Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Posts tagged “coastal photography

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

 

 


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


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

 


Cable Beach Drama

cable beach, australian landscape photography, landscape photography, landscape photography australia, seascape photography, broome

Now this is what I call drama!   On our second last day up at Cable Beach we knew that a storm was coming in and that it was going to be a big one.   Well the weather guys got it right, it was a big storm but the best thing about it was that it took hours to build.  So we had plenty of time to capture it before heading inside to escape the rains.

It was a fantastic feeling just standing there on the beach watching it build up, knowing there was little we could do but stand there and watch in amazement.

I’d love to head up there just before Cyclone season to capture more of these sorts of shots but I certainly wouldn’t want to be there during a cyclone!

I hope you enjoy it,

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


More Wave Sliding

surf photography, australian landscape photography, landscape photography, seascape photography

The other day I headed down to Trigg Beach to get some more photos of the surfers cutting up the waves.  I wanted to try and emulate a pervious shot I had done of a surfer at Trigg Beach but I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to do a better job this time.   I wanted to the surfer to less blurry than he was last time, so I upped the shutter speed and I was a lot happier with the result.   Both the surfer and the waves are a little more defined which sits well with me.

Again with this shot I find myself focusing more on the motion and emotion of the surfer and the wave than on all the details of the photo itself. I can feel the strength of the wave and the freedom the surfer gets from riding it.  I think I’ll keep tinkering with this style of surf photography for a little while longer yet.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Shallow Depths

point perron, australian landscape photography, seascape photography, landscape photography, nature photography

Hi Everyone,

I took this photo down at Point Perron a few months ago now.   I’ve always been one to just stare at the ocean, when I was little kid, when I was in the Navy and even in this present day I could literally just stare at the ocean for hours.  I don’t really know why but it holds so much meaning for me, it has always had a strong pull on me and my life.

I just love this shot as it reminds me of what I see when I stare into the ocean.   Colour, movement, each little movement of the water tells a story.   Every wave is different and will never be repeated again.

Its time to head off and plan my next ocean adventure.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


The Shining Light of 2011

cape leeuwin, lighthouse, cape leeuwin lighthouse, augusta, australian photographers

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have a great start to 2011.  I hope you’ve set some fantastic goals for 2011 and that you obtain them all.   For me I’ve got three really big trips on next year and I have a few other really big plans as well so I’m really excited.

I hope I get to catch up with all of you in the new year.

Stay safe crew,

Jamie Paterson


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


Reflected Oceanicity

seascapes, seascape photography, australian landscape photography

Okay, I’m just going to come out with it and say this is my favourite photo that I’ve taken in a long time.   It has everything that I strive to capture in my photos.   Its got a nice warming colour and strong water movement as well.  I had to wait for just the right moment and exposure to get those reflections in the water and to capture the wave exploding onto the reef.

Hopefully this photo will earn me Mr Flemming’s ‘King of the Waves’ tittle again.  I think it will as I’ve managed to capture my passion for the ocean in this photo.

I hope you guys all like it as well,

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


Simplicity

seascape photography, australian seascape photography, yallingup, australian landscape photography

This is an image I managed to capture a few weeks ago and I’ve been sitting for it for the past couple of weeks trying to work out why it really draws me in.   I finally worked it out.  It draws me in because its just so simple, yet its still effective.   This is another shot that I managed to capture after I was walking away from my original shooting position and was heading back to the car.  Maybe my new technique should be to turn up to my spot, unpack and then immediately repack all my stuff and then start heading back to the car.   It seems to work for me!   🙂

Hope you guys all like it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Burns Beach Sunrise

burns beach, landscape photographer, seascape photographer,

Hi Guys,

This is a seascape photo I managed to grab a couple of weeks ago from Burns Beach its a place I’m starting to look at more closely as there are heaps of rock formations around.   Yes there is heaps to photography in Perth but I have to admit I’m getting restless and hanging out to head down south again to Fletcher territory to get some awesome shots.  Well off to try and get some more shots.  Let’s hope the breeze doesn’t pick up and blow all these great clouds away!

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.