A long exposure image of waves crashing over the rocks at Cairns Bay beach near Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula. To access Cairns Bay follow the Tea Tree Creek trail from Boneo Road down to the beach.
Tech stuff – 6 secs, f/14, ISO200, ND400 filter.
The image below is available to purchase as a print here.
The entrance to the track begins where Tea Tree Creek meets the Boneo Road.
The mowed walking path follows a gentle slope downhill alongside the creek gully and down towards the beach.
Upon arrival at the beach, visitors are welcomed by the presence of a rusty metal wheel nestled amongst the undergrowth.
East from here, the beach invites exploration for those willing to navigate across the black weather-worn rocks covering much of the beach.
The area also offers an impressive selection of rocky plateaus which are sometimes exposed and sometimes dramatically washed by the relentless surf.
When exploring along this stretch of beach it’s a good idea to avoid an embarrassing or even life threatening situation by knowing what the tide is doing. Keep an eye out for the occasional rogue wave determined to sweep you off the rocks.
There’s an amazing amount to see, explore, experience and photograph here.
I’ll definitely be returning soon. 😉