Great Ocean Road

Koala on the Move

by Kristi Hines

Further down the Great Ocean Road, we decided to take a detour towards the Camp Otway Lightstation. We didn’t make it all the way down to it because we noticed a bunch of people standing under a tree. We pulled off the road, grabbed our cameras, and found out what the fuss was about – there were koalas in the trees.

Ironically, we took a hike the day before to see koalas in “Koala Country” at Anakie Gorge and saw only one. After driving just a bit down this road, we ended up seeing around 11. This is one of them, holding on to its favorite spot on the branch.

Koala in Eucalyptus Tree Down Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 300mm, 1/500s – F/5.6, ISO 900
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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The Waves Crash Around

by Kristi Hines

This was another stop off the Great Ocean Road in Australia. It was before I knew about HDR and the need for clouds instead of blue skies, but I think for the beach, blue skies are just perfect!

Great Ocean Road

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Sunset Painted Skies

by Kristi Hines

Sometimes, you just can’t beat a beautiful sunset!

Sunset Painted Skies

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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The Mysterious Apostle

by Kristi Hines

One of the places my husband was looking forward to shooting the most was The Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. I saw one video of the place, but really nothing can convey the beauty of it all until you are standing along the viewing points looking out into the ocean and at these monstrous formations.

Be sure to also check out Jason’s shot of this awesome place, which is currently sitting on the front page of HDR Spotting.

Mysterious Twelve Apostles Formation

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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The Waves

by Kristi Hines

Today’s shot is one I consider a bit abstract in the sense that there isn’t a lot of “reference” to the overall scene and location. It was taken near the London Bridge along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. You couldn’t actually get to the beach, which is probably why it was so pristine and beautiful. I just loved watching the waves rush onto the beach.

Beach Along the Great Ocean Road Australia

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Starfish on the Beach

by Kristi Hines

I was worried about this little guy at first, because he looked pretty stuck. Then the waves came and took him back out where he belonged, but not before I got a good shot of him.

Starfish on the Beach

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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I’m not sure what kind of dog this is, but he was a cutie, so I couldn’t resist getting a quick shot of him and his reflection on the beach along the Great Ocean Road in Australia.

Dog on the Beach

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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One of the things I enjoy when going to the beach is collecting seashells. While walking along one of the beaches down the Great Ocean Road, I walked through a rocky area where there were these holes filled with water, seaweed-like stuff, rocks, and of course, some awesome seashells. This one is a particularly colorful one that I wanted to capture and remember. I now have one of the shells out of it in my collection.

Seashell Treasure Chest on a Beach Down the Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 62mm, 1/500s – F/5.6, ISO 140
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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