Pardon the brief hiatus but I just got back from a short holiday! To celebrate my birthday, my wife put together a surprise trip to one of my favourite places in the world, the Great Ocean Road. I absolutely adore the scenic views, tearing across the windy roads and the pristine beauty of nature that the Great Ocean Road offers. I love the coast and it remains one of the most majestic places that I’ve visited in my life.
Taking a leaf out of LEGO Travellers, an Instagram account that tells the story about one couple’s journey to different destinations in minifigure form, I decided to pack some minifigure versions of me and the missus as well for this trip to snap some LEGO-themed photos. I wish I could be on perpetual holiday but alas, my lust for LEGO sets needs to be financed somehow!
Tourist-crazy spots like the 12 Apostles aside, we got a little intimate with mother nature and trekked to waterfalls and even checked out Otway Fly, a rainforest canopy adventure place which allows you to traverse the forest via a treetop walk which puts you way up high among the trees.
June in Australia heralds the beginning of wet winter weather, which was a pleasant surprise as we managed to encounter a wide variety of fungi and mushrooms that had sprouted up due to the moist conditions. They made for incredible macro photography with my minifigures, which handily enough have their own camera! I’m not the best photographer nor do I have the best equipment but I’m pretty happy with how the photos turned out.
This is one of my favourite shots and I daresay, I was quite impressed with myself for taking this one! Read any feature about photographers and one theme unites them all, it sometimes takes that little bit of special luck to snap a once-in-a-lifetime picture. This won’t win any prizes but I was very pleased when a little bug landed on the mushroom (and minifigure version of myself!) when I was setting up this shot.
Moss and tiny bits of detail really come to life when you shrink yourself down to minifigure size.
I saw this sign in one of the parks which I thought was pretty comical. Death by falling tree or death by snakes!
It seemed like new fungi occurred every few feet that we walked and the amazing biodiversity of something as simple as these mushrooms left me in awe throughout our trek in the forest.
Here’s LEGO-me stuck in some ferns. At least he looks happy!
Parting shot of the wife snapping some photos of the 12 Apostles. She’s a way better photographer than me and she snapped some really beautiful shots of the coastline and the Apostles. I felt that bringing my LEGO alone and posing them as if they were taking photos of these sights made for an interesting parallel – I always feel really small when I’m near the ocean. I wonder how small LEGO minifigures would feel.
I snapped way more photos and if you want to check the rest of the album out, head on over to the Jay’s Brick Blog Facebook page! I hope to do this more often whenever I go on my next holiday or if I go somewhere interesting. Hope you like the photos!