Here is a selection of Maria Island seascapes taken during a winter visit there a couple of winters ago.
Maria Island Seascapes: Fossil Cliffs at dawn. The cloud cover was very thick but a hint of the morning light made its way through a thin crack in the clouds right on the horizon.
Maria Island Seascapes: Fossil Cliffs II – the same morning as the image above, with a different foreground but the same menacing clouds!
Maria Island Seascapes: Fossil Cliffs III – the following morning produced another cloudy dawn, which resulted in some grey/blue images. Not quite the glorious morning colour I might have liked but nice all the same
Maria Island Seascapes: Shoreline near the Painted Cliffs. This is a 10 stop exposure of 206 seconds taken in the late afternoon. The cloudy conditions made for a nice and moody image, made all the more dramatic by the long exposure.
Maria Island long exposure seascape: Again making use of the 10 stop filter, this image was taken in the early afternoon, where a long exposure wouldn’t have been possible without an ND. This exposure was 80 seconds at ISO 80 and aperture f16.
Maria Island long exposure seascape – another example on the same afternoon of the 10 stop filter in action.
Maria Island is accessed by ferry from the east coast town of Triabunna. A night or two on the island is basically compulsory for those visiting the island with photography the main aim. You can check the ferry times here but make sure you book a place in the busy Tasmanian summer months!