September 9th, 2012, 05:25 AM
The Shipwreck Coast. Victoria. Australia.
Went for a drive to a portion of coastline 2 hrs out from Melbourne which most famously is home to the "12 Apostles" rock formations....gigantic, limstone stacks that were formed by millions of years of erosion, the harsh seas of Bass Strait and southerly winds never cease and so the erosion continues, today only 8 'Apostles' remain with the most recent collapse occurring on July 3 2005.
This stretch of coastline has long been a treacherous area for ships to navigate and earned the name "The Shipwreck Coast". These waters have become a graveyard for over 50 ships and their crews, the first being an unnamed whaling boat in 1836....the last being the MS Rayville on November 9 1940, a 5800 ton American vessel. Much to my disbelief, the MS Rayville was sunk after hitting a German mine and was the first US Navy vessel sunk in WWII, a full year before Pearl Harbour.
It was a fine day in Melbourne and I went hoping to catch some super fine weather, clear skies and a gorgeous setting sun over the Apostles, by the time I got there 2 hrs later, a storm had begun moving in from the sea so that kinda ruined my initial plan, but I managed to capture something a little more dramatic than I was expecting. I plan to go back at some point over the coming Spring/Summer and go for a walk down to the beaches below the Apostles...standing along the beaches and looking out and up at these impressive formations will be an epic photo walk for another day. Can't wait.
All images taken with the EM5 + Panasonic 7-14mm.
Shipwreck Coast 1 by Livnius, on Flickr
Shipwreck Coast 2 by Livnius, on Flickr
Shipwreck Coast 3 by Livnius, on Flickr
Shipwreck Coast 4 by Livnius, on Flickr
Last edited by Livnius; September 9th, 2012 at 05:27 AM.
September 9th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Stunning photos, Joe! What an eye you have!!
September 9th, 2012, 06:54 AM
Absolutely fantastic images especially the mono ones! What a fantastic bit of coastline, I would love to visit there....maybe one day.
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September 9th, 2012, 07:48 AM
great photos, I think the storm really adds to it, fits with the coast's name too! Great processing as well
September 9th, 2012, 11:52 AM
These are amazing- they really communicate a sense of grandeur of the place. The storm clouds make them much more dramatic as you pointed out
September 9th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Beautiful, beautiful captures. I would have a hard time choosing one above the others. They would make gorgeous prints.
September 9th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Great stuff as usual Joe!
September 9th, 2012, 01:07 PM
these images have grandeur, well seen
September 9th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Beautiful dreamy images :)
September 10th, 2012, 07:52 AM
A stunning part of the country. I'd love to see them for myself one day.
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
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