Light's Flight by Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

Dawn at Garie Beach in Royal NP just south of Sydney Australia.
Being near an international airport is a bugger for night shots but it does tend to make the dawns just that much more spectacular. This is the vapour trail from a dawn takeoff. I like the way the sun looks anchored by its own light while the light from the vapour trail soars.
What a magic morning this was. Got a bunch of shots I was happy with and then after taking them I decided to wander over to the rock platform just next to the sun in this shot to watch the rest of the sunrise. There were about a dozen fishermen silhouetted against this sun with orange waves breaking over the rock platform in front of them. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better two huge whales surfaced right in front of where I was sitting – about 100m offshore. Everyone stopped what they were doing and just watched their graceful rise and fall through the water, spouting their breath mist against the dawn. It was actually good to have the camera packed away and just to sit and watch.


australia, cliffs, dawn, flight, landscape, nationalpark, nsw, ocean, peaceful, royal, seascape, sky, skyscape, sun, sunrise, sydney, tranquil, wave


  • Steve plowman
    Steve plowmanover 6 years ago

    What an incredible photo, and thanks for the short text, it really brings the picture to life knowing the background behind it.

  • Douzy
    Douzyover 6 years ago

    Oh Geoff, you’ve done it again! ;) Amazing graduated colours, and the cliff on the left hand side gives shape and interest. At first glance I wasn’t too sure about the little rectangle in front of the sun but thanks for explaining. And good on you for getting up that early!!

  • AllyL
    AllyLover 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I’ve enjoyed camping here but I’ve never seen it look so good :)
    I like the way the vapour trail sets off the other colours.

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesover 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Geoff

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    beautiful !!!! love this.

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 6 years ago

    A stunner.

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinover 6 years ago

    God this is breathtaking… I’m at a loss Geoff… sorry.

  • Matt White
    Matt Whiteover 6 years ago

    Im enjoying going through you work this one is one of my favourites

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    just wonderful!

  • elisab
    elisabover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot. Love the deep blue color of the sky.

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait