Tasman Peninsula Blowhole
The Tasman Peninsula Blowhole is a nice little attraction at the entrance to the Tasman Peninsula just after you cross Eaglehawk Neck. As well as the blowhole itself, there is a short walk to a lookout, and further on to the Devils Kitchen and Tasman Arch. The whole area contains some pretty interesting geology and along with that comes some pretty neat seascape opportunities!
These shots were taken at dusk. The area basically faces east, so I wasn’t there for the colour of the sunset, more for the long exposures that the low light of dusk brings. I will definitely get back here one day for a sunrise, too…
I arrived around sunset time and started shooting, with a 5 stop ND in place for the long exposure. If you’re new to photography, ND’s are great fun as they reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor and therefore allow a longer exposure than you would otherwise get.
Long exposure and the Pentax K1
These shots were captured with the Pentax K1, 15-30mm and Nisi filter system. The filter system really is quite large (as is the 15-30mm!) but it allows for very nice imagery. In low light situations like this I was getting 30 second exposures from fairly on and into bulb by the end of the shoot.
One aspect of the K1 I really enjoy is the bulb mode allows you to dial in your shutter speed so you dont have to mess around with cables, timers etc. Just dial in your shutter speed (in 10 second intervals up to 5 mins, then 1 minute intervals up to 20 minutes) hit go and you are done 🙂