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.
I’ve visited the SS Speke shipwreck numerous times now. It’s a magical place at high tide with the rusty remnants of the wreck poking up through the surface of the shallow water. When the tide turns, the water quickly recedes and the wreck becomes fully exposed revealing it’s harsh rocky resting place.
To visit the SS Speke, park your car at the south end of Kitty Miller Rd. When you arrive on the beach turn left and walk around the point. The easiest way around the point is over the top and along the grassy cliff tops. There’s a well worn path to guide you to the Speke. The descent down the side of the cliff to the beach can be a bit slippery in wet conditions, ….which just adds to the adventure. 🙂
Picture below – The SS Speke shipwreck at high tide. **Technical stuff – 8 seconds, f/13, using an ND400 filter**
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Picture below – SS Speke at high tide **Technical stuff – 20 seconds, f/16, using an ND400 filter**
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A 155 second exposure of the SS Speke shipwreck at Kitty Miller Bay on Phillip Island. The image was taken during daylight using ND400 and ND8 filters stacked together to give about 12 stops of darkness.
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You can see more long exposure images of the SS Speke shipwreck here.
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.