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Cable Beach

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I really need to get back up to Broome again and capture some more of these sorts of sunsets.  I wonder what it would be like during summer, the storms would be absolutely amazing.

Of all the great shots I have taken this year, they were all from Broome.  I just seemed to click with the place, but from what I hear I’m no exception. Everyone seems to have their own personal Broome Time story.  What is yours?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


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


Como Jetty Tones

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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

 


Blackwall Reach Boats

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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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Drama At The Basin

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Same place different point of view.   The Basin at Rottnest Island has just so many angles that you can take photos from, I’m sure I could spend another few days hitting this spot without getting bored.   My main focus in this photo wasn’t surprisingly the clouds, they were a great bonus.   The real attraction for me in this photo was the little sandy channel running through the reef and out into the basin itself.  It actually struck me that in all my years of going to Rottnest I’ve never been swimming here.  Weird!

This has been created by using two vertical photos stitched together using my 16-35mm lens.   As always I hope you guys enjoy it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Point Walter Sunset

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Hi Everyone,

Well I was lucky enough to be out and about like Markie Mark and Col of Birds Eye View Photography were on Saturday evening and managed to grab a few shots of the awesome sunset.   What a sunset it was, it was so colourful and it just lasted forever, I was shooting for at least 20mins and even had time to sit back and watch the view as well.   This place is called Point Walter and on a good day you can actually walk right out into the middle of the Swan River.  Pretty cool.

The sunset was that intense I had to use a couple of filters to try and stop it from overpowering the foreground!   All in all it was a fantastic evening and hopefully we’ll have another one soon.

Jamie Paterson


Mirror Mirror On The Wall

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Hi Crew,

Its been a tough week at work and on Friday afternoon I decided to head out for a shoot at late notice.  I wanted to shoot somewhere that was new but not too far from home.  I remember that Mr ‘Stirling Stephen Williams Ranges’ shot a jetty near my house so I decided to head over there quickly and fire off a few shots to see what I could come up with.  I was surprised that after living near the Canning River all my life I’d never seen this jetty.

Camera Settings:

Aperture – F22

ISO – 50

Shutter – 5secs

I hope you guys enjoy the photo.  It was certainly nice taking the photo and watching the sunset.  The only thing missing was a beer in my hand!!!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Caught In A Moment

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Hi Everyone

Don’t you just love it when a shot comes together?   I headed out and about on Friday afternoon as I just needed some of that good old outdoors fresh air.   After walking up and down the beach I saw this scene unfold in front of me and I just knew I had to capture it.   I started shooting on the beach but before I knew it I was knee deep in the water with my tripod on either side of the crack and I was just enjoying the moment.  Is there anything more satisfying than being outdoors when the sun is setting?   Its hard to beat isn’t?

Hope you all had a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Stranded in Applecross

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A few weeks ago I was on my way home from work.   I looked across the river from the train and saw this boat lying on the river bank and I thought it was a great subject to try and capture.   I also had a funny feeling that the sunset was going to be fantastic!   Its sunsets like these when its a real privilege to be a landscape photographer, these colours haven’t been saturated in Photoshop in any way, it was definitely an amazing sunset.  We get to capture the moment forever and let people see it time and time again.   Its all good fun!

I hope you guys all managed to capture some great photos over Easter.  What did everyone get up to?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Perth Summer Sunsets

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Hey Crew,

Don’t you just love hot balmy summer nights that produce killer sunsets?   I took a drive down to the Swan River a few nights ago and managed to find a parking spot, I couldn’t believe how busy it was.   Tons of people had gathered down at the river to watch the sunset.   Couples were cuddled up together drinking champagne, families were playing cricket in the park and firing up the BBQ, tourists were just watching the sun and contemplating their next stop and then there was this landscape photographer on a mission.    I just love the fact that people get out and about and bond on nights like this one.   If I had the courage I’d love to spend one evening just photographing these people as they enjoy the hot evening.

My 10yr old niece dragged me to this spot a few weeks ago and it struck me as a pretty cool spot to get a photo of Perth.  So the location find has to be credited to my amazing niece Chloe and I dedicate this photo to her.

I’m guessing by now most of you guys will be firming up plans to head out and grab some great photos this weekend.   Is anyone heading outside of the metro area?    I’m heading up to Yanchep Lagoon this weekend to jump into the water and try and get some photos.   These half in the water and half out of the water shots are harder than they look.

Take Care Everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Sunsets

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Hi Everyone,

Why the title ‘Soul Cleansing Sunsets”?   I guess because this was one of those spots that you just feel so connected with when you’re taking photos of it.   There were no clouds when I set out but I wasn’t stressed about it.   I just knew that I was going to find a really nice and secluded spot and just enjoy myself, and that is exactly what happened.   I’m beginning to realise that the less you worry about the camera and the more you just enjoy the scenery and use the camera to record what is going on, the better your shots will be.

I’ve seen so many landscape photographers who view the sunsets and sunrises through their viewfinders and then walk away without any recolection of what the scene actually looked like.   That doesn’t sound like fun to me.   The more I let my camera share my journey rather than letting my camera control me, the more I’m enjoying my photography and the results of my photography.   How often do you shoot from the heart?

Well that is about as deep as I get. 😉   I hope you all enjoy this photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

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Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I was lucky enough to slip down south under the cover of darkness.   No it wasn’t a covert operation, its just easier driving down at night now with Xavier being a little older.    I think we can all agree that its such a relaxing place to be and this weekend was certainly no exception.   Christian of course put his usual ‘no cloud spell’ on me and made sure that the skies were crystal clear with only a hint of clouds.

There is nothing like being at a place like Cape Naturaliste just watching the sun going down and feeling like you don’t have a care in the world.   That feeling didn’t last long though, the ‘really easy’ decent onto the beach felt like it was Mt Everest on the way back.   This landscape photographer certainly earnt his beer that night after that climb.

Has anyone checked out Matthew Saul’s Quindalup Jetty shot from the same weekend?  Its pretty cool.   Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Hope you all have a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Cradle Mountain National Park

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Well here it is, another shot from awesome Tasmania.    After getting some great shots of Cradle Mountain itself I was driving back out of the national park when I saw this cool little stream that was just asking to be shot so I had to oblige.   Just off to the right from centre you can see the tips of Cradle Mountain itself.   This stream was just so nice and it was running past a rustic old mountain hut, which I managed to get some photos of as well.   I know I’ve said it before but I’m definitely going back to Tasmania to try and capture its beauty properly.  I could spend four weeks in Cradle Mountain National Park easily without getting bored.

Cradle Mountain must be one of the coldest parts of Tasmania, after this shoot I went home and even though I had two sleeping bags on I was still really cold.   It was funny the next morning I got up and whilst I was shooting I met a local photographer.   I told him I couldn’t believe how cold it was and he said he thought it was really warm!   Anyhow I hope you guys enjoy this photo.  I’m really proud of it.

Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight (Sunday) it was another amazing sunset.


Down By Canning River

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I’ve been sitting on this photo for months, its really captivated me, mainly because Canning River has been such a huge part of my life growing up.   Growing up I certainly always appreciated going down there during the summer months and going swimming at Deepwater Point.   I was a Sea Scout at Deepwater point and spent pretty much every weekend of my youth down at Deepwater Point.    At 15 I was no longer elible for Scouts so for a year I stopped going there.

Then I discovered rowing and for the next four years I spent pretty much six to seven days a week twice a day on the river before I became a submariner in the Navy.   Before I left it was such a rare event to see Dolphins in the river.

When I left the Navy one of the first things I did was rejoin the rowing community.   I was amazed at how much cleaner the river was, we saw dolphins at least twice a week whilst out rowing and lots of Pelican’s and Shags feeding on huge schools of fish.   It was good to see that efforts to clean up the river were working.

I’ve spent the past few weeks just riding around the river and remembering all the great times I’ve had down there and capturing photos of the area, so stand by for more photos from this area over the coming months.

Have any of you guys tried to capture your childhood history via the photography skills you now have?   As photographers we are lucky as we can document our lives as we see it.

I hope you all have a fantastic Australia Day.

Jamie Paterson


Quindalup Stormy Skies

Hi Crew,

Well this is officially my last post for the year.  Can’t believe its gone so incredibly fast.  Again I hope you all party safely and I can’t wait to catch up with you all in the New Year.

This shot was taken at Quindalup boat ramp with Mark.  As you can see the skies were really going off this particular afternoon.    I’ve got heaps more shots from Sugarloaf Rock and Wyadup Rock from this evening but of course I’ll post them in the new year.

See you next year everyone,

Jamie Paterson