Port Melbourne - Long Exposure Photographs

Posted by Alex Wise on March 23, 2012

Port Melbourne

Black and White Long Exposure

Two photos captured in Port Melbourne on a warm but breezy summers evening with photographer Ben Jensz. It’s always fun shooting with Ben as although we’re both interested in the same styles of photography, we always manage to walk away with different shots which is also partly due to him shooting with the beautiful Fuji G617. His landscape photography is stunning and well worth a look.

I’m torn between the two with one taken during magic hour light and another converted to black and white not long after as the sun had hidden below the horizon. It’s interesting how much difference 5-10 minute can make to the scene. I’d been hoping to photograph this location since spotting it when I first arrived into Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania. My initial plans were to capture it on blue hour but unfortunately plans quickly changed when the tungsten floodlights lit up the front pylons. Bummer.


Alex Wise (557 Posts)

I'm a twenty something male that currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Originally from Tasmania, I moved to Melbourne in January 2011 and have since been shooting urban and seascape long exposures around Victoria. Away from photography I'm a sucker for a nice coffee, yoyo's and a good tv series.

Author Info

Bookmark the permalink , unfortunately trackbacks are closed.


  1. By Jack Chauvel on April 6, 2012 @ 6:52 pmPermalink

    So great alex.. I personally LOVE the colour :)

    • By Alex on April 28, 2012 @ 7:59 pmPermalink

      Thanks Jack! I’m still torn between the two and leaning towards the black and white ;)

  2. By J Field Photography on April 27, 2012 @ 9:52 pmPermalink

    I think the colour shot wins hands down. So much more dynamic!

  3. By Sze Tang on May 16, 2012 @ 9:51 pmPermalink

    Some brilliant shots in your portfolio there Alex, makes for compelling viewing. Esp. liked the Tassie shots, will definitely have to make a trip down there at some point in the future.

    • By Alex on May 19, 2012 @ 6:04 pmPermalink

      Thanks Sze. Just had a look at your work and you have some beautiful stuff yourself! Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. By frankys on May 17, 2012 @ 8:57 pmPermalink

    really awesome shot!! which part of port melbourne is this? thanks.

    • By Alex on May 19, 2012 @ 6:03 pmPermalink

      Hi Franky,

      This is just down where the Spirit of Tasmania docks in. You won’t miss it :)

      - Alex