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Drama At The Basin

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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

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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

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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


Wicked Reef Streaks

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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

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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


Richmond Bridge – Tasmania

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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

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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


Fremantle Harbour

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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


Burns Beach Sunrise

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What can I say?  I’m back into my early mornings again probably more so than evenings at the moment.  There is something so refreshing and cleansing about being up at the start of a brand new day.   I captured this seascape shot about a week ago after a trip up to Burns Beach.  What a great spot for a seascape photographer to go crazy.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

Jamie Paterson


Hellfire Bay Esperance

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Hi Everyone,

Esperance, what an amazing place for a landscape photographer to head to.   I can’t wait to get back down there and spend some real time getting photos there.    Esperance has everything in such close proximity to each other.   You spend one morning down at Lucky Bay shooting beach scenes and then that night spend the evening shooting rocky coastly scenes.   Next time I’m down there I’d really like to head East a bit more and check out Cape Arid National Park, it looks like there are some really cool sand dunes, shipwrecks and other interesting features to capture down there.

I managed to capture this shot after trying to capture Hellfie Bay in the morning light but I just wasn’t happy with what I was getting so I moved around the corner and saw this view before me.   My eyes lit up when I saw this and I started to snap away.  It just goes to show that you should never give up.   If you aren’t capturing what you want, stop and think about what is available to you and what can work for you and try shooting that instead.

If all else fails try just the old ‘turn around and look behind you trick’ how many of you have tried that and have it work for you?

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Down By Canning River

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I’ve been sitting on this photo for months, its really captivated me, mainly because Canning River has been such a huge part of my life growing up.   Growing up I certainly always appreciated going down there during the summer months and going swimming at Deepwater Point.   I was a Sea Scout at Deepwater point and spent pretty much every weekend of my youth down at Deepwater Point.    At 15 I was no longer elible for Scouts so for a year I stopped going there.

Then I discovered rowing and for the next four years I spent pretty much six to seven days a week twice a day on the river before I became a submariner in the Navy.   Before I left it was such a rare event to see Dolphins in the river.

When I left the Navy one of the first things I did was rejoin the rowing community.   I was amazed at how much cleaner the river was, we saw dolphins at least twice a week whilst out rowing and lots of Pelican’s and Shags feeding on huge schools of fish.   It was good to see that efforts to clean up the river were working.

I’ve spent the past few weeks just riding around the river and remembering all the great times I’ve had down there and capturing photos of the area, so stand by for more photos from this area over the coming months.

Have any of you guys tried to capture your childhood history via the photography skills you now have?   As photographers we are lucky as we can document our lives as we see it.

I hope you all have a fantastic Australia Day.

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach @ 43 Degrees

Hi Everyone,

Its really rare for me to post an unedited landscape photograph but I just couldn’t help myself with this one.   I was down at Cottesloe Beach when it was 43 degrees and it was stinking hot!   It took me 10mins to get to the beach as I couldn’t park near Cottesloe as all the car parks were full.

This is a 10 stitch image of Cottesloe Beach.   If I didn’t have all my camera gear with me I would definetely have just jumped into the water myself.   Any way back to processing the image.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting everyone!

Jamie Paterson


Araluen Tulips

Hi Everyone,

This is a shot of a Tulip that I managed to capture at Araluen last year.   I have always meant to head up to Araluen when the Tulips are out in full force but for one reason or another I’ve never made it.    Well after spending only 5mins at Araluen I had managed to capture a whole stack of images, it was just that good.   The team who look after Araluen certainly do a fantastic job and I for one will be back next year to try and capture the Tulips a little earlier in the season this time.

Has anyone else shot at Araluen?   Do they have other flower exhibitions at all?   I’m guessing most of us have been up to Kings Park at one time or another to capture the flowers up there.


Sugarloaf Rocks

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Hi Everyone

I hope you’re all having a great 2010 so far!   This is a shot of some rocks that I managed to capture down at Sugar Loaf Rock.   To get to it you had to first summon up the courage to step out of the car and face the onslaught of flies.   Then you had to get your gear out whilst battling the army of vicious Ninja flies that were determined to make there way into either your eyes, mouth, nose or ears.   It was then just a simple matter of heading down the path with a torch because the cloud of flies above you was so thick that it was blocking out the sunlight.

Though the flies were terrible in Dunsborough and Yallingup this year the weather conditions were a landscape photographers dream.  We had really nice cloud with hot and humid conditions that produced some really nice effects.   This summer has certainly been a lot more exciting photography wise that last year.  Let’s hope it stays like this.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Quindalup Stormy Skies

Hi Crew,

Well this is officially my last post for the year.  Can’t believe its gone so incredibly fast.  Again I hope you all party safely and I can’t wait to catch up with you all in the New Year.

This shot was taken at Quindalup boat ramp with Mark.  As you can see the skies were really going off this particular afternoon.    I’ve got heaps more shots from Sugarloaf Rock and Wyadup Rock from this evening but of course I’ll post them in the new year.

See you next year everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Dunsborough Summer Storms

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Hi Everyone,

I’m back in Perth for New Years Eve.  It wasn’t the plan but things change unfortunately.   Anyhow I had a fantastic time down south even though it was short.   Melissa, Xavier and I were treated to a wonderful afternoon by Mark at True North Ashore.  He was an amazing host and all three of us had a great time there.   Folks, if you want a romantic weekend in beautiful Eagle Bay with your partner or just want to get away with the family, you can’t go past True North Ashore.   It even has a little creek with rocks from the Kimberley running through the middle of the house and the master bedrooms are just amazing.   It made it hard for us to go back to our humble little caravan!   Thanks for a great afternoon Mark.

This shot is from a shoot that Mark and I did on Tuesday.   It was extremely still and humid that day and we decided to head out to Quindalup before heading over to Injidup Beach.   It was the weather that landscape photographers just die for.   The skies were dark and moody yet the sun was sneaking through and highlighting all the colours in the plants.   Just standing back and looking at it all was so cool, its times like these I realise I’m fortunate to be able to take Australian landscapes.

I hope you all have a fantastic and safe New Years eve tonight and that 2010 is a great year for each and everyone of you.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


North Beach Seascape Photo Location

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Hi Guys,

The seascape location I shot on Friday night is certainly no secret and I’m quite happy to share for those interested.  🙂  This image shows you that the photo was actually taken at North Beach itself.   I just pulled up into the carpark above the beach and spotted the rocks.  From there I just walked down to the beach and in this image you can see where the rocks are.    I’d be really interested in some of you fellow Perth landscape photographers heading down there and taking some shots.  I’d love to see what you guys come up with.

Did anyone see the sunset tonight?  I wish I was down at Cottesloe Beach.

Anyone up for the challenge?   Head down to North Beach and come up with your own interpretation of the rocks and then post them on your blogs!

Now my next location I’ll have to keep secret…………… just joking.

Chat to you all soon,

Jamie Paterson


Some Days Are Diamonds

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Some days are diamonds and other days you just get lucky.   Well yesterday was both.   Its been five weeks since I’ve ventured out to take a serious photo, not sure why probably a little battle fatigued from a pretty tough year.   I just had to get out last night and ‘recharge’ my batteries, I hopped in the car and with no particular destination in mind just started to drive.    Those who know me well enough would know that I instinctly drove to the coast for my recharge.    I hit the coast at Port Beach near Fremantle, and headed past Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough and then past Trigg Beach.   Finally I decided to hop out of the car and below me I saw a really small group of rocks that were just begging to have their photo taken.  Being the ever obliging seascape photographer that I am, I grabbed my camera gear and walked down to the beach and setup my gear.

After being there for an hour and working out my shots the sun finally set and I got to work.   The joys of taking seascape photographs came flooding back into my veins, I felt alive again and I think the joy of coming alive again were reflected in my photos.   I’m really happy with this one.   Where do you guys go for your recharge?   Is it just taking photos itself that recharges you, or do you have a certain location that you gravitate to?

Photo Settings:

Aperture – F22

ISO – 50

Shutter – 1.6sec

I hope you guys enjoy looking at it as much as I did taking it.   All comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Twilight at Lucky Bay – Esperance

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Hi Everyone,

As some of you may or may not know, earlier this year I had the privilege of going down to Esperance with Neal of Spool Photography and Kirk Hille.    This was from our second night out at Lucky Bay in Esperance.   As there was stacks of seaweed on the beach I thought I would go in search of some water crashing against some really steep rocks.   Remember as a landscape and seascape photographer we don’t always get to shoot what we want so rather than waste the sunset or sunrise we have to quickly find something else to shoot.

Well I found a little trail leading off past the big rocks at Lucky Bay and I decided to follow it.   It took me 25mins of walking to find some decent rocks and I managed to get a few decent shots.   I then commenced the really steep walk home and once I got to the top of the hill I just had to stop for some water.   It was from here that I took the shot.  I was admiring the rock and just looking over Lucky Bay and relaxing when being a bit slow from all the exercise I finally realised that this would actually make a pretty cool shot.   I love this shot its a typical Australian Landscape married with a great seascape shot.   You’ve got the red rocks with green bush and the beautiful colours of Lucky Bay below.   I couldn’t have asked for much more.

Its amazing how some of our best shots happen when we least expect it.   I’m definitely heading down there again next year probably a bit further East this time though as well as a bit more time around the town.   Hopefully I can get up to Broome as well and maybe share a beer with Flemming.

Does anyone else have any grand photography trips lined up for next year?   Can anyone else share an accidently shot that turned out to be amazing?

Thanks for reading and commenting,

Jamie Paterson


I Like To Watch – Rolling Waves

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Hi Everyone,

I just love standing at this spot and watching the waves roll past.   This is just to the right of Sugar Loaf rock.    The swell and surf coming past here is normally big and powerful and stops for no person.  Quite often after a morning shoot I’ll either head to Injidup Point or here and just sit back with a coffee for an hour or so and watch the waves crash into the beach.  Its such a soothing thing to do.   For me its important to be near water, to see it, feel it and be immersed by it, its everything to me.   It recharges me when I’m run down, and brings joy to everything I do.

Does anyone else feel the same way about water?

All comments are appreciated. 🙂

Jamie


Bunker Bay – Just Tinkering

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Hi Everyone,

Just me tinkering around with some textures.  I’ve been hanging out to try this sort of photoshop treatment for ages but I couldn’t find a site that had any decent textures to use.   Well thanks to Brent Pearson I’ve finally managed to find a site full of textures that I’m going to use to experiment on my Australian landscape and seascape photographs.   Obviously textures don’t suit every photo but its certainly fun to try something different.   Have any of you guys experimented with textures in your photos at all?   If you haven’t tried it but are curious and want to give it a go, check out Brent’s excellent tutorial on is blog.

On with the tinkering. 🙂

Comments are always appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Monte Bello Corals

Hi Everyone,

This is another photo of the Monte Bello Islands.   If you’re into taking seascapes then its the place for you.   For those of you who don’t know about the history of the Monte Bello Islands, its quite fascinating.   It was the site of Britain’s first atomic bomb tests in Australia and you can still see lots of debris and buildings that were left over from the tests.    At Trimoulle Island we were able to look back and see the viewing platform that they used to watch the bombs going off, it was only approximately 5kms away from where the bombs went off.   We couldn’t believe that they setup the viewing platform so close.    Imagine suggesting to someone in this day and age that they stand behind a steel viewing platform and look at an atomic bomb going off!!!   They would just laugh.

Those poor guys certainly weren’t safe from the fallout, fallout was even registered in Brisbane days later.

Photo Settings:

Aperture – F11

ISO – 50

Shutter Speed – 1/100sec

Cruising around the area in a boat its hard to understand how anyone could blow up such a beautiful area.   These days its pristine and if you ever get the chance to head out there you should.  If nothing else you might come back with a nice healthy glow. 😉

Thank You For Stopping By,

Jamie Paterson


Ningaloo Reef – Western Austalia

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Hi Everyone,

Yes another awesome Ningaloo Reef aerial photograph!     This was taken from a Sikorsky S76 helicopter almost directly opposite Exmouth.   Christian, Mike, Larry and I had just flown in from the Monte Bellos and we thought we’d seen some great landscape sites out there.   However, we were totally blown away with Ningaloo Reef from the air, you get to see just how wide it is and just how far it reaches.  

I think next time I’m up there I’ll try and wade out to various reef outcrops at low tide to see what I can capture.

I’ve been up to Coral Bay heaps of times but I never realised the reef was as big as it is.   Anyone up for a trip to Coral Bay and surrounds in the new year?    We could get some awesome landscape and seascape photos.  🙂  

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Rainy Day at Bunker Bay

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Hi Everyone,

It was great catching up with so many talented Perth Landscape and Seascape Photographers on Friday night.  You guys rock!   Thanks again to Mark Stoddard and Christian Fletcher for organising it.

This was a shot I that I managed to grab around three months ago now whilst I was spending quite a bit of time out at Bunker Bay.    As you can see I managed to narrowly avoid a stack of rain heading across the bay.   In fact it was taken the day before I got totally rained out when I headed for a shoot at Meelup Beach.

I just really liked this shot because I thought that the tree dangling over the water was pretty cool.   It really made me wonder why a tree would grow that way rather than just straight up in the air.  That is the great thing about Mother Nature I guess, she is always creating interesting things for us landscape and seascape photographers.

Now that Summer is here I can’t wait for those amazing sunsets to kick in.  What about everyone else?   You guys hanging out for those amazing summer sunsets as well?

Thanks for dropping in team,

Jamie Paterson