Pictured below, a pre-dawn long exposure shot from Bridgewater Bay in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.
Bridgewater Bay is accessible via a short walk from the carpark at the southern end of St Johns Wood Rd. Beach access is via a set of stairs. The best time to visit is at or near low tide when the rock platforms are exposed. Navigating the beach at high tide is problematic.
Tech stuff – 30 secs @ f/11
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Pictured below, me shooting the bridge rock formation. Photo courtesy of friend Jason Cincotta.
Some images from the wild n’woolly waters of Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula.
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The image above is available to buy as a print at Redbubble.
The image above is available to purchase as a print at Redbubble.
Following are some images from an excursion to the wild coastline at Bushrangers Bay on the Mornington Peninsula.
I highly recommend the 3km hike from the carpark at Cape Schanck lighthouse to Bushrangers Bay. The scenic track follows the coastline along clifftops and through bush.
The best time to visit Bushrangers Bay is at low tide which allows access to the rugged rock formations.
2.5 secs f/8 using an ND400 filter. The image above is available to purchase as a print at Redbubble.
4 secs f/8 using an ND400 filter. The image above is available to buy as a print at Redbubble.
13 seconds f/8
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A collection of long exposure images from St Andrews Beach on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
10 seconds, f/13, iso100. The image above is available to purchase as a print at RedBubble.
30 secs, f/18, iso 100. The image above is available to purchase as a print at RedBubble.
15 seconds, f/14, iso100. The image above is available as a print at RedBubble.
48 seconds, f/8, iso200. The image above is available as a print at RedBubble.
Sunrise at Koonya beach in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.
A series of long exposure images from The Blowhole Track at Flinders back beach on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula..
360 sec f/8 iso 200
Flinders Back Beach.
30 secs f/14 iso100
Following are a couple of shorter exposures –
Flinders Blowhole Track.
1.3 secs f/8 iso100
This was certainly one of the more memorable excursions that my photo group has undertaken, …and in a bad way.
The rock selves at the end of Cape Schanck are hazardous at the best of times. On this particular visit two of our group members were caught off guard and knocked into water by an unexpectedly large wave.
Thankfully both guys are OK and came away from the experience with minor injuries. It could have been a lot worse.
Pictured below, the view from the rock platform at Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck, looking across to Bushrangers Bay as the sun rises.
Pictured below, Pulpit Rock at the end of Cape Schanck.
An 8 second selfie at Sierra Navada Rocks at Point Nepean, Portsea.
I’ll definitely be making a return trip to this awesome structure.
A couple of long exposure images from St Andrews beach on the Mornington Peninsula.
A couple of long exposure shots of rock formations at St Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.
Below are some images from this weekend’s excursion to Fowlers beach in Blairgowrie.
If you’d like to visit Fowlers beach the closest carpark is at the end of St Johns Wood Rd in Blairgowrie. Follow the track from the carpark area to the beach then turn right and follow the path for about two hundred metres. Where the wire fence ends walk down towards the edge of the cliff and you’ll see a “goat track” down the steep embankment to the beach. I would describe this as a medium difficulty access point, …not everyone will be comfortable with negotiating the sandy steep descent down to the beach.
After the recent group excursion to Montforts beach I decided to revisit the place at high tide. The aim was to catch the three feature rock formations and also the “Bunny Rock” with a bit more water around their bases.
If you’re interested in visiting these fine rock formations park your car at the end of Spraypoint Road in Blairgowrie and take the short walk to the beach.
An image from Sorrento back beach on the Mornington Peninsula.
Some images from an early morning photography group excursion to Montforts beach in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.
Below – A Montfort Morn.
Below – Montforts Beach.
Below – The Wetting of the Footsies. The togs scramble as they’re caught by an unexpected foot soaking. 🙂 All good fun.
A collection of images from Number Sixteen (16) beach at Rye, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Some long exposure images from Cape Schanck on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Below is a series of long exposure images taken during a photography group excursion to the Bay of Islands at Sorrento. Conditions were ideal for those of us wanting to take long exposures.
It was great to see a few of the participants willing to get their feet wet to catch some good shots. 🙂
Following are some images from the beach at the end of St Pauls Rd, Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
Following are some long exposure images from Bushrangers Bay on the Mornington Peninsula.
The bay is accessible via a scenic walking track that begins at the Cape Schanck lighthouse carpark. Allow about an hour each way for the walk and make sure you carry some drinking water. There’s also an alternate walking track that goes from Boneo Road to Bushrangers Bay. Both tracks are about the same length.
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Some images from the beautiful and rugged ocean coastline at Flinders, Victoria, Australia. To find the entrance to Tea Tree Creek beach set up your GPS to locate the intersection of Keys Road and Boneo Road, Flinders. That will put you right near it.
Below are a couple of images from Bridgewater Bay in Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula. This crepuscular ray sunset appeared for maybe a couple of minutes before disappearing behind thick cloud.
Pictured below – A long exposure image of the locally famous rock formation in Bridgewater Bay.
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To visit Bridgewater Bay drive to the car park at the end of St Johns Wood Rd in Blairgowrie. It’s a short walk from the car park to the beach.
Above – A long exposure image of the iconic rock at Sorrento back beach.
Being well elevated and surrounded by rough water, the rock is a haven for large sea birds. You can visit the rock and it’s popular surrounding bay by driving to the end of Ocean Beach Road in Sorrento.
The image is available as a quality print at my Zazzle and RedBubble sites.
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.
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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. 😦
Following are a series of long exposure images from the front and back beaches of Flinders on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Pictured above – Flinders. 137 seconds f/13 ISO100. Available as a quality print at my Zazzle or RedBubble sites.
Following are some images from my recent long exposure Facebook group excursion to Rye back beach. It was a great turn out considering a pre-dawn meetup in the middle of winter isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. 🙂
A wild and stormy morning at Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck.
This is a commemorative post marking the drowning of my Canon 60D at Portsea beach last month. An outgoing wave pulled the sand out from under one of the legs of my tripod causing the whole rig to topple into the surf. The poor 60D was only 12 months old and was a replacement for my 40D which drowned in similar circumstances in early 2012. The event also marks the death of my Sigma 10-20mm, a true workhorse who managed to survive the first drowning in 2012.