Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

australian seascape photography

Fusion

perth, western australia, seascape photography, long exposure, landscape photography

I love this photo, its like I was capturing the melting pot of the elements, sky, Earth and water.  It was taken a couple of weeks back while strolling along Burns Beach.

The waves were really cranking and it was raining heaps as well so I got soaked and was constantly having to wipe the filters clean of any spray and rain.  A double whammy!

As they say with perseverance comes reward so I’m glad I toughed it out in the end, you can always get dry but you can’t always get the same shot again.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Starfish Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Well I guess a lot of you will be up at the Avon Descent getting some amazing shots from one of the best Avon Descents in years.  Can’t wait to see them.

I saw a nice little front building up mid afternoon so I decided to head down to the coast and grab some photos at sunset.  I’m glad I did, there wasn’t a lot of colour but it was really moody and lasted for ages.

Though this photo is called starfish beach (because of the two starfish in the bottom of the frame), it felt more like a starfish cemetery, there were literally hundreds of them all washed up on the beach.  I guess the recent storms have thrown them all up on the beach.

Its sad to see but I guess that is the cycle of nature.   If you’d like to see more seascape photography please visit my site.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


North Cottesloe Last Light

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Well its no secret that North Cottesloe is my metro version of Injidup Beach.   No matter how many times I think I’m going to shoot somewhere else I nearly always end up here.  Not sure why, there are plenty of other great beaches, but this one just has the ‘x factor’ for me.

Great little waves, great rocks and quite often I can get really close to the action without getting too wet, which I like to do.

This is a really simple composition but as we are all learning, quite often less is more.   I hope you all enjoy it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Shallow Depths

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Hi Everyone,

I took this photo down at Point Perron a few months ago now.   I’ve always been one to just stare at the ocean, when I was little kid, when I was in the Navy and even in this present day I could literally just stare at the ocean for hours.  I don’t really know why but it holds so much meaning for me, it has always had a strong pull on me and my life.

I just love this shot as it reminds me of what I see when I stare into the ocean.   Colour, movement, each little movement of the water tells a story.   Every wave is different and will never be repeated again.

Its time to head off and plan my next ocean adventure.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


Altered Seascapes

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Hi Everyone,

I figured if Christian can have his altered landscapes then I can have my altered seascapes.  On my way down to Pt Perron last weekend I stopped off at lots of little beaches to see what I could find.   There really wasn’t any point to this photo other than, Wow, that is a really big ship so close to the shore and it looked kind of cool.

Watch out for more altered seascapes soon.

Jamie


Moody Injidup

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I promise this will be my last photo of Injidup Beach for awhile!   It just blows me away that within a few minutes and within a few meters of the same spot I was able to capture a number of distinctly different moods from this place.

I hope you guys all have a great weekend.

Jamie


Stationary Motion

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Hi Everyone,

For me there is just nothing like standing there and watching the ocean move around stationary objects.   It looks like the ocean isn’t doing the rocks or other things any damage but we all know that the ocean always wins.  Every time!   Its also just so relaxing listening to the waves crashing onto the rocks and then listening to it sliding back off the beach.   I could seriously watch and listen to that same motion all day long.

In Sydney I used to live right on the beach and it was great being able to leave the windows open each night and let the ocean sing me to sleep.  I remember that I used to sleep so deeply each night.   In the Navy the ocean used to rock me to sleep all night though in the Southern Ocean she could be a bit rude and would throw me out of bed when I least expected it.

So where am I going with all this?   Its simple, I’m just obsessed by the ocean.  I hope you guys enjoy the photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Seascape Photography Meetup – 02 Oct 2010

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Hi Everyone,

If anyone is interested in meeting up for a seascape photography shoot I certainly am.   I’m heading down to Mandurah next Saturday 02 October 2010 at 5pm.    I’ve included a map in this post to show you one of the two locations that I’ll be at.  Look under the map and you’ll see a link saying ‘view larger map’.  You’re probably better off clicking on that to see a better map and on the left hand side you can see the two locations I maybe at.   The first one is my primary location but if the tide is too high, I’ll be heading over to the alternate location, suffice to say I’ll be at one of the two spots for sure.

It would be fantastic to catch up with any fellow seascape photographers to have a chat and swap ideas as well as just getting some great photos.   So who is in?


Cottesloe Beach

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Hi Crew,

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend.   Have I jumped on the black and white bandwagon with this shot?  Certainly not!   I see things in colour and in the past have converted the odd photo to black and white when the composition and light was good but the colour wasn’t.

In this case though I always saw this Cottesloe Beach shot in black and white for some reason, perhaps its because of Brett Morgan’s latest photos.  Either way I’m glad I saw this one in black and white as it really works.  Now should I rock Mark’s boat and do a third post for the day?  I think so.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Miles and Miles

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Miles and miles of ocean.  I love it.   This is the most enjoyable form of photography for me.   Flemming has his wide open spaces and me?  I’m addicted to the Ocean, distant, desolate beaches with just me and the ocean.   Nothing more to say. 🙂

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Wicked Reef Streaks

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Hi Everyone,

I must have lost around 10kgs taking this shot.   In fact I almost felt like Peter Lik!   I had to run out to this spot, slam my tripod down, get a quick focus in and then fire the shot all before the next wave came thumping through.   It was heaps of fun though even if I did cut it a bit fine a few times.    This sort of photography certainly makes you feel alive, though there isn’t much room for error.   I hope the rest of you got awesome shots this weekend.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Simplicity

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This is an image I managed to capture a few weeks ago and I’ve been sitting for it for the past couple of weeks trying to work out why it really draws me in.   I finally worked it out.  It draws me in because its just so simple, yet its still effective.   This is another shot that I managed to capture after I was walking away from my original shooting position and was heading back to the car.  Maybe my new technique should be to turn up to my spot, unpack and then immediately repack all my stuff and then start heading back to the car.   It seems to work for me!   🙂

Hope you guys all like it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


North Cottesloe Rock Pool

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Hi Everyone,

Last week I headed down to North Cottesloe as I just knew that the sunset was going to go off.  I’m glad I did as the colours were just awesome, a nice orange glow greeted the end of the day.   It almost felt like a mild summer day as people were just strolling up and down the beach, kids were splashing in the water and people were fishing off the rocks.   You just have to love days like this one. I was almost tempted to jump into the water, until I felt how cold it was.  Which just proves my theory, kids can’t feel cold water!

Did everyone have a good long weekend and get heaps of photos?

Jamie Paterson


Burns Beach Sunrise

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Hi Guys,

This is a seascape photo I managed to grab a couple of weeks ago from Burns Beach its a place I’m starting to look at more closely as there are heaps of rock formations around.   Yes there is heaps to photography in Perth but I have to admit I’m getting restless and hanging out to head down south again to Fletcher territory to get some awesome shots.  Well off to try and get some more shots.  Let’s hope the breeze doesn’t pick up and blow all these great clouds away!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Groyne

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I decided this afternoon to head down to Cottesloe Beach again despite the heavy rain and huge seas slamming into the groyne.   I always knew that I was going to get soaked so I just wore an old jumper, shorts and put my camera into an underwater housing.   I’m glad I did, here is a shot of me just about to be soaked with the spray of a wave hitting the groyne.   It was heaps of fun though the few people who were there looked at me as if I was crazy.  Yes I did get soaked form head to toe.   To be honest it was pretty uplifting being sprayed by the ocean, like new life was being splashed onto me.

Hope you guys enjoy this photo of Cottesloe Beach.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Steps

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Hi Guys,

Here is another photo of Cottesloe Beach from Saturday afternoon.  I was just tinkering trying to get different shots of Cottesloe Beach because lets face it almost every angle of this place has been covered.   For good reason though, its a great place to be and a great place to shoot.   I think winter is just as much fun to shoot Cottesloe as summer as you can get some really dramatic images even without the colour of a summer sunset.

I didn’t realise it at the time but it looks like Dylan was just down the road shooting the same sunset as I was.   I hope you’re all having a great start to the week, I know I sure am. 🙂

Thanks,
Jamie Paterson


Stormy Cottesloe Beach

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Well I wasn’t going to go out tonight.  You all know the usual story, too cold, too windy and its raining.   Something told me to just get out there and shoot.  Let’s face it, if you’re not there and the sunset fires up then its a shoot you’ll never get back.   So I headed down to Cottesloe Beach and I just felt that it was the place to be, I drove up to Trigg Beach, Bennion Beach and North Beach before I headed back down to Cottesloe.  I should’ve just stuck with my original decision!    I got so many interesting shots this afternoon and I can’t wait for Sunday afternoon as the waves are meant to be huge, so guess where I’ll be Sunday afternoon! 🙂

I hope you guys like this photo, as far as I’m concerned this one is definitely going straight into the pool room.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

PS – Mark I think the pressure is off now.


North Cottesloe Sunset

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Don’t you just love an awesome sunset in winter?   The colours are still quite strong though not always as intense as summer and the water is always so moody.   I managed to capture this shot at North Cottesloe which if you haven’t discovered it yet is an amazing place for seascape photography.    There is normally heaps of interesting rocks and plenty of waves hitting them as well.  The other great thing about North Cottesloe is that the waves rarely make it past the rocks so you don’t tend to get too wet when taking photos here.

I remember last winter when I was taking shots at Bennion Beach.   It was in the middle of winter and I was taking photos when a rouge wave came thumping through.  I just managed to grab my tripod and hold it above my head before it hit me.  The wave was that strong I lost one of my thongs.   It was so funny, all these people were looking at me when I got back up to the carpark.   I was drenched from my waist down on a cold day with only one thong on!   I did eventually manage to get the other thong back.

What’s the worst thing you guys have lost while shooting?  Hope everyone has a great week this week!

Thank you for reading and commenting

Jamie Paterson


Parker Point Waves

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Hey Everyone,

Here is another shot I managed to get while flying over Parker Point at Rottnest Island.  This point nearly always has some swell thumping against it.  Its actually really cool watch waves hit the coast from the air they seem to move completely different up in the air.  We are so used to seeing them rise up and crash against the shore when we are at the beach.  In the air you can see parts of the wave getting slower and the wave getting thinner before it hits the coast.

Not too far from here is an amazing dive spot called Crystal Palace.  It is like a series of mini caverns that covers a large area and if you get the right day with no particles in the water it feels like you are just floating in mid air.

Thanks for reading and commenting guys,

Jamie Paterson


Burns Beach Sunrise

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What can I say?  I’m back into my early mornings again probably more so than evenings at the moment.  There is something so refreshing and cleansing about being up at the start of a brand new day.   I captured this seascape shot about a week ago after a trip up to Burns Beach.  What a great spot for a seascape photographer to go crazy.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

Jamie Paterson


Burns Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend.   Is everyone back from Karijini yet?   I decided to get out and about this morning to new territory and hit Burns Beach.    Mornings like this morning are always good fun, its not too cold and the waves are big enough to create interest but not big enough to completely soak you.   I’ll definitely be heading back there when its low tide to cover it a bit better.

Melissa and I are still waiting for son No 2 to arrive sometime over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for reading,

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

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Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend, you can tell you live in a small city when everyone turns out to see a cruise ship turning up to Fremantle.  We were lucky enough to have the Queen Mary 2 turn up today for a few hours.  If you want to see some photos check out Clint Baker’s website.

This is another photo from my trip down south a few weeks ago.   By this stage the moon had risen and the mossies were trying to carry me off to where ever they come from.    Still I didn’t mind them too much as this place was just a photographic goldmine.   I stayed around for an hour after the sunset which meant I got some great photos but I unfortunately got lost on the way back to the carpark.

I climbed up the sand dunes that the surfers had and it was all good until I got to the top of the dunes.  The tracks just seemed to disappear and not lead to anywhere.   I had to start walking through the bush and it was really hot so I imagined there would be plenty of tiger snakes and dugites prowling looking for a meal and I was hoping that I didn’t step on one!   Fortunately I didn’t and I made it back to the car safely!

Thanks for checking my blog out and commenting,

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Sunsets

Cape Naturaliste Yallingup Sunsets Australian Landscape Photography

Hi Everyone,

Why the title ‘Soul Cleansing Sunsets”?   I guess because this was one of those spots that you just feel so connected with when you’re taking photos of it.   There were no clouds when I set out but I wasn’t stressed about it.   I just knew that I was going to find a really nice and secluded spot and just enjoy myself, and that is exactly what happened.   I’m beginning to realise that the less you worry about the camera and the more you just enjoy the scenery and use the camera to record what is going on, the better your shots will be.

I’ve seen so many landscape photographers who view the sunsets and sunrises through their viewfinders and then walk away without any recolection of what the scene actually looked like.   That doesn’t sound like fun to me.   The more I let my camera share my journey rather than letting my camera control me, the more I’m enjoying my photography and the results of my photography.   How often do you shoot from the heart?

Well that is about as deep as I get. 😉   I hope you all enjoy this photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson