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As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Great Ocean Road Day 2

On the second day of our Great Ocean Road journey we started off by driving to Cape Otway Light house: the oldest surviving light house in mainland Australia. On our way to the light house, we drove through some beautiful forests where we saw some more Koalas. Although the Koalas we saw on the first day were wild too, they were all around a camp site and easy to spot. These were much further up in the trees and seemed more wild. Which made it more exciting too!

The lighthouse is located in it's own little precinct. It costs $19.50 for adults to enter and $17.50 for students. Thanks STA! The precinct includes the light house, a museum, an aboriginal culture site, a World War 2 bunker and a restaurant/cafe. The panorama above is taken from the World War 2 bunker, from there you have a beautiful overview of the area and a different angle of the light house.

The trees on the way to the light house were all completely bare, it was the strangest site. It looked like there had been a huge fire, but it was due to the Koalas. They had eaten all the leaves from all the trees. No matter which direction you looked or how far you could see, everything was bare.

After the light house we went to an Australian wildlife park. It was only a small park but it had tons of Australian animals. We bought a bag of food and went round feeding most of the animals. The photo to the right is me feeding a wallaby. They're a smaller and cuter version of kangaroos. We also saw Dingo's, Kangaroos, emu's and more. It was nice to see wallaby's and kangaroos for the first time, but obviously we'd rather see them in the wild!

There was one kangaroo that had a joey in its pouch. It wasn't like what you'd see in cartoons where the joey pops its head out and looks all cute. This joey was in upside down and its legs were sticking out.

At sunset we made our way back to the 12 Apostles. It was such a beautiful sunset. I originally wanted to time-lapse it, but it was so incredible windy my tripod wouldn't stop shaking. It's such an iconic Australian photograph and it's still unbelievable I actually saw that in person.

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