The Box Seat by Adam Gormley


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Moonrise of 6th August, 2009 – 5:45pm. Sunshine Beach, Noosa Headlands rocks. Unfortunately this evening there was some cloud on the horizon, so the moon was late getting up. I have everything set up to get this pelican as a silhouette over the rising moon too.. Bugger! As it turns out, the clouds actually gave this shoot a dramatic dynamic anyhow, and the well behaved pelican stood nice and still for the shooting, dispite the wave spray.. I think he was captivated with this beautiful moon!

I just couldn’t get the camera low enough to use the 800mm with this and get land in the shot, as for the cloud..


beach, clouds, full, moon, moonrise, noosa, pelican, rocks, sunshine, waves


  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Tazz!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Tanya  Snowden
    Tanya Snowdenalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Tanya!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • ritaagostinelli
    ritaagostinellialmost 5 years ago

    It must be ESP….because everytime I log on you have and AWESOME image uploaded staring back at me!! This was is beautiful….not sure what didn’t work out for you but this is working for meeeee! Excellent! :)))

  • Hehe maybe!! Thanks so much for all your comments Rita!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.almost 5 years ago

    whata shot

  • Thanks very much Kenny mate! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Karen Kaleta
    Karen Kaletaalmost 5 years ago

    I second the emotion! WOW

  • Thanks very much Karen! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenuealmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture !!!
    Well done !

  • Thanks very much, appreciated! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, I love the colors

  • Thanks very much Ann!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 5 years ago

    I think it’s a great result. I’ve favourited it, not just because of the quality of the image, but because I believe a photographer’s notes must always tell the story behind the image. Good on ya!

  • Thanks very much David mate, appreciate that! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Theodore Black
    Theodore Blackalmost 5 years ago

    Its so nice to get a capture like this………

  • Thanks very much Theodore mate!!

    – Adam Gormley

  • wayne51
    wayne51almost 5 years ago

    Tops shot mate, well done. Wayne

  • Thanks very much Wayne!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

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