Fine Art Friday–Rottnest Island, Australia

I know a lot of my friends at home are mourning the loss of summertime as they returned to the grind this week for work/school. Congrats to all on almost making it to the weekend–here’s a calming screensaver for your Friday.

I photographed this stairway and bench during a day trip to Rottnest Island in Western Australia. I was drawn to the harsh late-morning shadows juxtaposed with the shades of natural blue in the distance. Located only 15 miles off the coastline near Perth, the island feels a million miles away.  We visited during their low season and had the place to ourselves as we zipped down hills on our rental bikes (no cars permitted here!) and stopped to check out many coves, white sand beaches, lighthouses, and overlooks–all surrounded by the stunning Indian Ocean.

Happy Friday!

Beyond Bathhurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island, Western Australia