Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

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North Beach

seascape photography, australian photographer, australian landscape photography, beach

Last weekend I manged to head out with Paul Pichugin to North Beach and boy did we have a blast.   This is probably my most favourite photo of the year so far.

Its amazing the sorts of shots you can drag amount for a seemingly small bunch of insignificant rocks if you present them in the right way.

I waited for awhile to get this shot as I want there to be sufficient water in front of the rocks to create some motion, whilst a wave was also crashing onto the rock itself.  As always patience pays off.

I hope you guys enjoy it and I’d love to know what you think of it.

Thanks,

Jamie


Bennion Beach Blaze

perth beaches, australian landscape photography, australian photographer, sunset

Wow, oh Wow!!!!   I came so close to not heading out tonight as I really didn’t think the sunset was going to be any good.  How wrong was I?  I decided to head out anyway to Bennion Beach, its a familiar spot and I feel grounded there.

I was trying out a few new in camera techniques, playing around when I saw the sunset start to really fire up.   Well off to work I went and I was blown away at just how intense, insane and amazing the sunset was.

So glad I went out tonight!

Thanks,

Jamie


Evening Stroll

leighton beach, seascape photography, australian photographer

You and I stroll down the beach,

Together, forever, you’re always within reach.

The water as it ebb and flows,

Reminds me our love always grows.

 


Pristine Green

seascape photography

Wow.  What a crazy year 2012 has been already!   I’ve managed to sell a few photos from the galleries that represent me and I’ve just done a trip to Dallas in Texas which totally blew me away, though I could’ve done without all the time in the air.

This photo was actually taken well over a year ago, and I’m not sure why I’ve sat on it so long as I really like it.   Can anyone guess who it is in the photo?  You know who you are so please don’t let the cat out of the bag. 🙂

Christian was just up the road when we were taking this shot and he wasn’t amused when he saw this shot as he’d never seen this beach like this before.  Woo Hoo.  We managed to CF. 🙂

Thanks,

Jamie


Heavenly Clouds

australian landscape photography, perth photos

The other day I’d just walked out of this community hall which was a church after training and I was talking to my instructor.  He asked me what I looked for in a photo and I looked around and pointed up to the roof and said something like that.

I then said my goodbyes and started to walk off.  I’d walked about 20M when I realised that I’d just spotted a really cool shot and hadn’t done anything about it.  In fact I’d even pointed out the shot to someone else and still hadn’t taken the shot.  My head certainly was in the clouds!

I quickly raced to the car, grabbed my camera and ducked back to the hall to ping off a few shots.  I’m really glad that I did.  Its so true that you should always have your camera with you.

Thanks for reading,

Jamie Paterson


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


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


Hills of Light

nannup, balingup, landscape photography, farms, farmland, australian photographer, australian landscape photography

Hi Everyone,

About six weeks ago I did a quick run down to Balingup and then Nannup as I’d been really keen to discover the Balingup to Nannup Rd.

It was as if I was in a landscape photographer’s heaven with scenes like this presenting themselves every couple of minutes down the road.  I believe normally it only takes about 20mins to traverse the road but it took me 2.5hrs as I had to keep getting out and capturing the magic.

This was an 8 image stitch using my 50mm lens and then stitched together using PTGUI.

If you ever get the chance to drive down this road, make sure you do.  You won’t regret it.  I’d love to hear your comments on this photo.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


Happier Times

landscape photography, australian landscape photography,

Whilst on our travels down south True North Mark and I came across this pretty cool old house.   Of course we hopped out straight away and headed over to it and started to capture as best we could.   I was actually really inspired by this old house.

I always wonder why people left houses like this as they were.  We they desperate and had no other choice?  Who knows?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


City Building

landscape photography, perth, australian photographer

Hi Everyone,

Just me tinkering.   I’ve been eying off this building off for months and finally I got the right light and opportunity to shoot it.

I’ve just been really attracted to this building as its a little old school and its surrounded by lots of new buildings.

Jamie


Hopes and Dreams

toodyay, australian landscape photography, northam, ruins

Hi Everyone,

Quite sometime ago I went out on a shoot with True North Mark and Matthew Saul and we headed out to Toodyay.    It was a pretty cool afternoon and we spent a few hours driving down back roads.

We happened across this house and to be honest I found it a really depressing place and never really did anything with the photo.  However, the past few days I’ve been drawn back to this photo and I thought, why not try and express how this place made me feel?

Well this is my attempt at doing that and I think its captured my feeling really well.   I hope you guys feel it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


The Majesty Of Boats

landscape photography, seascape photography, australian landscape photography

I really have no idea at all why this boat intrigues me so much but it does.   I guess she just strikes me as being a really hardworking and honest boat that has worked hard and is now lazing around the Canning River just soaking up the sun.   As I mentionined to Mark the other day, I find work boats so much more interesting than pleasure boats.   Her name is Zulu and I think she might be an old RAAF work boat but I’m not 100% sure.

In all honesty I think if I knew who owned Zulu I’d probably take her off their hands, that is how much I like her.  If you’re the owner and reading the blog let me know.

I’ve only seen her move once in the whole time that she has been on the Canning River which is a shame.   I do believe there is another one like her in Freshwater Bay.

Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 


North Cottesloe Awash

cottesoe beach, landscape photography, seascape photography

Hey Guys,

I quickly ducked down to North Cottesloe tonight to try and grab a few shots.  I wasn’t holding my breath as I didn’t think there would be too much colour around but fortunately I was pleasantly surprised.    Hope you all like it. 🙂

Just goes to show if you don’t head out, you won’t get the shot. 🙂

Thanks,

Jamie


Sliding Around

 

seascape photography, australian landscape photography, landscape photography australia,

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


Cable Beach Surf

broome, cable beach broome, landscape photography, australian landscape photography, seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

From the very first moment I stepped foot on Cable Beach I was fascinated with the perfectly breaking waves on the beach.  They certainly weren’t big, though people were surfing them with large surfboards, but they broke perfectly, and made great subjects.

I’ve taken a couple hundred shots of the waves up there but I really liked this one because there was just so much drama in the clouds.  Also the overcast conditions really enhanced the beautiful colour of the water.

I genuinely really miss Cable Beach.  There was nothing more relaxing than just wondering up and down the beach and capturing it in its many different moods.   Someday we’ll catch up again.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Altered Seascapes

seascapes, seascape photography, australian landscape photography, ships,

Hi Everyone,

I figured if Christian can have his altered landscapes then I can have my altered seascapes.  On my way down to Pt Perron last weekend I stopped off at lots of little beaches to see what I could find.   There really wasn’t any point to this photo other than, Wow, that is a really big ship so close to the shore and it looked kind of cool.

Watch out for more altered seascapes soon.

Jamie


The Shining Light of 2011

cape leeuwin, lighthouse, cape leeuwin lighthouse, augusta, australian photographers

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have a great start to 2011.  I hope you’ve set some fantastic goals for 2011 and that you obtain them all.   For me I’ve got three really big trips on next year and I have a few other really big plans as well so I’m really excited.

I hope I get to catch up with all of you in the new year.

Stay safe crew,

Jamie Paterson


Heartbreak Hill

australian landscape photography, australian landscapes, landscape photography, true north mark

Hi Everyone,

Ok it might not look like it but Marky Mark and I were about to tackle the hardest part of all the trails that we drove over whilst covering the “Longest Day” run.

We really could’ve done with a monster truck to cover this section of the track as it was just so rocky it wasn’t funny.   We were driving up the hill just waiting for one of the tyres to pop!

Check out Mark flexing his muscles.

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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Chloe’s Flower

Just a little Saturday night post. 🙂