The Basin at Rottnest at its best

The Basin Blue Pano

As mentioned in last nights post, I had a few Photog visitors to Rottnest last season and on this weekend we had the Fletchers over and once again, Rottnest turned it on.

The Basin at Rottnest is for sure the most picturesque bay on the island and it has so many epic options for a good capture.

On this occasion, the light and tranquility from this perspective caught my eye and this image is the result of a 5 image stitch with a 24mm lens.

Bring on Summer!

Longreach Blues

About this stage every year I start to long for Summer and those magic no wind days at Rottnest.

I am guessing that the spat of cold weather and rain has many other thinking the same, so I thought i would post a very summery image so that we can focus on something to wish for!

The Opera House dive Rottnest Island

Today I was lucky enough to be invited on a dive at Rottnest that is as hard to find as it is fabulous, but well worth the effort.

The day before, one of the fellows we were diving with spent a few hours looking for the exact location as he only had rough co-ordinates to start with.

But he persevered and then invited my dive buddy Greg and myself to joint his and his offsider on the exploration.

26m to the cave entrance and 38m at the deepest point.

After cruising into the entrance we could see the cave opening up into a huge cavern that was subtly illuminated by some holes in the cave ceiling.

My 5000 lunmina video light was doing its job nicely and pulling out the colours of the schooling pink fish that were hugging the shaded areas and then off in the distance were 6 Grey Nurse sharks, some Dhu fish and a little Lion Fish doing a dance.

I had no sooner settled into the scenery and I saw I only had 3 minutes of bottom time left so back up to the ascent profile.

The water was a bit stirred up from the ground swell the day before, so the conditions were not perfect and I was not really on my A game on the video either as it was all quite overwhelming, but I will be back on a day with better conditions and only this time round, I will be well prepared as to what I am in for.

I hope you like the video and thanks to Greg and the boys for including me in on this adventure!.

You can see the Video here