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North Beach

seascape photography, australian photographer, australian landscape photography, beach

Last weekend I manged to head out with Paul Pichugin to North Beach and boy did we have a blast.   This is probably my most favourite photo of the year so far.

Its amazing the sorts of shots you can drag amount for a seemingly small bunch of insignificant rocks if you present them in the right way.

I waited for awhile to get this shot as I want there to be sufficient water in front of the rocks to create some motion, whilst a wave was also crashing onto the rock itself.  As always patience pays off.

I hope you guys enjoy it and I’d love to know what you think of it.

Thanks,

Jamie


Mocean

australian landscape photography, australian photographer, perth beaches

Hi Everyone,

Last night I caught up with Paul Pichugin and went down to North Beach as the rocks looked pretty awesome.  When I got down there Paul was already tackling the waves and getting a soaking!

Not to be out done I jumped straight into the water as well and started to snap away.  I’m really excited about this shot mainly because of the foreground.  Its like a carpet of colour.

When I got home and saw this I just knew I had to work on it straight away as that foreground is just amazing.

I hope you guys like it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie


Bennion Beach Blaze

perth beaches, australian landscape photography, australian photographer, sunset

Wow, oh Wow!!!!   I came so close to not heading out tonight as I really didn’t think the sunset was going to be any good.  How wrong was I?  I decided to head out anyway to Bennion Beach, its a familiar spot and I feel grounded there.

I was trying out a few new in camera techniques, playing around when I saw the sunset start to really fire up.   Well off to work I went and I was blown away at just how intense, insane and amazing the sunset was.

So glad I went out tonight!

Thanks,

Jamie


Pristine Green

seascape photography

Wow.  What a crazy year 2012 has been already!   I’ve managed to sell a few photos from the galleries that represent me and I’ve just done a trip to Dallas in Texas which totally blew me away, though I could’ve done without all the time in the air.

This photo was actually taken well over a year ago, and I’m not sure why I’ve sat on it so long as I really like it.   Can anyone guess who it is in the photo?  You know who you are so please don’t let the cat out of the bag. 🙂

Christian was just up the road when we were taking this shot and he wasn’t amused when he saw this shot as he’d never seen this beach like this before.  Woo Hoo.  We managed to CF. 🙂

Thanks,

Jamie


Cottesloe Beach Colours

cott, north cott, australian photographer, seascape photography, australian landscape photography

Ummm what more can I say?  This had to be the best sunset of the year and for once I was there.  I was there and I was fully loaded ready to capture what ever unfolded.

To have this mind blowing sunset unfold before me was the most amazing bonus.  I couldn’t be happier. 🙂

The sunset was so intense that I had to desaaturize a lot of the reds in this photo.

Hope you guys enjoy it.

Jamie


Cottesloe Beach Clouds

cott, north cottesloe, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

What more can I say?  I just love shooting Cottesloe Beach.  Probably because I spent a lot of my youth there and there is probably some truth to the rumour that I may have undertaken one maybe two Sunday sessions at the nearby hotels. 🙂

What really struck me about Cottesloe on this particular day was the different levels and colours of clouds.  It was like Pro Heart had just loaded up a paint gun and splatted the sky with white. !

Hope you guys all enjoy it.  🙂

Thanks,

Jamie


Warmth

landscape photographer, australian photographer, south west,

Hi Everyone,

I just love this photo purely for the fact that it just radiates warmth.  You can just feel it oozing out of the photo.  There is nothing like the Australian bush.

I hope you guys all managed to get out and about and capture some amazing shots this weekend.

Thanks,

Jamie

 


Boronup Forest

australian landscape photography, landscape photography, yallingup, margaret river, australian photographer

Hi Guys,

Its been ages since I’ve been down south and I was trawling through my down south images today when I came across this photo of Boronup Forest that I took whilst out with Mark Stothard last year.  I’ve tried doing a few different techniques to it and I quite like the way it turned out.

Hope you guys do to.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Smiths Beach

dunsborough, australian landscape photography, seascape photography, australian photographer

Hi Everyone,

A few months ago I was down south just walking along Smiths Beach when I came across this scene before me.  It was just a nice secluded part of the world to be in, so of course I had to try and capture it.

I was trying to time it so that I would capture a wave just before it smashed into the rocks so I’m pretty stoked with this shot.

The unusual clouds are what really drew me to this shot.  I hope you guys enjoy it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Dinosaur Eye

aerial photography, north west, western australia, helicopter photography

I got to admit I really love this shot.  I managed to capture it a few months ago from a helicopter at about 1500ft when I was on my trip up North with some VIPs.  It was taken about 100kms south of Karratha along the coast line.

The half moon orange green object is actually a mini island and the red above it is the actual coast.  Most of the white is dried up salt.  It all adds up to a pretty cool image if I do say so myself.

So why the title Dinosaur Eye?   There were quite a few people on my Facebook Page who thought it looked like a dinosaur eye and after checking it out I have to agree with them.

I’d love to hear your comments on the photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Bluff Knoll Bonanza

stirling ranges, national park, bluff knoll, australian photographer, landscape photography

What can I say?  This is the only time that I have ever seen clouds at Bluff Knoll (I did see 5mins worth of cloud with Mark but it was very fleeting).   It seems like ever time I head on down there they disappear for days.

I think I’d almost guarantee that if went down there in the middle of winter it would be cloudless!

Anyway on this particular morning I got very lucky and the sunrise was really intense and bathed the entire area in a beautiful orange glow.  It was sensational.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Hanalei Bay

hawaii, landscape photography, seascape photography, hawaiian photos

I absolutely loved Hanalei Bay when I was staying in Kauai.  It just had an amazing village feel to it and everyone really was so relaxed.   Surfers would drive on to this beach and turn right and drive for 200M and then hop out of their cars and hit a really amazing wave about 250M offshore.

Families would have their huge pickup trucks on the beach with loud reggae music blasting out from their speakers and the Dads would have the BBQs all fired up.   The evenings were just magical in this bay.  The Hawaiians couldn’t believe I was walking around in shorts on a cold 24 degree day!   They were wearing jeans to keep themselves warm.

I hope you guys enjoy this photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Hills of Light

nannup, balingup, landscape photography, farms, farmland, australian photographer, australian landscape photography

Hi Everyone,

About six weeks ago I did a quick run down to Balingup and then Nannup as I’d been really keen to discover the Balingup to Nannup Rd.

It was as if I was in a landscape photographer’s heaven with scenes like this presenting themselves every couple of minutes down the road.  I believe normally it only takes about 20mins to traverse the road but it took me 2.5hrs as I had to keep getting out and capturing the magic.

This was an 8 image stitch using my 50mm lens and then stitched together using PTGUI.

If you ever get the chance to drive down this road, make sure you do.  You won’t regret it.  I’d love to hear your comments on this photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


Smiths Point

yallingup, landscape photography, seascape photography, australian photographer,

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to join Mark, Christian and Michael on a shoot at Smiths Point.  It was awesome fun and we had some amazing light present itself during the sunrise.   The other three headed up some huge rocky face and I decided to stick with familiar territory to me, the wonderful and amazing ocean.

I’m glad I did as I able to witness the best sunrise I’ve seen in at least six months.  If you’d like to see more seascape photography please visit my site.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Busselton Jetty

landscape photography, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

This photo almost never happened.  True North Mark and I were still in Nannup late in the afternoon and trying as best as we could to get to the coast to try and capture sunset.

We really cut this one very close so close in fact that once we drove into the carpark we quite literally leapt out of the car and had to run down to the beach and only had about a minute to decide what angle we wanted to shot from and setup our gear.

I decided to head down to this jetty and see what I could get, while Mark decided it was a great time to combine a 2km run with a sunset shoot.  He was running all over the beach like a man possessed.  Good fun to watch.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 

 


Ocean Beach Denmark

landscape photography, seascape photography, denmark, ocean beach,

This weekend True North Mark and I headed out on the road to travel down to the Great Southern region.  I think we managed to cover 1000kms in less than 48hrs and it certainly felt like we covered half the state.  We left Perth on Thursday night and arrived at the Stirling Ranges very late that night but there was no time for sleeping as we headed straight up to Bluff Knoll.

As luck would have it (insert sigh of disappointment here) we arrived on one of the very few days with no clouds in sight.   We pinged off a few shots and headed down to our toasty cabin for the night.

After Mark’s really loud alarm almost sent me through the roof we got up and headed back out to Bluff Knoll and managed to get a few pretty cool shots.

We then headed down to the Porongurp’s but managed to miss them and ended up heading across to Denmark, Walpole, Manjimup, Nannup and ended up in Dunsborough early Friday evening.   We had dinner with Christian and Mark and then next morning headed out with them to check out a new location near Smiths Beach and we were rewarded with a sensational sunrise.

After that Mark and I hit Smiths Beach for a few more shots before heading home.

The highlight for me was definitely Ocean Beach in Denmark, we got there just as the water was showing off its amazing colours.   What a really cool and fun trip!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


It’s A Bird. It’s A Plane. No its….

australian landscape photography, denmark, australian photographer

Mr True North himself playing up at Denmark.


Fremantle Last Light

seascape photography, australian landscape photography, australian photographer, coastal photography

I just love the clouds in this shot it reminds me of the photo I took in Broome recently.    Really complex with lots of interesting patterns in them.

The waves were pretty cool as well.  I came so close to not heading out on this particular afternoon and staying home.  Just goes to show if you aren’t out and about you’ll miss out.

Hope you guys enjoy it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


City Building

landscape photography, perth, australian photographer

Hi Everyone,

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.

Jamie


Cows On A Hill

landscape photography, australian landscape photography, nannup

Right, not to be outdone by the movie title Snakes on a Plane I decide to release this photo ‘Cows on a hill’.

I took this about five to six weeks ago when I went for a quick tour of the South West.   I went for a drive from Ballingup to Nannup via the rather obvious name of the Ballingup to Nannup Rd.

It was such a joy to drive down that road.  Very windy and very scenic with heaps of photo opportunities.  It took me 2.5hrs to cover what is normally a 30min trip I was having that much fun.

If you’re in the area make sure you drive down this road, you won’t be disappointed at all.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Altered Landscape

landscape photography, australian landscape photography, australian photographer

Okay, I decided to jump onto the altered landscape bandwagon when I saw this photo opportunity unfold before my eyes.  If find it so annoying that up until recently, this place was covered in trees, lots of them in fact and now they have all been removed to make way for ‘development’.

I guess that its just a part of life but I really wish we would respect the Earth even if it was just a little more.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Hopes and Dreams

toodyay, australian landscape photography, northam, ruins

Hi Everyone,

Quite sometime ago I went out on a shoot with True North Mark and Matthew Saul and we headed out to Toodyay.    It was a pretty cool afternoon and we spent a few hours driving down back roads.

We happened across this house and to be honest I found it a really depressing place and never really did anything with the photo.  However, the past few days I’ve been drawn back to this photo and I thought, why not try and express how this place made me feel?

Well this is my attempt at doing that and I think its captured my feeling really well.   I hope you guys feel it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Calm

cottesloe beach, seascape photography, perth, western australia

Hi Everyone,

Yes its another shot of North Cottesloe!   I guess it just goes to how diverse and different this place can be if you take the time to get to know it.   I like this shot as it seems really calming and relaxing which is exactly how North Cottesloe makes me feel when I’m there.

I can’t believe the weekend is pretty much over.  Bring on the new week!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


The Majesty Of Boats

landscape photography, seascape photography, australian landscape photography

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.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson