Shipwreck Coast. Australia.

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Livnius, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    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
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  2. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
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    awesome shots man! congrats! would love to see some more!
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  3. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
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    Beautiful work.
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  4. Marc0

    Marc0 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 20, 2012
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    Very nice shots Joe! The second one is my favorite.
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Awesome stuff and yeah, I think I like the second one best as well
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  6. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Cheers guys.
    Yeah I reckon the second is pretty cool too. Each of these limestone stacks, or Apostles, has a name, but not Mathew, Mark, Luke & John etc. The formation in the second image is appropriately named...."Razorback".
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    A treat to view Joe, superb job. Digging the 2nd one as well...
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  8. tubedriver

    tubedriver Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 30, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Joe, I love them all - Well done! No.3 is my favourite.
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  9. southcol

    southcol Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 30, 2010
    Awesome photos! By looking at them, i can hear the sea pounding the rocks! Like #3 best, how did you create that?
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  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Wow Joe ..
    Simply stunning . When we visited couple of days ago , It was so windy.I will plan an other visit.
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  11. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    Excellent work as always. I love your color processing, so #1 and 3 are my faves.
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  12. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    They are all very nice shots. It's been many years (mid 1970's) since I was last down there, so thanks for such fantastic views of them. :2thumbs:
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  13. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Fabulous location, Joe. Thanks for sharing.
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  14. yktay2

    yktay2 Mu-43 Regular

    Absolutely love the colours! #1 is my fav.
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  15. BobbyD

    BobbyD Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2012
    Very nice I like them all.
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  16. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    That's a print-worthy series :smile:
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  17. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

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  18. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Good stuff Joe. Wasn't Judas the first to fail?

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  19. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Just stunning,Joe.I would say you got lucky with the stormy weather.It may not have been much fun driving in,but These images are some of the best I have ever seen on this site.
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  20. Infinite

    Infinite Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 4, 2012
    Over the Rainbow
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    Amazing shots. Now, I would really love to go and see the formations with my own eyes XD
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