Not to sound narcissistic, but I am so proud of this photo that I took. It was a hot day in Melbourne and I decided to take a tour of the Great Ocean Road with a bus company. I was told to bring a swim suit so that way when we left the 12 apostles and drove the 5 minutes over to Loch Ard Gorge, we could all take a dip.
However, once we arrived at Loch Ard Gorge, the wind made the water absolutely freezing!
I hung out in the Gorge to take photos, learn some history, and then took off the explore the area.
Loch Ard Gorge got it’s name because a ship bearing the name Loch Ard on it’s way from England shipwrecked. Only two passengers survived. A 15 year old boy named Tom Pearce, and a 17 year old girl named Eva Carmichael.
Beside the gorge there was an island archway. This archway collapsed in 2009 and left behind two standing rocks. These rocks, pictured above, have now been named after the survivors Tom and Eva.
The first thing I noticed when wandering about was just how blue the sky and water were. If I looked far out into the distance, it was easy to confuse the sky from the ocean! When I think of the Great Ocean Road I always think back to colors. Blue, and brown.
Blue for the ocean and sky, and brown for the rocks.
I recently started using Adobe Lightroom to play around with my pictures.
I remember being so disappointed that my camera could not pick up on how colorful the views I was photographing actually were.
All I did in Lightroom was change the setting from auto to natural and voila! Suddenly the photo looked exactly as I had photographed it!
I was so excited to be able to see the same view I had photographed, and knew I needed to show you all as well.
Isn’t the Loch Ard Gorge and surrounds just so beautiful?
Have you ever explored the Great Ocean Road?