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Evening Stroll

leighton beach, seascape photography, australian photographer

You and I stroll down the beach,

Together, forever, you’re always within reach.

The water as it ebb and flows,

Reminds me our love always grows.

 


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


Starfish Beach

seascape photography, fremantle, australian photographer, sunset

Hi Everyone,

Well I guess a lot of you will be up at the Avon Descent getting some amazing shots from one of the best Avon Descents in years.  Can’t wait to see them.

I saw a nice little front building up mid afternoon so I decided to head down to the coast and grab some photos at sunset.  I’m glad I did, there wasn’t a lot of colour but it was really moody and lasted for ages.

Though this photo is called starfish beach (because of the two starfish in the bottom of the frame), it felt more like a starfish cemetery, there were literally hundreds of them all washed up on the beach.  I guess the recent storms have thrown them all up on the beach.

Its sad to see but I guess that is the cycle of nature.   If you’d like to see more seascape photography please visit my site.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Window To The World

south fremantle, landscape photography, australian landscape photography

Tonight I went to a not so secret location with Markie Mark we all know where it is but I’m not going to admit I was there. 🙂   It was absolutely amazing and there is just so much to photograph.

I just loved these windows and the graffiti and building were a real contrast to Mother Natures beauty just outside the window.  There really is so much to explore here and it can’t be done in one trip.

Thanks

Jamie Paterson


Passing Front

seascape photography, storm front, perth storm, australian landscape photography

Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re all having a fantastic Easter.  I decided to head out and about to the beach to see what was going on down there.

Well as could be expected it was windy, and the waves were thumping onto the beach with fury.  I love this sort of weather for photography, it can be so dramatic.

I can’t believe the guy in the water was swimming.  Crazy especially since he was within meters of a rip.   I hung around until he got out of the water………. just in case he got into trouble.

Has anyone done anything exciting this Easter so far?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Fremantle Tug

fremantle, australian landscape photography, landscape photography, seascape photography, tugboat

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend.  Where did you all shoot this weekend?   Now that the exhibition is over I’ve managed to head out and grab a couple of shots again.   I actually haven’t headed out with my camera in about 5 weeks so I’m definitely a man on a mission.  I headed to Trigg Beach on Saturday afternoon but ended up in Fremantle just before sunset.   I saw this tug that was about to bring in a ship bathed in golden sunlight and it just really caught my eye.

There is something about tugboats, they seem like such hardworking and honest boats that receive little glory for their important role.  Anyway so its not a classic landscape shot but i quite like it and I hope you guys do as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Port Beach Sunset

port beach, sunset, seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend so far.  This is a shot that I managed to get whilst out shooting with Mark last week.  It was such an intense and magical sunset, in fact probably the best I’ve seen in a long time.

It was one of those sorts of sunsets where I actually stopped shooting for a few minutes so that I could just take time out and enjoy it.   One the way home Mark and I stopped off and tried out another location that promises to provide us with a couple of great photos, unfortunately the light wasn’t right on the night but stayed tuned.  I’m sure either Mark or I will return there soon to have another crack at it shortly.

 

Thanks for stopping by guys,

Jamie Pateson


Blackwall Reach Boats

blackwall reach, swan river, perth, fremantle, australian landscape photography

Blackwall Reach near Fremantle would have to be one of my more favourite spots on the Swan River.   Despite all the boat traffic going by its actually a very peaceful place to be.   Its also a pretty cool spot to go diving as there are stacks of boats sitting on the bottom here, bikes are down there and I’ve even found the remains of an old truck down here.

If you’re into prawn diving this is one of the best spots in the Swan River to get them.  Normally they are between 9M and 14M of water and on a good night you could easily bring in a kilo of prawns.   Perhaps one of the best things about this area is that its full of seahorses just below the surface.  I could almost guarantee that if you went for a snorkel or dive around here you would find at least one seahorse.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  I certainly did.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach, Cott, australian landscape photography, seascape photography, fine art landscape photography

Hi Crew,

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend.   Have I jumped on the black and white bandwagon with this shot?  Certainly not!   I see things in colour and in the past have converted the odd photo to black and white when the composition and light was good but the colour wasn’t.

In this case though I always saw this Cottesloe Beach shot in black and white for some reason, perhaps its because of Brett Morgan’s latest photos.  Either way I’m glad I saw this one in black and white as it really works.  Now should I rock Mark’s boat and do a third post for the day?  I think so.

Thanks,

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


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


Port Beach Splash

port beach australian wave surf photography photographer fremantle

Hi Everyone,
I srpung out of bed at 7:30am (instead of 5am like I was supposed to!) and decided to head down to the beach to have a dip and grab a few wave photos.  I’m so glad I did, it was beautiful.   Melissa and Xavier chilled out in the sand whilst I got some pretty cool shots as the waves were breaking onto the beach.   Its a shame that winter is fast approaching, there is nothing like waking up in the morning and heading off down to the beach.    Hope you guys are all enjoying the weekend so far.

Thanks for stopping by and checking my blog out,

Jamie Paterson


Rippled Waves at Port Beach

australian wave photography, wave photographs, wave surf photography, jamie paterson photography, port beach, fremantle

Hi Everyone,

Well this is my first attempt at something a little different so hopefully you’ll be kind to me.   I’ve been memorised by wave photographs for years and I’ve finally taken the step and gone out and got myself an underwater housing.   I’ve been out twice this week and its so much fun, though I must admit I’ve been thrown around heaps in the surf and ended up with lots of scrapes from the sand.

Its just so refreshing to dive into the water and have a play around for an hour or so and then hop out and watch the sunset before heading home.     Clint Baker is also having a crack at this sort of photography as well so head over to his site to check his stuff out.

So will anyone else be joining Clint and I in the water?

I hope everyone is having a great and safe weekend!!!


Summer Stroll on Cottesloe Beach

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Well it looks like everyone here is writing about Summer and how much they miss it and how close it now is, so I’d thought I’d post another photo of Cottesloe Beach.   This is another shot taken in summer, again it was a really warm night and after taking this shot I put my stuff into the car and then jumped into the water myself.   Its so relaxing being in the water late evening or night time, one of my favourite times to dive is at night.    Anyhow back to the main story, hurry up Summer and bring on some wicked sunsets. 

Thanks for viewing and comments are appreciated!!!

Jamie Paterson


Last Light at Cottesloe

last light cottesloe beach seascape landscape photography

Hi Crew,

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.  

Camera Settings:

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,

Jamie Paterson


The Bicton Belle

bicton belle australian landscape seascape

Hi Everyone,

Quite a few months ago I met up with Mr Spool and we headed down to the river to take landscape photos.   Whilst we were walking we came across a yacht club so we decided to head in and see what we could come up with.   This old girl really struck me for two reason, she was a bright blue when everything else around her was white and that she was like a dignified old lady in amongst all the ‘new’ boats.   Its nice to see these old boats still out and about.   Even her name is such a nice name the “Bicton Belle”.

I hope everyone gets a chance to get out and about this weekend and capture some awesome shots.

Hope you Enjoy

Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson Photography


Bennion Beach Streaks

bennion cottesloe trigg beach waves surf australian landscapes seascapes

Hi Everyone,

I managed to pick a wicked Saturday morning to go shooting down at Bennion Beach!    I started off down at Cottesloe Beach and then saw it was high tide so I worked my way up to Trigg Beach and then settled at Bennion Beach.   The surf was smashing through and the waves were coming in huge sets.   Just before I captured this shot I was lining it up when a freak wave came through and covered me up to my waist, I had to hold the tripod above my head to keep it dry.    I certainly felt like I was in an action movie instead of trying to capture a half decent seascape!     Unfortunately there was a casualty from the wave soaking (aside from wet tracksuit pants), I lost a saftey thong, fortunately I managed to put my camera into a safe spot and then had to wade back into the water waist deep again to rescue my thong.

I certainly got a lot of weird looks from people when I crawled back up to the carpark soaking wet with camera in hand.   Oh well, no pain, no gain.   I certainly think the shot was worth it, hopefully you guys do as well.

What is the craziest thing you’ve done to capture a photo?

Thanks for reading my post,

Jamie Paterson Photography


Subtle Sunsets and Silky Waves

sunset perth cottesloe australian landscapes seascapes jamie paterson

Hi Everyone,

I decided to take my new 16-35mm F2.8 lens out for a test run here on our fair beaches of Perth.    I knew the sunset wasn’t going to be a firey sunset and it was raining but I just knew I had to get down to the beach and try and capture a seascape with my new lens even though I didn’t have a filter adapter ring for it.   I got lucky and the moment I parked the car the rain stopped and held off and decided to be nice to me, in fact the rain held off until quite literally I had hopped back into the car, you can’t time it much better than that.   I think the photo turned out really well considering I didn’t have a filter available. 🙂     This lens was sharp as a tack and I can’t wait to go inland and capture some great country and waterfall landscapes once the fields start turning green and once the waterfalls starting hammering down.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank James Knight-Smith who has been helping me out with some issues that I’ve been having, he is an absolute creative genius.   Thanks James!!!

On other news, welcome back to Perth Beau!

Has anyone else been out and about?   I’m guessing with all the really nice sunsets and sunrises over the past few weeks most of you would’ve.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson Photography


Sunday Evening Christmas Spectacular – 14th Dec 2008 @ 6:30pm

santa

Well its that time of the year for our annual Christmas Photography Spectacular!!!    Obviously all are welcome, kids, dogs, cats and yes even partners. 🙂    It will be this Sunday the 14th of December 2008 and we shall meet at 6:30pm.    The idea is to just meet up and say hello to everyone before we discretely ask Clint to leave the party at 8pm so that we can capture a decent sunset.   Hopefully you can all make it, its been a fantastic photography year for all of us and we’ve all posted some amazing images so let’s celebrate that together.

Since most of us have met each other through our association with Christian he will be beaming down a special message via satellite TV dressed in a Santa suit (okay so this still has to be negotiated).

Anyhow it will be great to catch up the the Perth Landscape Photography Crew.

As for where?   Now that is a surprise and you’re going to have to checking back, the location will be posted in the next 24hrs.

Jamie Paterson


Under a Blood Red Sky

 

 

Hi Everyone,

Here is a photo I got last Thursday whilst down at Fremantle, the sky was just an awesome red.  It literally blew me away.   I guess this just shows that persistence is the key in Landscape Photography if at first you don’t get the shot you want, you have to keep going back time and time again.   Any way don’t forget about our meet and great this coming Saturday, I’m really looking forward to catching up with you all.

Jamie Paterson


For those who missed the Sunset (Happy Snap)

Hi Eveyone,

I was down at Freo again this evening and managed to get this happy snap of the sunset.  Stand by for another shot of the Freo Harbour tomorrow that was bathed in this glorious red colour.  Have a great night.

Jamie Paterson


Fremantle Harbour – Wednesday Night

Hi Everyone,

I went down to Fremantle Harbour again last night to capture the Harbour in a different light, I am rediscovering Fremantle at the moment and loving it!   There really is just so much to shoot down there.   I even manage to capture some amazing doors in the old storage sheds down there.   Shooting in Fremantle is like taking candy from a baby I think.  

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Fremantle Harbour on a humid night

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been working Fremantle Harbour the past three evenings and I’m loving it.   This is a photo that I took last night, I though it was going to be a great sunset however it was a real fizzer unfortunately.   I was really pleased though with this dark and sultry mood.  I specifically placed the old rusty floats in the middle of the picture as I thought they looked really interesting.   Enjoy!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Fremantle Maritime Muesum

Hi Everyone,

I woke up at 5pm today after a nanna nap and looked out the window and though ‘oh no, not again where are the clouds?’.   Its been a frustrating week not being able to get out because of the weather.   Well I decided to head down to Fremantle any way just in case and I’m glad I did.  I manged to get four different shots in an hour.   Here is the last shot I took and I was really happy with it, the ship you can see leaving the harbour is HMAS STUART an Anzac class frigate.   Oh well back to work on the other photos.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson