Mornington Peninsula Day Trip

Time for a day trip to beautiful Mornington Peninsula. For the distance and general gorgeousness, it's worth heading out of the big smoke for the whole day.

10:00am - a photo wander and general sticky beak at Cape Schanak Lighthouse. We can see the lighthouse, the boardwalk and sea scapes. A self-guided tour up into the fully operational Lighthouse includes a viewing out on the balcony. There are very few Lighthouse left operating in Australia that still have all the workings still in place and with the original Lens still shining its full distance. The museum is expanding all the time and is very informative with a listing of the many ship wrecks and stories from the descendants of the early lighthouse keeper families.
420 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
$13.50

12:00ish - take your time, and come when you're ready (20 mins drive away), for coffee and lunch at The Rosebud Hotel. Looks like a bit of an institution for Rosebud.They have the usual line up of pub fare at regular pub prices.
1099 Point Nepean Rd Rosebud

2:00ish - you have two options:

1. Arthur's Seat - if you feel like more nature and landscape then head to

Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. Its 314-metre summit, reached by road or on foot, gives spectacular views of the bay and Port Phillip Heads. On a clear day the view extends as far as the city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon. Take the pleasant one hour circuit walk to Kings Falls or visit the delightful Seawinds Garden featuring indigenous and exotic formal gardens, along with sculptures by William Ricketts.
Here's the website and directions.
Arthurs Seat Scenic Road

OR

2.

McCrae Homested

- History buffs will enjoy one of Victoria's earliest houses, built in 1844 by lawyer Andrew McCrae and his artist wife, Georgiana. One of the few examples of a drop slab construction, made using local materials such as messmate, stringybark and wattle. Three thousand bricks were used to build it. Georgiana's great-great-grandson bequeathed it to the National Trust in 1970.



Entry $10, open 12-4pm (note their closing time).



Here's their

website

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11 Beverley Road McCrae


5:00ishpm

- dusk at Dromana Beach for shooting the famous beach houses in the setting sun, followed by some night light shooting and whatever takes your fancy for this part of the day! You’ll find colourful bathing boxes which were first built in the 1880s to protect the modesty of ladies wishing to bathe.


Tips to make the day run smoothly

Please buddy up/car pool and make sure there are no newbies hanging on their own. Move in mini-groups and then you know the meet up points and times through out the day. If you decide to head home or do your own thing, that's cool, no need to let me know.

Please consult the maps and links abovementioned, as it will be very hard for me to try to follow up on people running late and getting lost etc. Charge up your smart phones and follow your GPS directions.

Any other thoughts or suggestions or requests on car pooling, as this is a big event, please add your comments here or make friends via The Photo Hive to get yourselves organised.

Equipment


- well - I do love to travel light with my single Canon body with my lovely little 50mm lens - that's just me.  You may like wide angle to capture the scale and size of things.

Bring a tripod and other lighting goodies like torches/sparklers/flash etc if you want to do some low light/night shooting at the beach.

I'm enjoying hosting these events for you all, and hopefully you're getting the most out of your photography opportunities by shooting on manual mode with your dSLR's, learning and practicing, and making some new friends along the way.

If I have not yet met you, please come say hi.

Looking forward to it, see you there - and please be on time for the first meeting point at 10am.

Beth

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Load your photos at The Photo Hive.

Please be aware that the personal safety of you and your guest(s) is your responsibility for the duration of the above mentioned Melbourne Shoot and Walk Group meet up event. Thanks!


Beth Jennings Photography

dSLR Manual Camera Workshops - learn what all the buttons do on your camera and use it as it was intended - in manual mode. Creative Camera Course - gain confidence with your manual camera and learn to creatively capture what lives in your mind's eye.


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  • Tobi F.

    Nice meet!.. man i am so unfit.. :-)

    September 2, 2013

  • Marlene

    fabulous group, fabulous organiser, fabulous day had ... i'll be back ... than you beth :)

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Andrew

    Another great day, thanks for arranging Beth! The weather was brilliant, and so many interesting things to photograph!

    September 1, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Awesome way to herald the last day of Winter. Can I give it 6 stars out of 5? Much thanks Beth and Tobi for organising.

    September 1, 2013

  • Mike L.

    Perfect weather, a great day out, just what I needed

    September 1, 2013

  • Kerry R.

    Wonderful day seeing our beautiful country.

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • ElizabethA

    After talking about Lightroom with Beth and others, I have decided to give it a go. Someone mentioned you can purchase it through a Mt Waverley supplier and get it in a box - I'm not sure who told me but can you message me the seller's details. Thanks.

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Peter W.

      Sean, I'm not sure that's right, as far as I know Lightroom is going to be available as a separate product, it won't be a forced part of "Creative Cloud" like Photoshop and the other CC applications. It is intended as a separate standalone product for photographers.

      September 1, 2013

    • ElizabethA

      Thanks all for this.

      September 1, 2013

  • Linda

    Fantastic day out - great to see such a large turn out and to meet some new people.

    September 1, 2013

  • Vicki H.

    I downloaded it off the Internet! Did not cost anything! Just google Lightroom!

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Nils V.

      Free 30 day trial

      1 · September 1, 2013

  • Beth J.

    How awesome was yesterday woot! loved all the day and sharing it with you. I hope you all got some great photos from the day - let's see some over at the hive. Happy father's day :)

    2 · September 1, 2013

  • Terry

    Perfect day and got to enjoy the outdoors and take some pics. Thanks Beth for organising this.

    2 · September 1, 2013

  • Terry

    Beth, Thanks for organising a lovely day and great meeting you all in the group. Great weather and got to take some pics and also see how steelwool can be used for night pics..... Cheers

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Gonzalo Perez de la O.

    Had a great time today. Nature + photos + nice people, awesome!

    2 · August 31, 2013

  • Chris

    A great day out, got some sun, meet more people. Thanks for organising Beth!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Nils V.

    Thank you Beth for organising another terrific meetup.

    2 · August 31, 2013

  • Beth J.

    Now we are at Dromana beach south of the main pier quite spread out along the beach

    August 31, 2013

  • Barbsie

    Hey Beth we just arrived at dromana we will come Dow. To where you are

    August 31, 2013

  • Beth J.

    We are sitting outside at two Buoys bar opposite the main pier at dromana 4:30

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Beth J.

    4:00 some of us are heading to dromana now for coffee and cake see you on the main drag

    August 31, 2013

  • Beth J.

    I'm up at Arthur's seat now if anyone wants to join 2:30pm

    August 31, 2013

  • Beth J.

    There's a group of us that will prob make lunch more like 12:30 still checking out the lighthouse

    August 31, 2013

  • Leigh W.

    Unfortunately i cant make it now due to a family event,was really looking forward to it. I have been to cape schanck and the light house twice and it is a great spot,if you get the chance go for a walk down to the start of the stairs and walk down a little and you will be able to look back at the light house and get some great shots from there.Have fun and look forward to the photo's.

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Leigh W.

      Sorry for the late reply Barbsie,there are two ways to go and both are easy and both have good spots along the way to get some great photo's.

      1 · August 30, 2013

    • Barbsie

      thanks leigh have a great day

      August 31, 2013

  • Den W.

    Got a new job... yay!
    Now I have to work all weekend... boo :(

    Was looking forward to this, but can't come anymore... have fun everyone.

    August 31, 2013

  • jennifer

    Sorry, can't make it this time. You all have a good time. Look forward to see the photos.

    August 30, 2013

  • Beth J.

    I would SO love you forever if you happen to be the person who puts their hand up to organise a group booking for lunch at the pub The Rosebud Hotel....thankyou, whoever you are...my time is stretched and I would really appreciate the help, thank you!

    August 18, 2013

    • Markus S.

      And me thanks Toby!

      August 30, 2013

    • Winnie

      Add me too tobi!

      August 30, 2013

  • Steve B.

    A newbie here, joined several months ago but this is my first chance to attend anything, so I'd like to do lunch at the pub as well.
    Cheers

    August 30, 2013

  • Markus S.

    Anyone need a lift? I'm coming from south yarra.

    August 30, 2013

  • Cindy

    Hi guys, I just come across this group meetup today, would like to join this trip if anyone could offer me a lift, I'm living in Oakleigh East.
    Thanks :)

    August 27, 2013

    • Mike L.

      Hi Cindy, I'm driving from Bentleigh and I can give you a lift. Call or text me on[masked]

      August 30, 2013

    • Cindy

      Hi Mike, Thanks for offering me a lift. I have already managed a lift from Nichole, thanks anyway & see you tomorrow :)

      August 30, 2013

  • Claire

    Is anyone driving from near Brunswick? If so I'd like a lift - late notice I know but plans have changed and I can now make it (lift pending!). Happy to contribute to petrol :)

    August 30, 2013

  • Amit

    Can't make this Saturday..

    August 30, 2013

  • Vicki H.

    Hi Tobi, I will not be staying for lunch, have football commitments!

    August 29, 2013

  • Beth J.

    Please remember that you need to confirm with Tobi (see the comment thread below) - not me - if you want to be included in the lunch booking on Saturday.
    cheers

    August 29, 2013

  • Linda

    If anyone would like a lift, I am coming from the western suburbs - Princes Highway > Princes Freeway > Monash Freeway > Eastlink. If you live in a suburb close to those, and we can arrange a suitable spot to meet, happy to pick people up on the way - have space for 3 people.

    August 29, 2013

    • Nichole

      Linda, I've got a spare seat in my car if you want to jump in with us at Glen Iris - I'm just off the Monash and will probably leave at 8.15am to pick up the other two!

      August 29, 2013

    • Linda

      Thanks Nichole, I'm happy to drive all the way, just thought I'd offer a lift if anyone wants one.

      2 · August 29, 2013

  • Suraj Y.

    If anyone wants a lift from St kilda or the surronuding suburbs, let me know. I have space for 4 people.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Fahad M.

    Unfortunately i can't make it , as my team needs me for a cricket match as they couldn't find a better replacement. Guys sorry for such a short notice but will look forward to see some beautiful photos and have great fun

    August 29, 2013

  • Vicki H.

    My son has football finals starting at 2.00pm this Saturday but am going to squeeze this day trip in. Amateur photographer looking to learn more about how to use my camera!! Hope you can help?

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Gonzalo Perez de la O.

    Oops, have to cancel my RSVP, what a shame.

    August 28, 2013

  • Danyel

    Barbara and I will be coming a bit later, so Tobi, please don't include us in the numbers for lunch

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Paul A.

    Apologies I have to bow out due to a prior appt.

    August 27, 2013

  • Nichole

    If anyone wants a lift from Ashburton or nearby, let me know!

    August 26, 2013

    • Winnie

      Thanks Nichole

      August 26, 2013

  • Robert S.

    If you are without transport but can get to Patterson Station (Frankston Line) by 8:30 for 8:45 AM (sharp) departure I have space for the first 3 members to book with me in my car. Let me know ASAP via the meetup site. We'll grab a quick coffee before the long drive.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Brenden P.

    Sorry for the short notice gang ...but due to work commitments i cant make it :(

    August 26, 2013

  • Janet

    Hi Beth, looking forward to next Saturday but please don't make a lunch booking for me
    thanks janet

    August 25, 2013

  • Tina

    Hope you all have a great time - I know you will. I have decided that I need to get stuck into my photography folio work so unfortunately will have to give up all meetups for a couple of months. This one is a particularly bad one to miss as I know this will be an amazing day. ENJOY for me!!!

    August 23, 2013

  • Martin S.

    If anyone needs a lift - drop me a line. Two seats available - one possibly taken (BenG?). You can reach me at [masked] or click "email" on my profile page.

    August 15, 2013

    • Marlene

      sent you a private email martin ... no girl company :( lol

      August 19, 2013

    • Tobi F.

      So it looks like I am with you :-)

      August 21, 2013

  • Kerry R.

    Please do not book me in for lunch at rosebud hotel

    August 20, 2013

  • Sheryl Y.

    Can't make it on Saturday so have to pass this time. Have fun guys!

    August 19, 2013

  • Leigh W.

    This will be my first with this group,looking forward to it.

    August 17, 2013

  • Tobi F.

    Would love to go if I can get a ride ..

    August 17, 2013

  • Makiko G.

    I can't make it on Saturday. If it was on Sunday I could. I miss the meetup very much.

    August 15, 2013

    • Barbsie

      hugs for you makiko

      August 16, 2013

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