Erskine Falls is one of the best known waterfalls of the Otway Ranges and is certainly among the most visited. At 30m, the falls are the highest single drop of all the otway waterfalls, and will not disappoint visitors even in the summer months when there is little water cascading over it’s impressive rock face and into the picturesque pool below.
Large visitor numbers are due not only to the impressive nature of the falls, but also due to its close proximity to Lorne, one of the main tourist centres of the Great Ocean Road.
I shot the beach cliffs near Kilcunda where the Bourne Creek meets the sea and later realized that this rock formation looked remarkably like an elephant. I have made a few large prints of this shot and the effect is even more staggering. Could be an ink splotch thing I know but you tell me, can you see it?
117 km southeast from Melbourne on the Bass Highway lies the small town of Kilcunda. There is a great ocean view from the main road and the old trestle bridge over Bourne Creek make it a wonderful landscape to spend a few hours.
These 4 images are the initial trial images from the shoot a few days ago. As the sun went down it started to rain lightly and so a warm fuzz appeared in the sky as the light went yellow. Everything was wet and all the grasses had had a good year. The mosquitoes had me for dinner but I did get a range of angles and light. Not sure yet which image will go to print. The High Dynamic Range processing takes quite a while to refine and so I will trial some prints in the meantime. The actual light was extremely strong red and is taking a bit of work to manage as it tends to look a little unreal.
Last weeks shoot.
I would never have believed that there such a dramatic landscape so close the Melbourne. I had visited some 20 years ago but had forgotten this location.
After two trips down the coastal track on mountain bikes I had around 300 frames to edit. Shot for HDR conversion I was attempting the “big” seascape type of shot with a big sky. Conditions were good but the sky was impressive for only a short time. I will work with the remaining images next week and eventually settle on a few for the production line and online shop.
Thanks to Marshall and Luie for accompanying me on the dark trip back after sunset.
Thanks again to Gary and Pat from Willow Bend Estate ‘Tynwald’ who looked after Luie and I on the last night of our trip. This is a great place to stay or just book a meal in the restaurant.
To quote their information, “Tynwald sits on 40 riverfront acres, and was built early in 1830 by John and Martha Terry as a celebration of success in the flour milling industry. Much of its Victorian charm comes from a later owner the politician William Moore in the 1890’s. He added the central tower, the lacework verandas and wide bay windows over-looking the views and garden.”
Had to take some shots of the place and post here.
Thanks to the guys at Hawley’s Gingerbread House in Devonport who looked after us while the ferry was delayed. Interesting chat about the state of Tasmanian economic and environmental affairs. More about Hawley’s here.
If you are in Devonport drop in for a coffee.
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