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APHELION OF THE EARTH

APHELION OF THE EARTH

After recently having family relocate out to the South Gippsland area in Australia, on my brief visits to this lush and diverse landscape, I have scouted many areas inland and on the coast. This image infact is a location that I have craved to capture for years now and this January I was fortunate enough to have done so, even if the conditions werent exactly to my liking. After driving for 1 hour in the car on unknown roads at 4am toward my destination I finally made in to a beach car park where I was to turn left and drive on for 2.5km to reach the path to access the beach front. However there was no turn off and I was left alone in the dark with only the sounds of waves crashing nearby. After angrily wandering this surf beach front for 45 minutes I approached 2 young surfers in the distance. I asked them if they were aware of a beach by the name of the Pinnacles? They answered, of course! Just continue down this beach for another 20 minutes in the dark until you come across a sand dune. Once you do look for a staircase that will take you up to a path that if you continue on will take you there after another 30 minutes walking. Well, I was there now. I came this far, so I continued on for the search of this amazing beach. Eventually I found my way through the dark up on the path, where i came across some beautiful wallabies that eventually led me onto a cliff face with the beach below. There was no path and the only way was down. I began the descent dragging my behind down falling rocks and sand to eventually roll onto the beach with a huge bang. After this rather drammatic presentation the adrenalin calmed down and emotion took over. I was so blown away by the endless composition possibilities that the beach had to offer that I neglected to notice the huge incoming waves crashing right in front of me. Soon a 4 foot wave crashed completely over myself and the camera, luckily soaking through these huge boalders and not dragging me out into the current. Luckily I managed to capture that very incoming wave prior to collapsing over me, that you can see in this image. Every image has a story and this one for me I will certainly not forget. This April I will be heading a photo tour into the heart of Argentian Patagonia. Places are limited, so if you are interested please get in contact with me asap or follow the bellow links: https://www.mattbishopphotography.com/patagonia-photography-overlandtour-workshop https://www.kawenexpeditions.com/en/travesias/patagonia-photography-overland-bariloche-calafate-13-days/
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Coastlines
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Keywords:Kase filters, australian landscape photographer, east gippsland, gippsland landscapes, pentax landscape, phillip island, pinnacles beach, sirui