Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Beach Photos

Magic Day

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Its a great to be alive.  Any day we are alive is a great day!

 

Wow.  I’ve had the most amazing past couple of days.  I headed down to Balingup to capture some of the countryside and then spent the day driving across to Nannup, stopping every couple of minutes to take some shots and soak up the views.   I also made it across to Hamelin Bay, Margaret River and stayed in Dunborough as well.  Its been heaps of fun.   Today I started making my way home and I decided that I would stop off at as many beaches as possible as I’ve never done that.

This is Myalup Beach and it was a really cool little beach.  Nice waves crashing onto the shore line with fantastic weather.   Its been ages since my last photography roadtrip and it certainly reminded me of how much fun they are.

Roadtrip anyone?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Rippled Waves at Port Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Well this is my first attempt at something a little different so hopefully you’ll be kind to me.   I’ve been memorised by wave photographs for years and I’ve finally taken the step and gone out and got myself an underwater housing.   I’ve been out twice this week and its so much fun, though I must admit I’ve been thrown around heaps in the surf and ended up with lots of scrapes from the sand.

Its just so refreshing to dive into the water and have a play around for an hour or so and then hop out and watch the sunset before heading home.     Clint Baker is also having a crack at this sort of photography as well so head over to his site to check his stuff out.

So will anyone else be joining Clint and I in the water?

I hope everyone is having a great and safe weekend!!!


Quindalup Stormy Skies

Hi Crew,

Well this is officially my last post for the year.  Can’t believe its gone so incredibly fast.  Again I hope you all party safely and I can’t wait to catch up with you all in the New Year.

This shot was taken at Quindalup boat ramp with Mark.  As you can see the skies were really going off this particular afternoon.    I’ve got heaps more shots from Sugarloaf Rock and Wyadup Rock from this evening but of course I’ll post them in the new year.

See you next year everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Dunsborough Summer Storms

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Hi Everyone,

I’m back in Perth for New Years Eve.  It wasn’t the plan but things change unfortunately.   Anyhow I had a fantastic time down south even though it was short.   Melissa, Xavier and I were treated to a wonderful afternoon by Mark at True North Ashore.  He was an amazing host and all three of us had a great time there.   Folks, if you want a romantic weekend in beautiful Eagle Bay with your partner or just want to get away with the family, you can’t go past True North Ashore.   It even has a little creek with rocks from the Kimberley running through the middle of the house and the master bedrooms are just amazing.   It made it hard for us to go back to our humble little caravan!   Thanks for a great afternoon Mark.

This shot is from a shoot that Mark and I did on Tuesday.   It was extremely still and humid that day and we decided to head out to Quindalup before heading over to Injidup Beach.   It was the weather that landscape photographers just die for.   The skies were dark and moody yet the sun was sneaking through and highlighting all the colours in the plants.   Just standing back and looking at it all was so cool, its times like these I realise I’m fortunate to be able to take Australian landscapes.

I hope you all have a fantastic and safe New Years eve tonight and that 2010 is a great year for each and everyone of you.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Injidup – A Photographers Playground

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Injidup Beach would have to be a landscape or seascape photographers playground.  There are just so many dimensions to it and it has so many angles and moods.  I just love it.   This shot was taken just before I got soaked whilst shooting at some other rocks on the beach.   Now just because I know Chloe is going to ask:

Aperature – F22

ISO – 50

Shutter Speed – 1/13sec.

Now that the weather is warming up I’m really hoping that we’ll start to see some colour in our sunrises and sunsets.   I’m hoping to spend some time over at Rottnest and the Stirling Ranges soon to try and capture some great shots.    Anyone else planning any trips away soon?

Thanks for stopping by everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Tropical Waters

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Geez I was all set to have a relaxing weekend but with Merv ‘motivating’ me I’ve had to put up another photo.   This photo was taken after watching internationally famed seascape artist Larry Mitchell peering into the water, I stood next to him and saw this in front of me.  I absolutely loved the water in the shallows it makes a great effect and I was really happy with this photo.   I just goes to show you don’t have to hang out with photographers to learn more about photography.   The way Larry ‘saw’ water was amazing and I know Christian learnt from him as well.

I’m thinking that I might have to retire to a coral island somewhere and ‘study’ water for the rest of my life.    What do you guys think?  I’m not sure if I could keep up with the pressures of work of being a seascape photographer on a coral island. 🙂

Keep Dreaming!

Thanks for stopping by everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Three Degrees At Bunker Bay

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Hi Everyone,

How terrible has the weather been?   If you don’t live in Perth then you’re lucky we’ve had nothing but weeks of rain and bland grey skies.  I’ve forgotten what a great sunset or sunrise looks like.   A few weekend ago when I was staying down south at Yallingup I decided to head out to Bunker Bay to capture the sunrise, when I got there the car temperature was saying it was three degrees outside and it certainly felt like it!    The wind was coming straight off the ocean with a really light rain and I was shivering while taking this photo.    Soon after the rain increased and I had to retreat to the car which was a blessing in disguise.   I did what any normal person would do and headed into Dunsborough and got a nice Jumbo sized Mocha.    

 Is there anything better than a nice hot coffee when you’re cold?

I bet the rest of you guys are looking at the weather forecasts as well wondering when the good weather is going to start rolling in.  Its not nice taking landscape photographs in rain.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Summer Stroll on Cottesloe Beach

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Well it looks like everyone here is writing about Summer and how much they miss it and how close it now is, so I’d thought I’d post another photo of Cottesloe Beach.   This is another shot taken in summer, again it was a really warm night and after taking this shot I put my stuff into the car and then jumped into the water myself.   Its so relaxing being in the water late evening or night time, one of my favourite times to dive is at night.    Anyhow back to the main story, hurry up Summer and bring on some wicked sunsets. 

Thanks for viewing and comments are appreciated!!!

Jamie Paterson


Kaboom!!! Injidup Waves Explode

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Hi Everyone,

I was lucky enough this weekend to slip away down to Dunsborough for Thursday night, Friday and Saturday and it was absolutely awesome down there.   Friday night saw me at Wyadup Rocks capturing some awesome seapscapes, though when I turned around I saw that all the colour in the sky on the otherside of the cape.  Typical!!!   🙂  Friday night I went down to Canal Rocks and found some interesting areas that I hadn’t investigaged before and on Saturday morning I snuck down to Bunker Bay and had a blast.   The light was fairly subtle all weekend but the conditios wee still pretty good.   All in all it was a great couple of days.

This wave photograph was taken down at Injidup, the swell was huge and I mean scary huge and they were just exploding against the rocks, so much so that you could feel the rocks actually shaking.    It just makes you remember that the sea is such a powerful force.

What were the conditions like here in Perth?   Did anyone get out and about at all?

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Bennion Beach Streaks Pt 2

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Hi Everyone,

Saturday morning saw me down at Bennion Beach once again trying to capture water movement.   I got lucky as there was some big waves that came thundering through which made it easy to capture the water movement that I was after.   I’m stoked as well because this time I didn’t get soaked up to my waist by a rogue wave!   Afterwards I drove down to Trigg Beach to watch all the guys surfing and getting thumped by the huge surf.   I think I could easily do another three of four shoots at this beach to capture all the angles I’m after. 🙂

What did everyone else capture this weekend?

Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson Photography


Subtle Sunsets and Silky Waves

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Hi Everyone,

I decided to take my new 16-35mm F2.8 lens out for a test run here on our fair beaches of Perth.    I knew the sunset wasn’t going to be a firey sunset and it was raining but I just knew I had to get down to the beach and try and capture a seascape with my new lens even though I didn’t have a filter adapter ring for it.   I got lucky and the moment I parked the car the rain stopped and held off and decided to be nice to me, in fact the rain held off until quite literally I had hopped back into the car, you can’t time it much better than that.   I think the photo turned out really well considering I didn’t have a filter available. 🙂     This lens was sharp as a tack and I can’t wait to go inland and capture some great country and waterfall landscapes once the fields start turning green and once the waterfalls starting hammering down.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank James Knight-Smith who has been helping me out with some issues that I’ve been having, he is an absolute creative genius.   Thanks James!!!

On other news, welcome back to Perth Beau!

Has anyone else been out and about?   I’m guessing with all the really nice sunsets and sunrises over the past few weeks most of you would’ve.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson Photography


Firey Redgate Beach

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Hi Everyone,

About four weeks now I was down south relaxing around the sametime Dylan Fox and Clint Baker were down there.   The farmers in the Dunsborough and Margaret River region had been buring off for days and it was really hazy down there.    Though it made taking landscape photographs during the day extremely hard, what it did do was provide amazing sunsets that just seemed to hang around for ever.    I had been taking a stack of photos of the waves crashing over the rocks at Redgate Beach (which is near Margaret River) and I was walking back to the carpark when I saw this photo opportunity present itself, how could I resist?   

Hope you all enjoy the photo!

Thank You,

Jamie Paterson Photography


Perth Rock Party

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Hi Everyone,

Last Saturday I managed to get out and about and capture this great seascape photo.    I was annoyed that I had to stay in Perth for the long weekend and wasn’t able to go away, I was planning on going down to Dunsborough or Yallinup to capture more landscapes.   After seeing this unfold before me I was stoked that I didn’t go down south after all.   It was fantastic light that just seemed to stay around for ages and amazingly the ocean was so still that I was able to stand right on the edge of the reef without fear of getting my camera wet.  Have to be happy with that!!!

Sunday is going to be heaps of fun I’m flying up to the North West Shelf with a VIP and hoping into a helicopter and flying around to a couple of offshore installations so I’m going to be ‘happy snapping’ like crazy, it would be great if I could pull off some awesome aerial shots of us landing on some offshore installations.  Fingers crossed.

What is everyone else getting up to this weekend?   Any great photography plans?

Have a great weekend everyone,

Jamie Paterson Photography


Busselton Jetty Reds

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Hello Crew,

This is a shot that I managed to get on a recent trip down to Busselton.   The farmers had been burning off the whole time I’d been down there and the smoke was ensuring that the sunsets were staying around for ages (at least 20mins) and were a really deep red.   Its a pleasure taking landscapes like this when the sunset hangs around for ever instead of the usual two second sunsets that we get here in Perth, Australia.   Normally as any other West Australian landscape photographer will tell you, we get about 5 maybe 10mins max to capture a sunset so if you ever see someone tearing up and down a beach clambering over sand dunes and rocks and doing crazy things chances are its one of us taking photos.

I know that Dylan Fox and Clint Baker were down there at the same time and I’m sure we’ll be seeing some more awesome photos from those guys shortly.   I think with light like I had down at Busselton / Dunsborough / Margaret River during that week Clint’s Curse is finally broken. 🙂   

So has anyone else been caputring any good photos?   They don’t even have to be landscapes.

Anyone want to place a bet on how long Clint gets to stay in Greece before we see in the Greek news “Australian Landscape Photographer deported for bad light” lol.

Thank You for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson Photography


Soul of the Wave

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Hi Everyone,

Its great to be back on deck after what’s seems like an eternity of travelling to great spots throughout the Great Southern and South West region of Western Australia gettting some great landscape photographs for the portfolio.   It was both great fun and extremely educational.   In Esperance and in Albany we had to deal with a number of extremely challenging lighting situations which weren’t easy.    So to start off with something simple, I took a photo of this wave after catching up with Dylan Fox and Clint Baker whilst down at Injidup.   As many people know Injidup would have to be my all time favourite place to photograph in Western Australia, and I’ve worked out at least another 5 shooting angles at this spot, however, I digress.  

I just love this shot as its like you are looking directly into the soul of the wave just before it crashes and disappears into nothing, I think its a pretty special moment.  What about you guys?   Have you ever just stood there in awe of waves, of their strength and beauty as they come thundering into the coast only to be suddenly stopped by the coast?  

Standby for more great australian landscape photos over the next coming weeks as I work through all the photos taken!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Bikinis, Bikinis, Bikinis

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Okay I admit this is just a shameless plug to get my twenty thousandth visitor to the site, but hopefully it will work. 😉    Its a number many around here have passed but starting out 12mths ago its a number I personally thought I’d never reach.  Its a great feeling to be almost there.   My next blog post is definitely going to be back to basics and a landscape photo at that, I just love photography so much that I thought whilst there is no great light or clouds around I might as well capture the great talent out there surfing.     (Check out Aquabumps for some really cool surf photos of Bondi or Clark Little for some great wave photography in Hawaii)

Its an exciting week for me as I am about to embark on a 10 day landscape photographic safari with two of WA’s most talented landscape photographers Kirk Hille and Spool Photography and slowly but surely I’ve been packing all my stuff.  Its awesome to think that in just over a weeks time we’ll be off into the sunset (hopefully a good one) touring throughout the Great Southern area of the state.   Roll on next Friday!

Anyhow who will be the 20 000th visitor?  Who ever it is thank you for getting me there.  

Thank you for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Trigg Beach Tango

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Hi Everyone,

Well after checking out www.swellnet.com.au I saw that today was going to have some pretty decent waves and that the wind was going to be offshore for most of the day so I hit Trigg Beach at 8am this morning and obviously the word was already out as a massive crew was packing out the lineup.    I captured some awesome shots with a number of guys getting heaps of air, I’ll save them for later.   If this is the sort of waves we are getting in autumn I can’t wait to see what Winter throws at us once the sand banks built up.


Trigg Beach Tunnels

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Hi Everyone,

Well Saturday saw me heading down to Trigg Beach to capture some more surfing shots as I knew the surf was up but also knew there was no landscape action happening here in Perth that morning.    I got down there early and it was already very crowded at the point and I’m not surprised though as there was a decent and consistent swell coming through so I managed to snap quite a few good surf photos for the short time that I was there.    There were some mini barrels happening at Trigg which was cool to see, even cooler was that a few people managed to sneak into some of them.

Has anyone else here tried Surf or Wave photography?   

Its stacks of fun sitting on the beach watching the surfers, surf and seeing all the activity on the beach.   Not sure that I could do it for hours on end, day in and day out though.

Thank You for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Gracetown Grooves

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Hi Everyone,

The past few days has seen me down south with Neal from Spool Photography.   What a blast it was, the first morning saw us greeted with an awesome sunrise and the clouds were hanging just above the Busselton Jetty so we headed up there and I managed to capture some of the best shots of the jetty that I’ve ever done.    We spent at least an hour and a half their before charging off to Injidup Bay where we spent a further two hours shooting, it was a great day.

We weren’t so lucky yesterday so Neal and I decided to be pseudo surf photographers and started chasing the waves instead of clouds.   We started at the Yallingup main break which wasn’ too bad, and then headed down to Gracetown.   Here we were able to get really close to the action and we got some awesome shots.    We then moved on down to Margaret River, where the Drug Aware Pro Margaret River World surfing competition is happening this week, and the surf there was huge and going off.    My 400mm lens didn’t quite have the reach that we needed to get any really good shots of the guys and girls surfing, its definitely 600mm territory.   Anyone out there got a longer than 400mm lens? 😉    Anyone done any surf photography here?

We’re now back in exciting Perth.   Hope to see you all out there soon.

Jamie Paterson

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Dream Walking

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Hello Everyone,

As we all know there have been no clouds so I’ve been experimenting and I came up with this which I quite like.   This was taken down at Scarborough beach last Sunday when I went down to take some photos of my friend surfing (I love photographing surf).     I took this photo whilst there was a break in the surf and I didn’t really think much about it until tonight when I just started to tinker with a few photos.   It just felt to me like I was walking down a beach in a dream like state hence the title.    I’m off down to the beach tonight to try and get some more photos of the shoreline now that I know it can look quite artistic / abstract.  

Info:

Lens: 50mm F1.2

Shutter: 1/500

Iso 100

Well off to the beach to try and capture some different colours!!!

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Blues

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Hi Everyone,

This is a shot I took a few weeks back whilst down at Cottesloe Beach I really like the POV on this photo, oh and the blues as well in the water.    I’ve been working Cottesloe Beach heaps lately as I’m trying to get the ultimate tourist shot but the light here in Perth really doesn’t seem to be firing up at all, this is supposed to be the time of the year when we get wicked sunrises and sunsets.  Perhaps we could all chip in and buy Clint a ticket to the East Coast for a week so that we can get some decent light. 😉

Enjoy

Jamie Paterson


Morning Magic – Meelup Beach

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Hi Everyone,

This is from a not so recent trip down south with Neal and Kirk, its Meelup Beach and its a really nice spot in the world.  While we were shooting this there were Humpback Whales just cruising by very slowly and quite close as well.   It was almost inviting enough to swim if it wasn’t so cold and 5am in the morning.   I need a really long lens and a boat to be able to get out there and photography some of those whales!

I can’t wait to get back down there again to shoot away again.  

Jamie Paterson


Injidup Point

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Injidup Point would have to be my most absolute favourite chill out spot down south.   I could spend absolutely hours just hanging out here and not worrying about what the rest of the world is doing.  If you’re lucky enough you can see whales relaxing almost in the surf zone and I’ve seen heaps of dolphins in this bay surfing when the waves are up as well.

So this is the ‘prime spot’ I desperately had to cling onto in mosquito ridden conditions and with Kirk and Neal throwing big rocks at me and sticks to try and get me to move (ok maybe I exagerated the rocks and stones bit a little).   

Enjoy!

Jamie Paterson


Christian’s View of Shelly Beach

Hi Everyone,

As the title says this is Christian Fletcher’s view of Shelly Beach as this is taken from the paragliding launch pad.   Again from this angle you can see that this is truly a beautiful beach.  I’m definitely going back there.

Jamie Paterson