Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Posts tagged “dunsborough

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


Double Rainbow – Injidup

rainbow, injidup, seascape photography, australian landscape photography, landscape photography

Yep.  Another file that has been sitting on my Mac for about one and a half years, not because I didn’t like it but just because I forgot about it.   I’d been setting up at Yallingup main break for a sunset shoot, but couldn’t shake the feeling that I really wasn’t in the right place.   Something kept telling me to head on over to Injidup Point and I decided to listen and jump in the car with only a few minutes to spare to get there.

As I was driving into the carpark I was presented with this scene.  A double rainbow as a rain shower was passing.   I stopped the car, grabbed the camera and popped off this shot before heading down to the beach.  I’m pretty happy now that I took the shot as I reckon its a pretty cool shot.   The afternoon glow from the setting sun along with the rainbows is just another visual splendor that I’ve managed to experience at Injidup.


Injidup Beach Rocks

injidup, injidup pt, injidup beach, australian landscape photography, landscape photography

Finally!  I made it back to my beloved Injidup Beach, my first trip I think in almost five months.  I must admit I really didn’t use the camera too much, I just strolled up and down the beach and soaked up the atmosphere, and as always it was totally relaxing.

The great thing about Inji is that its always changing.   This time because its the end of summer and because it was a full moon the tide was right out and there was lots of sand covering the normally really big rocks.   Usually these rocks that I’m standing on are being smashed by really big waves and you’d never get a chance to stand on them without being swamped or being swept away.   I love this look but personally I can’t wait until the sand is swept away and we get the big seas thumping against the rocks again.

Did Perth get any clouds this weekend at all?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Heartbreak Hill

australian landscape photography, australian landscapes, landscape photography, true north mark

Hi Everyone,

Ok it might not look like it but Marky Mark and I were about to tackle the hardest part of all the trails that we drove over whilst covering the “Longest Day” run.

We really could’ve done with a monster truck to cover this section of the track as it was just so rocky it wasn’t funny.   We were driving up the hill just waiting for one of the tyres to pop!

Check out Mark flexing his muscles.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Boranup Forest

boranup, boranup forest, australian landscape photography, australian landscape photographers

On Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 I was lucky enough to be invited along to record a charity event along with Christian and Mike Fletcher, Merv French, Peter Hodgson, Jamie Nichalo, James X and True North Mark.  It was an amazing and epic 24hrs and I’ve been introduced to a lot of new areas down south to shoot!

On the Monday night we shot the Leeuwin Lighthouse until late and fell asleep around 12am.   We were all up at 3:30am to record the start of the charity run which started at 4am.   We then followed the two runners all the way up the coast snapping shots of them as they were running along it.   I can’t believe they ended up running for 21 hours straight.  What an amazing feat.

Along the way we stopped off at Boranup Forest for a few shots and this is one of the shots that I managed to grab and I’m really happy with it.  Its also one of the few spots that I was able to hobble to during the day thanks to a torn calf muscle.

Thanks for inviting me along guys, it was great to catch up with all of you again.

Thanks for your comments,

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


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


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

Cape Naturaliste Sunset Yallingup Dunsborough Australian Landscape Photography

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend, you can tell you live in a small city when everyone turns out to see a cruise ship turning up to Fremantle.  We were lucky enough to have the Queen Mary 2 turn up today for a few hours.  If you want to see some photos check out Clint Baker’s website.

This is another photo from my trip down south a few weeks ago.   By this stage the moon had risen and the mossies were trying to carry me off to where ever they come from.    Still I didn’t mind them too much as this place was just a photographic goldmine.   I stayed around for an hour after the sunset which meant I got some great photos but I unfortunately got lost on the way back to the carpark.

I climbed up the sand dunes that the surfers had and it was all good until I got to the top of the dunes.  The tracks just seemed to disappear and not lead to anywhere.   I had to start walking through the bush and it was really hot so I imagined there would be plenty of tiger snakes and dugites prowling looking for a meal and I was hoping that I didn’t step on one!   Fortunately I didn’t and I made it back to the car safely!

Thanks for checking my blog out and commenting,

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

yallingup cape naturaliste sunsets australian landscape photographer

Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I was lucky enough to slip down south under the cover of darkness.   No it wasn’t a covert operation, its just easier driving down at night now with Xavier being a little older.    I think we can all agree that its such a relaxing place to be and this weekend was certainly no exception.   Christian of course put his usual ‘no cloud spell’ on me and made sure that the skies were crystal clear with only a hint of clouds.

There is nothing like being at a place like Cape Naturaliste just watching the sun going down and feeling like you don’t have a care in the world.   That feeling didn’t last long though, the ‘really easy’ decent onto the beach felt like it was Mt Everest on the way back.   This landscape photographer certainly earnt his beer that night after that climb.

Has anyone checked out Matthew Saul’s Quindalup Jetty shot from the same weekend?  Its pretty cool.   Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Hope you all have a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Double Up At Injidup

Injidup Point Beach Waves Surf Australian Landscape Photography

Hi Everyone,

This is a shot from where else but Injidup Point, where the surf is always nice.  Well not always but it just seems that way when I’m down there.   I’ve only been in the US for a few hours and I’m missing home already.   Qantas have completed stuff up my flights so I’ve spent the past few hours in a hotel here in San Francisco waiting for another flight that leaves for Houston at midnight.   I wish I hadn’t asked Melissa to carry my camera back to Perth now when we parted ways in Sydney.   I could’ve got out to the Golden Gate Bridge and had an attempt at photographing that.

On a positive note I got some pretty awesome photos of Hobart and Cradle Mountain which I can’t wait to share with you guys when I get back home.

Hope you’re all having fun in the nice hot weather back home!

Jamie


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

dunsborough summer storms australian landscapes seascapes quindilup

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


I Like To Watch – Rolling Waves

sugar loaf rock yallingup surf australian landscapes seascapes jamie paterson photography

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

bunker bay dunsborough yallingup australian landscapes seascapes

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


Rainy Day at Bunker Bay

bunker bay Dunsborough Cape Naturaliste australian landscapes seascapes

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

 


Injidup – A Photographers Playground

injidup photographers playground seascape landscape long exposure

Injidup Beach would have to be a landscape or seascape photographers playground.  There are just so many dimensions to it and it has so many angles and moods.  I just love it.   This shot was taken just before I got soaked whilst shooting at some other rocks on the beach.   Now just because I know Chloe is going to ask:

Aperature – F22

ISO – 50

Shutter Speed – 1/13sec.

Now that the weather is warming up I’m really hoping that we’ll start to see some colour in our sunrises and sunsets.   I’m hoping to spend some time over at Rottnest and the Stirling Ranges soon to try and capture some great shots.    Anyone else planning any trips away soon?

Thanks for stopping by everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Moments Like These – Injidup Beach

injidup beach australian landscape seascape long exposure

Hi Everyone,

Well when I was down south last weekend I only managed to get up early on the Saturday morning, I just couldn’t struggle out of bed on the Sunday morning no matter how hard I tried.   Saturday morning was one of those days that landscape and seascape photographers just live for!   I managed to get my previous shot of Meelup Beach and then 30min later this shot of Injidup Beach.   As I always say who says landscape photographers aren’t an extreme bunch?   I took this photo just before I got covered waist deep in water, I had to literally grab my camera and hold it above my head.   At least this time I didn’t lose a thong like I did at Bennion Beach.

What is the closest you’ve come to losing your camera?   I think my incident at Bennion Beach was the closest.

Hope you’re all having a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Tranquil Reflections At Meelup Beach

meelup beach landscape seascape photography tips tranquilty

Hi Everyone,

I was fortunate enough to duck down south for the weekend and just chill out.   In between having lunch with some good friends on Saturday and Melissa and I having the most awesome dinner at the Food Farmacy I managed to catch this shot at Meelup Beach.   It was such a magnificient morning and I had the beach all to myself.  🙂   The colours in the water were absolutely amazing, when Meelup Beach has blue water, it has really blue water!   Its a landscape and seascape photographers dream.   Just think in another two months time this place is going to be plastered with people and almost impossible to photography no matter how early or late you turn up.

Camera Settings
Aperature – F22
ISO – 50
Shutter Speed – 5sec

What places do you guys normally get to shoot, that will be covered in the summer tourist crowd shortly?   

Thanks for stopping by and commenting,

Jamie Paterson


Bunker Bay Bonanza

bunkerbayrocks

Hi Everyone,

Photographically its been a quite week for me, though mid week I did manage to catch a glimpse of a beautiful sunrise and sunset and as I look out the window now I can see the softest pink sunset, very pretty.   I can’t wait for this coming weekend as I’ll be in a much warmer climate and spending four days shooting with Christian and Mike Fletcher.   A dream come true for me, I’ll have to show the boys a trick or two.   Also I have to say a big thank you to the person who made this possible for me, she knows who she is!

Bunker Bay Photo Details:

F16

ISO50

Shutter – 10secs.

I’d love to know who would your dream photographic mentor be if you could shoot with anyone?   Where would you love to shoot with them?

Finally, a big thank you to all of you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.  I trully appreciate it.


Stormy Yallingup Sunsets

yallingup sunset landscape seascape jamie paterson

Hi Everyone,

I managed to duck down to Dunsborough and Yallingup this weekend to chill out and capture some photos.   I must admit it was a pretty heartbreaking weekend as Friday evening was the only time I really managed to get a few shots.   I was totally rained out Saturday morning and Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I woke up I heard the rain just hammering down on the roof so I did what a normal person would do and went back to sleep and woke up at a decent hour!   This is probably one of my more favourite seascape photographs I just love the way the heavy cloud is hanging above the water, its so threatening and yes it did rain shortly after the photo.   Has everyone else had enough of this rain?    It seems this year we’ve had stacks of it but I read today that we are still under average!

Camera Settings:

F22

ISO50

Shutter – 1.6secs

This weekend I’m spending in Perth and hitting some local streams to see what they are like.   Does anyone else have anything special lined up?


Canal Rocks – Yallingup Seascape

canal rocks yallingup australian seascapes landscapes

Hi Everyone,

About three weeks ago I headed down south as it had been awhile since I’d been down there.   I managed to tear around all over the place and see all the familiar spots that we all love.   The swell that weekend was absolutely massive, I headed down to Wyadup Rocks my first morning down there and if you’ve ever been to them early morning you’ll know that you spend more time looking at the ground trying to make your way down there rather than looking at the scenery.   Imagine my shock when I got down amongst the rocks and looked up at this wave that arrived out of the dark almost head height and slammed into the rocks!   I got drenched and the car had said it was 4 degrees before I got out of it, fortunately the camera was still dry.   I setup shop a little bit further back up the rocks and got some great photos.

Saturday evening saw me out at Canal Rocks and I took a walk around to the left of Canal Rocks instead of shooting Canal Rocks themselves and was presented with some really interesting rock formations.  This is a photo from that location settings were: F16, iso50, .3sec shutter speed.   The swell was still thumping through so I had to keep an eye out for the really big waves and scramble if I saw one, it was a hair raising experience!!!   Who said Landscape Photography was boring?    I visited Bunker Bay on Saturday morning and even though I didn’t get anything I was happy with I certainly walked away with a whole stack of ideas for another shoot there.

My favourite part of this photo is the water movement on the bottom lefthand side of the photograph.   I’ve never managed to capture water streaking across like that before.

Has anyone else been down south recently?

Hope you all had a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Perth Rock Party

north cottesloe australian landscapes seascapes sunset

Hi Everyone,

Last Saturday I managed to get out and about and capture this great seascape photo.    I was annoyed that I had to stay in Perth for the long weekend and wasn’t able to go away, I was planning on going down to Dunsborough or Yallinup to capture more landscapes.   After seeing this unfold before me I was stoked that I didn’t go down south after all.   It was fantastic light that just seemed to stay around for ages and amazingly the ocean was so still that I was able to stand right on the edge of the reef without fear of getting my camera wet.  Have to be happy with that!!!

Sunday is going to be heaps of fun I’m flying up to the North West Shelf with a VIP and hoping into a helicopter and flying around to a couple of offshore installations so I’m going to be ‘happy snapping’ like crazy, it would be great if I could pull off some awesome aerial shots of us landing on some offshore installations.  Fingers crossed.

What is everyone else getting up to this weekend?   Any great photography plans?

Have a great weekend everyone,

Jamie Paterson Photography


Busselton Jetty Reds

Busselton Jetty Australian Landscape Photography Jamie Paterson

Hello Crew,

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