Originally Posted by ruskidd
Car-pooling is common on these outings. On the Noojee trip back in March, two Geelong photographers (myself and another) drove to Melbourne and rode with SMBooth and another person to Noojee. I'm sure something could be arranged to accommodate you in the absence of a car.
It does look like we are firming on the Pinnacles, but we'll hold out for any other suggestions to consider. It would be very interesting to get back there after an 11 year absence. :)
I've never been there, and I have just got to get to one of these outings. At present I see no reason why I cannot go. I do still need to check with the boss. Saturday is my prefered date and I like the idea of car pooling - Marc as you live around the corner...
Originally Posted by SMBooth
I disagree. It's a damned impressive image indeed. But now you try it in infrared in 6x17. Your IR work so far is sublime and inspiring, and a luminous, evocative image of this rugged landscape using that specialist film is not beyond you. :)
In PRISM, North Melbourne, I noticed on the wall a very large (6x6) canvas print. I've seen it many times before, but on this occasion it struck me as strangely familiar. On asking Gabs, he confirmed it was a semi-abstract scene of Cape Woolomai (with the Cape proper in the far distance). So it's not necessarily the jumpled rocky massif of Cape Woolomai that can attract creative attention, though it'll keep those coming very busy! I might try multiple exposures on my pinhole, but of course Pentaximus is coming too. What say we stay for the evening light? Would this be feasible? If the weather is right, it would I'm sure be rewarding (so how far is Cape Woolomai from Melbourne, c. 160km??).
Lachlan, you mentioned camping there @ Woolomai. Where abouts can you camp, and is it legit? It is possible to camp on that pock-marked plain above the beach, or camp in the car park? It would indeed be a great thing to be close to the action at sunrise and/or sunset; I've just proven that beyond a doubt from images bagged at Lake Bonney (SA) and Burra (mid-North of SA) earlier this month.
EDIT: Based on an Essendon departure point for me, Google maps has advised it is between 142 and 147km (depending which freeway??)
Thanks for the comments. Just goes to prove the old theory about putting monkeys in front of typewriters...
I'll be driving from the outer East, possibly with Colin. So I can fit (probably) 2 more. Let me know!
I use a swag, so was thinking about bunging it up just over the first dune from the car park. I used a GPS last time I was there, and it's just over 2.3km to get to the Cape over the top.
Can we try to coincide this with a low tide? There are some really good rock pools along the coast path that might be good to try, especially if the wind's up at The Pinnicles.
A GPS to walk to the Cape?
I walked to it like a Queen Scout: by keeping my eye on it until I put a foot wrong and...never got there...
Sorry but I don't have a good memory of any dunes seen there, just a bollard marking the start of the track and lots of rabbit and wombat holes, which now seem to have been repatriated. I guess I could bunk down in the back of the go-kart. There is still a steep drop from the track down to the beach? Or a new track with stairs? I agree with timing the visit for low tide, but it depends on what people have in mind regarding the amount of time able to be spent there, as opposed to some of us who could spend a long time indeed 'chasing light'! Importantly, winds of less than 15 knot (nearly calm) would make the seaward rocks more accessible, though freak waves are remembered for the sheer menace they posed (salt spray especially).
Stony Point – Cowes ferry: I have been researching this as I recall movements on the Peninsula that a car ferry was to be introduced on this route (not just a pedestrian-only ferry as is currently run?), but it appears Cowes residents revolted at the idea of construction of an industrial scale pier for the ferry ... and the idea was shelved (?).
BTW, Cowes is some distance away from Woolomai and that means backtracking; there's San Remo (closer); not much there save for a very nice fish 'n chippery. I guess we can always give Cowes a miss if bagging the scene/light is more important — except for Mr Marc Morel who must have his coffee and treats (but in all honesty, I will go bonkers too without my latté! Are there any others with this annoying (but necessary) affliction (the need for coffee, not bonkers, I mean!) ? :pouty:
The GPS was to accurately get the distance to the Cape. Bit of a long story based on a track my girlfriend and I made a couple of years ago.
It was also to accurately mark the spot for a Sunrise/Sunset app on my phone.
I can highly recommend the walk back after dusk. The Mutton birds are something to behold...
Originally Posted by LJH
Excellent. Can I suggest we all be there, bootscootin' around the place for a dress circle view at the setting of the sun? That's around <*calls up TPE on Galaxy*>...8.22pm, Saturday 23rd November.
Then adjourn for dinner (and coffee!)? :)
im interested! for coffee, and a few photos in between!
I've lost the location in all the banter. Where are we meeting?
And is it Friday 23rd or Sat 24th?