I can’t believe this photo was taken almost a year ago. How time flies! A friend of mine is an amazing artist and she was really excited about the idea of hiring a helicopter and heading out to Rottnest to get some shots of it. We spend just under an hour over Rottnest and she had an absolute blast.
We specifically headed over on Easter Saturday as we figured that there would be stacks of boats over at the island and we certainly weren’t disappointed. I’m thinking about heading back over there again soon, this time on a less cloudy day.
Same place different point of view. The Basin at Rottnest Island has just so many angles that you can take photos from, I’m sure I could spend another few days hitting this spot without getting bored. My main focus in this photo wasn’t surprisingly the clouds, they were a great bonus. The real attraction for me in this photo was the little sandy channel running through the reef and out into the basin itself. It actually struck me that in all my years of going to Rottnest I’ve never been swimming here. Weird!
This has been created by using two vertical photos stitched together using my 16-35mm lens. As always I hope you guys enjoy it.
I’ve been lucky enough to have spent the past four days at Rottnest and its been pure bliss. Sure we had a few fronts come through with lots of rain, but they never lasted long and we pretty much had the island to ourselves. I was staying at the Bathurst villas at Rottnest so it was a short little walk to the Basin for me via Pinky Beach.
On this particular night there was a stack of rain heading my way, it was heading towards the island really slowly so I thought let’s get the camera out and see what happens. As it happens it was a good call and the result was pretty awesome. I managed to grab this shot on the first night and have had to wait for four days to be able to process it. Talk about testing ones patience!
I hope you guys enjoy it,
What a cool weekend. Literally!!! I’m told that its always warmer at Rottnest but it still felt really cold to me out there. I have to admit this weekend I had very little success with the conditions and struggled to take a decent daytime shot. There was a stack of clouds that never quite made it over until today unfortunately so I had clear skies all weekend. What this did mean though was that night photography was definitely on the cards especially with an almost full moon.
I decided to try out the Canon 14mm F/2.8 lens that I had for the weekend and see what it could do. I headed up to Pinky Beach at Rottnest and setup my camera at the top of the stairs that lead down to the beach from the lighthouse. After a long exposure I managed to capture what I thought was a reasonable shot. Would I buy the Canon 14mm F/2.8? I don’t think so. Its a cool lens but it doesn’t do anything my 16-35mm can’t do and you can’t use filters on the 14mm which means more post processing work.
Lens – Canon 14mm F/2.8
Aperture – F11
Iso – 125
Shutter – 9mins
Hope you all had a warmer weekend than I did. 🙂