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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


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


Summer Days

australian photographer, landscape photography, seascape photography, cottesloe beach

Don’t you just love Summer days like these?   When its been hot and humid all day and you just know that you’re going to see an amazing sunset?

I think we all do and of course the best thing about days like these are taking a quick dip in the water once the sun has set to cool down.   I could spend hours down at the beach in the evenings just chilling out.

What about you?  What is your favourite thing to do on a hot summer evening?   After you’ve taken your photos of course.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


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


Heavenly Clouds

australian landscape photography, perth photos

The other day I’d just walked out of this community hall which was a church after training and I was talking to my instructor.  He asked me what I looked for in a photo and I looked around and pointed up to the roof and said something like that.

I then said my goodbyes and started to walk off.  I’d walked about 20M when I realised that I’d just spotted a really cool shot and hadn’t done anything about it.  In fact I’d even pointed out the shot to someone else and still hadn’t taken the shot.  My head certainly was in the clouds!

I quickly raced to the car, grabbed my camera and ducked back to the hall to ping off a few shots.  I’m really glad that I did.  Its so true that you should always have your camera with you.

Thanks for reading,

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


Hot Air Ballooning

 

This morning at 3am I headed off to the Avon Valley and Northam to go hot air ballooning.  I was really excited to be going in a hot air balloon as I’d heard so many good things about them.  Well I’m hear to let you know that all the great comments about them are true.

They make a fantastic photography platform as you can lean over, shoot straight down, they are incredibly stable and move quite slowly over the landscape making it easy to get sharp photos in low light.  If you haven’t jumped in one consider giving it a go.

What really surprised me was how quickly they can climb when you get a couple of the burners going full blast.  We shot up to 3600ft in a matter of minutes when they cranked up the heat.

Setting Up:

northam, hot air balloon, australian photographer, aerial photography

Time To Burn:

Almost There:

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

We Have Lift Off:

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

Could We Get Any Lower Into Town?

Seriously, I thought these guys were about to stop into Merv or Pete’s house for a quick coffee and chat!

avon valley, northam

The Northam Palace:

Check it out its almost like we are drifting down the street just out of reach of a normal person’s reach.  At one stage we were actually talking to some people on the ground.  So cool.

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

Time To Land:

All good things must come to an end.  We slowly drifted across the Great Eastern Highway and landed in a paddock just past the highway.  It was a thrill and awesome and I’ll certainly be doing it again.

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

 

 

 


Cottesloe Beach Hues

cottesloe, cott, sunset, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

On Sunday I was checking out the awesome clouds and thought there was no way that I could miss out on that action.  I headed out to Cottesloe Beach to see what sort of photos I could get.  It became really evident as sunset was arriving that all the clouds above Cottesloe were very qucikly burning off, which was a real shame as the clouds 30mins previously were just amazing.

Fortunately, I had checked out these rocks out about an hour before sunset and they had looked pretty cool, so I quickly scrambled down to them and started to snap away.  In hindsight I’m actually pretty glad I was forced into this location as I’m really pleased with the way the shot turned out.   Hopefully you guys do as well.

Let me know what you think,
Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Blur

cott, cottesloe, north cottesloe, seascape photography, long exposure, landscape photography

Last Friday afternoon it was really windy and blustery but I thought I would head out to Cottesloe Beach anyway and see what I could come up with.   I decided to use the good old Lee Big Stopper to try and add some drama to the image as it was still early afternoon.   As you would expect there was virtually no one on the beach as it was just so cold.

I know its not your typical Cottesloe Beach photo with lots of blue sky and people running around everywhere but I really wanted one that showed how dramatic and empty this place can be during winter.  I think I passed the challenge, hopefully you guys do as well.

Thanks,

Jamie


Crystal Clear Waters

seascape photography, beach, landscape photography, australian photographer

When I first saw this bay I fell in love with it straight away.  I just couldn’t get enough of that amazing clear water.  How beautiful does it look from up on the hill?

Unfortunately, on this particular day I was really pressed for time so I didn’t get a chance to dive right in, but if I get the chance to I will next time for sure.

This one was of those rare occasions where I actually used a polarizer and looking back on it I’m glad I did.    Now…. onto the next image!

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


It’s A Bird. It’s A Plane. No its….

australian landscape photography, denmark, australian photographer

Mr True North himself playing up at Denmark.


Na Pali Cliff Face

kauai, na pali coast, landscape photography, australian photographer, aerial photography

Flying past the Na Pali coast line is such an amazing experience.  Now I love helicopters and I’ve certainly never been a nervous flyer in a helicopter but I don’t mind admitting I was extremely nervous in all but possible the last 15mins of this flight.

We flew in an open door Hughes 500 which is an extremely quick and nimble helicopter and heaps of fun.  What got me though was that as we climbed up the huge mountains we started to get battered around by the winds screaming across the ridges.   It wasn’t a light bit of turbulence we were quite literally thrown around, so much so that at one stage I stopped shooting and hung onto my seat with both hands.   The other awesome part of the ride was that once we made it over the ridge, we’d get a massive shove by those winds which had now become tailwinds and we just rocketed away from the ridge.

It was doubly intense because not only did we shoot past the mountain ridge at speed we did it with a 4000ft drop below us.   The mountains in Hawaii are so steep and don’t have an gentle slopes on them, so one minute you are just making it across the ridge and then the next minute you have a massive drop right below you.

Those helicopter pilots really knew their stuff and were edging deep into canyons and weaving their way right up next to waterfalls.  It was easily the most crazy and exciting helicopter ride I’ve ever had.   If you ever make it to Kauai and you want a new thrill in your life, go for an open door flight past the Na Pali coast line, oh and don’t forget to take some photos in amongst all the excitement.

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


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

 


North Cottesloe Awash

cottesoe beach, landscape photography, seascape photography

Hey Guys,

I quickly ducked down to North Cottesloe tonight to try and grab a few shots.  I wasn’t holding my breath as I didn’t think there would be too much colour around but fortunately I was pleasantly surprised.    Hope you all like it. 🙂

Just goes to show if you don’t head out, you won’t get the shot. 🙂

Thanks,

Jamie


Murion Islands

exmouth, aerial photography, australian landscape photography

From North Cottesloe beach we head back up to Exmouth and surrounds.  If only it was that easy to do in real life!   I’m sure its a lot warmer up there than it is down here at the moment.   I haven’t even ventured outside at all today.   Now this isn’t actually the Murion Islands as we didn’t track over them, but it was right next to them and I don’t know the name of this island unfortunately.

We were flying along at around 1500ft and we were moving extremely quickly so I had to use a very fast shutter speed to make sure that everything was nice and sharp.   Again I used:

TV setting – 1/2000

ISO 400

I just love the green in the water surrounding the island its just so captivating.  I hope you guys like it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


North West Mangroves

karratha, landscape photography, australian landscape photography, aerial photography

As most of you guys know now I managed to spend some time above Ningaloo Reef in a helicopter.   Well once we finished on the reef it was time to track up to Karratha to prepare the helicopter for the corporate photography gig the next day.   We passed over numerous small islands and then hit the coast where we flew over a number of cool little mangroves.   This being one of them.

I love these mangroves as they are like veins running out along our body with amazing deep blue or green water running through them.   I’ve got heaps more of these sorts of shots so stayed tuned!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson