Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Stormy Yallingup Sunsets

yallingup sunset landscape seascape jamie paterson

Hi Everyone,

I managed to duck down to Dunsborough and Yallingup this weekend to chill out and capture some photos.   I must admit it was a pretty heartbreaking weekend as Friday evening was the only time I really managed to get a few shots.   I was totally rained out Saturday morning and Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I woke up I heard the rain just hammering down on the roof so I did what a normal person would do and went back to sleep and woke up at a decent hour!   This is probably one of my more favourite seascape photographs I just love the way the heavy cloud is hanging above the water, its so threatening and yes it did rain shortly after the photo.   Has everyone else had enough of this rain?    It seems this year we’ve had stacks of it but I read today that we are still under average!

Camera Settings:



Shutter – 1.6secs

This weekend I’m spending in Perth and hitting some local streams to see what they are like.   Does anyone else have anything special lined up?

25 responses

  1. That’s just in front of the first car park isn’t Jamie?

    Looks rather calm considering the weather.

    Personally I’m a winter person and the rain doesn’t bother me a bit, I love it. After all it doesn’t rain every day, it just seems like it.

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 20:10

    • Hi Merv,

      Thanks for commenting. It most certainly is right in front of the car park. I didn’t want to stray too far from the car in case it poured down on me! I know we need rain but give me Rottnest on a summers day any day. 🙂


      Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 20:24

  2. chloe

    i love the intense/ness of the sky, the darkness in the foreground is awesome
    the crisp rock pools are also very lovely
    [nice inclusion of the exif data :)]

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 20:21

    • Hi Chloe,

      As always thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 Yeah I liked the rock pools. Do you like the way I made the EXIF data easier to spot? 😉 hehe. I loved your last post. That flower bud was really cool.


      Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 20:26

  3. One of my favourites of yours, mate. The colours are spectacular – the reds and blues in the sky, and that aqua in the rockpool! Great composition, crisp details, spot on.

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 20:33

    • Hi Beau,

      Appreciate you taking the time to comment. Okay now I’m getting pretty excited about this image. I’m glad you liked it, not bad for a quick run out of the car inbetween showers. LoL.


      Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 20:51

  4. agree with beau, definitely one of my favouries of yours jamie. very moody picture with amazing colours. well done

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 20:46

    • Hi Katie,

      Thank you! I’m glad people are calling this photo a favourite.


      Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 21:03

  5. Sweet as Jamie – as for this weekend I`ll be working hard. Still need more rain, could check out canola crops for a shoot

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 22:21

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the comment! I was out past York two weekends ago and saw that the Canola was starting to blossom. I can’t wait to its out in full force, if it isn’t already.

      Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 8:19

  6. Gerat dramatic cloudscape, like it very much! If you got really close to the 2 pools, would it perhaps have been possible to get reflections of the clouds in the water?

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:59

    • Hi Flemming,

      Thanks for stopping by. I totally agree I’d love to have captured the clouds in the water reflections, and I think I could’ve done it but I was more focused on the rain bearing clouds. Next time I will put more focus into capturing the reflections.


      Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 8:21

  7. Really nice Jamie. There’s a lot going on in the sky. Shame about the rest of the weekend though. Atleast you came away with this ripper.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 11:55

  8. Hi Luke,

    Yeah I came away from the weekend quite disappointed until I saw this photo at home, then I had a big smile on my face. 🙂 Have you got any great photos lined up for your blog?


    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 17:00

  9. really well done Jamie
    gota love those rockpools there!
    great atmosphere 🙂

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 19:39

  10. ecomuseimages

    Canvas print…BIG canvas print!!!!

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 7:51

  11. At least you came away with something!
    I have a lot of photos from over here to eventually go through. I will get around to it. Hopefully have something soon 🙂

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 11:53

  12. Tony Middleton

    Very nice shot Jamie – lots of colours and drama in the scene.

    Friday, September 4, 2009 at 13:59

  13. Hmm, are you still getting the random noise in the sky, is that fixed yet. Seems like its still there, though I had to really squint.

    This is a great photo, but I’m going to challenge you here, try and enhance the part of the image you want to be the focal point. For me all the focal points have the same brightness, so my eye starts to roam.

    Squint and look at it again, do you see anything you’d like to enhance if so try dodging and burning and see if that helps.

    Monday, September 7, 2009 at 9:04

  14. I just came to your site from Chloe’s, and I find your work breath-taking. Your pictures look like paintings! It’s obvious that you are not new to photography. 🙂

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 20:43

    • Hi Di,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I love hearing that my photography moves people occasionaly. Stay tuned for more! 🙂


      Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 18:49

  15. truenorthmark

    Nice work Jamie,



    Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 19:24

  16. Beautiful spot and the image to match.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:57

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