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Safety Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria - Australia
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It was Winter of 2020 and as we approached the Solstice we were blessed on the Mornington Peninsula with a series of beautiful sunrises and sunsets. When this happens I try to get out with my camera as often as possible and make the most of the unusual but spectacular conditions.

This particular afternoon I was driving from our gallery in Mornington to my office in Rosebud when I could see some interesting cloud cover and strong potential for a beautiful sunset. I looked at my watch and made a last minute decision to race home and pickup my 4 year old son Zach. Since Zach was born I have taught him to appreciate beautiful sunrises and sunsets so this was a special opportunity for us us to head out together, spend some quality time and capture the sunset.

When Zach jumped in the car I had decided that we would drive around to Philip Island and capture one of the beaches near the Nobbies. As we were driving I made a quick call to the Penguin Parade and learnt that unfortunately the road in would be closed by the time we arrived.

A quick change of plan saw us drive into Mornington and head down to the harbour then follow the coast road until we found something worth shooting. We passed through Mount Martha then arrived at Safety Beach and I was excited to see that the entrance to Dunns Creek was looking amazing!

This area changes constantly year round depending on rainfall and tidal movements. On this visit it was looking the best i'd ever seen. There was a beautiful bend in the creek as it wound through the beach before emptying into Port Phillip Bay.

When we arrived the sky was starting to light up, reflecting beautifully on the still waters of the creek entrance. Zach and I raced down to the beach and setup my camera gear. I experimented with a few diferent compositions and settled on this one.

Just as the light was about to peak Zach told me he needed to go to the toilet, and not just for a number 1! I asked if he could wait 15 minutes but he said no, it was urgent! We packed everything up as quickly as possible, jumped back in the car and drove a few minutes to the nearest public toilet.

Thankfully it was a quick pit stop and we were able to make it back to the creek entrance just in time to setup again and nail this magic shot of the last light of the day before the sun disappeared below the horizon!

We spent the next half hour exploring the beach together and enjoying the twilight period before heading home for dinner with the rest of the family.

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Mark Gray's fine art limited edition photographs are individually produced on archival quality Metallic Pearl paper. The quality is exceptional with a very large colour gamut and high gloss metallic appearance. With a 90+ year archival life, it also has a strong resistance to light fading. With correct mounting and framing your print will last for many years without any signs of fading.

After printing, your photograph is hand signed and numbered by Mark Gray. It's then covered, rolled and packed into a hard PVC tube to guarantee safe delivery.

All prints come with 'Framing & Handling' instructions ensuring you get the most from your print/s. Limited edition print's are all uniquely numbered and come with a 'Certificate Of Authenticity', digitally signed by Mark.

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For unframed prints and gallery wall stock (framed prints), Australia wide delivery takes 1-2 weeks and International delivery takes 2-3 weeks. For custom framed prints, Australia wide delivery generally takes 6-8 weeks and International delivery time takes 8-10 weeks. If you have a tight deadline feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your options with you.

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We are highly confident that you will be more than satisfied with the quality of Mark Gray's landscape photos, however if you aren't happy for any reason, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee (providing we receive the print in the same condition in which you received it).

Any prints damaged in transit are repaired or replaced free of charge on return.

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Please Note: The best care has been taken to accurately represent the finished photograph in the online gallery, however due to web limitations and differences in individual user's monitor settings, printed colours may differ slightly from the photos viewed on this website.

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