Well, that was a proper winters day in Perth and the South West of WA!
Around 10 degrees at 1800!
I thought given that it is so cold and miserable outside at the moment, that I would work up another little gem from the Rowley Shoals from last year I have been meaning to get around to for a while now This image showcases the beautiful clear water out at the shoals and the stunning Bedwell Island.
True North is now only a few weeks away from going back to the shoals for our seasonal 3 x 5 day dive and snorkelling excursions out there.
True North still has some availability for this years Rowley Shoals season, so if you are interested in getting away from the cold for a few days and exploring one of the best dive destinations in the world, then check out our website at:
www.northstarcruises.com.au for details, or call the girls in the office for information on:
08 9192 1829
I sat and watched the mesmerising antics of this beautiful pipe worm for a good 5 minutes….whilst my patient dive buddy Lindsay waited patiently exploring his own piece of the reef close by.
These worms will retract into the coral if you get too close, but whilst out and showing off their beauty they remain a sight to behold.
The link above is of the final video put together by one of True North’s passionate photog’s, Oli Oldroyd.
Nice work Oli….a few shots of mine imbedded in there and also some drone footage.
A polarised version of a previous post. I did 2 lots of stitches for this image…one with a polariser and one without and then blended the unpolarised sky back in.
Polarised stitches simply don’t work!
This is a hand blended stitch of Bedwell Island at the Rowley Shoals.
Oli and I set out one lunch time as the conditions were perfect. Lucky we did as the conditions like the above did not happen again with the sun nice and high to show off what lay below the surface.
This is one of the more successful images I shot last week with the new Nautical kit and my Nikon D810. Shot with the 14-24 at F8 I think.
An absolutely sensational start to the Rowley’s season on True North this year.
A nice calm passage over and very calm and clear conditions all day yesterday.
A couple of firsts above:
The first D810 image from my new Nauticam housing and the first aerial image of the trip. I have done 4 flights already with the Phantom 3 Drone and have some amazing video vision as well.
As time permits, I will assemble the footage into a video, but with the action packed days out here I doubt that will be before I return home.
Stay tuned for more images as time permits.
The True North is about to close out the Kimberley cruise season on Friday and enter into the Rowley Shoals dive season.
Lee and I are joining a long time friend Lindsay Hassen on the first Rowleys cruise this year and I am very much looking forward to showing Lindsay the wonders of the Rowleys.
The above shot was taken a couple of years ago, just on sunrise and it shows just how smooth and clear it can get out there!
As usual, I will be posting off the boat as time permits and this time the underwater shots will be from the Nikon D810 as I now have the Nautical housing for the Nikon beast.
I have been going through some Rowley Shoals images this evening for a client, so I thought I would share them.
True North only cruises here 3 times a year and we still have capacity on all cruises to this amazing destination.
I have been diving now for 40 years and have dived all over the world.
I rate the Rowleys up there in the top diving destinations I have ever dived at and a very close second for sure would be PNG and West Papua.
All True North destinations and all awesome in their own right!