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Freycinet Peninsula: Long Exposure Seascapes

The east coast of Tasmania is a joy for landscape photographers who enjoy long exposure seascapes. There is stunning scenery such as the Tessellated Pavements in the south east, and the Bay of Fires in the north east. The long and winding Tasman Highway runs the length of the coast and takes you past numerous beaches as you go. In particular the area just south of Swansea contains a lot of opportunities to include some nice rocky foreshores with the Freycinet Peninsula an attractive backdrop as it stretches across the distant horizon.

Long exposure seascapes: Freycinet Peninsula, East Coast Tasmania

Long exposure seascapes: Freycinet Peninsula, East Coast Tasmania

I took these two photos on a delightfully dark and overcast day – perfect for seascapes I might add – as the menacing clouds skidded across a bleak looking foreground. Both of these images were taken with my B+W 10 stop ND filter which added to the atmosphere by smoothing out the water, and even allowing the clouds to move across the scene during the exposure. Both of these images were taken with an exposure time of 2.5 ~ 3 minutes.

Long exposure seascapes: Freycinet Peninsula, East Coast Tasmania

Long exposure seascapes: Freycinet Peninsula, East Coast Tasmania

For those who aren’t familiar with the 10 stop filters, I have referred to them a couple of times in the past – click here and here if you’d like to read a little more about them.

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