Green Point to Dendy Street Brighton with the Lee Big Stopper

Green Point is just a little further south of the popular Dendy Street beach at Brighton. A lovely stretch of beach and a favourite for visitors to Melbourne with its colourfully painted bathing boxes.

A visit on a rather chilly and windy day made for a great opportunity to do some long exposures where the movement of the waves could be flattened out and the clouds would streak nicely across the sky.

Using the Nikon D810 and a wide angle lens it was a matter of reducing the bright morning light sufficiently to increase the exposures to around 90 seconds. With the clouds moving quite quickly on the day, this was enough to produce some great effects using a 10 stop Lee Big Stopper neutral density filter.

With the filter in place and the eyepiece covered in order to block out any stray light creeping in through the viewfinder, the rest was just a matter of finding the right composition.

Here are a few results from the day, I hope you like the effect.

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A Day At The Beach

With camera in hand and in the company of good friends, today was an ideal chance to explore and photograph a few areas of the Mornington Peninsula.  Of course one must get their priorities right, so it was essential to stop off at the local coffee shop in Sorrento and sample their famous vanilla slices along the way.

The timing and lighting wasn’t ideal for that perfect shot, but it did give us ideas for a repeat visit when conditions better suited the camera. Given what I managed to capture on the day, the following images lent themselves to some special treatment and even I was quite surprised with the results. I rather like the artistic painting effect, something I was never any good at with a brush.

All in all the day was most enjoyable and the images became a bonus.

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