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Halo – Grantville Boat Ramp

A sun halo as seen from the end of Grantville boat ramp at low tide.

A description of how the sun halo is formed can be found at the Wikipedia article here.

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

jim worrall, western port bay, boat ramp, jetty


Sawtells Inlet – Tooradin

The view across Sawtells Inlet, looking towards Tooradin Village.

Tech stuff – 10 seconds, f/13, ISO 100, 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad ND filters.

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

Jim Worrall, western port bay, black and white, seascape, mangroves


Sierra Nevada Rock – Portsea

A long exposure image of Sierra Nevada Rock, Portsea.   The rock formation is on Portsea back beach, just a short walk north-west of the London Bridge rock formation.  IMPORTANT – It’s only accessible at low tide.

Tech stuff -15 sec, f/14, ISO 100, using an ND400 filter.

The image is available to purchase as a print here.

jim worrall, portsea back beach, mornington peninsula, long exposure, seascape, black and white

 


Blind Bight Boat Ramp and Jetty

A couple of sunset shots from Blind Bight foreshore.

The image below shows the edge of the boat ramp in the foreground with the distant land and sky lit by the sun setting behind me.

Tech stuff – 1.3 sec, f/20, ISO 50, 4 stop soft grad ND filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

jim worrall, Blind Bight foreshore, western port bay, sunset, seascape, boat ramp

Pictured below – Looking out to sea alongside the Blind Bight jetty / pontoon as sunset approaches.

Tech stuff – 1 sec, f/20, ISO 50 with 4 stop soft grad ND filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Blind Bight, western port bay, pontoon, sunset, seascape


Safety Beach – The Jetty and the Pipes

A couple of long exposure images from Safety Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

Pictured below – The “gun barrel” shot, looking along the Safety Beach jetty out to sea.

Tech stuff – 13 secs, f/20, ISO 50, 10 stop solid + 4 stop grad ND filters.

This image is available to purchase as a print in many different sizes and forms here.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, pier, Port Phillip Bay, long exposure, smooth water

Pictured below – The view from alongside the jetty looking out to sea.

Tech stuff – 30 secs, f/14, ISO 50, ND400 filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay, long exposure

 

Pictured below – The Pipes on Safety Beach.  They’re either twin stormwater outlets or torpedo tubes, …..I suspect the former rather than the latter.

Tech stuff – 30 secs, f/20, ISO 50, ND400 filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Safety Beach - Stormwater Outlets - Pipes

 

 


Dromana Pier – Mornington Peninsula

Some long exposure shots from the pier at Dromana beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

Pictured below – The view from the shore end of the pier, looking out to sea as clouds roll in obscuring the afternoon sun.

Tech stuff – 15 seconds, f/20, ISO 50, ND400 filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula, pier, jetty, long exposure, port phillip bay

Pictured below  – A long exposure shot from under the pier.

Tech stuff – 13 seconds, f/13, ISO50, ND400 filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay, pier, jetty, long exposure

Pictured below – A long exposure side shot of the Dromana pier.

Tech stuff – 8 seconds, f/13, ISO 50, ND400 filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay, jetty, pier, long exposure


Evening at Grantville Jetty

A couple of long exposure images as the sunset approaches at Grantville jetty.

Tech stuff – 25 sec, f/14, ISO 200, 10 stop solid and 4 stop grad filters.

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

jim worrall, pier, Bass Coast, Wetern Port Bay, long exposure, sunset

Tech stuff – 15 sec, f/13, ISO200, 10 stop solid and 4 stop grad filters.

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

Jim Worrall, Bass Coast, Western Port Bay, seascape, long exposure, sunset


Safety Beach Jetty

Pictured below, a storm rolls across Port Phillip Bay whipping up waves and sending them onto Mornington Peninsula bayside beaches.  This image is from the Safety Beach jetty.  Tech stuff – 0.8 sec, f/10, ISO400, ND400 filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here and here.

Jim Worrall, mornington peninsula, port phillip bay, storm, jetty, beach

Pictured below, a behind the scenes shot by Sally.

storm, port phillip bay, mornington peninsula, beach, jetty

Pictured below, a long exposure shot taken just after sunset at the end of Safety Beach jetty.  This was a calmer evening.    Tech stuff – 20 sec f/8 ISO50.

This image is available to purchase as a print here and here.

jim worrall, port phillip bay, mornington peninsula, jetty, pier


A Mustang Sunset

A “wild” Mustang caught during sunset at a local car show in Baxter, Victoria.

jim worrall, ford mustang, stang, car, sunset

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

jim worrall, mustang, ford, sunset, car, stang


Sunset at Safety Beach

Some long exposure sunset shots from Safety Beach jetty on the Mornington Peninsula.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Safety Beach, jetty, pier, sunset

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

Jim Worrall, Safety Beach, Mornington Peninsula, sunset, jetty, pier, beach

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

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Safety Beach, jetty, pier, beach

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

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Safety Beach, jetty, pier, sunset

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Point Lonsdale Pier

A pre-dawn long exposure image of the pier at Point Lonsdale on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Tech details – 30 secs, f/13, iso200.

Jim Worrall, jetty, beach, long exposure, Bellarine Peninsula, dawn, sunrise

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Queenscliff Pier

A long exposure image from the old Queenscliff pier on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria.

Upon arrival we couldn’t have wished for better lighting conditions.  The harsh sunlight was briefly softened and diffused by a large cloud bank sweeping across the sky.  🙂

Jim Worrall, long exposure, jetty, seascape, long exposure, ND filter

Tech stuff – 30 seconds, f/16, iso50 with an ND400 filter.

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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

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

 


Safety Beach jetty sunsets

A few long exposure sunset images from the jetty at Safety Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

A great spot to relax and watch the clouds roll across Port Phillip Bay.

safety beach, jetty, jim worrall, Mornington Peninsula, port phillip bay, long exposure, nd filter, sunset

The image above, “A Wild Evening at Safety Beach” is available to purchase as a print here.

safety beach, jetty, jim worrall, port phillip bay, mornington peninsula, sunset, long exposure, nd filter

The image above, “Imminent Sunset at Safety Beach” is available to purchase as a print here.

safety beach, sunset, jim worrall, mornington peninsula, jetty, port phillip bay, long exposure, nd filter

The image above, “Safety Beach Sunset” is available to purchase as a print here.


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 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 at Redbubble and here at Zazzle.

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

 

 

 


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


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.


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


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


Morning at Montforts beach

Some images from an early morning photography group excursion to Montforts beach in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.

Below – A Montfort Morn.
Montfort beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie

Below – Montforts Beach.
Montforts beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie

Below – Here Comes the Sun. Clouds ignite briefly just before the sun rises above the horizon at Montforts beach, Blairgowrie.
sunrise at Montforts beach - Jim Worrall - Blairgowrie - Mornington Peninsula

Below – Up Before the Day. The togs position themselves in the cool pre-dawn light.
Montforts beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie

Below – The Wetting of the Footsies. The togs scramble as they’re caught by an unexpected foot soaking. 🙂 All good fun.

Montfort beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Blairgowrie


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.


Life on the Dunes – Powlett River

Powlett River - Jim Worrall - Life on the Dunes

Cormorants and gulls resting at the base of huge sand dunes at the mouth of the Powlett River.


Bay of Islands – Sorrento

Pictured below, a long exposure image from the Bay of Islands on the back beaches of Sorrento. Access to the Bay of Islands is via Diamond Bay Road, Sorrento. There’s a small car park at the of the road. On arrival at the car park take the walking track to Diamond Bay and branch left at the Bay of Islands sign. It’s an easy short walk to the viewing platform.
Access to the beach is discouraged by Parks Victoria due to erosion on the beach, hence a short climb down is required from the viewing platform if you want a view from sea level.Jim Worrall Bay of Islands Mornington Peninsula Sorrento
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Pictured below – A phone camera shot of a storm brewing over Diamond Bay as viewed from near the viewing platform.
Jim Worrall Diamond Bay Sorrento Mornington Peninsula

Pictured below – A phone camera shot of the rain rapidly approaching my vantage point. The rain caught up with me before I could make it back to the car. 😦

Jim Worrall Bay of Islands Sorrento Mornington Peninsula


The Gateway – Coronet Bay

Using the ND400 filter to obtain a ten second exposure during the afternoon at Coronet Bay, Victoria, Australia.

the gateway coronet bay jim worrall seascape black and white
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The Overseer Coronet Bay Jim Worrall Western Port Bay


Sunrise at Pulpit Rock – Cape Schanck

A wild and stormy morning at Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck.

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A Hot Starry Night at the Shed

An night time image from semi rural Devon Meadows. The foreground is lit by the long exposure picking up light from a neighbour’s house. Stars are apparent in the night sky.

A starry Night at the Shed -  Devon Meadows


Cat Bay and Ventnor, Phillip Island long exposures

It was a fine day with fluffy white clouds scooting along on the breeze. It didn’t take long for me to convince myself to go down along the coast and play with some dark ND filters.

Below – The old jetty remnants at Cat Bay, Phillip Island.
Cat Bay jetty - Phillip Island - Jim Worrall - nd400 long exposure

Below – The old jetty remants at Cat Bay, Phillip Island.
Cat Bay - Phillip Island - Jim Worrall - long exposure -nd400

Below – Summerlands beach, Phillip Island. I was lucky to catch this one with no footprints near it since this is a popular stretch of beach for the locals to wander on.
Summerlands beach - Phillip Island - Jim Worrall - nd400 long exposure

Below – Red Rocks beach, Ventnor, Phillip Island.
Ventnor beach - Phillip Island - Jim Worrall - nd400 long exposure

Below – Red Rocks beach, Ventnor, Phillip Island.
Ventnor beach - Phillip Island - Jim Worrall - nd400 long exposure

Below – Red Rocks beach, Ventnor, Phillip Island.
Ventnor beach - Phillip Island - Jim Worrall - nd400 long exposure

Below – Some old jetty remnants at Grantville beach, shot at dusk on the way home.
Grantville jetty remnants - Jim Worrall - Western Port Bay - nd400 long exposure