The lookout in front of the lighthouse does provide a great view west to The Bluff at Barwon Heads
|The Bluff, Barwon Heads from Point Lonsdale|
and east to the limestone cliffs and fortifications on Point Nepean.
|Point Nepean from Point Lonsdale|
Serendipity played its part though when for a brief few minutes a gap in the heavy cloud cover in the north allowed a diffused sunlight to pass through just as a pair of Silver Gulls landed on the cliff top in front of me. The light combined with the soft, out of focus sea behind the birds and their "modelling" display (they really did look like they were trying out poses for me to shoot), allowed me to capture this sequence in a few minutes before I had to retreat from another oncoming storm.
|Silver Gull, Pt Lonsdale|
These really are glorious birds when you find them away from car parks, rubbish dumps and fish'n'chip shops.