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Cape Naturaliste Chillout

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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


Parker Point – Rottnest Island

Parker Point Rottnest Island

Hey Everyone,

About two months ago I started discussing the possibility of chartering a helicopter with a landscape artist and getting some shots of Rottnest Island.  We decided that we wanted to get shots of Parker Point and Geordie Bay and then photograph Thompsons Bay on the way back to Jandakot Airport.  I’ve done some aerial stuff offshore with Christian and Mike Fletcher but this was just awesome as I was the main shooter and hanging out the door.   If you’ve not hung out the door of a chopper whilst taking photos you should!   Its heaps easier than climbing over lots of rocks and steep hills.

If you are going to shoot from the helicopter make sure that you tell the helicopter pilot exactly what you are after and don’t be afraid to direct them once you are in the air.  You’re paying a lot of money for the helicopter and they understand that.   If you want to hover at 200ft ask them to do it.  If you want them to do a fast circle over something get them to do it.  You’re the boss.

Have any of you guys thought of getting into a helicopter?  As always feedback and comments are always appreciated.

Hope you all have a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Lancelin Sand Dunes

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Hi Crew,

Its another weekend, time to get out there and shoot like crazy!    This photo was taken about two years ago and I’ve never really done much with it, however, with a few of the guys doing some black and white photos I thought I’d join the club.    Its so much fun shooting the sand dunes at Lancelin, they are forever changing and you always come back with something different.

When I took this photo it was blowing a gale as usual and I had to wait for a lull in the wind before rushing out of the car and setting up a shot.   I must have lost at least 5 kilos that day hopping out of the car and running up the dunes to setup for a shot and then run down the dune back into the car again.  Still it was heaps of fun.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Jamie Paterson


Perth Summer Sunsets

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Hey Crew,

Don’t you just love hot balmy summer nights that produce killer sunsets?   I took a drive down to the Swan River a few nights ago and managed to find a parking spot, I couldn’t believe how busy it was.   Tons of people had gathered down at the river to watch the sunset.   Couples were cuddled up together drinking champagne, families were playing cricket in the park and firing up the BBQ, tourists were just watching the sun and contemplating their next stop and then there was this landscape photographer on a mission.    I just love the fact that people get out and about and bond on nights like this one.   If I had the courage I’d love to spend one evening just photographing these people as they enjoy the hot evening.

My 10yr old niece dragged me to this spot a few weeks ago and it struck me as a pretty cool spot to get a photo of Perth.  So the location find has to be credited to my amazing niece Chloe and I dedicate this photo to her.

I’m guessing by now most of you guys will be firming up plans to head out and grab some great photos this weekend.   Is anyone heading outside of the metro area?    I’m heading up to Yanchep Lagoon this weekend to jump into the water and try and get some photos.   These half in the water and half out of the water shots are harder than they look.

Take Care Everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Cradle Mountain National Park

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Well here it is, another shot from awesome Tasmania.    After getting some great shots of Cradle Mountain itself I was driving back out of the national park when I saw this cool little stream that was just asking to be shot so I had to oblige.   Just off to the right from centre you can see the tips of Cradle Mountain itself.   This stream was just so nice and it was running past a rustic old mountain hut, which I managed to get some photos of as well.   I know I’ve said it before but I’m definitely going back to Tasmania to try and capture its beauty properly.  I could spend four weeks in Cradle Mountain National Park easily without getting bored.

Cradle Mountain must be one of the coldest parts of Tasmania, after this shoot I went home and even though I had two sleeping bags on I was still really cold.   It was funny the next morning I got up and whilst I was shooting I met a local photographer.   I told him I couldn’t believe how cold it was and he said he thought it was really warm!   Anyhow I hope you guys enjoy this photo.  I’m really proud of it.

Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight (Sunday) it was another amazing sunset.


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


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


Perth City Reflections

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Hi Everyone!

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?

Thanks,

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

 


Lancelin Sand Dunes Pt2

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Hi Everyone,

This is another photo that I manged to capture up at Lancelin last weekend.   As I said last weekend Lancelin with all its sand dunes is a landscape photographers dream.     I was going to head back up this weekend but with the lack of clouds I didn’t think it was a great idea.    I think this week I’ll be hitting the Perth beaches again like Trigg and Cottesloe to see what I can up with.   

Did anyone get out of Perth this weekend and get some good photos?

Thanks for stopping by everyone.  All comments are appreciated.

Jamie Paterson


Ningaloo Reef Magic At Exmouth

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Hi Everyone,

As we sat in the helicopter I thought we were going to have a pretty cool two hours hanging over some of the best spots around Exmouth but I had no idea just how awesome the next two hours were going to be.    This was probably the best part of the trip for me.   Once we reached 1000ft and started heading out to the coast from Learmonth Airport I saw Ningaloo Reef and was just amazed at how big it was and how colourful it was.  This helicopter ride was a landscape and seascape photographers dream come true.   For me nothing came close to this over the entire trip.    Well maybe videoing the humpback whales the day before by helicopter was better than this but it would be a close call.

As landscape photographers we get to see some pretty amazing sites and scenes and for that I am eternally grateful.

Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight?

As a landscape photographer what would you most want to photograph?  For me it would probably be Alaska, Cook Islands / Hawaii and Paris.

Thanks for stopping by crew as always all comments are always appreciated,

Jamie Paterson


Hey Video Guy – Hurry UP!!!

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Hey Everyone,

Here is Michael Fletcher at work with his trusty Canon 5DMkII.   Doing what he does best.  Video!    Quite often during our trip we’d drop Michael off on an island and then shoot through across to another location.   On our way back to the island to pick him up you’d always hear Christian yell out “Hurry Up” hehe.   Mike’s work is absolutely amazing if you’ve not seen it before you can check it out over here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Injidup – A Photographers Playground

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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

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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

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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