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Great Ocean Road – Magical light for photography and timelapse

25 Aug ’18

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Driving on the great ocean road through fog, rain and under the greyest sky possible we kept on convincing ourselves that our luck will turn and we would get something magical happening. during the 10minute walk to the viewpoint I had to get my rain cover on my bag, not a great sign! Below is a photo that was taken with my iPhone showing the rather morose state of affairs! We decided to stay on and look for penguins while our magical sunset was hypothetically forming somewhere. Rachel did spot a pair of fairy penguins just below the path but too far for any usable shots, a great sight nonetheless!

12 Apostle on a rainy day

I had the Canon EOS 1DX II and the Canon EOS M5 setup pointing at different directions trying to cover the two sides as I noticed the light was changing a fair bit! The difference in light in the shots below really show how important it is to try your luck and stick with a location once you are there, even in poor light, it might all change!

Photography and timelapse of the coastline on the great ocean road and 12 apostle

Double rainbow landscape 12 apostle great ocean road

Photography and timelapse of the coastline on the great ocean road and 12 apostle

Photography and timelapse of the coastline on the great ocean road and 12 apostle

A little behind the scene bonus. Rachel was kind enough to safeguard the M5 that was time-lapsing while I went back to the other side to capture a different angle.

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I am a nature photographer specialising in wildlife photography. I have a special passion for this type of photography which comes from my background as an ecologist & conservation biologist.

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