Weekend Wanderings: Phillip Island, and a Couple of Places Along the Way
On Friday I went out again with Christine Wilson, only this time she took me down to a couple of places that she wanted to visit while she was on holidays. We went to Phillip Island, then to Tenby Point and finished in Corinella. It was a big day, I left home at 8am and got home at 8.30pm. When I got home my back was hurting, my feet were hurting, I was sunburnt, and my legs felt like lead, but it was a good day. I got so many great images, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you.
Part of the goal for the day was to take some long exposures. So first we headed to Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island. I have heard of this place before, but never been, and it has been on my list of places to visit. I have to say I was so glad Chris had been before and knew how to get there, otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have worked it out. I know if she hadn’t been there I wouldn’t have walked/climbed down the cliff to get these photos. It was not that bad getting down, we slid on our backsides, but coming up was another thing, it was harder, and I need to get fitter. My quads have been hurting ever since, but so worth it.
This was the view from the top, so you can see how far we had to go down. Amazing rock formations. I was thinking it was a shame that they hadn’t built some steps down to it, then again, if they had and it was easier to get to, more people would be down there and it would be harder to take photos. It is an amazing rock formation, and somewhere I hope I will feel like going to again, right now my legs are saying “are you crazy”, but I’m sure once they stop hurting! I would like to photograph them again, but maybe in winter, or when it isn’t so hot.
Our next point of call was Tenby Point, and it is a place I have heard about a lot, but never been too. The idea was to do some more long exposures, and we tried, but it was too windy here. It was windy everywhere, but for here it meant the tree was blowing too much, so the photos didn’t really come out. It is a catch 22 thing, you want the wind to be moving the clouds, but you don’t want the wind to be blowing the tree. The light was not great for photos, but for me it was about scouting the place out, and I know about it now and can plan other trips there.
We went to Corinella and down to the boat ramp. Chris thought there was a place where the barge from French Island came in, though she thought it had changed from where it used to be. We went down to this spot to do some more photos, and as we were just starting, in came the barge. It still comes to the same spot. Quite amazing watching it, now we know what the poles are for, to guide the barge in.
Those are the poles I was talking about. When we first got to this spot, I thought, I’m done, I was so tired, but I had to get my gear out and do some long exposures. They are great to do, but can be a lot of mucking around, especially if you are stacking, you have to take everything off to see to focus, though I heard the other day if you open up your aperture to f2.8 then you can see through the ND400, and I could, not well, but enough to be able to focus, still have to take off the filters I stacked though.
I tried to get the map to show the different places, but couldn’t seem to do it, but it gives you a rough idea of where we were.
Anyway, I think I have talked enough today, time to just show the gallery and go and make a coffee. I’m having a very relaxing weekend, which is nice before, what looks like, a very full week. I hope you have had some opportunities to get out and take some photos, or are having a lovely weekend, me and my sore legs will be taking it easy today.