Actually there is no bad news, only good news. A few months back the Utah Museum of Natural History contacted me as they wanted to use this image in one of their permanent displays. I agreed of course and its good to know that after delivering the photo to them last week, it should be on display shortly for the many thousands of people who go there each year.
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?
I just love this photo. I was walking to work on Saturday and of course I had my camera with me, I was trying to get a few urban landscape shots. Anyhow as always is the case I had my eyes on the street and had walked up and down the street twice getting shots of doors and steps before I looked up and saw this. I guess the time of day was just right. It really does show though that whenever you can you should always carry your camera with you because you just don’t know where your next shot is going to come from.
Photo Settings (for Chloe):
Lens – Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 USM II
Aperture – F16
ISO – 100
Shutter – 1/25sec
Have any of you guys taken a walk through the city trying to get photos? Whether it be Perth or elsewhere? Have you ever dragged your camera along ‘just in case’ and then end up getting a cool shot?
This is a photo from my first morning in Esperance when I was there in May. Poor Neal had to drink a bottle of Red to help him sleep as Kirk and I apparently aren’t the quietest of sleepers. I don’t know what he meant as I didn’t hear anything! This is one of those sunrises that you just get lost in as you stand there in amazement, you have to remember to keep taking photos. After we’d had a few days of average light in the Stirling Ranges this sunrise was definitely a welcome sight. If you’ve never been to Esperance you should do, its a must for landscape photography, its such a beautiful and diverse place.
We revisited Twilight Cove a number of times over the next few days but nothing matched up to this sunrise, in fact it was probably the best one the whole trip. I remember after catching these photos walking away from the camera for a couple of minutes and just watching it unfold before me, dare I say it was almost a spiritual experience?
Have any of you guys ever grabbed a few photos and then stepped back and enjoyed the view and allowed yourself to be caught up in the moment?
Hope you enjoy the photo and as always comments are appreciated. 🙂
How shocking has the weather been of late? Its been hard to try and get out and about to get any decent photos in this weather! This photo was taken last summer, it was a beautiful evening, there were lots of people strolling up and down the beach, with quite a number of people also still swimming. Just think only a few more months and we’ll be back to that lifestyle again. Woo Hoo! There is nothing like taking seascape photos on a warm summer’s evening down at the beach.
F11, ISO50, 10secs.
Lens – Canon 24-70mm F2.8
What is everyone elses’ favourite time of year to shoot?
Thanks and please feel free to comment,
This is a shot that I managed to get on a recent trip down to Busselton. The farmers had been burning off the whole time I’d been down there and the smoke was ensuring that the sunsets were staying around for ages (at least 20mins) and were a really deep red. Its a pleasure taking landscapes like this when the sunset hangs around for ever instead of the usual two second sunsets that we get here in Perth, Australia. Normally as any other West Australian landscape photographer will tell you, we get about 5 maybe 10mins max to capture a sunset so if you ever see someone tearing up and down a beach clambering over sand dunes and rocks and doing crazy things chances are its one of us taking photos.
I know that Dylan Fox and Clint Baker were down there at the same time and I’m sure we’ll be seeing some more awesome photos from those guys shortly. I think with light like I had down at Busselton / Dunsborough / Margaret River during that week Clint’s Curse is finally broken. 🙂
So has anyone else been caputring any good photos? They don’t even have to be landscapes.
Anyone want to place a bet on how long Clint gets to stay in Greece before we see in the Greek news “Australian Landscape Photographer deported for bad light” lol.
Thank You for stopping by,
Jamie Paterson Photography
Today is bonus day, two posts in one day! This photo was taken my first morning in Esperance, what an amazing sight to wake up to. As landscape photographers we spend so much time up early in the mornings and out late at night chasing the elusive landscape photograph often only to have nature spoil our plans, so its a great feeling when you arrive on location and see something like this unfold before you. This was taken next to Twilight Cove in Esperance.
Did anyone get any good photos whilst we were away? What was the light like in Perth?