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Cable Beach

broome photography, landscape photography, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

I really need to get back up to Broome again and capture some more of these sorts of sunsets.  I wonder what it would be like during summer, the storms would be absolutely amazing.

Of all the great shots I have taken this year, they were all from Broome.  I just seemed to click with the place, but from what I hear I’m no exception. Everyone seems to have their own personal Broome Time story.  What is yours?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Murion Islands

exmouth, aerial photography, australian landscape photography

From North Cottesloe beach we head back up to Exmouth and surrounds.  If only it was that easy to do in real life!   I’m sure its a lot warmer up there than it is down here at the moment.   I haven’t even ventured outside at all today.   Now this isn’t actually the Murion Islands as we didn’t track over them, but it was right next to them and I don’t know the name of this island unfortunately.

We were flying along at around 1500ft and we were moving extremely quickly so I had to use a very fast shutter speed to make sure that everything was nice and sharp.   Again I used:

TV setting – 1/2000

ISO 400

I just love the green in the water surrounding the island its just so captivating.  I hope you guys like it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


North Cottesloe

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North Cottesloe has to be one of the best and most interesting metro beaches to shoot, its always so much fun being down there.   In this shot I tried following the movement of the wave whilst also getting some detail in the shot and I’m pretty happy with the result.

To get this shot I held the shutter open for about 2secs and then panned from right to left to capture the waves movement I did that for about 1.5secs and then for the last .5sec just kept the camera still so that the camera would record some of the detail and not totally blur it all.  I’ve being trying to work on a compromise between totally blurred and totally sharp so that the viewer focuses on the movement and emotion within the photo but can still see where the photo was taken.

I think this photo manages to achieve that.

Hope you enjoy it,

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


Cable Beach Drama

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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


North Cottesloe Waves

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Last night I decided to hit Perth metro beaches. I was determined not to end up at North Cottesloe beach as I had shot it so many times before, but as usual I ended up at you guessed it…… North Cottesloe. I do love it down there.

The rocks and their formations are simply awesome and you can stand right out on the edge of them without getting too wet, though I did cop a soaking last night.

For me one of the best things about winter is that the North Cottesloe magic that has been hiding all summer is revealed. Exquisite rocks that were covered by sand are now exposed and facing the full force of the ocean after spending almost six months in hibernation, protected by a blanket of sand.

Winter would have to be a seascape photographers best friend.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Ningaloo Reef Aerial Photography

Hi Guys,

Just a short video from the GoPro HD camera that was stuck on my head while in the helicopter. If you want to jump straight to the Ningaloo Reef footage its at 5:15.

Check out how shiny and brand new the helicopter is! The boats you see on the reef are Whale Shark boats, unfortunately we didn’t see any from the air.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


North West Mangroves

karratha, landscape photography, australian landscape photography, aerial photography

As most of you guys know now I managed to spend some time above Ningaloo Reef in a helicopter.   Well once we finished on the reef it was time to track up to Karratha to prepare the helicopter for the corporate photography gig the next day.   We passed over numerous small islands and then hit the coast where we flew over a number of cool little mangroves.   This being one of them.

I love these mangroves as they are like veins running out along our body with amazing deep blue or green water running through them.   I’ve got heaps more of these sorts of shots so stayed tuned!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Whirlwind Tour

Hi Everyone,

I just got back from doing an awesome corporate photography gig.   It started off with being flown up to Exmouth in the very early hours of the morning to jump onto a brand new $6000 an hour Agusta Westland AW139 medium lift helicopter.

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This helicopter had almost no hours on it, it was so new and the windows were absolutely huge.   We took off from Exmouth on the Thursday and headed up to Karratha so that we would be ready to meet the VIPs on the Friday.   On the way up we decided to head on over to Ningaloo Reef for about 20mins and I got about 400 photos of the reef in that short period of time.   Ningaloo Reef was going off with awesome surf which apparently rarely happens.  The winds were offshore so these waves looked just perfect.

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We then spent the next 1 1/2hrs en route to Karratha which wasn’t the most exciting trip, until we reached the shore.   From there I was able to get some shots of mini mangroves and of course the fantastic Dampier Salt, salt farm.

On Friday the corporate Gulfstream landed on the tarmac and after getting some shots of the VIPs coming off the jet we were escorted over to the helicopter to fly offshore and visit some facilities.   We spent another couple of hours in the air, flying around to the clients facilities.   After a full on day it was time to head back to Karratha.

We landed in the helicopter and all made our way back to the airport terminal.   Imagine my delight when I was invited to fly back to Perth in the clients corporate Gulfstream, it was probably the only time I would ever get to fly in a private jet so I jumped at it!   Not only was it an awesome experience, it was also 30mins faster than a commercial jet.

So after an hour and a half of enjoying an amazing experience it was time to land and the illusion ended.

It was amazing fun and I had a ball.   Its times like this that I love being a photographer!


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

 


Magic Day

landscape photography, seascape photography, myalup, bunbury, australian landscape photography

 

Its a great to be alive.  Any day we are alive is a great day!

 

Wow.  I’ve had the most amazing past couple of days.  I headed down to Balingup to capture some of the countryside and then spent the day driving across to Nannup, stopping every couple of minutes to take some shots and soak up the views.   I also made it across to Hamelin Bay, Margaret River and stayed in Dunborough as well.  Its been heaps of fun.   Today I started making my way home and I decided that I would stop off at as many beaches as possible as I’ve never done that.

This is Myalup Beach and it was a really cool little beach.  Nice waves crashing onto the shore line with fantastic weather.   Its been ages since my last photography roadtrip and it certainly reminded me of how much fun they are.

Roadtrip anyone?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Crazy Cable Clouds

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Some Moments Change Your Life For Ever:

This would have to be one of the craziest sunsets I have ever had the privilege of capturing.  Mother Nature at her absolute finest and mosst erratic. 

This is one of those sunset that you just know are going to be awesome, hours before it even happens.  You know one of those ones that you can just feel?

I headed down to the beach at least 1.5hrs before the sunset because I just couldn’t stay away from Cable Beach any longer.   I hopped out of the car and literally ran down the stairs and dare I say it almost hopped all the way down to the water line.

The excitement was just running through me and I felt charged.   Slowly but surely this amazing and crazy sunset started to appear before me, I felt like a sniper.   I had one chance at this, the next day I was on a plane back to Perth, so I had to be sure and steady and ensure all my gear was working.

With such an important shot there was never any doubt that the Canon 17mm TSE was going to be my weapon of choice.   I pulled it out, stuck it on the camera and started to bang away.   In the end, the sun fell away behind the clouds and that was it.  I was able to go home knowing that I had captured a really awesome sunset.  One that had the craziest clouds that I had ever seen.   My mission was complete.


Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cable Beach Surf

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Hi Everyone,

From the very first moment I stepped foot on Cable Beach I was fascinated with the perfectly breaking waves on the beach.  They certainly weren’t big, though people were surfing them with large surfboards, but they broke perfectly, and made great subjects.

I’ve taken a couple hundred shots of the waves up there but I really liked this one because there was just so much drama in the clouds.  Also the overcast conditions really enhanced the beautiful colour of the water.

I genuinely really miss Cable Beach.  There was nothing more relaxing than just wondering up and down the beach and capturing it in its many different moods.   Someday we’ll catch up again.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cable Beach

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I love Cable Beach in Broome.  Awesome blue skies and beautiful green water sums it all up for me.   On this particular day we decided not to go swimming as the lifeguards had spotted a 2M crocodile swimming up and down the beach and we thought it might not be too good for our health.

This shot was taken with the Canon 17mm TSE lens which seems to be able to create amazing skies out of almost nothing.

In this photo the tide was about halfway out and it certainly doesn’t take long for the tide to rise or fall up at Broome.   It took a bit of getting used to the tides.  The first two days I found spots I liked whilst the tide was rising thinking that I would have plenty of time to get a shot, when in actually fact I ended up at least 100M further back from where I expected to be!

I hope you guys like this shot.  Let me know what you think of it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cable Beach Sand Patterns

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Has it really been almost a week since I’ve left Broome?   Its been such a crazy and busy week that I still haven’t sat down and looked at all my photos from Broome just yet, but you can bet I will be checking them out this weekend.   Its always fun checking out photos from a trip, not only because of the fact that you’ll hopefully be able to create some great images, but also because it helps you reflect on what an amazing place you have just visited.

Cable Beach for me was just so awesome.  I could easily spend all Winter up there and just shoot her many moods.   It was fun to watch so many people having so much fun and it really did seem to be an integral part of the town, life really seemed to revolve around it.

Anyway, onwards and upwards as they say.  Time to start planning even more amazing trips to far away and exotic places.   Has anyone else been to Broome?

Jamie Paterson


Riddell Beach – Broome

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Hi Everyone,

Well I’ve just stepped through the door after being in Broome for the past seven days getting great photographs and even more importantly spending some great quality time with my family.   I haven’t been this content in ages!

This is Riddell Beach (links to Google Maps) It was named after Captain Riddell who was murdered by his crew after a mutiny in 1899.

Broome was quite simply amazing, I haven’t really managed to work out yet why its had such a huge and positive effect on me, I just know that it has.   Perhaps its the fact that Broome is still quite raw and untamed.   We may have built up a small town there but Mother Nature is very much still in full control, from the cyclones that she throws at the town to the huge tides that Broome experiences.

It could be that the locals are closer to the iconic ‘Aussie Larikan’ self image than we are.  I met so many friendly people up there who were all just really chilled out and happy to stop and have a chat and let you know about the best spots to look at and when they should be looked at.

A great painter Larry Mitchell once said to Christian and I that the closer man gets to nature the more content he feels and the less we worry about worldly things.   Maybe that is why we as an entire family had so much fun.  We were out in nature’s arms each day, playing on Cable Beach, basking in the sun and admiring the mangroves at Roebuck Bay.   We didn’t need anything else so our cares simply melted away.  Yes I think that is it, Broome quite simply melted our wants away until we were quite content with what we had.

Anyhow, enough melancholy,   I’ve got stacks of photos to share with you guys over the next few weeks from Broome.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Double Rainbow – Injidup

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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.


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


Point Perron – Take 2

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Take 2 everyone!   I appreciated everyone’s feedback on the last photo and I believe I’ve stepped back up to my usual high standards with this photo.  🙂


Point Perron Sunset

point perron, australian landscape photography, seascape photography, rockingham

Hi Everyone,

Tonight I decided to head down to Pt Perron and meet up with Heath Watkins for a shoot.  I’m sure we can all convince him to switch over to WordPress!   I wanted to head down to Pt Perron as I knew the light was going to be really soft and moody, and I thought that Pt Perron would be perfect.

I have to thank Will Ophius for putting on one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in ages.  I didn’t realise at the time that it was him but I saw a photographer walking across some of the seaweed covered flat rocks and then start slipping with their hands and legs going everywhere, until he finally went bum up.  Thanks Will I’m still laughing even now!

Hope you guys enjoy the photo!

Jamie


Injidup Sunset

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Another shot of Injidup Beach!   What more can I say about the place other than I love it and its magical.  On this particular evening the waves were just gently lapping at the beach instead of being hammered by the large waves that normally come through here like a freight train.

Just on the other side of the rocks were a large group of kids jumping into the water and swimming and splashing around, just having a great time.   Its good to see that I’m not the only one who recharges at Injidup.

I can’t wait to get down here during winter to capture some winter storms.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cosy Corner

cosy corner, augusta, margaret river, hamelin bay, australian landscape photography

Hi Everyone,

This weekend I managed to make my way to a little place called Cosy Corner.  I saw it last December when I was in the area with Mark and some other fellow photographers, unfortunately I had just tore my calf muscle so I couldn’t really get out of the car.   Its a great little spot and I just knew I had to return, so when I had the chance to head down south this weekend, this was the second place I hit, after Injidup Beach of course.

I reckon Cosy Corner would be a great place to go for a snorkel and to pick up some crayfish as well.  So does it look nice and cosy to you guys?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Golden Moment

margaret river, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

 

Hi Everyone,

This is a photo that I’d taken 18tmhs ago and completely forgotten about.  I struggled to sleep last night so I was just trawling through my images at 1am in the morning when I saw this and started to play with it.  I was really attracted to the golden rays of light washing over the entire scene.

It took me about 20mins to drive to this place and then another 10mins to walk here and I have to admit it was certainly worth the walk.   After seeing this I’m definitely going to have to go back and grab some more shots.  This was one of those places were you felt like you were the only person on Earth and that nothing else mattered, it was almost mystical.

I hope you guys enjoy it.  All comments are always welcome.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Stationary Motion

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Hi Everyone,

For me there is just nothing like standing there and watching the ocean move around stationary objects.   It looks like the ocean isn’t doing the rocks or other things any damage but we all know that the ocean always wins.  Every time!   Its also just so relaxing listening to the waves crashing onto the rocks and then listening to it sliding back off the beach.   I could seriously watch and listen to that same motion all day long.

In Sydney I used to live right on the beach and it was great being able to leave the windows open each night and let the ocean sing me to sleep.  I remember that I used to sleep so deeply each night.   In the Navy the ocean used to rock me to sleep all night though in the Southern Ocean she could be a bit rude and would throw me out of bed when I least expected it.

So where am I going with all this?   Its simple, I’m just obsessed by the ocean.  I hope you guys enjoy the photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Geordie Bay Rottnest

geordie bay, rottnest, rotto, australian landscape photography, aerial photography

Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe this photo was taken almost a year ago.  How time flies!   A friend of mine is an amazing artist and she was really excited about the idea of hiring a helicopter and heading out to Rottnest to get some shots of it.   We spend just under an hour over Rottnest and she had an absolute blast.

We specifically headed over on Easter Saturday as we figured that there would be stacks of boats over at the island and we certainly weren’t disappointed.   I’m thinking about heading back over there again soon, this time on a less cloudy day.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson