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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 


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.

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


The Sand Dunes of Mungo

The awesome sand dunes at Mungo National Park, N.S.W.

Jim Worrall, Mungo, N.S.W., desert

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The Pinnacles – Cape Woolamai

A long exposure image from down on the beach at The Pinnacles, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island.

Technical – 25 seconds, f/14, ISO50, using a 10 stop solid and 4 stop soft grad ND filter.

Jim Worrall, Phillip Island, long exposure, rockscape, seascape, beach, coast

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SS Speke shipwreck – Kitty Miller Bay

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

Technical – 120 secs, f/18, ISO50, using a 10 stop solid and 4 stop grad filter.

Jim Worrall, shipwreck, Phillip Island, long exposure, ND filters

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Before the dawn – Bridgewater Bay

A pre-dawn long exposure image from Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

(20 secs, f/8, iso200.)

Jim Worrall, Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula, beach, long exposure

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Bay of Islands – Crocodile Rock

A long exposure image from the Bay of Islands, Sorrento, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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Loy Yang Power Station

A long exposure image of the Loy Yang power station in the Latrobe Valley, Gippsland.

Latrobe Valley, Gippsland, Jim Worrall, long exposure, black and white, power station

Tech details – 30 secs, f/18, ISO50 using 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