Friday, October 10, 2014

The Twelve Apostles

One of the must do's of our trip to Victoria at the start of September was the 12 Apostles - a collection of huge limestone rock features along the Great Ocean Road. I think there are only 8 apostles left now as the others have eroded from the weather and waves leading to collapse - however it is still a great sight and I am really very pleased that we made it down there.

It was a very long driving day (around 11 hours in total) and I was wondering who would crack first - me or Ethan... as it happened we both made it through the day well!

Our first stop was above this beach... there were some very steep stairs down to the beach, however we didn't have enough time to get down there and back as we were hoping to get some nice photos of the actual apostles as the sun set.
 The tourist site for the actual apostles was VERY busy with lots of tour buses and private cars. It was much busier than I thought that it would be. Also, while the sun was setting it wasn't the best place for great photos. So after a new photos here we decided to head down the coast a little bit more to the next location.
 It was here that the sun was behind us and we got some lovely light and colour off the rocks. It would have been nice to be here maybe 30 mins earlier to stake out the right spots for photos, but we were basically the only ones here and it was MUCH more peaceful than the main tourist spot!
 There were some amazing rock formations, with lots of detail! Again, I didn't have the right photographic equipment to do it all justice, but it was still an amazing place to visit!
I Love this photo of my boys with the moon in the background, probably a favourite of the whole holiday!
 We were hoping the sky may have "pinkened" up as the sun set, but that wasn't to happen! I imagine to get amazing sunset shots you need to visit every night for a month to get the right light!
 All in all a great day and a great place to visit. 

1 comment:

Meghan M said...

Looks like an amazing spot and one I'd love to visit - not unlike the Wharariki Beach we visited on the weekend near Farewell spit :-)