – a storm approaches Beachport from the ocean.
Thar She Blows - Jim Worrall - Beachport South Australia - storm clouds over beach

Below – Beachport Pier – located on the calmer east side of the cape, is apparently the second longest pier in Australia. You need a cut lunch and a sherpa to trek from one end of the pier to the other. 🙂
Beachport Pier - Jim Worrall - South Australia

Below – The Pool of Siloam at Beachport contains water which is claimed to be seven times saltier than seawater which makes floating really easy. The pool is fed by underground springs.
Pool of Siloam - Jim Worrall - Beachport South Australia

Below – Back on the rougher ocean side Post Office Rock at Beachport provides some nice wave action.
I lost a pair of runners and socks here to an unexpected wave.
The Post Office - Jim Worrall - Post Office Rock Beachport South Australia