Australian seascape and landscape photography

Rock pools at the back beach – Sorrento

Following are a couple of shots of the beautiful rock pools available to explore at Sorrento back beach during low tide. In these images I’ve used an ND400 filter to smooth the background waves and a polarizing filter to remove the sky’s reflection from the surface of the pools.

Sorrento rock pools - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Australia

Sorrento rock pools - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Australia

3 responses

  1. These are terrific shots – the colours and composition!. Do your filters screw on the front of the lens? It sounds awfully tricky to set up a polarizing filter and to then attach the ND without throwing off the polarizing settings. Not to mention causing vignetting on what looks to be a very wide angle lens.

    There is a Sorrento in British Columbia too but sadly it has no ocean. In compensation it has a terrific organic brewery that makes my all time favourite stout, called Back Hand of God. A suitable drink for a visit to the beach, but perhaps not one with deep tide-pools (man-traps) flush with a flat surface.

    November 13, 2012 at 5:00 am

    • Yes, they’re just the screw on type filters. If your camera has “live view” you can use that to see straight through the filters to compose your shot and align the polarizer correctly. Give it a try.

      “Back Hand of God” sounds like a great name for a brew! 😉

      November 13, 2012 at 9:42 am

      • Thanks Jim. I do have live view, but have assumed that it would not find enough light with 7 or 8 stops of ND to allow me to work with. Just shows about assumptions. I would have explored more, but since my ND filter is adjustable, I have not needed to – I just set it to low density, frame the shot, and then back to high density. But since it is rotating, as is the polarising filter, I just never thought to try them together. Now I will. Thanks!

        November 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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