Loch Ard Gorge • Victoria • Australia by William Bullimore

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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 3 exposures (-2,0,+2 EV)
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 16mm
ISO Speed: 100
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 20 January 2010 9.413pm

Post Processing:
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Exported as JPEG

From Wikipedia:

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 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.

The gorge is accessed via the Great Ocean Road, only a few kilometres past The Twelve Apostles. Stairs allow visitors access to the beach which is otherwise undeveloped. There are numerous plaques that tell the story as well and a small museum and rest area and a cemetery housing many of the people that were killed.


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  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 4 years ago

    I sure dont know how you make these pictures carry on and on like this but it is most amazing. Di

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellover 4 years ago

    Beautifully composed and processed! What a scene to behold!

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 4 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    WOW!!! Stunning! :D

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    You’ve obviously got a bit of extra pull with the bloke upstairs, William.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    so lovely work

  • The Jonathan Sloat
    The Jonathan S...over 4 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    stunning work

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 4 years ago

    Great work William……..will have to go there once the holiday makers have disapeard……….

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