Another view of Griffith Lighthouse at Port Fairy. Lovely and so modest in comparison to the larger lighthouses that dot Victoria's southern coastline.
A bright dawn was a welcome sight at Port Fairy after five days of overcast and stormy weather.
The first of two images made during a short trip to Waratah Bay with my son, taken as the sun set. The tide was coming in fast, and I was almost stranded on this rock before I'd finished. The hills in the distance are Wilson's Promontory, a beautiful place and the southern most point on the Australian mainland.
A vibrant sunrise made getting up at 5:30am worth it. This photo, the first of two from Waratah Bay in the Gippsland region of Victoria, is proof that if you wait long enough, eventually nature will come to the party. It required the use of ND filters to balance exposures at the horizon and a willingness to wade into the water to get close enough with the wide angle lens, but other than a little work in Capture One, this is the scene that my son and I shared as we watched the sun rise.
The rocks of Cape Schanck are black, which creates an amazing contrast with the deep morning sky and the yellow seaweed matt that covers the ground..
The sea soaked sand of Norman Beach was like a mirror, catching the point at Tidal River as the sun rose golden into the blue sky. My family and I had been camping for several days, and I'd wandered off in the morning while they still slept to see the sun rise. What a treat.
Magnetic Island viewed from the shore in Townsville.
And the same lighthouse in black and white when the weather was more inclement. The wind was strong and blew the clouds fast, but I still needed an ND filter to capture the motion.
The modest cliffs of Cape Schanck curl to the east. Above them sits the lighthouse, a forlorn figure too small, it would seem, to ward off shipping when the sea turns grave. But it has been doing so for over a hundred years, and probably will for the next hundred.
Old pylons near Melbourne's Princes Pier stand as a reminder of the sea cargo that once came through the old Port Melbourne.
The cliffs along the southern coast of the Mornington Peninsula burnished copper by the first rays of the morning sun.
I was lucky enough to catch the vibrant sky reflected in the water between exposed rock.
A traditional Balinese jukung near the beach at Candidasa provide the perfect foreground for the seascape behind. The islands in the distance are perfect for snorkelling, and the larger of the two includes a secluded temple only accessible during ceremonial days.
Townsville's primary pier, showing sails that remind me of the eighties.