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Life Moves Fast – Time To Slow Down

I’ve really enjoyed these past couple of photos because they remind me that time just moves way too fast, and that if we take the time to slow down we can see some really interesting things.

Things that are hidden in our mad rush to get from one place to another as fast as possible, and from trying to fit as many unimportant things in to our lives as possible.

So this weekend, slow down, take a deep breath, have a look around and enjoy yourself.

Jamie


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


Cottesloe Beach

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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


The Nut – Stanley

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Hi Everyone,

After an amazing trip I’m back!   I had so much fun even though it was heaps of hard work, I even managed to make it up to the top of Cradle Mountain itself but that’s another story.   The Nut at Stanley in Tasmania is a spot I’ve been dying to photograph for ages and I didn’t think I’d get to photograph it this time around as while I was in Tasmania they had one of their worst cold fronts in years.   It was the same one that caused all the flooding in Victoria.

However, as usual patience paid off and on my fourth day in Tassie the skies cleared so I decided to head up the coast and see what I could get.   The Nut is quite striking and even has a small cable car going up to the top of it.  I couldn’t believe it but there were small kids playing in the water while I had on two layers of thermals.  Guess they must have been locals!

Hope you like it and its good to be back.   Hopefully we can all catch up soon.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Miles and Miles

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Miles and miles of ocean.  I love it.   This is the most enjoyable form of photography for me.   Flemming has his wide open spaces and me?  I’m addicted to the Ocean, distant, desolate beaches with just me and the ocean.   Nothing more to say. 🙂

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cottesloe Beach Groyne

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I decided this afternoon to head down to Cottesloe Beach again despite the heavy rain and huge seas slamming into the groyne.   I always knew that I was going to get soaked so I just wore an old jumper, shorts and put my camera into an underwater housing.   I’m glad I did, here is a shot of me just about to be soaked with the spray of a wave hitting the groyne.   It was heaps of fun though the few people who were there looked at me as if I was crazy.  Yes I did get soaked form head to toe.   To be honest it was pretty uplifting being sprayed by the ocean, like new life was being splashed onto me.

Hope you guys enjoy this photo of Cottesloe Beach.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Burns Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend.   Is everyone back from Karijini yet?   I decided to get out and about this morning to new territory and hit Burns Beach.    Mornings like this morning are always good fun, its not too cold and the waves are big enough to create interest but not big enough to completely soak you.   I’ll definitely be heading back there when its low tide to cover it a bit better.

Melissa and I are still waiting for son No 2 to arrive sometime over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for reading,

Jamie Paterson


Ocean In Motion

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Why is it that just standing in front of the ocean watching waves crash onto rocks is so calming?  Why is it so thought provoking?   Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  

Why do people feel so clean internally not just externally when they dive into the ocean?

The ocean, it really is a magic, mysterious entity.   Will I ever understand it? 

Jamie Paterson


Hellfire Bay Esperance

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Hi Everyone,

Esperance, what an amazing place for a landscape photographer to head to.   I can’t wait to get back down there and spend some real time getting photos there.    Esperance has everything in such close proximity to each other.   You spend one morning down at Lucky Bay shooting beach scenes and then that night spend the evening shooting rocky coastly scenes.   Next time I’m down there I’d really like to head East a bit more and check out Cape Arid National Park, it looks like there are some really cool sand dunes, shipwrecks and other interesting features to capture down there.

I managed to capture this shot after trying to capture Hellfie Bay in the morning light but I just wasn’t happy with what I was getting so I moved around the corner and saw this view before me.   My eyes lit up when I saw this and I started to snap away.  It just goes to show that you should never give up.   If you aren’t capturing what you want, stop and think about what is available to you and what can work for you and try shooting that instead.

If all else fails try just the old ‘turn around and look behind you trick’ how many of you have tried that and have it work for you?

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend,

Jamie Paterson


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


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


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

 


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


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


Spot Lunch Anyone?

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Hi Everyone,

Can anyone spot lunch in this photo?   I was drooling when I saw this guy in the water just looking back at me.   These painted crayfish have no fear as nothing really tries to get them other than turtles.    You can swim right up to them and they just stare straight back at you.   At Rottnest the crays disappear when you get within 20M of them.   I just love this shot because the water is so clear and the coral has great colours in it.

It was just another day in paradise.    Ahhh summer is just around the corner now, can you guys feel it?

All comments appreciated. 🙂

Jamie Paterson


Bunker Bay Bonanza

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Hi Everyone,

Photographically its been a quite week for me, though mid week I did manage to catch a glimpse of a beautiful sunrise and sunset and as I look out the window now I can see the softest pink sunset, very pretty.   I can’t wait for this coming weekend as I’ll be in a much warmer climate and spending four days shooting with Christian and Mike Fletcher.   A dream come true for me, I’ll have to show the boys a trick or two.   Also I have to say a big thank you to the person who made this possible for me, she knows who she is!

Bunker Bay Photo Details:

F16

ISO50

Shutter – 10secs.

I’d love to know who would your dream photographic mentor be if you could shoot with anyone?   Where would you love to shoot with them?

Finally, a big thank you to all of you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.  I trully appreciate it.


Three Degrees At Bunker Bay

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Hi Everyone,

How terrible has the weather been?   If you don’t live in Perth then you’re lucky we’ve had nothing but weeks of rain and bland grey skies.  I’ve forgotten what a great sunset or sunrise looks like.   A few weekend ago when I was staying down south at Yallingup I decided to head out to Bunker Bay to capture the sunrise, when I got there the car temperature was saying it was three degrees outside and it certainly felt like it!    The wind was coming straight off the ocean with a really light rain and I was shivering while taking this photo.    Soon after the rain increased and I had to retreat to the car which was a blessing in disguise.   I did what any normal person would do and headed into Dunsborough and got a nice Jumbo sized Mocha.    

 Is there anything better than a nice hot coffee when you’re cold?

I bet the rest of you guys are looking at the weather forecasts as well wondering when the good weather is going to start rolling in.  Its not nice taking landscape photographs in rain.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Stormy Yallingup Sunsets

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Hi Everyone,

I managed to duck down to Dunsborough and Yallingup this weekend to chill out and capture some photos.   I must admit it was a pretty heartbreaking weekend as Friday evening was the only time I really managed to get a few shots.   I was totally rained out Saturday morning and Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I woke up I heard the rain just hammering down on the roof so I did what a normal person would do and went back to sleep and woke up at a decent hour!   This is probably one of my more favourite seascape photographs I just love the way the heavy cloud is hanging above the water, its so threatening and yes it did rain shortly after the photo.   Has everyone else had enough of this rain?    It seems this year we’ve had stacks of it but I read today that we are still under average!

Camera Settings:

F22

ISO50

Shutter – 1.6secs

This weekend I’m spending in Perth and hitting some local streams to see what they are like.   Does anyone else have anything special lined up?


Daybreak At Twilight Cove

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Hi Crew,

This is a photo from my first morning in Esperance when I was there in May.   Poor Neal had to drink a bottle of Red to help him sleep as Kirk and I apparently aren’t the quietest of sleepers.  I don’t know what he meant as I didn’t hear anything!   This is one of those sunrises that you just get lost in as you stand there in amazement, you have to remember to keep taking photos.    After we’d had a few days of average light in the Stirling Ranges this sunrise was definitely a welcome sight.   If you’ve never been to Esperance you should do, its a must for landscape photography, its such a beautiful and diverse place.

We revisited Twilight Cove a number of times over the next few days but nothing matched up to this sunrise, in fact it was probably the best one the whole trip.   I remember after catching these photos walking away from the camera for a couple of minutes and just watching it unfold before me, dare I say it was almost a spiritual experience?

Have any of you guys ever grabbed a few photos and then stepped back and enjoyed the view and allowed yourself to be caught up in the moment?

Hope you enjoy the photo and as always comments are appreciated. 🙂

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


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