Day One - Tuesday Once again I'm on what is known locally as the GOR, the Great Ocean Road which stretches (arguably) from Torquay through to Point Nelson in the states west. Officially it's shorter than that but in reality i...
On the road from Apollo Bay to Beech Forest is a California Redwood Sequoia grove. They were planted in the 1930's as an experiment and they are truly magnificent today. Even though these are giants they are but babies compared to some I saw in their natural home. There is no sound at all in the forest. It's simply silent.
Onwards and upwards to Mariner Falls. These falls are currently "closed" but the sign said public "should" keep out. Well, that's not a no in my book. That leaves the decision to me and I decided to go. Very well worth the trek and apart from needing to cross the river by wading from time to time an easy walk. The falls are in a natural amphitheatre bowl.
The final stop for the day and the last shot that this fishie will ever take before it is repaired. This is Hopetoun Falls. I had hoped to get here last trip but the storm tore up the joint and there were police keeping people away at the road entrance. This time round I make the climb down the stairs and made it all the way to the falls. While out there I slipped and fell. The camera and the fishie hit a rock. The camera survived with nothing more than a new battle scar but the fishie, well it kind of exploded. I've managed to put it back together for tomorrow with glue and tape. It's now jammed about f/11 or so until I can get it properly repaired.
In search of mossy rocks and falling water I trekked down to the Elliot River where it runs into the Southern Ocean. Up stream from the mouth reached by good old fashioned bush bashing was a small but magic waterfall. I had to wade through the river to get close enough for the final images of the falls.
Photog, IT Architect, Scout Leader, Puffing Billy Way n Works
Photography,IT Architecture, Train Driver, Leadership, Training
Emerald, Victoria, Australia - Taylors Lakes, Victoria, Australia - Melton, Victoria, Australia - St Albans, Victoria, Australia - San Francisco, California - Oakland, California - Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia - Vermont, Victoria, Australia
Paul Pavlinovich is an avid photographer of more than 30 years experience. A qualified trainer and leader puts him in a good position to help people learn the art of photography. Paul seeks opportunities to contribute to his community, whether that be local, with youth, or photographic colleagues. Paul leads the Melbourne Photowalkers community utilising the social networking platform Google+. Paul runs photographic workshops and blogs to improve the community body of knowledge as well as his own. Paul is a leader of youth within Scouting at local and branch levels. Paul also volunteers on the Puffing Billy Railway.
Oh and I hate unecessary rules and people that push them. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” -- Pablo Picasso
I was on the internet before it was the internet
We were unable to fetch any YouTube videos at this time. Please try again.
Videos are visible only to people they've been shared with.
We were unable to fetch any videos at this time. Please try again.
Really good. Fixed the ancient van fridge explained how they work and walked me through changes to the install to make it work best. Even pointed out I was better off doing the changes myself to save a lot of money. Did the changes on the werkend and anazing difference. Thanks Mike.