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A tranquil sunrise at Wattamolla, Royal National Park just south of Sydney.
People have asked me how I got the radiant effect from the sun. Simple – just pointed the camera at it lol. The flare comes from the sun’s’ rays hitting the lens at nearly 90 degrees and then the blades of the aperture diaphragm inside the camera splitting it up. Least that’s what I’ve been told so if anyone has a better explanation I’d love to hear it.

If you like this one you might like to check out a bigger Radiance:


  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 7 years ago

    absolutely brilliant!! superb

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 7 years ago

    Geoff this is so beautiful :)

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinalmost 7 years ago

    (insert happy sigh here) So very tranquil and beautiful…. Gorgeous colour gradient too.

    As for your sun flare I have been told (very simply in small words and short sentences so I would be sure to understand) “If you want the sun to be a star, shut down your aperture and shoot directly into the sun.” Works a treat for me!

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinalmost 7 years ago

    Oh and btw… I love your Rose Moxon collab =)))

  • Thanks Rhana – it does seem to work and so does collaborating with Rose Moxon let me tell you – thrilled with what she did with Moondance.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesalmost 7 years ago


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    Sharon Hammondalmost 7 years ago


  • butchart
    butchartalmost 7 years ago

    i’d say ‘ALOT of radiance’ …a most inspiring shot…..well done……….b

  • season
    seasonalmost 7 years ago

    Geoff, what a wonderful radiance. amazing work. love it! ;)

  • Kim Roper
    Kim Roperalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful colours, stunning work! It is such a lovely place down there and you have captured its essence superbly!

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...almost 7 years ago

    Superb Comp Geoff!!
    It has it all!!!

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