Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Posts tagged “landscape photography

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.

 


Summer Days

australian photographer, landscape photography, seascape photography, cottesloe beach

Don’t you just love Summer days like these?   When its been hot and humid all day and you just know that you’re going to see an amazing sunset?

I think we all do and of course the best thing about days like these are taking a quick dip in the water once the sun has set to cool down.   I could spend hours down at the beach in the evenings just chilling out.

What about you?  What is your favourite thing to do on a hot summer evening?   After you’ve taken your photos of course.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


Warmth

landscape photographer, australian photographer, south west,

Hi Everyone,

I just love this photo purely for the fact that it just radiates warmth.  You can just feel it oozing out of the photo.  There is nothing like the Australian bush.

I hope you guys all managed to get out and about and capture some amazing shots this weekend.

Thanks,

Jamie

 


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


Heavenly Clouds

australian landscape photography, perth photos

The other day I’d just walked out of this community hall which was a church after training and I was talking to my instructor.  He asked me what I looked for in a photo and I looked around and pointed up to the roof and said something like that.

I then said my goodbyes and started to walk off.  I’d walked about 20M when I realised that I’d just spotted a really cool shot and hadn’t done anything about it.  In fact I’d even pointed out the shot to someone else and still hadn’t taken the shot.  My head certainly was in the clouds!

I quickly raced to the car, grabbed my camera and ducked back to the hall to ping off a few shots.  I’m really glad that I did.  Its so true that you should always have your camera with you.

Thanks for reading,

Jamie Paterson


Dinosaur Eye

aerial photography, north west, western australia, helicopter photography

I got to admit I really love this shot.  I managed to capture it a few months ago from a helicopter at about 1500ft when I was on my trip up North with some VIPs.  It was taken about 100kms south of Karratha along the coast line.

The half moon orange green object is actually a mini island and the red above it is the actual coast.  Most of the white is dried up salt.  It all adds up to a pretty cool image if I do say so myself.

So why the title Dinosaur Eye?   There were quite a few people on my Facebook Page who thought it looked like a dinosaur eye and after checking it out I have to agree with them.

I’d love to hear your comments on the photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Hot Air Ballooning

 

This morning at 3am I headed off to the Avon Valley and Northam to go hot air ballooning.  I was really excited to be going in a hot air balloon as I’d heard so many good things about them.  Well I’m hear to let you know that all the great comments about them are true.

They make a fantastic photography platform as you can lean over, shoot straight down, they are incredibly stable and move quite slowly over the landscape making it easy to get sharp photos in low light.  If you haven’t jumped in one consider giving it a go.

What really surprised me was how quickly they can climb when you get a couple of the burners going full blast.  We shot up to 3600ft in a matter of minutes when they cranked up the heat.

Setting Up:

northam, hot air balloon, australian photographer, aerial photography

Time To Burn:

Almost There:

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

We Have Lift Off:

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

Could We Get Any Lower Into Town?

Seriously, I thought these guys were about to stop into Merv or Pete’s house for a quick coffee and chat!

avon valley, northam

The Northam Palace:

Check it out its almost like we are drifting down the street just out of reach of a normal person’s reach.  At one stage we were actually talking to some people on the ground.  So cool.

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

Time To Land:

All good things must come to an end.  We slowly drifted across the Great Eastern Highway and landed in a paddock just past the highway.  It was a thrill and awesome and I’ll certainly be doing it again.

avon valley, northam, aerial photography

 

 

 


Cottesloe Beach Hues

cottesloe, cott, sunset, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

On Sunday I was checking out the awesome clouds and thought there was no way that I could miss out on that action.  I headed out to Cottesloe Beach to see what sort of photos I could get.  It became really evident as sunset was arriving that all the clouds above Cottesloe were very qucikly burning off, which was a real shame as the clouds 30mins previously were just amazing.

Fortunately, I had checked out these rocks out about an hour before sunset and they had looked pretty cool, so I quickly scrambled down to them and started to snap away.  In hindsight I’m actually pretty glad I was forced into this location as I’m really pleased with the way the shot turned out.   Hopefully you guys do as well.

Let me know what you think,
Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Bluff Knoll Bonanza

stirling ranges, national park, bluff knoll, australian photographer, landscape photography

What can I say?  This is the only time that I have ever seen clouds at Bluff Knoll (I did see 5mins worth of cloud with Mark but it was very fleeting).   It seems like ever time I head on down there they disappear for days.

I think I’d almost guarantee that if went down there in the middle of winter it would be cloudless!

Anyway on this particular morning I got very lucky and the sunrise was really intense and bathed the entire area in a beautiful orange glow.  It was sensational.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Blur

cott, cottesloe, north cottesloe, seascape photography, long exposure, landscape photography

Last Friday afternoon it was really windy and blustery but I thought I would head out to Cottesloe Beach anyway and see what I could come up with.   I decided to use the good old Lee Big Stopper to try and add some drama to the image as it was still early afternoon.   As you would expect there was virtually no one on the beach as it was just so cold.

I know its not your typical Cottesloe Beach photo with lots of blue sky and people running around everywhere but I really wanted one that showed how dramatic and empty this place can be during winter.  I think I passed the challenge, hopefully you guys do as well.

Thanks,

Jamie


Cable Beach Reflections

cable beach, broome photos, sunset,

Funnily enough this would have to be one of my most favourite photos of the year so far.  Why?

Well because even though its not an intense sunset I can really relate to it because of the two ladies standing there staring out at the sunset.   I see in them the feelings that I would feel if I was standing there right now.   I was going to remove me them, but because they are there its easier to relive the feelings of an amazing Broome sunset.

Seeing them there invokes within me the feelings of contentment, amazement and joy.  Would you have left them in the photo as well?

I hope you guys enjoy the photo.   I’d love to hear your comments on it.

Thanks,

Jamie


Fusion

perth, western australia, seascape photography, long exposure, landscape photography

I love this photo, its like I was capturing the melting pot of the elements, sky, Earth and water.  It was taken a couple of weeks back while strolling along Burns Beach.

The waves were really cranking and it was raining heaps as well so I got soaked and was constantly having to wipe the filters clean of any spray and rain.  A double whammy!

As they say with perseverance comes reward so I’m glad I toughed it out in the end, you can always get dry but you can’t always get the same shot again.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Hanalei Bay

hawaii, landscape photography, seascape photography, hawaiian photos

I absolutely loved Hanalei Bay when I was staying in Kauai.  It just had an amazing village feel to it and everyone really was so relaxed.   Surfers would drive on to this beach and turn right and drive for 200M and then hop out of their cars and hit a really amazing wave about 250M offshore.

Families would have their huge pickup trucks on the beach with loud reggae music blasting out from their speakers and the Dads would have the BBQs all fired up.   The evenings were just magical in this bay.  The Hawaiians couldn’t believe I was walking around in shorts on a cold 24 degree day!   They were wearing jeans to keep themselves warm.

I hope you guys enjoy this photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Crystal Clear Waters

seascape photography, beach, landscape photography, australian photographer

When I first saw this bay I fell in love with it straight away.  I just couldn’t get enough of that amazing clear water.  How beautiful does it look from up on the hill?

Unfortunately, on this particular day I was really pressed for time so I didn’t get a chance to dive right in, but if I get the chance to I will next time for sure.

This one was of those rare occasions where I actually used a polarizer and looking back on it I’m glad I did.    Now…. onto the next image!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Broome Fireworks

landscape photography, broome, seascape photography, australian photographer

I wish I was here right now!   Nice and warm with a nice cold beverage of some description in my hand.   When I took this photo it was a nice 28 degrees with not much humidity.

I must head back up to Broome again soon.   I wonder what sort of sunsets it gets during summer.

To get this shot I used the 17mm TSE lens which is just pure magic and I blended a couple of photos together in Photoshop using some photos that had been taken at two different exposures.  One for the sky and one for the foreground.  I think it worked do you?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Happier Times

landscape photography, australian landscape photography,

Whilst on our travels down south True North Mark and I came across this pretty cool old house.   Of course we hopped out straight away and headed over to it and started to capture as best we could.   I was actually really inspired by this old house.

I always wonder why people left houses like this as they were.  We they desperate and had no other choice?  Who knows?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Busselton Jetty

landscape photography, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

This photo almost never happened.  True North Mark and I were still in Nannup late in the afternoon and trying as best as we could to get to the coast to try and capture sunset.

We really cut this one very close so close in fact that once we drove into the carpark we quite literally leapt out of the car and had to run down to the beach and only had about a minute to decide what angle we wanted to shot from and setup our gear.

I decided to head down to this jetty and see what I could get, while Mark decided it was a great time to combine a 2km run with a sunset shoot.  He was running all over the beach like a man possessed.  Good fun to watch.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 

 


It’s A Bird. It’s A Plane. No its….

australian landscape photography, denmark, australian photographer

Mr True North himself playing up at Denmark.


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


City Building

landscape photography, perth, australian photographer

Hi Everyone,

Just me tinkering.   I’ve been eying off this building off for months and finally I got the right light and opportunity to shoot it.

I’ve just been really attracted to this building as its a little old school and its surrounded by lots of new buildings.

Jamie


Cows On A Hill

landscape photography, australian landscape photography, nannup

Right, not to be outdone by the movie title Snakes on a Plane I decide to release this photo ‘Cows on a hill’.

I took this about five to six weeks ago when I went for a quick tour of the South West.   I went for a drive from Ballingup to Nannup via the rather obvious name of the Ballingup to Nannup Rd.

It was such a joy to drive down that road.  Very windy and very scenic with heaps of photo opportunities.  It took me 2.5hrs to cover what is normally a 30min trip I was having that much fun.

If you’re in the area make sure you drive down this road, you won’t be disappointed at all.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Hanalei Bay

kauai, aerial photography, kauai helicopters, hawaiian photos, hanalei bay, australian photographer

Ahhhh Kauai, is there a more relaxing place in the world?   I think Rottnest comes pretty close and its certainly a lot cheaper to get to (only just!) but I just simply love Hawaii and the Hawaiian way of life.

This is Hanalei Bay which is a really nice spot to stay if you ever get to travel to Kauai.   It has an extremely relaxed atmosphere surrounding it and most people there are very chilled out.   Its also an extremely popular surfing spot and for good reason, look at the size of that swell coming through and all the swell lines out in the ocean.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Altered Landscape

landscape photography, australian landscape photography, australian photographer

Okay, I decided to jump onto the altered landscape bandwagon when I saw this photo opportunity unfold before my eyes.  If find it so annoying that up until recently, this place was covered in trees, lots of them in fact and now they have all been removed to make way for ‘development’.

I guess that its just a part of life but I really wish we would respect the Earth even if it was just a little more.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


From Where I’d Rather Be

landscape photography, aerial photography, hawaii,

Yes I know it sounds like the Corona ad but its true.  I swear I was Hawaiian in a previous life as I really identify with the islands and the Hawaiian way of life.   I’ve been there four times and I’m planning yet another trip there again.   It was only February that I was there last, but its seems like an eternity.

On my last trip I spent six days in Kauai just shooting away and driving around and listening to heaps of Hawaiian reggae.   Paradise!

This shot is from the North East part of the island, in fact the surf you see below me was Andy Irons local beach and on a good day can have surf up to 30ft in height.  To get this shot I set my camera to TV mode and used a shutter speed of 800th of second.   Oh and of course I was in a helicopter at approx 1500ft.

I hope you guys enjoy it.   Hopefully I’ll be able to bring you more photos from Hawaii next February.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson