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Sunset at Grantville Jetty

Sunset viewed from the Grantville jetty and boat ramp, Western Port Bay, Victoria.

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The Trek to Bushrangers Bay Arch

There are two public walking tracks into Bushrangers Bay that are about the same length. One track starts north-east of the bay at Boneo Road and the other track begins at the Cape Schanck lighthouse carpark, west of the bay.

We chose to walk the track from the Cape Schanck lighthouse carpark because it’s arguably more scenic and there’s a lot more carpark spaces available.

Along the sandy track there’s a couple of opportunities to look back along the coastline towards Pulpit Rock.

Further along the track the native trees enclose the path and form a welcoming tunnel.

After a bit of walking the bush track crosses the Burrabong Creek via a small wooden footbridge. Eventually the bush track opens onto the sandy beach of Bushrangers Bay. Here you’ll encounter Main Creek which cuts through the sandy beach and enters the ocean.

You need to cross the creek. You might get wet feet here depending on how much water is flowing in the creek at the time, and how far you can jump. 🙂

In the photo below, Main Creek cuts through the sandy beach on it’s way to the ocean.

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After crossing the creek it’s a short walk to the beautiful rock formations and platforms where at low tide there are lots of small crystal clear rock pools exposed.

At the water’s edge the rock platforms rumble as waves slam into the steep rocky walls.

Looking back from the arch towards Bushrangers Bay, lots of people exploring the platforms and rockpools.

It was a public holiday and very busy.

When we arrived at the arch we found that much of it was in the shade with very bright background elements.

This is problematic from a photography perspective, but anyway you work with what you’re given. 🙂

Photo below – Using a nice wide lens, some ND filtering, and blending 3 exposures I ended up with a keeper that I like.

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An Evening at Pearses Beach – Blairgowrie

A long exposure image from Pearses Beach in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula. You can get to Pearses Beach by parking in the carpark at the southern end of Pearse Road in Blairgowrie, and walk a short distance along the sandy walking path to the beach.

Tech stuff – 20 secs, f/13, ISO100, 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad ND filter.

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

Technical stuff for the image below – 15 secs, f/13, ISO200, NISI 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad filters.

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


On the rocks at Grantville Jetty

A long exposure shot from the rocks at Grantville Jetty, Victoria.

Tech stuff – 20 secs, f/13, ISO100, 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad filters.

The image below is available to purchase as a print here


Bridgewater Bay – Blairgowrie

A long exposure image from Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.

This photo was taken in harsh daylight conditions, so I opted for a black and white conversion of this one as the prevailing daytime colours added nothing substantial to the image.

Tech stuff – 5 sec, f/13, ISO50, ND500 filter. The image is available to buy as a print here.

As an interesting aside to the image above, if you look carefully you can see two blurry figures on the cliff near top left of frame.
The local kids like to jump from this cliff into a rock pool below. Great fun for the brave ones! 🙂

Here’s a zoomed-in view below.

To get to Bridgewater Bay, go to the carpark at the end of St Johns Wood Road, Blairgowrie and follow the sandy walking track south. The best time to visit is at low tide. At high tide all of the rock platforms are submerged and pretty much inaccessible.


Dawn at Montforts Beach – Blairgowrie

Following are a couple of long exposure images from Montforts Beach taken at first light on a cloudy grey dawn. You can access Montforts Beach by parking at the Spray Point Road carpark and following the sandy walking track south. Montforts Beach is signposted along the track. It’s also well worthwhile visiting Spray Point while you’re here.

Tech stuff for the image below- 5 sec, f/11, ISO50.

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Technical stuff for the image below – 2.5 secs, f/18, ISO50.

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Koonya Beach – Blairgowrie

A couple of images from Koonya beach, Blairgowrie on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

Image below, technical stuff – 1.6 sec, f/8, ISO160, 10 stop solid ND filter.

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Image below, technical stuff – 10 sec, f/10, ISO50, 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad ND fiilters.

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Late afternoon at Koonya beach – Blairgowrie

The late afternoon sun bathing Koonya beach in a golden glow.

Technical stuff – 0.5 sec, f/20, ISO50, 4 stop grad ND filter.

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Pictured below – Waves crash over rocks as the sun sets at Koonya beach, Blairgowrie.

Technical stuff – 0.5 sec, f/20, ISO50, 4 stop grad ND filter.

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SS Speke shipwreck – Phillip Island

A long exposure image from the remnants of the SS Speke shipwreck at Kitty Miller Bay on Phillip Island.

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Exposure details – 5 secs, f/14, ISO50.


Tooradin – Sunset at the Jetties

Fishermen enjoying a serene sunset at the Tooradin pontoon jetties.

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Warneet Doorway Sunset

A view of the sun setting through the shed doorway at the entrance to Warneet North Jetty.

jim worrall, warneet north, jetty, sunset, doorway


Whisky Bay – Wilsons Promontory

The late afternoon sun lights up the boulders at Whisky Bay, Wilsons Promontory.

jim worrall, whisky bay, wilsons promontory, seascape, long exposure

Technical stuff – 8 sec, f/8, ISO200. 10 stop + 4 stop grad filters

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Reefton Vista

A sweeping vista viewed from Woods Point Road, near Reefton in the beautiful Yarra Ranges, Victoria.

With still another 6 weeks of COVID-19 lock-down to endure, it makes me truly appreciate the simple joy of being able to get out and immerse myself in photography.

jim worrall, Woods Point Road, mountains, forest, vista

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Moonrise at Shelley Beach – Portsea

The moon rises over the calm waters of Shelley Beach, Portsea, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 13 sec, f/8, ISO100

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pier, jetty, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, beach, moon, night


Shelley Beach Jetty – Portsea

A sunset long exposure image from one of the Shelley Beach jetties on the Mornington Peninsula.

mornington peninsula, shelley beach, jetty, pier, jim worrall, sunset seascape

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Sunset at Whisky Bay – Wilsons Prom

The setting sun casting warm rays on the beautiful coastline at Whisky Bay on Wilsons Promotory.

wilsons promontory, jim worrall, seascape, sunset, long exposure, cliffs

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Grantville Jetty Sunset

Sunset approaches at Grantville jetty on Western Port Bay.

Jim Worrall, Grantville, jetty, pier, sunset, beach, Western Port Bay,

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Queenscliff Pier

Queenscliff pier jetty Jim Worrall

Queenscliff Pier.

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Technical details – 30 sec, f/16, ISO50, using a 10 stop solid ND and 4 stop soft grad filter.

Queenscliff pier jetty Jim Worrall

Queenscliff Pier.

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

Technical details – 25 secs, f/11, ISO50, using a 10 stop solid ND and 4 stop soft grad filter.

 

 


Corinella Barge Landing

The French Island to Corinella Barge traverses a narrow section of Western Port Bay carrying vehicles and passengers back and forth between the island and mainland.

Pictured below is a long exposure image of the Corinella Barge landing area as sunset approaches.   The image is available to purchase as print here.

jim worrall, Corinella, barge, seascape, long exposure, Western Port Bay

Tech stuff – 30 sec, f/11, ISO200, 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad filters.

 

 


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.

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


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.

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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.

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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


Shelley Beach Sunset – Portsea

A long exposure image of a cloudless sunset at Shelley Beach, Portsea, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 30 sec, f/16, ISO 100, using a 10 stop solid + 4 stop soft grad filter.

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

jetty, pier, Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay

 


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.

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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.

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


Cowrie Beach – A View To The Nobbies

A long exposure image from Cowrie Beach looking towards The Nobbies on Phillip Island.

Tech stuff – 30 secs, f/8, ISO50, 10 stop solid filter + 4 stop soft grad filter.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

Jim Worrall, Cowrie Beach, The Nobbies, Phillip Island, long exposure, seascape

Pictured below – A short exposure showing the waves slamming into the rocks at Cowrie Beach, Phillip Island.

Tech stuff – 1/6 sec, f/20, ISO 50, 4 stop soft grad filter.

Jim Worrall, Cowrie Beach, Phillip Island, Bass Coast, seascape, waves crashing


Cairns Bay – Flinders

A long exposure image of waves crashing over the rocks at Cairns Bay beach near Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula.  To access Cairns Bay follow the Tea Tree Creek trail from Boneo Road down to the beach.

Tech stuff – 6 secs, f/14, ISO200, ND400 filter.

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

Jim Worrall, Tea Tree Creek, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, long exposure


Shelley Beach – Portsea

Some long exposure jetty images from a recent visit to Shelley Beach, Portsea, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 6 sec, f/10, ISO100, ND400 filter.

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

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, jetty, long exposure

Tech stuff – 20 sec, f/18, ISO 100, ND400 filter.

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

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, jetty, seascape, long exposure

Tech stuff – 15 sec, f/20, ISO100, 10 stop solid + 4 stop grad filters.

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

Jim Worrall, Mornington Peninsula, seascape, long exposure, jetty, beach


Dawn at the Dragon’s Head – Rye

A long exposure image taken at the Dragon’s Head rock formation at Number Sixteen beach, Rye, Mornington Peninsula.

Tech stuff – 20 secs, f/16, ISO100.

This image is available to purchase as a print here.

jim worrall, rye, mornington peninsula, back beach, long exposure