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Great Ocean Road - Research Pays Off


Posted by E.J. Peiker on Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:20 pm

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Great Ocean Road - Australia
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After nearly a full day of torrential rains, the forecast was for clearing around sunset. I spent some time during the worst of the rains scanning the southern Victoria coast satellite imagery with an ephemeris to find a feature along the Great Ocean Road that aligned with the sunset.  I found this notch in Australia's southern shore and went there. I was rewarded with this...

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:06 pm
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I wouldn't expect any less from you, you always go that extra mile in search of your landscape views - and this paid off big time!  ( as you often do)  :)

Amazing view, perfect perspective, beautiful wave action and gorgeous sunset light!  Love it.

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by Paul Rossi on Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:15 pm
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Really cool photo. Great composition. You must have used a compass one of the previous days at sunset in the general area - to note the angle, and use that during your search. I have searched the Lake Superior shoreline for features and look forward to exploring some of them at sunset, but they are a hike from a remote campground.
 

by John Labrenz on Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:00 pm
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Stunning scenery...well planned.
Again though...it is that amazing f/g wave/wash that I really like here.
 

by Kim on Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:24 pm
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I was there two weeks ago, just gloom and doom no sun, rise or set. Did you take the helicopter ride to view the coast from the air?

The wave action makes it, but the whole coast has great wave action. The famous surf even at Bells Beach is just down the road.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:03 am
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Paul Rossi wrote:
Really cool photo.  Great composition.  You must have used a compass one of the previous days at sunset in the general area -  to note the angle, and use that during your search.  I have searched the Lake Superior shoreline for features and look forward to exploring some of them at sunset, but they are a hike from a remote campground.

No, I used satellite imagery with the sun angles overlayed on screen on my phone using an app called LightTrac.  This allowed me to set the time for sunset which then showed the exact angle of the sunset.  I then moved the map underneath until I found something that lined up.
 

by Paul Rossi on Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:46 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Paul Rossi wrote:
Really cool photo.  Great composition.  You must have used a compass one of the previous days at sunset in the general area -  to note the angle, and use that during your search.  I have searched the Lake Superior shoreline for features and look forward to exploring some of them at sunset, but they are a hike from a remote campground.

No, I used satellite imagery with the sun angles overlayed on screen on my phone using an app called LightTrac.  This allowed me to set the time for sunset which then showed the exact angle of the sunset.  I then moved the map underneath until I found something that lined up.


Thank You E.J.  I looked up LightTrac and found a similar web based app that I have used to line up a few sunset and sunrise feature locations I already know of - on Lake Superior, based on hiking.  Now I know the date range when the angle of the sun will rise/set where I would want. :)   The website for this is: https://app.photoephemeris.com/
 

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