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01-11-2016, 07:28 PM - 4 Likes   #1
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Loch Ard Gorge
Lens: 18-135 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Great Ocean Road Australia ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/180s 

Two images of Loch Ard Gorge on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.
This is the site of one of many shipwrecks on this coastline. The Loch Ard sank here in 1878.
There were only two survivors from the Loch Ard from a complement of 54. Only 4 bodies were found; two crew and two passengers.
Wreckage was piled along the beach up to a height of 6 feet.

Your thoughts on these images would be appreciated.

01-11-2016, 09:43 PM   #2
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Nice shots. The colour captures the mood very well. It sure is a rugged coastline. I have been down into the gorge. It would have been terrifying to be shipwrecked there in a storm. You can see how windy it is by the lean that the trees grow with.
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Great colour in these photos and you did the scene justice.
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I like the composition on these, especially the top one. Both seem a little subdued in colour, probably because of a dull looking day. I would be tempted to warm them up slightly.

Have you ever been to Wreck Beach? About 30 km east near Moonlight Heads. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. A bit of a walk, not too dissimilar to Lock Ard with a stairway down to the beach, a bit steeper perhaps and a 1 km stroll west along the beach to the wreck sites. A couple of anchors are still visible. One is set up as a monument.

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Beautiful pictures! Very well done. I would like the plants in the close foreground in focus in the first one (I mean with focus stacking) but even this way its great.
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Thanks all, for the comments.
The sun came out a few days later; it would have made for very different colour!
Bruce, I haven't been to Wreck Beach: maybe next time.
01-12-2016, 11:22 AM   #7
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First, it's just beautiful.
And second, lucky you because you can come back there any time, and get more beautiful pics.
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Beautiful! Nice colors and texture on the rocks. I like the very calm felling in those shots.

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Nice photos and a beautiful location!
I would have liked to see this in different light, like maybe during a golden hour. Or if that wasn't possible a long exposure to add some more interest to the sky might be worth a try. That could be done in daylight with a ND filter or very early or late in the day.
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Nice shots, Loch Ard was probably my favourite spot along the Great Ocean Road.

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