Night at Wattamolla Lagoon Falls under a full moon – the Lagoon was inky black under the moon – talk about Creature from the Black Lagoon material. Very spooky and very beautiful at the same time – not a soul around for miles (well none that I saw anyway),

Shot at Wattamolla, Royal National Park, just south of Sydney.

Canon 30D
Tv: 93secs
Av: f/4.5
ISO: 200
FL: 21mm cropped

This image was just nominated by Lee Martin for the wonderful Pay It Forward Group. Thanks for the generous nomination and comment Lee.
This is what he had to say about Falling Through Moonlight:
“As it uses natural moonlight, something not mant of would try, I think this is one of the finest images I have seen”


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  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 6 years ago

    Atmospheric and very beautiful :)

  • Why thank you – glad you like it

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leeabout 6 years ago


  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKabout 6 years ago

    THis is something great .. You re a master this is for sure… “On your way” :)

  • Thanks Erhan – that is a lovely comment – much appreciated.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonabout 6 years ago

    A moonlit waterfall shot, now that is different, love your work Geoff.

  • Thanks Travis – waterfalls are particularly magic under a full moon I think.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • CaseySmith
    CaseySmithabout 6 years ago

    Wow Geoff what a great shot, can I ask how long was your exposure for the photo.

  • Hi Casey – thanks for the feedback – 93 secs – other specs now with the image. Got the MkIII yet? I took this one with the 30 D

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerabout 6 years ago

    Superb work Geoff…the soft light is sublime…

  • Thanks Robert – always appreciate you dropping by.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • minka
    minkaabout 6 years ago

    Magical image……………

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonabout 6 years ago

    Had never occured to try one, though many are in deep shadow even under a full moon. Ern Mainka has some cool multiple hour shots of the 12 apostles taken at night too. thanks for the inspiration Geoff.

  • There is nothing like landscape under a full moon – it never ceases to amaze me just how beautiful moonlight is and yet we landscapers are all so biased to daylight.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • CaseySmith
    CaseySmithabout 6 years ago

    Thanks Geoff, Tomorrow I will have it, I so cant wait, I am hoping to get a decent photo tomorrow after work and I will post it on here if I do.

  • Stephen Rowsell
    Stephen Rowsellabout 6 years ago

    fantastic— phenomenal lighting here… I love how you’ve captured the water spidering out into the pond below.

  • Thanks Steve – I just loved those streaming tendrils which you can only see under the moonlight.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

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