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Day 10 – Looking Forward to the Weekend

Rye - Bayside

I thought I would share some photos that I took a month or so back when I went down to check out the foreshore along the Mornington Peninsula for this weekends workshop.  It was good to go down before to check out the lighting, but more importantly I realised that going there in the afternoon at twilight would be pointless because there are far too many people around.  It is also hard to work out places to go because there is so much traffic on the roads.

I took this shot down near where the two heads of the bay meet, there is a narrow gap for ships to enter or leave.  It is near Point Nepean.  Just looked on Google maps to help me remember the name and because Point Nepean is a Armed Forces base, think Navy, it doesn’t say what it is called.  So funny, there are photographs of it, but they can’t name it.

I don’t know that I think this shot is that interesting, it may have been better if we were looking at the morning sun as opposed to the late afternoon sun.

We found this old cemetery on the way to where the previous photo was taken.  I think it goes back to when the area was first settled.  There are memorials to people who went down with their ships.

Again the sun was against me.  Most of the place was in shadow because of the trees hanging around it.  Would be nice to go back when the sun is somewhere else, possibly early morning.

This is part of the foreshore in Rye.  You can see how many people are on the pier and it wasn’t even that warm.  There is always something about the beach that draws people to it, not sure about it myself, but I do enjoy photographing it, without the people that is.

Nothing special about this image, it really was a point and click kind of image.  Of course with a DSLR it is never really one of those.  I would have had the camera on A, or aperture priority.  I used a f stop of f22 and the shutter speed was 1/13 of a second with an ISO rating of 100.  I would have used the tripod.  I can take photos at the slow a shutter speed, but the conditions have to be right, with the environment and with me.

Tomorrow I will be packing up and heading down to Rosebud, where the house is that we are staying in.  Looking forward to coming home with a stack of photos to edit and show you.

  1. obrienspix #

    Love the one with the pier & grass….really cool.

    November 10, 2011
  2. Wish we lived on the same continent, I would certainly sign up for your photography class!

    November 10, 2011
    • That would be great. Maybe one day you can come visit and we can organise a trip somewhere.

      November 10, 2011
  3. Liz #

    I really like the first and last photos. The first I love the bottom half of in particular – that sea is fantastic – makes me want to go for a swim. The last photo I love because I know that scene so well and I love that you’ve captured it. Incidently I don’t mind there being people in it. Perhaps they were looking for penguins – I’ve seen them from that pier before.

    November 10, 2011
    • It was a bit cold the day we went. My girls were with me and they put their feet in and said it was cold. I should remember to post photos like this when we are having our over 40 degree days this summer. Really Penguins there, how amazing, will have to take another look.

      November 11, 2011
  4. The color of the water is what jumps out at me from the first one – so inviting!
    Even though I’m not much of a beach bunny….

    November 10, 2011
    • It does look nice, though I’m with you, I’m not a beach bunny, never could get used to it much. I do love photographing it though.

      November 11, 2011

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