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Seascape Photography Meetup – 02 Oct 2010

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Hi Everyone,

If anyone is interested in meeting up for a seascape photography shoot I certainly am.   I’m heading down to Mandurah next Saturday 02 October 2010 at 5pm.    I’ve included a map in this post to show you one of the two locations that I’ll be at.  Look under the map and you’ll see a link saying ‘view larger map’.  You’re probably better off clicking on that to see a better map and on the left hand side you can see the two locations I maybe at.   The first one is my primary location but if the tide is too high, I’ll be heading over to the alternate location, suffice to say I’ll be at one of the two spots for sure.

It would be fantastic to catch up with any fellow seascape photographers to have a chat and swap ideas as well as just getting some great photos.   So who is in?


Drama At The Basin

The Basin, Rottnest Island, Rotto, sunset, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

Same place different point of view.   The Basin at Rottnest Island has just so many angles that you can take photos from, I’m sure I could spend another few days hitting this spot without getting bored.   My main focus in this photo wasn’t surprisingly the clouds, they were a great bonus.   The real attraction for me in this photo was the little sandy channel running through the reef and out into the basin itself.  It actually struck me that in all my years of going to Rottnest I’ve never been swimming here.  Weird!

This has been created by using two vertical photos stitched together using my 16-35mm lens.   As always I hope you guys enjoy it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Earth meets Ocean

seascape photo, seascape, australian seascape photography

Wow I love this shot, I can’t believe I didn’t see it before when I was going through my images.  I just can’t get over the white streak of water rushing past where I was standing, trying to pull me in and you can see the water running off the rocks in front of me.   I managed to capture this on Friday evening, I must admit I didn’t think the sunset was going to go off, in fact when I arrived, there was nothing but rain squalls hitting the area and I was tempted to head on home.

As always patience pays off and just before sunset the rain disappeared long enough to get 20mins of shooting time.   It just goes to show you should never write off a sunrise or sunset until they’ve actually happened.

Hope everyone had a really awesome weekend!

Jamie Paterson


Standing on the Edge

seascape photography, landscape photography, australian seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

This is another photo that I’m actually really happy with.   It doesn’t look like it but it wasn’t a calm day and I still managed to get soaked as usual, all good fun and its worth it when you pull the shot off.   I certainly feel more like I’m doing a fitness course than taking photos when I’m on these reefs with all the running backwards and forwards.   I certainly must be funny to watch moving across the reef especially when I’m not looking where I’m going and step into one of the hole in the reef!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Miles and Miles

seascapes, australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography

Miles and miles of ocean.  I love it.   This is the most enjoyable form of photography for me.   Flemming has his wide open spaces and me?  I’m addicted to the Ocean, distant, desolate beaches with just me and the ocean.   Nothing more to say. 🙂

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


Point Perron Sunsets

point perron, seascapes, australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography, sunset

Hey Crew,

Another favourite shot of mine, this time its Point Perron again and this time I actually standing over the ledge.   Fortunately the waves were really small and didn’t have any strength in them so the camera was safe.  Phew!   I’ll definitely be heading back down there again soon as I managed to pull off at least three shots from this place in a matter of minutes that I was happy with.

Has anyone else shot down here at all?  I know Stephen has.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Trigg Beach Waves

Trigg Beach, Trigg Beach waves, surf photography, wave photography

After hearing Matthew Saul and Mark Stothard talking about how good the surf was going to be on Sunday I couldn’t help myself and headed down to Trigg Beach to watch the waves come thumping through.  Its always heaps of fun and I managed to get a few decent shots as well.  Thanks for the tip you two, is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning?

Imagine being able to fly around the world getting surf shots like this!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Richmond Bridge – Tasmania

richmond bridge, tasmania, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

I’ve been to Richmond to.  After seeing Mark’s photo’s of the Richmond Bridge it brought back some really awesome memories for me of Melissa, Xavier and I just strolling along this river and having a mini picnic.  Its a quiet, relaxing spot and I’d love to spend more time there.  Maybe I will stop off their again in a few weeks time.   In fact I definitely will.

All comments appreciated,

Jamie Paterson


Point Walter Jetty

point walter jetty, sunset, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

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


Point Walter Sunset

sunsets, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography, point walter, bicton

Hi Everyone,

Well I was lucky enough to be out and about like Markie Mark and Col of Birds Eye View Photography were on Saturday evening and managed to grab a few shots of the awesome sunset.   What a sunset it was, it was so colourful and it just lasted forever, I was shooting for at least 20mins and even had time to sit back and watch the view as well.   This place is called Point Walter and on a good day you can actually walk right out into the middle of the Swan River.  Pretty cool.

The sunset was that intense I had to use a couple of filters to try and stop it from overpowering the foreground!   All in all it was a fantastic evening and hopefully we’ll have another one soon.

Jamie Paterson


Blackwall Reach

blackwall reach, bicton, sunset, boats, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

We had an amazing sunset here last night, I hope you guys all managed to get out there and get some photos.   I managed to grab this shot before ducking around and shooting Point Walter as the sun was setting.  I promised myself no wave shots this weekend and at first I did end up down at North Cottesloe but I snapped out of it and headed back around to the Swan River.   I’m really glad I did the light was just amazing and everything came together just right.   Did anyone else manage to get out there and get some awesome shots?

Camera Settings:

F16

ISO 100

Shutter 1 sec

Hope you all enjoy,

Jamie Paterson


LXIX To Hobart Town

ross bridge, tasmania, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

Welcome to Hobart Town!   Actually this bridge in in Ross, Tasmania.  What drew me to this was that firstly it was convict built from sandstone and finished in 1836, but secondly that this sign says ‘Hobart Town’ and is still using miles and roman numerals.   I managed to capture this photo on my way back to the Hobart airport, I wasn’t intending on stopping but when I saw this I just had to get a photo of it.

It was 100% convict built and has heaps of decorations all over it including portraits of local politicians and even of the convict artists themselves.   That its still standing and being used today is a testament to their amazing building skills.   I can’t wait to get back there soon and go crazy with the camera.

Any one else doing some cool trips before the year is out?

Jamie Paterson


Fremantle Harbour

aerial photography, fremantle harbour, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography, ships

Shooting from air can be quite addictive.   Its a point of view many of us don’t get to see on a day to day basis, to look down and see the world ticking along doing its thing while you’re free in the air is a very cool feeling.   On my way out to Rottnest I got the pilot to transit over Fremantle Harbour so that I could grab some shots of the ships in the harbour.   I was actually really surprised to see a rowing boat in the harbour next to the ship when I viewed this photo at 100%.  Talk about brave!

If you’ve never shot from the air do yourself a favour and charter a helicopter and do some shooting!  Its heaps of fun.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

cape naturaliste, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography,

Hi Everyone,

I managed to capture this shot last weekend while I was down south.   I thought I’d finished shooting for the night and was actually walking back to the car when I turned around once last time and saw this scene.  Needless to say I had to unpack my camera as quickly as possible as I won’t going to miss capturing this moody, dramatic, stormy sunset.   For those who like to know:

Camera Settings:

Aperture – F11

ISO – 1oo

Shutter – 6secs

Filter – 3 stop GND Singh Ray filter

As always I’m glad that I turned around as I was walking off.  Have you guys ever done that?  Started to walk off only to find that your best shot was unfolding right behind your back?

Thanks,

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


Pinky Beach – Rottnest Island

pinky beach, rottnest island, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography, canon 14mm,

What a cool weekend.  Literally!!!    I’m told that its always warmer at Rottnest but it still felt really cold to me out there.   I have to admit this weekend I had very little success with the conditions and struggled to take a decent daytime shot.  There was a stack of clouds that never quite made it over until today unfortunately so I had clear skies all weekend.    What this did mean though was that night photography was definitely on the cards especially with an almost full moon.

I decided to try out the Canon 14mm F/2.8 lens that I had for the weekend and see what it could do.   I headed up to Pinky Beach at Rottnest and setup my camera at the top of the stairs that lead down to the beach from the lighthouse.    After a long exposure I managed to capture what I thought was a reasonable shot.   Would I buy the Canon 14mm F/2.8?   I don’t think so.  Its a cool lens but it doesn’t do anything my 16-35mm  can’t do and you can’t use filters on the 14mm which means more post processing work.

Camera Settings:

Lens – Canon 14mm F/2.8

Aperture – F11

Iso – 125

Shutter – 9mins

Hope you all had a warmer weekend than I did. 🙂

Jamie Paterson


Mirror Mirror On The Wall

australian landscape photography, seascape photography, australian seascape photography

Hi Crew,

Its been a tough week at work and on Friday afternoon I decided to head out for a shoot at late notice.  I wanted to shoot somewhere that was new but not too far from home.  I remember that Mr ‘Stirling Stephen Williams Ranges’ shot a jetty near my house so I decided to head over there quickly and fire off a few shots to see what I could come up with.  I was surprised that after living near the Canning River all my life I’d never seen this jetty.

Camera Settings:

Aperture – F22

ISO – 50

Shutter – 5secs

I hope you guys enjoy the photo.  It was certainly nice taking the photo and watching the sunset.  The only thing missing was a beer in my hand!!!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Caught In A Moment

australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography, landscape photography

Hi Everyone

Don’t you just love it when a shot comes together?   I headed out and about on Friday afternoon as I just needed some of that good old outdoors fresh air.   After walking up and down the beach I saw this scene unfold in front of me and I just knew I had to capture it.   I started shooting on the beach but before I knew it I was knee deep in the water with my tripod on either side of the crack and I was just enjoying the moment.  Is there anything more satisfying than being outdoors when the sun is setting?   Its hard to beat isn’t?

Hope you all had a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


North Cottesloe Rock Pool

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Hi Everyone,

Last week I headed down to North Cottesloe as I just knew that the sunset was going to go off.  I’m glad I did as the colours were just awesome, a nice orange glow greeted the end of the day.   It almost felt like a mild summer day as people were just strolling up and down the beach, kids were splashing in the water and people were fishing off the rocks.   You just have to love days like this one. I was almost tempted to jump into the water, until I felt how cold it was.  Which just proves my theory, kids can’t feel cold water!

Did everyone have a good long weekend and get heaps of photos?

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Groyne

cottesloe beach groyne, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

I decided this afternoon to head down to Cottesloe Beach again despite the heavy rain and huge seas slamming into the groyne.   I always knew that I was going to get soaked so I just wore an old jumper, shorts and put my camera into an underwater housing.   I’m glad I did, here is a shot of me just about to be soaked with the spray of a wave hitting the groyne.   It was heaps of fun though the few people who were there looked at me as if I was crazy.  Yes I did get soaked form head to toe.   To be honest it was pretty uplifting being sprayed by the ocean, like new life was being splashed onto me.

Hope you guys enjoy this photo of Cottesloe Beach.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Steps

cottesloe beach, perth, australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography

Hi Guys,

Here is another photo of Cottesloe Beach from Saturday afternoon.  I was just tinkering trying to get different shots of Cottesloe Beach because lets face it almost every angle of this place has been covered.   For good reason though, its a great place to be and a great place to shoot.   I think winter is just as much fun to shoot Cottesloe as summer as you can get some really dramatic images even without the colour of a summer sunset.

I didn’t realise it at the time but it looks like Dylan was just down the road shooting the same sunset as I was.   I hope you’re all having a great start to the week, I know I sure am. 🙂

Thanks,
Jamie Paterson


Stormy Cottesloe Beach

cottesloe beach, australian landscape seascape photography, waves, surf

Well I wasn’t going to go out tonight.  You all know the usual story, too cold, too windy and its raining.   Something told me to just get out there and shoot.  Let’s face it, if you’re not there and the sunset fires up then its a shoot you’ll never get back.   So I headed down to Cottesloe Beach and I just felt that it was the place to be, I drove up to Trigg Beach, Bennion Beach and North Beach before I headed back down to Cottesloe.  I should’ve just stuck with my original decision!    I got so many interesting shots this afternoon and I can’t wait for Sunday afternoon as the waves are meant to be huge, so guess where I’ll be Sunday afternoon! 🙂

I hope you guys like this photo, as far as I’m concerned this one is definitely going straight into the pool room.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

PS – Mark I think the pressure is off now.


Parker Point Boats

parker point, rottnes island, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

Happy Mothers Day!

I hope that all the mothers out there have a fantastic Mother’s day.   My wife has just had her banana pancakes covered in chocolate sauce.

This photo was taken out at Parker Point, Rottnest Island.  It was on Good Friday and so many people were just splashing around in the water having a great time.  I must admit it was almost tempting to ask the helicopter pilot to land just so that we could jump into the water.    We in Perth are so lucky to have Rottnest Island so close to us and to have it still relatively unspoilt even in this day and age.   If you are coming to Perth you have to visit Rottnest Island.

We got engaged and married out at Rottnest we loved it that much.  Have you guys got an special Rottnest stories?  Or stories of a similar place?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.

Jamie Paterson