Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Bunker Bay Cranking Surf!!!

Well the weekend didn’t pan out as expected.   I tried to get some shots down at Canal Rocks, but more about that later.   Melissa and I woke up on Sunday morning and headed out for breakfast, I looked out the window and saw the surf at Bunker Bay was cranking so I grabbed my camera and headed down to the beach.   It was awesome to watch and the guys were going ballastic out there.   I was using a 2x Convertor on my 70-200 lens which I’m still not sure if I like or not.   To me this image is really soft, its not sharp which is what I’m expecting.   I’m going to trial a 100-400mm lens next time and compare the results. 

Highlight of the weekend was catching up with Mr Fletcher for a coffee and having a great chat.

9 responses

  1. dylanfox

    Sounds like you had a great time regardless!
    One on one with Fletch! Is he as cool as we think? haha

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 9:25

  2. We’ll have to organize a trip down south in early spring for a few days. What where the settings you used for this shot, to me it looks like you may of been trying to capture a large DOF with maybe too wide a f/stop and a ISO of 100 maybe?

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 11:04

  3. kirkhille

    Bice waves down there , too bad about the shots down south but a one on one with Fletcher get any good tips 🙂
    Yeah a trip for a few days in spring would be great need some different locations away from Perth

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 21:03

  4. jamiepatersonphotography

    Hi Dylan,

    He’s even cooler than we think LOL. He is super cool (I’ll collect my money from him later for saying that).

    Jamie Paterson

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 21:24

  5. jamiepatersonphotography


    I was using the following F8 500th a sec and ISO 100 but with a 2 x extender does that mean it was actually F4 or F16? hmmmm its messing with my mind.

    I’m going to head back down in the next couple of weeks. I want to get a few dark moody shots of the place.

    Jamie Paterson

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 21:26

  6. jamiepatersonphotography

    Hi Kirk,

    The best tip I got from Christian was that Artezan makes the best coffee down there and he was right!!!

    Anyone keen for a Lancelin trip as well? I REALLY want to get some cool sand dune shots.

    Jamie Paterson

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 21:28

  7. dylanfox

    Jamie mate you read my mind! I have been wanting to shoot those dunes for a while! However i will be heading to Lake Hamlin soon and there is some amazing dunes there, so I might be able to get the shot I want there.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 0:19

  8. lukeaustin

    Cool shot Jamie, looks like there was a pretty stiff breeze blowing from the SW. What are your shots like with that lens without the teleconverter? I have thought about getting a teleconverter but am interested to know how much image quality is lost.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 16:49

  9. jamiepatersonphotography

    Hi Clint,

    I’m going to have to try it out again, but I’m not very impressed with it at the moment. Without the convertor they are crystal clear.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 20:44

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