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Aussie Way Of Life

beach, coogee beach, australian landscape photography, australian photographers

Hi Everyone,

The other day I was walking down the beach and saw how busy it was and I decided to fire off a few shots, as this looked like a typical Aussie day to me.  Hot summer days with lots of people playing in the water just smacks of Australia to me.

If I didn’t have my gear with me I certainly would’ve jumped in the water myself as well.

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


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


Trigg Beach

Trigg Beach, australian landscape photography

Hello Everyone,

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?  Its such a cliche thing to say but I can’t believe a whole year has just flown past yet again!  Its exciting to find out what 2011 has in store for us.

Recently I headed down to Trigg Beach to capture a sunset as it had been a really hot and humid day and there were plenty of clouds about as well, which normally makes for a spectacular sunset and I certainly wasn’t disappointed on this occasion.

The moment I got to the beach I just knew that we were going to be in for a treat.   The sun was already throwing up some awesome colours an hour before the sun went down, so I just started shooting away and having a blast.   Don’t you just love it when you’re having fun and all your photos just seem to fall into place?

Have a great week!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Como Jetty Tones

Como Jetty, australian landscape photography

Hi Everyone,

How awesome is weather that we’ve been having at the moment?   On Friday evening I thought I’d go for the tourist shot of Perth from the South Perth foreshore and once I got there I managed to spot a few good angles that I thought would be good at sunset.  It soon became apparent though that Mother Nature had other ideas and that the action was going to be elsewhere.

I hopped back into the car and headed across to Como Jetty to capture the sunset there instead.  Its funny because as I was driving down the freeway on my way to the city I had looked at the Como Jetty and said to myself that is the spot for tonight but I still continued onto the Perth foreshore.   It just goes to show that you should listen to your gut feeling!  Instinct is a powerful tool.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!   Now its time to hit the beach to see what I can get.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


Mt Palmer Gold Mine

Its hard to make a gold mine look sexy but I think I managed to do it.   This is the actual pit of the Mt Palmer gold mine and if you look closely you can see a couple of the original shafts that they worked in before turning it into a pit.

The water looked so inviting and I just wanted to swim in it but who knows what sort of chemicals are in the water?  Cyanide would be one for sure as that is what they used as part of the gold processing.   Its a shame isn’t?   Actually I’m glad no one jumped in as it would have killed the wicked reflections.

Time to find another gold mine or abandoned town now.  Anyone got any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Mt Palmer Trip

Mt Palmer, australian landscape photography, landscape photographer

Hi Everyone,

After an impromptu decision to go away last weekend I headed out to an old gold mine and town called Mt Palmer.  It was such an awesome trip.   It took five hours to get to from Perth as its just out of Southern Cross.  This photo is of the lake right next to the gold mine and you can see Emu tracks in the middle leading off into the distance.

Mt Palmer was named after Augustus Palmer who found gold there.   Mt Palmer was an extremely rich strike as it produced 68g of gold per ton whereas the super pit produces between 3g to 5g of gold per ton.   People were extremely excited and started to peg the area as quickly as they could.  Unfortunately for Augustus Palmer he forgot to actually peg a claim and never made a cent from the find!

The mine only lasted 10yrs as the gold eventually ran out and because the Second World War was on, the mines struggled to get labour.   The mine produced in todays terms $93 million dollars worth of gold in that short time.  Pretty impressive.   Apparently there was actually a lot more gold removed from the area but because it was stolen it was never recorded.  Interestingly, a number of small ‘shows’ shutdown the moment the main mine shutdown.

This gold mine supported both underground mining and alluvial gold mining.

We camped right next to the old Mt Palmer hotel (photos of that to come) and the stars were absolutely sensational and I miss seeing them in the city.  Now I’m not usually one for camping but I came up with a new solution to the thing I hate the most about camping

After I setup this contraption I was really comfortable camping and I most certainly could’ve stayed out there a few more days.  It was also great spending time out there with my Dad and a great friend as well.  We are now planning the next trip away.

Also finally my car wasn’t the one needed to be recovered.  I had to use my car to recover my Dad and I’ve got the evidence right here.  You can see Dad and my friend digging the mud out from underneath the front tyres of his car.  Range Rover wins this time round!

Range Rover

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

Australian landscape photography


Tasmania Fields

australian landscape photography, landscape photography australia, nature photography

Hi Crew,

I couldn’t help myself, another photo from Tasmania.   I was driving back from Stanley which is in the North West corner of Tassie back to Cradle Mountain National Park when I saw this scene on the side of the road.  I just had to pull over and capture the scene.

The cows being lit up by the sun just caught my eye as did the fence leading up to the tree line.   I can’t wait to get back to Tassie again shortly.  This time I’ll be spending a lot more time on the East coast capturing photos of the coast.


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


Awesome Tasmania

Mt Roland, Tasmania, Australian Landscape Photography, fine art landscape photography

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Mt Roland in Tasmania.   I’d seen this mountain when I was in Tasmania in January but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to photograph it as I ran out of time.  In fact I almost ran out of time again on this occasion as I only had 3 hours before jumping on the plane and it had taken me much longer to get to this spot because of ice on the road.    I’m not really sure how we are supposed to drive with ice on the road as I’ve never done it before so I just went amazingly slow on the road.

Mt Roland is really a very imposing feature in the Sheffield area as Mr Tim “Island Images” Wootton will confirm, after all its his home turf.   I’m glad I finally got to shoot it and I’ll definitely have another go at it again when I’m back there in six weeks time.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone have any hints for what to do when driving when there is ice on the road?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

Australian landscape photography