Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Ocean In Motion

seascape photographer, australian landscape photography, yallingup

Why is it that just standing in front of the ocean watching waves crash onto rocks is so calming?  Why is it so thought provoking?   Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  

Why do people feel so clean internally not just externally when they dive into the ocean?

The ocean, it really is a magic, mysterious entity.   Will I ever understand it? 

Jamie Paterson

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21 responses

  1. truenorthmark

    Hi Jamie,

    Perfect shutter speed for the motion on teh waves mate.

    I think that the sky could be just a little lighter I reckon, but other than that cool shot mate!

    Monday, March 29, 2010 at 12:50

    • Hi Mark,

      Thanks mate. I wrestled with this for ages should I lighten or should I keep it dark and I settled for a dark sky in the end. I guess it just suited my mood when I was doing it!

      Jamie

      Monday, March 29, 2010 at 18:18

  2. Like the dark sky Jamie! Nice image mate. The sea will always be an enigma because it is never still and it’s depths are still a mystery to us land-based life forms.

    Monday, March 29, 2010 at 18:34

    • Hi Tim,

      Thank you very much mate. Great comments about the sea. I remember when we were halfway across to Hawaii, we passed over a 6km deep trench. I just remember looking below me when I was swimming thinking there is a lot going on down there that I just don’t know about.

      Jamie

      Monday, March 29, 2010 at 19:07

  3. Does look good mate but have to say im with mark on the sky! 😛

    Monday, March 29, 2010 at 19:00

    • Hi Dylan,

      I think this going to be one of those photos that people will either like or hate. lol.

      Jamie

      Monday, March 29, 2010 at 19:07

  4. Getting deep there Jamie…. some questions have no answers. A good hour down at the beach can clear anyones head or even just looking at your image helps… I haven`t seen the beach for 3 weeks now, 2 more days (and yes I`m counting the minutes) Hope you and your family have a good Easter.

    Monday, March 29, 2010 at 19:50

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the great comment. We’re having a quite Easter. What are you up to for Easter?

      Jamie

      Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 7:16

  5. really like it Jamie. I do like it with the dark sky also.
    i’d be curious what it would look like with lighter- but for me my focus was solely on those rocks and sweeping waves.
    so i guess with the darker sky there’s nothing bright to distract me 😛 lol

    Monday, March 29, 2010 at 20:27

    • Hi Stephen,

      I have to admit that I’ve sat on this photo for about 12mths. Why? Because I used the wrong filter for this photo and I underexposed it which meant that I scored a lot of ‘noise’ in the sky, yet I still really liked the rocks and beach. So the other night I thought about it and came to the conclusion that this photo could be saved by making the sky darker. It serves to do two things. It covers the noise which was a big concern but secondly, it draws your attention to the waves and rocks first which is the whole point. 🙂 After getting used to the dark sky the photo really grew on me.

      Jamie.

      Monday, March 29, 2010 at 20:35

  6. In a word – presence…

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 12:15

    • Hi James,

      Thank you for stopping by. I think that sums up the ocean quiet nicely.

      Jamie

      Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 12:23

  7. That is a beautiful photo and I like it the way it is. I think the dark sky helps. Also to be honest I didn’t notice the sky that much, when I looked at the photo, I was drawn to the rocks and ocean surrounding them. Great work well done.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 18:17

    • Hi Jode,

      Thanks for the great comment and welcome to the blog. I was really hoping that most people would be drawn to the rocks and ocean instead of the sky, it seems to be working at the moment.

      Jamie

      Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 20:41

  8. Hi Jamie,
    Love the image. I’m all for the dark sky, but maybe its Perth’s dark weather we’ve been having that reminds me what we’re in for.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 20:37

    • Hi Chris,

      Welcome aboard and thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m actually looking forward to winter this year, nothing like some drama in a photo.

      Jamie

      Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 20:45

  9. Hey Jamie,
    I’d like to see a lighter sky too but love the composition and the colour in the rocks and on the sand. Nice!

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 14:28

    • Hi Sandy,

      Perhaps I could sell the photo in two flavours? 😉 Double my money for the one shot?

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Jamie

      Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 20:40

  10. Hey…you may be onto something there….I’m off to darken some skies 🙂

    Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 13:41

  11. I like the dark sky. The waves and rocks are the focus the rest is background, the dark sky creates a brooding atmosphere, very nice.

    Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 16:05

    • Hi Ciaran,

      Welcome to the blog! Thank you for taking the time to comment. As you said pushing the background into black has helped to bring peoples eyes to the rocks and water first. I hope you take the comment again in the furture.

      Jamie

      Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 20:59

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