The winner of this issue’s ‘Your Shot‘ competition goes to Simon Beedle, taken of the Arch of Loch Ard along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. WINNING PHOTO: “Fallen Arch”
Taken: March 2009

“Pre-dawn is a special moment. Using a long exposure on an overcast morning, I was able to capture the first light of day, creating a surreal blue hue over the Arch of Loch Ard. Situated on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, this is the location of one of Australia’s most famous shipwrecks. In 1878 the vessel Loch Ard was destroyed off the cliffs of the gorge. Of the 51 passengers and crew, only two survived. Tom Pearce and Eva Carmichael managed to swim into the safety of Loch Ard Gorge, where they were rescued by local farmers. Due to constant erosion by large ocean swells, sadly the arch collapsed in June 2009 – now, only the pillars of the Arch remain standing.”
– Simon Beedle,
Moffat Beach, Qld

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