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Standing on the Edge

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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


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


Wicked Reef Streaks

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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

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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


Trigg Beach Waves

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After hearing Matthew Saul and Mark Stothard talking about how good the surf was going to be on Sunday I couldn’t help myself and headed down to Trigg Beach to watch the waves come thumping through.  Its always heaps of fun and I managed to get a few decent shots as well.  Thanks for the tip you two, is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning?

Imagine being able to fly around the world getting surf shots like this!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Bennion Beach Sunset

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Seems like today is the day for posting with Christian and Mark competing for the most amount of posts put up in an hour!   This photo was from last Saturday.   What do you do when its pouring with rain?  Head down to the beach of course.   To get this shot I quite literally had to find a big rock to hide behind and duck out and setup and then shoot in between rain squalls.  I’d usually get a couple of minutes between each rain shower, you could just see the wall of rain coming screaming across the water and you’d have about 30 seconds before it hit and hit hard.

After this shot I decided to head back to the car and get home and stand in front of the heater to thaw out.  Hope you guys enjoy it.  All comments appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Chillout

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Hi Crew,

I got the opportunity to head down south for Friday night so I took it with both arms open.   I decided I was going to head out to Cape Naturaliste and I made it just before sunset and with only minutes to spare.   So I had to quite literally sprint down the track and down the limestone cliffs to get to this beach.  It must have been pretty funny to watch, I’m not exactly the worlds greatest runner!

After catching my breath I decided to try and capture the big waves that were thumping through in the background with these rocks in the foreground.   The waves were just huge and breathtaking to watch.   After all the shooting it was off to Mike Fletcher’s house to feast on an amazing Thai Beef salad that his wife Ali cooked up for us.  Delicious!

Hope you guys enjoy the shot.

Jamie Paterson


North Cottesloe Rock Pool

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Hi Everyone,

Last week I headed down to North Cottesloe as I just knew that the sunset was going to go off.  I’m glad I did as the colours were just awesome, a nice orange glow greeted the end of the day.   It almost felt like a mild summer day as people were just strolling up and down the beach, kids were splashing in the water and people were fishing off the rocks.   You just have to love days like this one. I was almost tempted to jump into the water, until I felt how cold it was.  Which just proves my theory, kids can’t feel cold water!

Did everyone have a good long weekend and get heaps of photos?

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


North Cottesloe Sunset

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Don’t you just love an awesome sunset in winter?   The colours are still quite strong though not always as intense as summer and the water is always so moody.   I managed to capture this shot at North Cottesloe which if you haven’t discovered it yet is an amazing place for seascape photography.    There is normally heaps of interesting rocks and plenty of waves hitting them as well.  The other great thing about North Cottesloe is that the waves rarely make it past the rocks so you don’t tend to get too wet when taking photos here.

I remember last winter when I was taking shots at Bennion Beach.   It was in the middle of winter and I was taking photos when a rouge wave came thumping through.  I just managed to grab my tripod and hold it above my head before it hit me.  The wave was that strong I lost one of my thongs.   It was so funny, all these people were looking at me when I got back up to the carpark.   I was drenched from my waist down on a cold day with only one thong on!   I did eventually manage to get the other thong back.

What’s the worst thing you guys have lost while shooting?  Hope everyone has a great week this week!

Thank you for reading and commenting

Jamie Paterson


Parker Point Waves

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Hey Everyone,

Here is another shot I managed to get while flying over Parker Point at Rottnest Island.  This point nearly always has some swell thumping against it.  Its actually really cool watch waves hit the coast from the air they seem to move completely different up in the air.  We are so used to seeing them rise up and crash against the shore when we are at the beach.  In the air you can see parts of the wave getting slower and the wave getting thinner before it hits the coast.

Not too far from here is an amazing dive spot called Crystal Palace.  It is like a series of mini caverns that covers a large area and if you get the right day with no particles in the water it feels like you are just floating in mid air.

Thanks for reading and commenting guys,

Jamie Paterson


Port Beach Splash

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Hi Everyone,
I srpung out of bed at 7:30am (instead of 5am like I was supposed to!) and decided to head down to the beach to have a dip and grab a few wave photos.  I’m so glad I did, it was beautiful.   Melissa and Xavier chilled out in the sand whilst I got some pretty cool shots as the waves were breaking onto the beach.   Its a shame that winter is fast approaching, there is nothing like waking up in the morning and heading off down to the beach.    Hope you guys are all enjoying the weekend so far.

Thanks for stopping by and checking my blog out,

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


Rippled Waves at Port Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Well this is my first attempt at something a little different so hopefully you’ll be kind to me.   I’ve been memorised by wave photographs for years and I’ve finally taken the step and gone out and got myself an underwater housing.   I’ve been out twice this week and its so much fun, though I must admit I’ve been thrown around heaps in the surf and ended up with lots of scrapes from the sand.

Its just so refreshing to dive into the water and have a play around for an hour or so and then hop out and watch the sunset before heading home.     Clint Baker is also having a crack at this sort of photography as well so head over to his site to check his stuff out.

So will anyone else be joining Clint and I in the water?

I hope everyone is having a great and safe weekend!!!


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


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


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


Canal Rocks – Yallingup Seascape

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Hi Everyone,

About three weeks ago I headed down south as it had been awhile since I’d been down there.   I managed to tear around all over the place and see all the familiar spots that we all love.   The swell that weekend was absolutely massive, I headed down to Wyadup Rocks my first morning down there and if you’ve ever been to them early morning you’ll know that you spend more time looking at the ground trying to make your way down there rather than looking at the scenery.   Imagine my shock when I got down amongst the rocks and looked up at this wave that arrived out of the dark almost head height and slammed into the rocks!   I got drenched and the car had said it was 4 degrees before I got out of it, fortunately the camera was still dry.   I setup shop a little bit further back up the rocks and got some great photos.

Saturday evening saw me out at Canal Rocks and I took a walk around to the left of Canal Rocks instead of shooting Canal Rocks themselves and was presented with some really interesting rock formations.  This is a photo from that location settings were: F16, iso50, .3sec shutter speed.   The swell was still thumping through so I had to keep an eye out for the really big waves and scramble if I saw one, it was a hair raising experience!!!   Who said Landscape Photography was boring?    I visited Bunker Bay on Saturday morning and even though I didn’t get anything I was happy with I certainly walked away with a whole stack of ideas for another shoot there.

My favourite part of this photo is the water movement on the bottom lefthand side of the photograph.   I’ve never managed to capture water streaking across like that before.

Has anyone else been down south recently?

Hope you all had a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson


Surf Like An Egyptian

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When I saw this surfing shot on my computer after my Trigg Beach shoot on Saturday, I thought it was really funny, it really reminded me of that song ‘Walk like an Egyptian” by the Bangles this is exactly the same pose they were in during their music video.  

Anyhow, in the past 18mths I’ve been out shooting heaps and have heard heaps of stories from you guys, the most dramatic one being Christian’s story about stalkers , but I’ve never experienced it myself until Saturday.   I was quite happy shooting on Trigg Beach when this guy came out of the water with really bloodshot eyes and I reckon high as kite still and started yelling at me asking if I wanted him to catch a real wave.  I laughed and said that would help me out heaps, which he found quite funny.  He then decided that he was going to be my personal bouncer / photography director and started to yell at people if they got to close to me and yelling at the guys in the surf to ride good waves so that I could get better photos.   Needless to say I was totally speechless and beetroot red by this stage.      I mumbled that my card was now full and that I really appreciated his help in getting some surf photographs and started to make my way back up to the carpark.    He started to follow me and I was thinking “70-200mm you’ve been a great lens to me, here is your chance to go out like a hero if he tries anything in the carpark”.   Fortunately someone else distracted him on the way back up to the carpark and he started to yell and bark at him instead.

So with my first ‘weirdo’ experience under my belt hopefully I can now shoot in peace without being disturbed again!    Why do they always seem to strike just as you”ve got your best photography lined up?

Have any of you guys had the full stalker experience as yet?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Kaboom!!! Injidup Waves Explode

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Hi Everyone,

I was lucky enough this weekend to slip away down to Dunsborough for Thursday night, Friday and Saturday and it was absolutely awesome down there.   Friday night saw me at Wyadup Rocks capturing some awesome seapscapes, though when I turned around I saw that all the colour in the sky on the otherside of the cape.  Typical!!!   🙂  Friday night I went down to Canal Rocks and found some interesting areas that I hadn’t investigaged before and on Saturday morning I snuck down to Bunker Bay and had a blast.   The light was fairly subtle all weekend but the conditios wee still pretty good.   All in all it was a great couple of days.

This wave photograph was taken down at Injidup, the swell was huge and I mean scary huge and they were just exploding against the rocks, so much so that you could feel the rocks actually shaking.    It just makes you remember that the sea is such a powerful force.

What were the conditions like here in Perth?   Did anyone get out and about at all?

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson


Spot Mr Spool – Thistle Cove, Esperance

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Hi Everyone,

Can you spot Mr Spool?   This photo was taken whilst we were down at Esperance taking landscape photographs.   This photo hasn’t been edited at all, just thought I’d put it up for fun.   

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson Photography


Bennion Beach Streaks Pt 2

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Hi Everyone,

Saturday morning saw me down at Bennion Beach once again trying to capture water movement.   I got lucky as there was some big waves that came thundering through which made it easy to capture the water movement that I was after.   I’m stoked as well because this time I didn’t get soaked up to my waist by a rogue wave!   Afterwards I drove down to Trigg Beach to watch all the guys surfing and getting thumped by the huge surf.   I think I could easily do another three of four shoots at this beach to capture all the angles I’m after. 🙂

What did everyone else capture this weekend?

Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson Photography


Mini Aquabumps at Cottesloe

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Hi Everyone,

I was out and about this morning capturing some wave and surf photos when I saw these mini waves breaking right next to the beach.    I thought they were pretty cool, they might’ve been small but they were still trying to look ferocious!   If you look closely at this one you can see a bubble at the top of the wave.    Freezing water in a moment is such an awesome thing to do, as each shot is unique no wave will ever break exactly the same way again.   I love it!!! One day I’d love to travel to Hawaii during the big wave season and capture photos like Clark Little.

Enjoy the weekend,

Jamie Paterson
Jamie Paterson Photography


Bennion Beach Streaks

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Hi Everyone,

I managed to pick a wicked Saturday morning to go shooting down at Bennion Beach!    I started off down at Cottesloe Beach and then saw it was high tide so I worked my way up to Trigg Beach and then settled at Bennion Beach.   The surf was smashing through and the waves were coming in huge sets.   Just before I captured this shot I was lining it up when a freak wave came through and covered me up to my waist, I had to hold the tripod above my head to keep it dry.    I certainly felt like I was in an action movie instead of trying to capture a half decent seascape!     Unfortunately there was a casualty from the wave soaking (aside from wet tracksuit pants), I lost a saftey thong, fortunately I managed to put my camera into a safe spot and then had to wade back into the water waist deep again to rescue my thong.

I certainly got a lot of weird looks from people when I crawled back up to the carpark soaking wet with camera in hand.   Oh well, no pain, no gain.   I certainly think the shot was worth it, hopefully you guys do as well.

What is the craziest thing you’ve done to capture a photo?

Thanks for reading my post,

Jamie Paterson Photography