High tide at the Bay of Islands, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula. The featured rock formation in the image is known to the locals as “Crocodile Rock”.
Tech stuff – 0.8 seconds, f/8, ISO200
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The setting sun lights up the foreshore through the arch at St Pauls beach, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula.
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A long exposure image from the Bay of Islands, Sorrento, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
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Following the destruction and subsequent rebuilding of this iconic jetty at Sullivan Bay, it took a few visits here for me to catch it in favourable light.
This is a long exposure of 204 seconds on a cloudy day giving nice diffused light.
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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.
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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.
A long exposure shot from the base of Jubilee Point at Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
Tech stuff – 4 secs at f/16 using an ND400 filter.
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A daytime long exposure photo from Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, on the Mornington Peninsula.
Tech stuff – 66 secs f/13 using ND400 + ND8 filters.
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October is a wonderful time on the back beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. The rock platforms are transformed by a thriving carpet of lush greenery that’s only visible near low tide. The photos below were taken at the Bay of Islands, Sorrento, but similar sights can be found all along the Mornington Peninsula back beaches at this time of year.
To get to the Bay of Islands park at the end of Diamond Bay Road. The walking track to the observation point is short and well signposted. Jump the fence and climb down the well worn path to reach the beach. 🙂
Tech info for the photo below – 30 sec f/8 ND400 filter.
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Tech info for the photo below – 30 secs f/7.1 ND400 filter
Tech info for the photo below – 30 secs f/10 ND400 filter
An image from Sorrento back beach on the Mornington Peninsula.
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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.
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.
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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. 😦
A long exposure image from Sorrento back beach, Victoria, Australia. The last rays of the day create a warm glow on the back of the Sphinx rock formation.
An image from Sorrento back beach, near the Sphinx rock formation.
November is a great time of year on the Mornington Peninsula back beaches. The warming water signals an explosion of bright green seaweed on the rocky plateaus all along the coast.
Following are a couple of shots of the beautiful rock pools available to explore at Sorrento back beach during low tide. In these images I’ve used an ND400 filter to smooth the background waves and a polarizing filter to remove the sky’s reflection from the surface of the pools.
Firstly just a quick note to let you know that I’ve updated the blog to give it a whole new look and most importantly it will now allow me to display larger images on the page. Screen sizes and resolutions have changed dramatically since I first started the blog several years ago. I’m sure you’ll agree that larger images is a step in the right direction.
The following images are from a morning trip down to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
Now for some fun shots. The two images below were taken by my friend Stephen Pretty from Perfection Photography. He managed to catch a couple of golden moments in time where the waves got the better of me.
Some afternoon long exposure images from Sorrento back beach on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia. The foreground rocks are submerged at high tide and are gradually revealed as the tide goes out. A long exposure time is used to smooth out the ocean waves into a mist.
The day started out well with brunch in Sorrento at the Buckley’s Chance restaurant with friends Christine and Caroline.
After being suitably fueled by brunch we strolled to the other end of town and boarded the Sorrento-Queenscliff Ferry for the short trip across the mouth of Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff.
On arrival we departed the ferry to see what photographic treasures we could find along the beach.
Pictured below – Queenscliff Pier, shot in the early afternoon using an ND400 filter to extend the exposure time and soften the waves.
Pictured below – Evidence of Dredge, a pipeline from the offshore dredger snakes it way past heavy posts buried in the sand at the shoreline. The waves softened to a mist by the use of long exposure time.