Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: 3 exposures (-2,0,+2 EV)
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 24mm
ISO Speed: 100
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 19 January 2010 8.31pm

Post Processing:
Imported into Lightroom
Exported 3 exposures to Photomatix
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option
Opened HDR in CS3
Contrast adjustment
Hue/Saturation layer
Noise reduction filter
Unsharp mask filter
Imported into Lightroom
Cropped in Lightroom
Added keyword metadata
Exported as JPEG

From Visit Victoria:

The Twelve Apostles are giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park.

The Twelve Apostles have been created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland that began 10–20 million years ago. The stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore.

Sunrise and sunset offer particularly impressive views as the Twelve Apostles change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.

The Twelve Apostles are located just east of Port Campbell, along the Great Ocean Road. Parks Victoria has built boardwalks, tracks, and viewing areas to ensure you get spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles.


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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great capture!

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 4 years ago

    hey William on your return trip?

  • Hi Philip. We’ll be heading back to Brisbane around the 8th of Feb.

    – William Bullimore

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 4 years ago

    looks good congrats

  • PSL1
    PSL1over 4 years ago

    Outstanding composition William, love the processing.

  • poodlenuts
    poodlenutsover 4 years ago

    awesome !!

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago


  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!!

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    Spectacular shot and great commentary, William.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot……great POV.
    Once again- nicely done William :-)

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