Australian seascape and landscape photography

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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


The Caves – Inverloch

The view from inside one of The Caves at Inverloch, Victoria.

Tech stuff – The image is a blend of 3 exposures, each taken 3 stops apart in order to capture details on the dark walls of the cave and also the bright scene outside.

Inverloch, Bass Coast, Victoria, Jim Worrall, The Caves

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

 


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


St Pauls beach sunset – Sorrento

The setting sun lights up the foreshore through the arch at St Pauls beach, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula.

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, beach, Sorrento, sunset, long exposure, ND filter

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, blank and white, long exposure, ND400, Mornington Peninsula

 


Sunset at North Road Jetty – Brighton

An unexpected explosion of colour over the North Road jetty at Brighton.

Jim Worrall, North Road, jetty, pier, beach, boat ramp, sunset

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


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

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

 


Sunset at Seaford Pier

Most photography enthusiasts will know this feeling.   It’s a gamble, … it’s half an hour before sunset, … and there’s half an hour travel involved.  The clouds may or maybe not behave.

Luckily on this occasion the gamble paid off with a beaut sunset at Seaford pier.  🙂

Jim Worrall, Seaford, pier, jetty, sunset, Port Phillip Bay, beach, long exposure, hdr

Pictured above, the sunset went off like a charm.  This image is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes here at Redbubble.

Jim Worrall, Seaford, pier, jetty, Port Phillip Bay, long exposure

Pictured above, just prior to the sun dropping below the horizon a break in the clouds allows beautiful long shadows to be cast across the sand.  This image is available to purchase as a print here at Redbubble.

jim worrall, seaford pier, port phillip bay

Pictured above, a great behind the scenes shot, courtesy of Sally.

 


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.


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 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.

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

 

 

 


Sunset at St Pauls beach – Sorrento

Following are some images from the beach at the end of St Pauls Rd, Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.

Jim Worrall St Pauls Sorrento Mornington Peninsula
The image above is available to purchase as a print in various forms here and here.

Jim Worrall St Pauls Sorrento Mornington Peninsula The arch image above is available to buy as a print here and here.

Jim Worrall St Pauls beach Sorrento Mornington Peninsula

Jim Worrall St Pauls cliff top Sorrento Mornington Peninsula


Thunder in the Air – Outdoor Dunny

This is an image I captured during an excursion through northern Victoria quite some time ago. At the time I didn’t bother to post it in my blog because I didn’t think there would be much interest in it.
Boy was I wrong, …this is currently one of the best selling images on my Zazzle site.

Who would of thunk it?

Thunder in the Air
Thunder in the Air - outdoor dunny - toilet - latrine - thunder box - Jim Worrall

The image is available as a high quality print at my Zazzle and RedBubble sites.


Dalmeny Beach – Duesbury Headland

Following are a couple of images from Dalmeny beach in New South Wales.

The first image below was captured from the clifftop at Duesbury Headland, Dalmeny.
Dalmeny beach - Duesbury headland - Jim Worrall - seascape - australia - beach

Below, a long exposure image taken amongst the rocks and surf at Dalmeny beach.
Dalmeny beach - seascape - long exposure - Jim Worrall - ND400 - travel

If you’re in the area around brekky time there’s a cafe on Dalmeny Drive called Anton’s just down the road at Kianga. I highly recommend their excellently presented eggs and bacon.
Have a look at this beauty below. Gorgeous isn’t it!


Mystery Bay – Ocean Mist in the Cove

When visiting Mystery Bay in New South Wales I found this wonderful cove full of dark rocks. The cove is open to the ocean and is constantly hammered by incoming waves.
A long exposure here creates a nice contrast of textures between the rough jagged rocks and the softness of the mist created by the motion of the waves.

Mystery Bay - Australia - Mist in the cove - Jim Worrall - long exposure - ND400
High quality prints of this image are available at Redbubble and Zazzle.

Mystery Bay - Australia - Jim Worrall - long exposure - misty - seascape - ocean - beach
High quality prints of this image are available at Redbubble and Zazzle.


Cape Conran beach – the rockscapes and jetty

The beach at west Cape Conran offers an almost alien landscape populated with a huge array of highly eroded rocks. The jetty and boat ramp look out of place in this environment and so they tend to become the feature subjects of photographers who visit the site.
If you cant visit this site at sunset I’d recommend visiting during a day of high surf activity. The large waves crashing into these rocks create a really impressive scene.
I’m definitely going to revisit this location when I get the chance. There’s a lot to explore here.

Cape Conran Jetty
Cape Conran Jetty - Jim Worrall - seascape - long exposure - ND400 - misty - sea - ocean

Cape Conran Jetty
Cape Conran Jetty - Jim Worrall - seascape - ocean - misty waves - long exposure - beach

Mists of Cape Conran
Mists of Cape Conran - Jim Worrall - seascape - ocean - beach - long exposure

Foam – Cape Conran
Foam at Cape Conran - Jim Worrall - seascape - beach - ocean - Australia


On the Beach at Narooma

I was fortunate to stay in the town of Narooma in New South Wales for a couple of days on a recent trip up the coast.
Narooma is home to some interesting natural rock formations along the ocean beach. When combined with some great surf the photo opportunities are plentiful.

Narooma beach - Glasshouse rocks - Jim Worrall - seascape - beach - Australia

Narooma beach - Jim Worrall - seascape - ocean - Australia

Narooma beach - Jim Worrall - seascape - misty ocean - sea

Narooma beach - Glasshouse rocks - Jim Worrall - seascape - misty - ocean

And finally, a man made rockscape in Narooma, the Wagonga Inlet.
Wagonga Inlet - Narooma - Jim Worrall - seascape - beach - ocean - Australia


Walkerville South beach – the rockscapes

A few images from Walkerville South beach at low tide.

Walkerville South - beach - Jim Worrall - Australia - long exposure

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Walkerville South beach - Jim Worrall - Australia

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Walkerville South beach - Jim Worrall - Australia - seascape


The Dragon’s Head at Number Sixteen

The Dragon’s Head rock at the Number Sixteen beach, Rye, has been a photographic target that I’ve been looking forward to shooting for quite some time. The last time I visited here I’d arrived a bit too late in the tidal cycle to safely explore the rocky plateau that surrounds the Dragon’s Head.

Today’s visit was executed with military precision. I arrived on the beach precisely at low tide, waded out to the Dragon’s Head through ankle deep water and excitedly set up my tripod. The ocean waves were crashing and rolling across the rocky plateau then cascading beautifully over the edge very close to the Dragon’s Head.

Being a big fan of long exposure images you can imagine my disappointment as I fumbled around in my camera bag trying to find my ND filters to fit the wide angle lens. They were no where to be found. I had left the filters behind at home, … they were attached to another lens. It was one of those forehead slapping moments.

The Dragon at Sixteen - Jim Worrall - Australia - travel - dragons head

In the absence of any suitably sized ND filters I decided to make the unique shape of the rock fill the frame in the image above rather than featuring the flow of water.

The next image below was taken from quite a distance back from the Dragon’s head using a 70-200mm lens. Fortunately I had a suitably sized ND filter for this particular lens so it was possible to soften the look of the flowing water. Unfortunately using the long lens meant that I wasn’t able to get the composition that I was looking for.

Lesson learned – double check the gear before leaving home, never assume!

Dragon's Head rock - Jim Worrall - Number Sixteen beach - Rye - Australia - travel


Intervals of Time – book release.

18 months after releasing my first book I’m pleased to announce that I’ve finally finished my second book and published it through Blurb.

Intervals of Time – front cover.
Intervals of Time - Jim Worrall - ND400 - long exposure - black and white - seascape - book

The 40 page collection explores Australian land and seascapes using long exposure photographic techniques to capture textures and patterns hidden in fluid motion.
The book is printed on Blurb’s premium lustre finish paper.

Intervals of Time – rear cover.
Intervals of Time - Jim Worrall - ND400 - seascape - long exposure - black and white - Australia

If you’d like to thumb through the book with a virtual preview of all it’s pages go here.


Cyclical Rendezvous – water motion at Rye beach

Pictured below, a long exposure image capturing the remnants of spent waves returning to the relentless ocean at Rye beach, Victoria, Australia.

Cyclical Rendezvous.
Cyclical Rendezvous - Rye beach - Jim Worrall - Australia - ND400 - long exposure

…….and for those who prefer a black and white version………,
Cyclical Rendezvous.
Cyclical Rendezvous - Rye beach - black and white - Jim Worrall - ND400 - long exposure - ocean - waves


Number Sixteen beach – reprocessed

A couple of images from the previous excursion to Number Sixteen beach, reprocessed in black and white, ……and with a little more drama added.

The Shark’s Fin, a long exposure from Rye back beach, Victoria, Australia.
The Shark's Fin - Rye beach - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Australia - ND400

Out to Sea, Rye Back beach.
Out to Sea - Rye - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - ND400 - long exposure


HMVS Cerberus shipwreck at Half Moon Bay

After a delicious lunch at the Ricketts Point teahouse, Chris from Ambientcapture and I drove to Half Moon Bay where the wreck of the HMVS Cerberus rests semi-submerged some distance offshore.
The HMVS Cerberus was launched in 1868 and is the only remaining breastwork monitor class warship left in the world. You can find more details about the ship’s rich history at it’s Wikipedia page here, or it’s dedicated website here.
My idea from a photographic perspective was to capture the Cerberus using long exposure techniques to blur the motion of the water and clouds, and yet keep the wreck in sharp focus.

I had to wrestle with this one in post processing due to the extreme brightness of the background but I think I finally found a unique vision of the wreck.

Pictured below – HMVS Cerberus is available as a print in various sizes and formats here.

HMVS Cerberus - Jim Worrall - Half Moon Bay - Australia - shipwreck

Pictured below – a long exposure view from the Half Moon Bay pier looking north along the coastline. The little blurry bit at the lower center of the image is a buoy bobbing around in the waves.

Half Moon bay - coastline - beach - Jim Worrall - Australia

Pictured below – a more distant long exposure view of the HMVS Cerberus.
Cerberus - shipwreck - Half Moon Bay - Jim Worrall - Australia

Pictured below – the structure behind the Cerberus wreck.
I have no idea what it is, but it’s very popular with the birds.
Half Moon Bay - Jim Worrall - Australia- seascape


Plateau – Sorrento back beach

Below – Plateau – A long exposure image from the Sorrento back beach.
An intriguing place to visit at low tide.

Plateau - Jim Worrall - Sorrento beach


Exploring the Point Nepean immigration quarantine station

Pictured below, the very industrial looking fumigation chambers in the Point Nepean quarantine station were once used to disinfect the belongings of recently arrived immigrants.
Point Nepean - Portsea - quarrantine - fumigation chamber - Jim Worrall

Point Nepean - Portsea - quarrantine - fumigation chamber - Jim Worrall

Point Nepean - Portsea - quarrantine - fumigation chamber - Jim Worrall

Point Nepean - Portsea - quarrantine - fumigation chamber - Jim Worrall

Pictured below, more images from around the historic buildings at the quarantine station.
Parks Victoria has a nice PDF explaining a little about the attractions here.

Point Nepean - Portsea - quarantine - Jim Worrall

Point Nepean - Portsea - quarantine - Jim Worrall

Point Nepean - Portsea - quarantine - Jim Worrall