Last weekend, Theo and I went away with our local photography club. With just my iPhone and Canon point-and-shoot, I’m not much of a photographer, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go to the beach and explore a new area. We went to Rye along the Mornington Peninsula.
We stayed at the holiday home of one of the club’s members and Friday night was all about settling in and yummy barbecue. On Saturday, we got up while it was still dark and made our way to Cape Schanck, the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula, to catch the sunrise.
After a hearty breakfast back at the house, we ventured to Sixteenth Beach with its lovely waterfalls and amazing Dragon’s Head rock.
We also went to Portsea’s Back Beach with its London Bridge rock arch.
We had lunch and dinner in the coastal town of Sorrento and we went to Sorrento Back Beach for sunset photography and light painting. If you’re unfamiliar with light painting, it is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source. In this case, it was my boyfriend spinning wire that was set ablaze. It’s perfectly safe (until your hair catches on fire).
It was a bit cold and grey and it rained a little, but it was a lovely weekend. I’d like to return to explore more of the Mornington Peninsula when it’s warmer and try some fishing.
Have you been to the Mornington Peninsula?