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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


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


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


Fremantle Last Light

seascape photography, australian landscape photography, australian photographer, coastal photography

I just love the clouds in this shot it reminds me of the photo I took in Broome recently.    Really complex with lots of interesting patterns in them.

The waves were pretty cool as well.  I came so close to not heading out on this particular afternoon and staying home.  Just goes to show if you aren’t out and about you’ll miss out.

Hope you guys enjoy it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


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


North Cottesloe

cottesloe beach, north cott, australian landscape photography, seascape photography, landscape photography australia

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

 


North Cottesloe Waves

north cott, seascape photography, seascapes, landscape photography australia, australian landscape photography, cottesloe

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


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.


Injidup Beach Rocks

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Finally!  I made it back to my beloved Injidup Beach, my first trip I think in almost five months.  I must admit I really didn’t use the camera too much, I just strolled up and down the beach and soaked up the atmosphere, and as always it was totally relaxing.

The great thing about Inji is that its always changing.   This time because its the end of summer and because it was a full moon the tide was right out and there was lots of sand covering the normally really big rocks.   Usually these rocks that I’m standing on are being smashed by really big waves and you’d never get a chance to stand on them without being swamped or being swept away.   I love this look but personally I can’t wait until the sand is swept away and we get the big seas thumping against the rocks again.

Did Perth get any clouds this weekend at all?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Fremantle Tug

fremantle, australian landscape photography, landscape photography, seascape photography, tugboat

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend.  Where did you all shoot this weekend?   Now that the exhibition is over I’ve managed to head out and grab a couple of shots again.   I actually haven’t headed out with my camera in about 5 weeks so I’m definitely a man on a mission.  I headed to Trigg Beach on Saturday afternoon but ended up in Fremantle just before sunset.   I saw this tug that was about to bring in a ship bathed in golden sunlight and it just really caught my eye.

There is something about tugboats, they seem like such hardworking and honest boats that receive little glory for their important role.  Anyway so its not a classic landscape shot but i quite like it and I hope you guys do as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Twilight Cove Sunset

twilight cove, twilight cove esperance, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe Christmas is almost here again?  Unbelievable.   This photo of Twilight Cove in Esperance was taken quite sometime ago and its always been on my list of things to do so I thought I’d finally do it.   Let me start by saying that neither the rocks or water have been saturated at all.   For those of you who have been down to Esperance you’ll know that the water is a remarkable blue and of course that its freezing cold!

I’m hoping to be able to get back down to Esperance soon to capture more of its beauty though this time I might head out to Cape Arid as well as spending time around the town itself.

Have a great week everyone and I hope that you’ve all bought you’re presents and avoided the last minute shopping rush.

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


Blackwall Reach Boats

blackwall reach, swan river, perth, fremantle, australian landscape photography

Blackwall Reach near Fremantle would have to be one of my more favourite spots on the Swan River.   Despite all the boat traffic going by its actually a very peaceful place to be.   Its also a pretty cool spot to go diving as there are stacks of boats sitting on the bottom here, bikes are down there and I’ve even found the remains of an old truck down here.

If you’re into prawn diving this is one of the best spots in the Swan River to get them.  Normally they are between 9M and 14M of water and on a good night you could easily bring in a kilo of prawns.   Perhaps one of the best things about this area is that its full of seahorses just below the surface.  I could almost guarantee that if you went for a snorkel or dive around here you would find at least one seahorse.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  I certainly did.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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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


Reflected Oceanicity

seascapes, seascape photography, australian landscape photography

Okay, I’m just going to come out with it and say this is my favourite photo that I’ve taken in a long time.   It has everything that I strive to capture in my photos.   Its got a nice warming colour and strong water movement as well.  I had to wait for just the right moment and exposure to get those reflections in the water and to capture the wave exploding onto the reef.

Hopefully this photo will earn me Mr Flemming’s ‘King of the Waves’ tittle again.  I think it will as I’ve managed to capture my passion for the ocean in this photo.

I hope you guys all like it as well,

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Earth meets Ocean

seascape photo, seascape, australian seascape photography

Wow I love this shot, I can’t believe I didn’t see it before when I was going through my images.  I just can’t get over the white streak of water rushing past where I was standing, trying to pull me in and you can see the water running off the rocks in front of me.   I managed to capture this on Friday evening, I must admit I didn’t think the sunset was going to go off, in fact when I arrived, there was nothing but rain squalls hitting the area and I was tempted to head on home.

As always patience pays off and just before sunset the rain disappeared long enough to get 20mins of shooting time.   It just goes to show you should never write off a sunrise or sunset until they’ve actually happened.

Hope everyone had a really awesome weekend!

Jamie Paterson


Standing on the Edge

seascape photography, landscape photography, australian seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

This is another photo that I’m actually really happy with.   It doesn’t look like it but it wasn’t a calm day and I still managed to get soaked as usual, all good fun and its worth it when you pull the shot off.   I certainly feel more like I’m doing a fitness course than taking photos when I’m on these reefs with all the running backwards and forwards.   I certainly must be funny to watch moving across the reef especially when I’m not looking where I’m going and step into one of the hole in the reef!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Wicked Reef Streaks

australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography, sunsets,

Hi Everyone,

I must have lost around 10kgs taking this shot.   In fact I almost felt like Peter Lik!   I had to run out to this spot, slam my tripod down, get a quick focus in and then fire the shot all before the next wave came thumping through.   It was heaps of fun though even if I did cut it a bit fine a few times.    This sort of photography certainly makes you feel alive, though there isn’t much room for error.   I hope the rest of you got awesome shots this weekend.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Simplicity

seascape photography, australian seascape photography, yallingup, australian landscape photography

This is an image I managed to capture a few weeks ago and I’ve been sitting for it for the past couple of weeks trying to work out why it really draws me in.   I finally worked it out.  It draws me in because its just so simple, yet its still effective.   This is another shot that I managed to capture after I was walking away from my original shooting position and was heading back to the car.  Maybe my new technique should be to turn up to my spot, unpack and then immediately repack all my stuff and then start heading back to the car.   It seems to work for me!   🙂

Hope you guys all like it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


First The Good News

lancelin, lancelin sand dunes, australian landscape photography,

Actually there is no bad news, only good news.  A few months back the Utah Museum of Natural History contacted me as they wanted to use this image in one of their permanent displays.  I agreed of course and its good to know that after delivering the photo to them last week, it should be on display shortly for the many thousands of people who go there each year.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Point Perron Sunsets

point perron, seascapes, australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography, sunset

Hey Crew,

Another favourite shot of mine, this time its Point Perron again and this time I actually standing over the ledge.   Fortunately the waves were really small and didn’t have any strength in them so the camera was safe.  Phew!   I’ll definitely be heading back down there again soon as I managed to pull off at least three shots from this place in a matter of minutes that I was happy with.

Has anyone else shot down here at all?  I know Stephen has.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Blackwall Reach

blackwall reach, bicton, sunset, boats, australian landscape photography, australian seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

We had an amazing sunset here last night, I hope you guys all managed to get out there and get some photos.   I managed to grab this shot before ducking around and shooting Point Walter as the sun was setting.  I promised myself no wave shots this weekend and at first I did end up down at North Cottesloe but I snapped out of it and headed back around to the Swan River.   I’m really glad I did the light was just amazing and everything came together just right.   Did anyone else manage to get out there and get some awesome shots?

Camera Settings:

F16

ISO 100

Shutter 1 sec

Hope you all enjoy,

Jamie Paterson