This is a shot that I managed to get on a recent trip down to Busselton. The farmers had been burning off the whole time I’d been down there and the smoke was ensuring that the sunsets were staying around for ages (at least 20mins) and were a really deep red. Its a pleasure taking landscapes like this when the sunset hangs around for ever instead of the usual two second sunsets that we get here in Perth, Australia. Normally as any other West Australian landscape photographer will tell you, we get about 5 maybe 10mins max to capture a sunset so if you ever see someone tearing up and down a beach clambering over sand dunes and rocks and doing crazy things chances are its one of us taking photos.
I know that Dylan Fox and Clint Baker were down there at the same time and I’m sure we’ll be seeing some more awesome photos from those guys shortly. I think with light like I had down at Busselton / Dunsborough / Margaret River during that week Clint’s Curse is finally broken. 🙂
So has anyone else been caputring any good photos? They don’t even have to be landscapes.
Anyone want to place a bet on how long Clint gets to stay in Greece before we see in the Greek news “Australian Landscape Photographer deported for bad light” lol.
Thank You for stopping by,
Jamie Paterson Photography
Today is bonus day, two posts in one day! This photo was taken my first morning in Esperance, what an amazing sight to wake up to. As landscape photographers we spend so much time up early in the mornings and out late at night chasing the elusive landscape photograph often only to have nature spoil our plans, so its a great feeling when you arrive on location and see something like this unfold before you. This was taken next to Twilight Cove in Esperance.
Did anyone get any good photos whilst we were away? What was the light like in Perth?
Its great to be back on deck after what’s seems like an eternity of travelling to great spots throughout the Great Southern and South West region of Western Australia gettting some great landscape photographs for the portfolio. It was both great fun and extremely educational. In Esperance and in Albany we had to deal with a number of extremely challenging lighting situations which weren’t easy. So to start off with something simple, I took a photo of this wave after catching up with Dylan Fox and Clint Baker whilst down at Injidup. As many people know Injidup would have to be my all time favourite place to photograph in Western Australia, and I’ve worked out at least another 5 shooting angles at this spot, however, I digress.
I just love this shot as its like you are looking directly into the soul of the wave just before it crashes and disappears into nothing, I think its a pretty special moment. What about you guys? Have you ever just stood there in awe of waves, of their strength and beauty as they come thundering into the coast only to be suddenly stopped by the coast?
Standby for more great australian landscape photos over the next coming weeks as I work through all the photos taken!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Well my 16 day photography trip is finally here (well it will be in the morning) and I’m damn excited! My first 10 days will be spent with Neal and Kirk travelling down the Great Southern part of the state and the Stirling Ranges getting all sort of landscape photographs. The second part of my trip will be six days down at Dunsborough taking photos of the area and keeping the place warm and photographyically loved while Christian is away. 🙂
Neal, Kirk and I are mainly focusing on Esperance and the Stirling Ranges but we have 10 days to drift where ever we want. Woo Hoo.
Now for the above photo it was taken at Redgate Beach in Margaret River and its another favourite landscape photograph of mine. Again when taking this it was in between showers just like the last Redgate Beach photo. Hope you like it.
Anyhow, I’ll be keeping you all updated as to where we are during the trip so stay tuned.
Thanks for reading,
Okay I admit this is just a shameless plug to get my twenty thousandth visitor to the site, but hopefully it will work. 😉 Its a number many around here have passed but starting out 12mths ago its a number I personally thought I’d never reach. Its a great feeling to be almost there. My next blog post is definitely going to be back to basics and a landscape photo at that, I just love photography so much that I thought whilst there is no great light or clouds around I might as well capture the great talent out there surfing. (Check out Aquabumps for some really cool surf photos of Bondi or Clark Little for some great wave photography in Hawaii)
Its an exciting week for me as I am about to embark on a 10 day landscape photographic safari with two of WA’s most talented landscape photographers Kirk Hille and Spool Photography and slowly but surely I’ve been packing all my stuff. Its awesome to think that in just over a weeks time we’ll be off into the sunset (hopefully a good one) touring throughout the Great Southern area of the state. Roll on next Friday!
Anyhow who will be the 20 000th visitor? Who ever it is thank you for getting me there.
Thank you for stopping by,
The past few days has seen me down south with Neal from Spool Photography. What a blast it was, the first morning saw us greeted with an awesome sunrise and the clouds were hanging just above the Busselton Jetty so we headed up there and I managed to capture some of the best shots of the jetty that I’ve ever done. We spent at least an hour and a half their before charging off to Injidup Bay where we spent a further two hours shooting, it was a great day.
We weren’t so lucky yesterday so Neal and I decided to be pseudo surf photographers and started chasing the waves instead of clouds. We started at the Yallingup main break which wasn’ too bad, and then headed down to Gracetown. Here we were able to get really close to the action and we got some awesome shots. We then moved on down to Margaret River, where the Drug Aware Pro Margaret River World surfing competition is happening this week, and the surf there was huge and going off. My 400mm lens didn’t quite have the reach that we needed to get any really good shots of the guys and girls surfing, its definitely 600mm territory. Anyone out there got a longer than 400mm lens? 😉 Anyone done any surf photography here?
We’re now back in exciting Perth. Hope to see you all out there soon.
This is from a not so recent trip down south with Neal and Kirk, its Meelup Beach and its a really nice spot in the world. While we were shooting this there were Humpback Whales just cruising by very slowly and quite close as well. It was almost inviting enough to swim if it wasn’t so cold and 5am in the morning. I need a really long lens and a boat to be able to get out there and photography some of those whales!
I can’t wait to get back down there again to shoot away again.
As the title says this is Christian Fletcher’s view of Shelly Beach as this is taken from the paragliding launch pad. Again from this angle you can see that this is truly a beautiful beach. I’m definitely going back there.