Just me tinkering. I’ve been eying off this building off for months and finally I got the right light and opportunity to shoot it.
I’ve just been really attracted to this building as its a little old school and its surrounded by lots of new buildings.
The Majesty Of Boats
I really have no idea at all why this boat intrigues me so much but it does. I guess she just strikes me as being a really hardworking and honest boat that has worked hard and is now lazing around the Canning River just soaking up the sun. As I mentionined to Mark the other day, I find work boats so much more interesting than pleasure boats. Her name is Zulu and I think she might be an old RAAF work boat but I’m not 100% sure.
In all honesty I think if I knew who owned Zulu I’d probably take her off their hands, that is how much I like her. If you’re the owner and reading the blog let me know.
I’ve only seen her move once in the whole time that she has been on the Canning River which is a shame. I do believe there is another one like her in Freshwater Bay.
Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated.
It All Starts Here
You know the more complicated life gets the less we remember to stop and look at the really simple things in life. Often the simple things are the things that bring us the most pleasure. A child’s laugh, a hug from our loved ones, watching a sunrise and sunset can often be much more rewarding than driving around in the latest car or living in the biggest house.
I set out on Saturday morning with a massive panoramic shot in mind but due to the fog and haze from fire I couldn’t get it. I was about to go home without a shot when I started to take a really good close look at the plants and then I saw all these water droplets on them. I was mesmerised and spent the next 2hrs shooting them. This is the very mechanics of life. The plants absorbing CO2 for us and of course we all need water. I walked away a much happier and calmer person on Saturday after spending some time enjoying the simple things in life.
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Perth City Reflections
I just love this photo. I was walking to work on Saturday and of course I had my camera with me, I was trying to get a few urban landscape shots. Anyhow as always is the case I had my eyes on the street and had walked up and down the street twice getting shots of doors and steps before I looked up and saw this. I guess the time of day was just right. It really does show though that whenever you can you should always carry your camera with you because you just don’t know where your next shot is going to come from.
Photo Settings (for Chloe):
Lens – Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 USM II
Aperture – F16
ISO – 100
Shutter – 1/25sec
Have any of you guys taken a walk through the city trying to get photos? Whether it be Perth or elsewhere? Have you ever dragged your camera along ‘just in case’ and then end up getting a cool shot?
Summer Stroll on Cottesloe Beach
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.
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Last Light at Cottesloe
How shocking has the weather been of late? Its been hard to try and get out and about to get any decent photos in this weather! This photo was taken last summer, it was a beautiful evening, there were lots of people strolling up and down the beach, with quite a number of people also still swimming. Just think only a few more months and we’ll be back to that lifestyle again. Woo Hoo! There is nothing like taking seascape photos on a warm summer’s evening down at the beach.
F11, ISO50, 10secs.
Lens – Canon 24-70mm F2.8
What is everyone elses’ favourite time of year to shoot?
Thanks and please feel free to comment,
Hovea Falls Recon Run
On Friday evening I thought I’d take a quick trip up into the hills to see if any of the waterfalls had started to run after all the rainfall we had. I decided to head up to Hovea Falls as they were the easiest to get to. I’m happy to say that yes there was some water flow but I think they need another couple of weeks of rain before they really start to flow at their maximum. So back to being patient again, I think August is the best month for waterfalls in Perth. What do you guys think? Perhaps we should all head down south and find some decent waterfalls in the meantime. 🙂
Jamie Paterson Photography
Subtle Sunsets and Silky Waves
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
Perth Rock Party
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
Deep Red Perth Seascape
Hope everyone had a great long weekend, those of us who had to stay in Perth were still treated to some awesome sunsets. I figured that since everything was so still that I would head down to the beach and capture some silky smooth water. Capturing seascapes would have to be my favourite as they are so relaxing, you get to listen to the calming waves lapping against the rocks and I always feel recharged after coming home from one of these shoots.
Did anyone else get out and about this weekend and get some great shots?
Jamie Paterson Photography
Busselton Jetty Reds
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
Kings Park Splendour
This is a photo I got a few weeks ago when I was on my way to work and I was pretty stoked with the results. Its funny because even though there wasn’t any colour the other photographers left but as you can see it was still a really moody start to the day which I thought was still great to watch unfold. I have to admit I was really exhausted after this shoot because so many personal trainers were yelling and screaming at their classes and everyone was sweating so hard. I felt like I lost weight just by being there. I can think of better things to do in the morning than run around having some bloke scream at me.
This photo also has my new logo especially designed for me by Beau Mitchell. Thanks Beau!!!
Fremantle Harbour on a humid night
I’ve been working Fremantle Harbour the past three evenings and I’m loving it. This is a photo that I took last night, I though it was going to be a great sunset however it was a real fizzer unfortunately. I was really pleased though with this dark and sultry mood. I specifically placed the old rusty floats in the middle of the picture as I thought they looked really interesting. Enjoy!
Fremantle Maritime Muesum
I woke up at 5pm today after a nanna nap and looked out the window and though ‘oh no, not again where are the clouds?’. Its been a frustrating week not being able to get out because of the weather. Well I decided to head down to Fremantle any way just in case and I’m glad I did. I manged to get four different shots in an hour. Here is the last shot I took and I was really happy with it, the ship you can see leaving the harbour is HMAS STUART an Anzac class frigate. Oh well back to work on the other photos.
Life as a Fashion Photographer – Why?
Because someone has to do it. Yep its me.
East Perth Mirror
This shot I love. Yeah its got its flaws but what I really love about the photo is the reflections in the water, they are almost perfect!!! On this morning I met up with two extremely talented landscape photographers, Neal from Spool Photography and Kirk Hille. We got a couple of great shots and then heading off for the real business of the day, coffee!!!
I’m going to go back to this site when we have more dramatic sunrises and sunsets.
East Perth Serenity
I absolutely love shooting around this area, I’ve done tons of fashion shoots around here because you can go to one location and have a stack of different backgrounds without having to go anywhere. Everytime I go down here I see something new to shoot. Anyhow, I decided to pick up the camera yesterday (Saturday) afernoon and try and get an evening shot of East Perth and I must admit I’m really pleased with the results. Again the 1Ds MkIII picked up so much detail that its incredible. I’m not sure how to make this picture bigger in wordpress though, so that I can show the detail.
I’d like to get an early morning shot of this place as well so if anyone is interested in catching up this coming Saturday morning for a shoot down here let me know.
I had the great pleasure of catching up with Kirk on Saturday morning at Kings Park, we’d made a last minute decision the night before to head up there and see what we came up with. I must admit after picking away at this photo for ages, I’m finally warming up to it, as people say, we are our own worst critics. This was a five image stich taken with the 1Ds MkIII. I’m pretty impressed with the resolution, in the full size image I can actually zoom in on the photo and see a person in one of the offices!!! It doesn’t get much better than that.
Ice, Cold, Frosty Beer
This was my favourite photo prior to taking the Canal Rocks photo. It was in the middle of winter and absolutely freezing, around 3 or 4 degrees. I was really stoked with this shot as it was the first photo that I visualised prior to actually going out there and taking the shot and bingo I got what I visualised.
Nowdays I find that visualising any photo whether it be landscape or fashion is so important. You need to ‘see’ the shot before you even pick up the camera.
It was really cool when I went on a shoot with Dylan Fox recently to see him just sitting there ‘feeling’ and ‘seeing’ the place for 45mins prior to even picking up the camera. Obviously a reason why he is taking great shots. So to cut a long story short, see the photo before you pick up the camera! As always constructive feedback is welcomed.