Sunrise at Zenith Beach
A subdued sunrise at Zenith Beach.

17 May 2019 – With a planned itinerary packed full of activities and good weather forecasted, things were certainly looking up for our weekend photography trip to Port Stephens.

Our first stop was at Long Jetty, a suburb located just past The Entrance. We arrived a little before sunset and spent some time scouting the area before settling on a location.

Long Jetty
Wall featuring a colourful display of Long Jetty’s history.
A pelican's brief appearance at Long Jetty
The pelican’s brief…appearance at Long Jetty.
Long Jetty sunset
Sunset at Long Jetty.

There was not much happening in the skies (or on the ground for that matter) but the peacefulness of the surroundings and the friendly locals we chatted to made it a very worthwhile visit.

After the sunset shoot and a quick dinner in Belmont we made our way to Port Stephens where we were to stay for the next two nights. It was an early rise the next morning as we headed out to Zenith Beach to catch the sunrise. Once again, there was not much happening in the sky, but one can hardly complain with such majestic scenery all around us.

Sunrise at Zenith Beach
Sunrise at Zenith Beach.

The rest of our time in Port Stephens was spent exploring various photographic landmarks and locations, including the stunning sand dunes located at Anna Bay.

Tree and friend
Tree and friend.
Blue at the Bay
Blue at the Bay.
Dolphins at play, Port Stephens
Dolphins at play.
Portrait of a camel
Portrait of a camel at Anna Bay.
Sunset at the dunes
Paul on the horizon…
Photographing the dunes
Photographing the dunes.
Scouting in the dunes
Scouting in the dunes.
Salamander Bay
Sunrise at the jetty.

Fingal Bay

Fingal Bay
An enjoyable afternoon of photography at Fingal Bay.

2 thoughts on “A Weekend in Port Stephens”

  1. Wow Will, you were spoilt with the conditions by the looks of it?
    Beautiful images and places, a really interesting read also.

    1. Hi Al, thanks! Yes, was definitely grateful for the pleasant and surprisingly warm conditions. Keen to head back out on the road again soon.

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