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On The Edge Of No Return by Alistair Wilson

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Whilst standing up here this evening I had to ask myself.. is this the safe thing to do? But then I thought, if we never took risks then that would be a boring way to live. This one was taken from the same spot as a couple of my other Portsea images but at a different time and day.

My original intention was to get a good sunset around the eastern side of the London Bridge but the tide was a lot higher than I expected so I climbed back up to this spot instead and it was definitely worth it :)

I had to put the ISO up a fair bit to keep the exposure time down as it was almost dark. Luckily I can get away with it with this camera, the picture would be a lot grainier had I used my 40D.

The London Bridge is located on the ocean side of Portsea in the Mornington Peninsula National Park, Victoria, Australia. It’s only a short walk down to this spot from the car park.


  1. Canon 5D, 17-40mm f4 L USM. FL: 17 mm
  2. 2 seconds @ f4, ISO 500
  3. ND8 Graduated Filter
  4. Adobe Lightroom 2 & Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Photography for me is an outlet, a way I can express myself through images rather than words. I look at the subjects I shoot from every possible angle that I can imagine and with the right light, the vision in my head becomes a reality. My passion for it began after high school and over the past several years it has become my release, my way of seeing from a different perspective..

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  • Lisawv
    Lisawvover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, outstanding clarity and exposure.

  • Thanks Lisa appreciate it :)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 5 years ago

    There are calculated risks in everything we do Alistair…and this is beautiful. Beautifully dynamic and moody with great rock detail. Well done.

  • Thanks Sals, I had a hard time getting a good exposure with the water coming through the gap in the rocks without it being too high at the bottom of the pic, I liked this one the most :)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 5 years ago

    Lovely water movement Alistair, there’s so much of it too that it really pulls the eye around the image nicely. and that’s a great sky hanging over the top to finish it off.

  • Thanks Stuart, appreciate the comment mate

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonover 5 years ago

    Top shot Alistair as you know it can be a risk just staying at home..

  • Thanks Donovan, that is also true.. I hope everything is well up Marysville way. I’ve only been up once since we lost our place but am looking forward to getting up there a bit more often soon to get some closure

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Stunning work!

  • Thankyou Denis :)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 5 years ago

    Those storm clouds look menacing and the ocean plenty mean, great shot Alistair!!

  • Thanks John, always appreciate you dropping by! It sure was mean tonight, sounded like gun shots when the waves hit the rocks

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    brilliant Alistair.

  • Thanks Jenny :)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • vagabondimages
    vagabondimagesover 5 years ago

    Great work mate, love the details in the rock face :))

  • Thanks Simone! Think I’m becoming to love this spot, there’s still a few shots I haven’t managed to get yet. There’s so many other spots on the other side of the bay that I have to get to one day as well

    – Alistair Wilson

  • vagabondimages
    vagabondimagesover 5 years ago

    The whole eastern coast is fabulous, right up to Cape Schanck and beyond :))

  • I haven’t even been past Cape Schanck unless you count Phillip Island :P I’m dying to get down to the Prom one day!

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Neil
    Neilover 5 years ago

    Another amazing pic Alistair!

  • Cheers mate, hows the 5d mkII going? :P

    – Alistair Wilson

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