Swimming at the Sixteen – Rye Beach
After a recent photographic excursion to Koonya beach two weeks ago, I swore not to return my feet to the icy waters of the ocean until the warmer weather arrived.
Alas, the lure of the salty seas proved to be too much for me.
This week’s excursion was a low tide expedition to Number Sixteen beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula.
Unfortunately I arrived just a little bit too late in the tidal cycle to safely photograph my intended target. Rather than risk my life on the rocky shelves I decided to play around on the beach photographing easier targets, …..and only got wet up to the knees. 😉
Pictured below – Pod 16, a long exposure image from Rye beach.
This rock is one of the main features of the Number Sixteen beach. It dramatically changes it’s perceived shape depending on the direction from which you photograph it.
Pictured below – Swimming at the Sixteen, water rushes back from the beach to join the pounding surf.
Pictured below – Vortex, water swirls around the foreground rocks as it enters the beach.
Pictured below – The Shark’s Fin, the landmark rock from a different perspective.
Pictured below – Out to Sea, almost looks like the rock is patiently waiting. Excuse my fertile imagination. 🙂