A couple of dawn shots from the zig-zag groyne at Balnarring Beach on Western Port Bay.
The image above is available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes here.
Tech stuff – 10 secs, f/8, iso 100, using a 10 stop and 4 stop soft grad ND filter.
For those who might be interested in photographing the groyne, it’s easily accessible. Park at the end of Seawind Rd, Balnarring Beach. It’s a short walk down to the beach then turn right. There are also a few straight groynes off to the left.
The image above is available to purchase as a print in many sizes and forms here.
Tech stuff – 13 secs, f/8, 10 stopper and 4 stop soft grad.
A couple of long exposure images from Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.
Picture below – a 20 second exposure at f/16 using a Hoya ND400 filter. This photo is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.
Picture below – A random visitor on the beach stands relatively still under the “bridge”offering some size perspective during a 13 second exposure .
Tech stuff – 13 secs f/9 ND400
A long exposure sunrise image from Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, on the Mornington Peninsula. The iconic jetty has recently started to fall to bits. I suspect she wont be around much longer.
Tech stuff – 25 seconds f/18 ND400 filter.
This photo is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.
Last weekend we had our ND group excursion for beginners. It was a great turnout with lots of enthusiastic people attending. We started shooting at Bridgewater Bay in Sorrento in very difficult conditions with the wind blowing a continuous mist of fine rain onto our lenses. I was both surprised and delighted that so many people stayed and had the patience to put up with these conditions, …..such a dedicated bunch. 🙂 Many thanks to Jason Cincotta and Michael Stringer for assisting with so many ND newcomers.
Later we moved onto the front beaches at Point King, Sorrento, followed by Shelley beach, Portsea , both providing us with much more friendly shooting conditions.
Pictured below – Point King jetty. Tech stuff – 132 secs f/18. This photo is available to buy as a print in many forms here.
Pictured below – Shelley beach, Portsea. Tech stuff – 60 secs f/18. This photo is available to buy as a print in many forms here.
Pictured below – Shelley beach, Portsea. Tech stuff – 136 sec f/18. 10 stop ND + 4 stop soft grad. This photo is available to purchase as a print here.
Pictured below – Most of the crew from the group excursion, Bridgewater Bay.
An early morning sunrise shot from Flinders Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula. The location is easily accessible, just a short walk south from the Flinders pier carpark.
Technical stuff – 2.5 secs f/16 with ND8 filter
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.
Pictured below, a couple of long exposure images of the jetty remnants at Cat Bay on Phillip Island.
Cat Bay is located close to the western tip of Phillip Island, near the Nobbies Tourist Centre. The beach is home for several species of birds including penguins. Penguin burrows can be found scattered all over the sandy dune areas just back a bit from the high tide line.
* Note: …..no those aren’t penguins sitting on the old jetty in the photos. 🙂
Tech info for the above image – 3.2 secs f/10 with an ND400 filter.
This photo is available to purchase as a print at my Redbubble site here.
Tech info for the above image – 13 sec f/16 with an ND400 filter.
This photo is available to purchase as a print at my Redbubble site here.
A pre-dawn long exposure image from Koonya beach at Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula. The colour image was annoyingly way too blue and had a couple of mini star trails which were simply a distraction and had to go. 🙂
Koonya beach is located at the back beach end of Hughes Rd in Blairgowrie.
This image is available to purchase as a print in various forms here.
Here’s some images from the Kilcunda end of the George Bass Coastal Walk.
Below – 1.6 secs, f/8, ND400 filter. Available as a print here.
Below – 25 secs, f/14, ND400 filter. Available as a print here.
Below – 8 secs, f/13, ND400
Below – 0.6 secs, f/4.5, filter ND400
Below – Tog on a rock. Jason on the rock platforms at Kilcunda, taking in the scenery.
Pictured below, a long exposure image from St Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula. 10 seconds at f/20 using an ND400 filter.
Pictured below, a bit of long exposure selfie fun at St Andrews Beach.
The rocky looking structure leading out into the ocean is a “treated water” discharge pipe.
Most photographers with a passion for seascape photography will admit that putting themselves out there close to the edge of a violent ocean provides them with a certain personal thrill and sense of exhilaration, ….and of course this keeps us coming back for more. 🙂
Pictured below, a couple of images from a recent trip to Tea Tree Creek beach near Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula. My friend Jason positioned nice ‘n close to the action.
A couple of long exposure images from Tea Tree Creek beach at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia.
The image above is available to purchase in various sizes and forms here.
The image above is available to purchase in various sizes and forms here
A long exposure view looking down from the clifftop towards the Pinnacles. 13 secs f/20. Available to purchase as a print in many forms and sizes at my Redbubble page.
A long exposure from down on the beach at the Pinnacles. 15 secs f/16.
Available to buy as a print here.
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.
Following are a couple of long exposure images of the SS Speke shipwreck at Kitty Miller Bay on Phillip Island.
The first image was captured using an ND400 and two ND8 filters stacked together to achieve an exposure time of 195 seconds on a bright afternoon. Such a long exposure allows blurring of both the ocean waves and the moving clouds.
If you’re new to long exposure photography using dark ND filters then you might like to check out this page for some tips to get you started.
In mid July I tried something new. I arranged a photography excursion to the Pinnacles at Phillip Island and posted the idea on Facebook as a public event. By August 4th, the day of the excursion, there were 16 people confirmed as going and a few more “maybes”.
I had a realistic expectation that perhaps half of those who had confirmed would actually show up on the day. Imagine my surprise when all who had confirmed actually DID show up at the meeting place.
It was the start of a wonderful excursion with like-minded people, most of whom I had never actually met before and I only knew via Facebook.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day in the middle of a Melbourne winter. Both the weather and tides worked in our favour and all of the participants seemed to come away from the day pleased with the experience.
Following are snapshots of some of the participants enjoying the day at the Pinnacles beach. If you have a Facebook account you can view more images from the event here.
Exploring Cape Liptrap turned out to be one of the most physically punishing excursions of recent times. The excitement of climbing up and down steep coastlines and rock hopping around the breaking surf tends to distract one from the punishment that the old leg muscles are receiving.
As I write this blog post, three whole days have passed since the excursion and my legs are still a bit wonky. 🙂
Pictured below – A long exposure black and white image of Cape Liptrap Lighthouse.
On the day we visited the cape, mother nature provided us with a sky full of interesting fast moving cloud, great for long exposure work.
If you’d like to see an alternative colour version you can see one here.
Pictured below – Cape Liptrap lighthouse captured with a 10-20mm wide angle lens. When I was processing the image I initially corrected the wide angle image distortion but then the image seemed to lose something so i decided to leave the distortion in.
And now for some snapshots –