London Bridge

A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a drive to London Bridge in Portsea. As my wife and son are in Malaysia I thought it would be a great opportunity for some spectacular photography, and I was not wrong or disappointed.

I drove down the Mornington Peninsula freeway and arrived firstly at Portsea Surf Beach which overlooks London Bridge. This beach is one of the “back” beaches on the South Side of the Mornington Peninsula on the Bass Straight between Victoria and Tasmania. The waves are very big and hence why the back beaches are popular with surfers. On the other hand the waves are also dangerous and back in the 1970’s the PM of Australia Harold Holt went for a swim at Cheviot beach not far from Portsea and never returned. He most likely drowned despite being an excellent swimmer and he was never found.

After a quick stop overlooking the surf beach I got back in my car and drove to the main London Bridge Car Park and walked down to see London Bridge in all its glory. Seeing the sun shine through the hole in the middle was really awesome, and I was indeed able to get some very beautiful photos. I could not think of a better place to watch the sunset with the soothing sound of the crashing waves, the lack of people around and the amazing shadows cast by the rocks and reflections in the rock pools of the glistening fading sunlight.

Using my Canon DSLR I was able to play around with the shutter speeds to get sharp images of the seaspray inside the rock formations. I even got some pretty amazing photos using my Smartphone.

Enjoy the photos and please if you are in the area, take a trip down the Mornington Peninsula. Portsea is just over 100km from Melbourne, and you will not be disappointed. There are many wonderful beaches as well as Portsea, and they include Rosebud, Dromana, Sorrento Back Beach, Blairgowrie, Flinders and many more.

Mark

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