Magical Night at the Magic Rock
Selfie taken at the Magic Rock located at the western end of the world famous Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.
Scroll right to see the full panorama made out of 10 vertical 14mm shots of which the first one is a crop.
Even if Great Ocean Road and the scenic spots along it, such as the 12 Apostles, are very popular, Magic Rock is bit out of the way and requires a few km walk. I visited the place the previous night just to have the only cloud in the sky covering the Milky Way which was setting sideways behind the southwestern horizon some hours before dawn. I kept waiting for the cloud to disperse, but it never happened. I decided that it's
such a special and potential spot that I just have to come back the following night to try my luck again and skip some other locations I had in my mind for night shooting. What also drove me to try again was the fact that I hadn't
actually seen a night photo of the Magic Rock (though I'm
plenty of them out there).
And yes, the second night didn't
After the +30min walk arriving to the coastal cliffs in the dark for the first time and seeing the collapsed cliff face leading down to this secluded spot down by the roaring open ocean was thrilling as well as intimidating. I had never been there during daylight and just had to trust that there is a way down. Oh the feeling of knowing there's
not a single soul for miles around, being surrounded by steep cliffs and the intimidating roaring waves in the dark while under a brilliant starry sky is just so empowering and awe-inspiring! What a Magical night, what a Magical Rock!
Location: #MagicRock, #GreatOceanRoad, #Victoria, #Australia
Dates: 7th of July 2019
A2980T-tripod & B1-Ballhead
Settings: | 14mm | f/2,8 | 25s | ISO 3200 | x10
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