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The Grotto…

by on Feb.24, 2016, under Life, Photography

The Grotto is a sinkhole geological formation and tourist attraction, found on the Great Ocean Road outside the township of Port Campbell. Wooden steps wind down the cliff face to the bottom, providing visibility of the sea beyond a pool at low tide.

The Grotto

The Grotto

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/50 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The normal photos you see from this location are taken from the viewing platform at the end of the steps looking out through the arch towards the sea. The tide was obviously very low at this time so I headed out to shoot from the outside looking in. With a low tide thankfully the rocks were all quite dry and so getting wet wasn’t on the cards. However those really really jagged rocks seemed very sharp. You have to be very careful with your footing here lest you fall and do some serious damage to yourself.

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Below is the view from the Grotto looking out over the edge over the sea. The water was actually a few metres below me here.

Dragons Head

Dragons Head

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm, 41 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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