Pinky Beach – Rottnest Island

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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.

Camera Settings:

Lens – Canon 14mm F/2.8

Aperture – F11

Iso – 125

Shutter – 9mins

Hope you all had a warmer weekend than I did. 🙂

Jamie Paterson

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  1. True North Mark June 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Yep nice mate!

    You will only see this lack of people at that spot in winter eh!

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      Exactly mate. No teeny boppers sneaking out for a party. Where were the stables when you were working them mate?


  2. hyperfocalphotography June 30, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    Nice work mate.

  3. True North Mark June 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    More Rotto pics please!

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

      Mate they just aren’t up to the same standard as yours. I’m heading down south this Friday afternoon just for the night to go and make up for last weekend.


  4. True North Mark June 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    Sorry missed the stables question…they were in the centre of the island inbetween the lakes. The house is still there just to the right of the road that divided the lakes going out to West End.

    That was a lot of fun I can tell ya..My own horse and a girl that came over each weekend coz she had her horse agisted.

    Taking people out of trail rides all the time. etc etc!

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 30, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

      Hey Mark,

      I was actually leading up to a question with that house. Do you know what its used for now?


  5. wayte27 July 1, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Hey Jamie, quick qestion, what brand of water housing are you using. Are you using your DSLR or using a different camera.
    Check out my latest post on this question as I have had good responses but know you have taken some wave images and Im keen to get your view.
    cheers Adrian

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

      Hi Adrian,

      I’m using a Canon 5D in an Aquatech D35 underwater housing to take my photos.


  6. chloe July 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    9 minutes(?) wow, did you go for a stroll and come back?
    there’s no way i could have that patience lol
    awesome photo

  7. John July 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    I’ve been to Rottnest Island only once and I’ dying to come back! This shot reminds me of a lot of good memories of my brief stay there, *sigh*

    I wish I was there now!

  8. Pat July 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Man, I am so jealous!

    I wish I was there too, thanks for sharing your experience and this awesome shot.

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