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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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