Rottnest Island with True North Mark

A few weeks ago me Ihad the pleasure of being invited aboard True North Mark’s big and beautiful private boat for a brilliant weekend at Rottnest Island with Mark and friends. A huge thanks to Mark for having us along and Brett, Greg and Jordan for outstanding company and great fun. We toured the whole island, we shot some photos and had a wicked and unreal time (using a bit of the surfer slang we learned). We also went snorkling twice, for hours, and this was a huge thing for me, only the second time ever I have been snorkling. Swam a long way and saw beautiful reefs and absolutely loved it. Wetsuit experience was nice, those things work really well at keeping you warm and it is a somewhat funky feeling against the skin too. First day I did not have one and I think my lips were blue for hours after becoming seriously cold!

Mark and I shot quite a few photos and we had some good luck and bad luck. Beautiful clouds on the first day but not enough sunshine. Second day Mark is kicking me awake (takes a bit of work) at 5am asking me if I want to come for the sunrise shoot. Having slept about 5 hours I mumble a long “ehhhhhhh” followed by a “ehhh…….yes”. I jump in the True North tender boat and Mark steers us towards the lighthouse for a sunrise shoot. I am barely awake and have not brought shoes. Good decision for rock walking when one’s feet is not exactly leather yet! Happy I got up though, we capture images from dawn to after sunrise and these are my two favourite Rottnest images:

Rottnest lighthouse dawn - blog

It looked nice as well when the sun peaked up over the horizon but this is more dramatic. Quiet calm dawn with gorgeous big clouds.

And after sunrise this enormous cloud covered 180 degrees of the sky. After a bit of Lightroom work, mostly warming the cloud a lot, it yielded a very dramatic image which I like a lot:

Rottnest lighthouse cloud - blog

You can see a few more of my Rottnest images by going to my News gallery, click here:

Cheers Mark for a brilliant weekend, thanks for showing us “your” island!

12 Comments on “Rottnest Island with True North Mark”

  1. Looks like you nailed the cloud Bo!

    Well done mate. I'll have to go back and see if I have anything that will compare.

    It was good to meet you and to show you my favorite playground.

  2. I would like to be able to take shots like these while wide awake, let alone half asleep. You've captured Rotto differently to the usual bright colours but they work really well.

  3. I am sure the subject matter of the famous Bo in it will get it over the line for a big tick!

    I will get onto it tonight and post it!

  4. hi Flem,
    Now there is some great looking water in the dawn shot ! Looks like a nice spot for a snorkel too 🙂

    tone (-:

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