Balnarring Beach Groyne Sunrise
Another sunrise expedition to the groynes at Balnarring Beach on Western Port Bay. This time we visited the straight groynes on the beach near the general store.
The image above was shot just before the sun broke through the clouds on the horizon. It’s a 2 second exposure, slightly smoothing the surface details in the water. This image is available to purchase as a print here.
Pictured above – A short exposure as the sun breaks through the clouds. I liked the way the reflected sun rays were glinting off the waves and the foreground sand. This image is available to buy as a print here.
Pictured above – As the sun rises higher in the sky, one of the groynes becomes beautifully side lit by the warming rays. This is a short exposure (1/20 sec f/18 iso100) shot with the camera way down low almost resting on the sand. This image is available to purchase as a print here.
Pictured above – Friend Jason preparing for his next shot as the sky lights up.
Shelley beach and Point King – ND group excursion
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.
The Blue Hour – Bridgewater Bay, Blairgowrie
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
This image is available to purchase as a print in various forms and sizes here.
Pictured below, me shooting the bridge rock formation. Photo courtesy of friend Jason Cincotta.
Kilcunda – George Bass Coastal Walk
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.