Friday, 30 May 2008

Misty Water

Originally uploaded by David Overton
I've already mentioned my recent trip to Cape Schanck. I'm particularly pleased with how this photo turned out. It was already about half an hour after sunset by this stage, making the lighting perfect for a long exposure (30 seconds) that would blur the water into an eerie-looking mist. I've tried to get shots like this before, but they've never turned out this well.

Sunset at Cape Schanck

dsc_2128n Originally uploaded by David Overton
My mother moved down to the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne, a few years ago. Since we moved back to Australia in December we've been visiting her regularly on the weekend and I've been meaning to get out and photograph the local scenery.

I finally got around to doing this last Saturday night. I headed down to Cape Schanck, at the southern tip of the Peninsula. The rugged cliffs overlooking Bass Strait make this a particularly spectacular area. The lighthouse also adds to the scene, although access to it closed half an hour before sunset, so this is as close as I could get.

You can see the rest of the photos from this trip at flickr.