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Incoming Tide_Loch Ard Gorge_Great Ocean Road

Incoming Tide_Loch Ard Gorge_Great Ocean Road

Hasselblad X-PAN II camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

Can you see the crashing wave in this image?

Shot on a wind blown, overcast day this image of Loch Ard Gorge is a favourite location for tourists along the Great Ocean Road. Famous for a range of shipwrecks, including the Loch Ard in 1878, the rugged cliff faces and enclosed nature of the landscape were well suited to the panoramic format. The wide-angle lens exaggerated the foreground elements and, as a consequence, increased the sense of diminishing perspective in the background.

I made the above image with the wonderful Hasselblad X-PAN II camera (no longer made) with the amazing Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens. When used in conjunction with the panoramic format the wide-angle characteristics of this lens open up a world of interesting photographic possibilities.

The original color transparency was scanned then imported into Adobe Lightroom 3 for basic processing. Adobe Photoshop CS5 was employed to convert the color file into black-and-white and then to apply a lovely warm, chocolate tone.

It’s all very well to travel along the Great Ocean Road to The Twelve Apostles. But rather than spending most of you time in the car, travelling to and from, consider taking your time and spend 2 or 3 days breaking the trip up into smaller sections. That will give you time to stop, walk and explore. You’ll be able to stop for decent meals in one of the numerous seaside towns along the way and, for the more intrepid, discover secluded locations most tourists well never know.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography


3 Responses

  1. Hi,

    I saw some postcards in a shop at Anglesea that were under the name of Blue Sky photography. Would these be created through this site?
    If so do you have a gallery of these images and can they be purchased as prints.

  2. I think I may already have replied to your note. However things have changed somewhat over recent weeks.

    I haven’t been back to my old wordpress site for some time. I now operate under a new business name and have a brand new site as part of an online re-branding process. The site is still under construction, but functioning. You can check it out at http://travelphotographyguru.com/

    I’m developing new portfolios on the site, the first of which features the Great Ocean Road. Feel free to check it out. While I don’t expect to be able to have the site ready for online sales within the near future, feel free to contact me directly about any images you’re interested in purchasing. At this stage its still best to contact me at info@blueskyphotography.com.au

    Kindest Regards,

    Glenn Guy
    Travel Photography Guru

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