Weekend Wanderings: Morning Along Port Phillip Bay
The other morning a friend and I decided we would go out and take some photos at some bays that I’ve been to lately. We read that the forecast was going to be cloud increasing with showers in the afternoon, so it sounded like a good chance for a sunrise. So at six am my friend picked me up and I have to say I was shocked when I walked outside, it was 3.7ºC, which is 38ºF, really cold, cold for Australia anyway. I don’t like that cold.
First of all we went to a bay in Beaumaris as we thought it could be a good spot for a sunrise and we weren’t disappointed. The sunrise was also nice, not spectacular, but okay. There was something there to work with. I took photos around the piers using my Formatt Hitech and Cokin Filters.
After Beaumaris we headed to Davey’s Bay just past Frankston. My friend wanted to go there and check it out. It might be nice for a sunrise, but by the time we got there the sun was too high and it was too bright to get any good shots, especially for long exposures.
When we got there there were some Pied Cormorants sitting on the end of the pier sunning themselves. We got as close as we could to them. I put on the Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lens that Maxwell International Australia have lent me to try out. I think the shots it took were pretty good.
We had some breakfast in Frankston and then thought we might stop at the Brighton Beach to look at the beach boxes. It is amazing how many people go to them to take photos. It was very hard to get any shots without people in front of them.
I’ve been there once before, but my friend hadn’t been there before. Being there in the morning isn’t a good time to take photos. The last time I went was in the afternoon, and they weren’t so shaded. I think these boxes are among the most expensive real estate in Melbourne, if you want to own one you have to fork out a lot of money.
It was a very cold morning with a very icy wind blowing, but the sun was shining. As we headed home the clouds came rolling in and within an hour or so the rain set in.
I have a gallery for you now, a few more photos from the morning. It is the start of the weekend here, a long one at that, and weather wise, could be good, maybe some bad. I hope you have a good weekend planned, maybe lots of photography in there as well.