Spirits - Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Early morning light hits Loch Ard Gorge on Australias Shipwreck Coast, dontcha love that reflection

The Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia, about 10 minutes drive west of The Twelve Apostles. It is a visible example of the process of erosion in action.

The gorge is named after the clipper ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on 1 June 1878 approaching the end of a three-month journey from England to Melbourne. Of the fifty-one passengers and crew, only two survived: Tom Pearce, a ship’s apprentice, and Eva Carmichael, an Irishwoman immigrating with her family, both of whom were 18 years of age. According to memorials at the site, Pearce was washed ashore, and rescued Carmichael from the water after hearing her cries for help. Pearce then proceeded to climb out of the gorge to raise the alarm to local pastoralists who immediately set into plan a rescue attempt.
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Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted exposures tonemapped in photomatix

Equipment: Nikon D300 . Sigma 10-20mm, Manfrotto Tripod

© Copyright 2011 Philip Johnson Photography, All Rights Reserved

Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2011

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  • chrisjf56
    chrisjf56about 4 years ago

    love how the light reflects the cliff onto the waters edge…lovely shot…

  • Thanks Chris yes those relections in the wash and sand were magic

    – Philip Johnson

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago

    Nice effect on the sand in the foreground mate.

  • thanks the light on the morning was magic there was only me on the beach

    – Philip Johnson

  • thanks for the favourite

    – Philip Johnson

  • Kim Austin
    Kim Austinabout 4 years ago

    WOW! The light is fabulous…

  • thanks Kim i was Blessed with great light and conditions , thanks also for the favourite

    – Philip Johnson

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 4 years ago

    Great capture and treatment Philip and yes what a lovely morning for it. Only two times I have been there a westerly was howling.

  • Thanks Tony , yes the weather on this trip was magic , the light creeping over the edge of the gorge made the conditions magic

    thanks for the favourite

    – Philip Johnson

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 4 years ago

    Stunning image and great reflection,morning light works magic

  • thanks Hans its a stunning piece of coastline as you well know , i find too many try to do it in one day and it really needs a few days to beat the tourists from Melbourne and properly capture the light

    – Philip Johnson

  • Scott Sheehan
    Scott Sheehanabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Philip! Well done, favorite for sure!
    Love the reflection,and the colors.

  • thanks scott for the favopurite , its a magic area and is best explored over a few days

    – Philip Johnson

  • Clive
    Cliveabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Philip, and yes a wonderful reflection and colours, makes for a superb image my friend

  • thank you Clive the light was awesome

    – Philip Johnson

  • Rod Sutton
    Rod Suttonabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Philip, i like the reflection

  • thanks Rod yes the reflection in sand worked well

    – Philip Johnson

  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsabout 4 years ago

    Ah yes .. the “other” Loch Ard .. nice one, Philip

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Lovely coastal view Philip …

  • Thanks Tom its a magic area , im planning to go back and concentrate on panos

    – Philip Johnson

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