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Mt Palmer Gold Mine

Its hard to make a gold mine look sexy but I think I managed to do it.   This is the actual pit of the Mt Palmer gold mine and if you look closely you can see a couple of the original shafts that they worked in before turning it into a pit.

The water looked so inviting and I just wanted to swim in it but who knows what sort of chemicals are in the water?  Cyanide would be one for sure as that is what they used as part of the gold processing.   Its a shame isn’t?   Actually I’m glad no one jumped in as it would have killed the wicked reflections.

Time to find another gold mine or abandoned town now.  Anyone got any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Found My Truck

Mt Palmer, australian landscape photography, landscape photography, gold mine

Well I thought I’d lost my truck but no I managed to find it again fortunately!   Maybe not.   I was walking through the actual town site of Mt Palmer when I found this old truck that had obviously just been left to rot.   I like the fact the billy they used to hang off the front bumper was still there!

I thought it was a pretty cool find, but things like this always leave me walking away with more questions than answers.  Why did someone leave it there?  How long had it been there for?   What was it used for?   What stories could it tell?

I just love old stuff.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


Cradle Mountain

cradle mountain, tasmania, black and white photography, cradle mountain national park, dove lake, australian landscape photography

Hi Crew,

Cradle Mountain, what a stunning piece of the Tasmanian landscape.   I drove past it quite a few times when I was in Tasmania in 1987 but I never had the opportunity to stop and have a look at it unfortunately.  Since then its been burnt on my mind.    I’ve been to Tasmania six times over the years but never as a photographer and finally when I went there in January this year I was lucky enough to spend the night at Cradle Mountain.

It captivated me, it was beautiful, seemingly untouched and still very wild.  It drew me in and I wanted to spend more time there so I planned to stay at Cradle Mountain for 5 days a couple of weeks ago.   It was so much fun.   As I was there for 5 days I got to see the mountains different moods and absorb the atmosphere.   There is a very strong sense of place running through this place.

Its no wonder Gustav Weindorfer lived most of his adult life there.   Well I hope you guys enjoy this photo.   If you ever get the chance to head on over to Tassie make sure you spend at least a few days at Cradle Mountain.


The Nut – Stanley

the nut stanley, australian landscape photography, landscape photography, nature photography, tasmania

Hi Everyone,

After an amazing trip I’m back!   I had so much fun even though it was heaps of hard work, I even managed to make it up to the top of Cradle Mountain itself but that’s another story.   The Nut at Stanley in Tasmania is a spot I’ve been dying to photograph for ages and I didn’t think I’d get to photograph it this time around as while I was in Tasmania they had one of their worst cold fronts in years.   It was the same one that caused all the flooding in Victoria.

However, as usual patience paid off and on my fourth day in Tassie the skies cleared so I decided to head up the coast and see what I could get.   The Nut is quite striking and even has a small cable car going up to the top of it.  I couldn’t believe it but there were small kids playing in the water while I had on two layers of thermals.  Guess they must have been locals!

Hope you like it and its good to be back.   Hopefully we can all catch up soon.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Wicked Reef Streaks

australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography, sunsets,

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

seascape photography, australian seascape photography, yallingup, australian landscape photography

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


Point Walter Jetty

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Hi Everyone,

As most of you know last Saturday was an amazing afternoon to be out and about shooting.   I said to Mr ‘True North’ Mark that it was almost like there was two sunsets.  If you look at my previous post you’ll see the sky was all orange but in this post nearly everything is pink.   I was swinging from left to right getting orange sunsets and pink sunsets.  I can’t remember the last time I was able to do something like that!    I was even luckier with this shot as there had been people on this jetty all afternoon, but for a few minutes while the sky lit up there was no one on it.  Bonus.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Chillout

australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography

Hi Crew,

I got the opportunity to head down south for Friday night so I took it with both arms open.   I decided I was going to head out to Cape Naturaliste and I made it just before sunset and with only minutes to spare.   So I had to quite literally sprint down the track and down the limestone cliffs to get to this beach.  It must have been pretty funny to watch, I’m not exactly the worlds greatest runner!

After catching my breath I decided to try and capture the big waves that were thumping through in the background with these rocks in the foreground.   The waves were just huge and breathtaking to watch.   After all the shooting it was off to Mike Fletcher’s house to feast on an amazing Thai Beef salad that his wife Ali cooked up for us.  Delicious!

Hope you guys enjoy the shot.

Jamie Paterson


Simplicity

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Hi Everyone,

This is another shot that I managed to get while tearing around in the Lancelin sand dunes the other night.   Beau and I were driving along in between some dunes when this scene opened up in front of us.   It caught our attention because of the simple composition that it presented, needless to say we both jumped out of the car and started to shoot away.   When you see shots like this appear in front of you, you just know that we landscape photographers have the best job in the world.  We had to use a number of light sources to get this shot as Mark Stothard didn’t leave any moonlight behind for us from his visit up there a few nights ago.   (Since posting this, I have lightened up the top left hand corner and it looks stacks better).

Hope everyone has a great long weekend!

Jamie Paterson

Australian Landscape Photographer


Falling………

lancelin sand dunes night australian landscape photography

Okay I’m being a visual artist here rather than a landscape photographer.   When I took this shoot I wanted the lines in the Lancelin sand dunes to point up to the sky.   Now I managed to get a shot that achieved that effect but the more I looked at this photo the more I thought there was something more to it.   It finally came to me and I spun it upside down and then instantly it made me feel like I was falling off the face of the earth.

I’ll post the actual landscape photograph shortly but I really liked this photo and wanted to share it with you guys.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


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


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

Cape Naturaliste Sunset Yallingup Dunsborough Australian Landscape Photography

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


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

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Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I was lucky enough to slip down south under the cover of darkness.   No it wasn’t a covert operation, its just easier driving down at night now with Xavier being a little older.    I think we can all agree that its such a relaxing place to be and this weekend was certainly no exception.   Christian of course put his usual ‘no cloud spell’ on me and made sure that the skies were crystal clear with only a hint of clouds.

There is nothing like being at a place like Cape Naturaliste just watching the sun going down and feeling like you don’t have a care in the world.   That feeling didn’t last long though, the ‘really easy’ decent onto the beach felt like it was Mt Everest on the way back.   This landscape photographer certainly earnt his beer that night after that climb.

Has anyone checked out Matthew Saul’s Quindalup Jetty shot from the same weekend?  Its pretty cool.   Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Hope you all have a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Cradle Mountain National Park

cradle mountain national park tasmania australian landscape photography

Well here it is, another shot from awesome Tasmania.    After getting some great shots of Cradle Mountain itself I was driving back out of the national park when I saw this cool little stream that was just asking to be shot so I had to oblige.   Just off to the right from centre you can see the tips of Cradle Mountain itself.   This stream was just so nice and it was running past a rustic old mountain hut, which I managed to get some photos of as well.   I know I’ve said it before but I’m definitely going back to Tasmania to try and capture its beauty properly.  I could spend four weeks in Cradle Mountain National Park easily without getting bored.

Cradle Mountain must be one of the coldest parts of Tasmania, after this shoot I went home and even though I had two sleeping bags on I was still really cold.   It was funny the next morning I got up and whilst I was shooting I met a local photographer.   I told him I couldn’t believe how cold it was and he said he thought it was really warm!   Anyhow I hope you guys enjoy this photo.  I’m really proud of it.

Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight (Sunday) it was another amazing sunset.


Elizabeth St Wharf – Hobart

elizabeth wharf hobart tasmania australian landscape photography

Just another example of stunning Hobart, Tasmania.   This is Elizabeth St wharf in Hobart which really brought back some strong memories for me as I tied up to this exact same spot twice when I was still in the Navy.   Hobart was always a favourite stop over us as submariners, because of its character, though I never understood why the Navy was so insistent on sending us down there only during winter.  It was so cold.   I really like this shot as it captures the big tall ship so well.   I’d seen it the evening before and was really captivated by it (anyone who knows me knows I love boats).

Settings: 5 Stitch Image

Aperture – F16

ISO – 50

Shutter – 1/4sec


Again processing this just makes me want to go back and capture some more of Tasmania’s beauty.   Anyone else as fascinated by boats as I am?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson