A sizable storm heading back out to sea at St Andrews beach on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Australia. This night was the closest I’ve ever come to losing the camera in the drink. So glad I didn’t!


  1. Canon 40D, 17-86mm IS. FL: 17 mm
  2. 2.5 seconds @ f4.5, ISO 400
  3. Cokin ND4 (2 Stop) Grad filter
  4. Adobe Lightroom 3 & Adobe Photoshop CS5

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  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonabout 4 years ago

    Another RIPPER mate!! Well done :-))

  • Thanks mate, was a pretty wild afternoon / night when I took this. Was a little bit of lightning around but it didn’t last long and was very hard to predict so didn’t get a shot of it unfortunately :(

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderabout 4 years ago

    Awesome cloud formation, and captured brilliantly mate! I know what it is like to lose a camera in the drink! Check out this post i entered some time ago ;) Pays to have good insurance!

  • Lucky mate! Yeah pays to have insurance, I always keep my hand on the tripod or wrapped around the strap but when I was here this wave came in over my knees (I was holding the tripod and camera up in the air) and it hit me with such force that I almost fell over backwards because my shoes were stuck deep in the sand.

    – Alistair Wilson

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Thanks Richard

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderabout 4 years ago

    Think i put the wrong link in “Try this”

  • Glenn Stephenson
    Glenn Stephensonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Alistair:)

  • Thanks mate, wasn’t as sharp as I would have liked because of the ISO but the noise reduction software in the new Lightroom is doing a pretty good job of retaining a bit more detail out of some older shots :)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderabout 4 years ago

    DOH!!! Try This

  • It worked the first time! haha

    – Alistair Wilson

  • D Byrne
    D Byrneabout 4 years ago

    Love the build up and the reflected colour on the wet sand. Nice one.

  • Thanks mate!

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thankyou Denis

    – Alistair Wilson

  • simoneb
    simonebabout 4 years ago

    Love the tones in this Alistair, awesome shot!

  • Thanks Simone :)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Paul Mercer
    Paul Mercerabout 4 years ago

    Wow, love this shot Alistair…lovely subdued colours.

  • Thanks Paul

    – Alistair Wilson

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