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Pristine Green

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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


Boronup Forest

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Hi Guys,

Its been ages since I’ve been down south and I was trawling through my down south images today when I came across this photo of Boronup Forest that I took whilst out with Mark Stothard last year.  I’ve tried doing a few different techniques to it and I quite like the way it turned out.

Hope you guys do to.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Smiths Beach

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Hi Everyone,

A few months ago I was down south just walking along Smiths Beach when I came across this scene before me.  It was just a nice secluded part of the world to be in, so of course I had to try and capture it.

I was trying to time it so that I would capture a wave just before it smashed into the rocks so I’m pretty stoked with this shot.

The unusual clouds are what really drew me to this shot.  I hope you guys enjoy it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Smiths Point

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Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to join Mark, Christian and Michael on a shoot at Smiths Point.  It was awesome fun and we had some amazing light present itself during the sunrise.   The other three headed up some huge rocky face and I decided to stick with familiar territory to me, the wonderful and amazing ocean.

I’m glad I did as I able to witness the best sunrise I’ve seen in at least six months.  If you’d like to see more seascape photography please visit my site.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


Holga Visits Injidup

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Learn Something New Everyday

Who is Holga when she is in town and why is she visiting Injidup?  Why am I even writing about her?  I bought a Holga camera ages ago and though I had the best of intentions of using it a lot more than I currently do, I just haven’t.   I do though really like the Holga / Lomography look, for some reason it has a real appeal to me.  Maybe its because they create a heavy vignette, perhaps the crazy colours, the heavy noise, the soft focus or just the sheer unpredictability of the camera.

I have been experimenting quite a bit in Photoshop this weekend, on some of my old glamour shots and on my landscapes and its been heaps of fun.  Its good to really stretch ourselves creatively and see what we come up with.

I decided to create a Holga / Lomography look for this photo of Injidup using Photoshop and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.   I know its not for everyone, but I really was just having a tinker around and thought I’d share it with you guys.

When was the last time you sat down and just did some crazy experimeting on your photos?

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 Sunset

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Another shot of Injidup Beach!   What more can I say about the place other than I love it and its magical.  On this particular evening the waves were just gently lapping at the beach instead of being hammered by the large waves that normally come through here like a freight train.

Just on the other side of the rocks were a large group of kids jumping into the water and swimming and splashing around, just having a great time.   Its good to see that I’m not the only one who recharges at Injidup.

I can’t wait to get down here during winter to capture some winter storms.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson


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


Injidup Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Now that the exhibition is over I have a bit more time to relax and head out and starting taking photos again.  It seems like ages since I last headed out on a photography adventure.   Now before I tell you about this photo please make sure you go and check out Andrea Green’s new blog and say hi.

This shot was taken August last year just as the sun was breaking.  There had been stacks of rain and I hadn’t managed to really pull off any shots at all so I decided to head over to my spiritual home Injidup Beach because it almost always delivers.   Well I definitely wasn’t disappointed, as the sun began to rise I was presented with this awesome stormy scene and the wet rocks were throwing up a great red.    The 1Ds copped an absolute soaking on this day and it still managed to deliver.

I really think its time to take a trip back down south soon and check out a few new areas that I managed to scout out just before Christmas and soak up the whole South West atmosphere again.  This photo was taken using F11, ISO50 with a 20sec exposure.

Have a great long weekend everyone,

Jamie Paterson


Heartbreak Hill

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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


Mr Fletcher At Boranup Beach

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Ok Everyone,

Let’s see how good your Fletcherology is.  Which Fletcher is this?   Obviously only one of them will say its the good looking one. 🙂

Again you can see just how beautiful Boranup Beach was on the day.  It was simply amazing.

Jamie Paterson


Boranup Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Well its that time of year and I hope that you and all your families have a fantastic Christmas and a great New Year.  I have a feeling that 2011 is going to be a big one.

This photo was taken at Boranup Beach and I think that out of all the locations we saw on Tuesday this was the most stunning.   I’ve driven along the beach quite a few times and never seen it like this at all.   That channel of water running across the beach was simply the icing on the cake for me.

If you look closely you can see Mark snapping off a couple of shots of this place.

Be safe everyone!

Jamie Paterson


Boranup Forest

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On Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 I was lucky enough to be invited along to record a charity event along with Christian and Mike Fletcher, Merv French, Peter Hodgson, Jamie Nichalo, James X and True North Mark.  It was an amazing and epic 24hrs and I’ve been introduced to a lot of new areas down south to shoot!

On the Monday night we shot the Leeuwin Lighthouse until late and fell asleep around 12am.   We were all up at 3:30am to record the start of the charity run which started at 4am.   We then followed the two runners all the way up the coast snapping shots of them as they were running along it.   I can’t believe they ended up running for 21 hours straight.  What an amazing feat.

Along the way we stopped off at Boranup Forest for a few shots and this is one of the shots that I managed to grab and I’m really happy with it.  Its also one of the few spots that I was able to hobble to during the day thanks to a torn calf muscle.

Thanks for inviting me along guys, it was great to catch up with all of you again.

Thanks for your comments,

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


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

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Hi Everyone,

I managed to capture this shot last weekend while I was down south.   I thought I’d finished shooting for the night and was actually walking back to the car when I turned around once last time and saw this scene.  Needless to say I had to unpack my camera as quickly as possible as I won’t going to miss capturing this moody, dramatic, stormy sunset.   For those who like to know:

Camera Settings:

Aperture – F11

ISO – 1oo

Shutter – 6secs

Filter – 3 stop GND Singh Ray filter

As always I’m glad that I turned around as I was walking off.  Have you guys ever done that?  Started to walk off only to find that your best shot was unfolding right behind your back?

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


Ocean In Motion

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Why is it that just standing in front of the ocean watching waves crash onto rocks is so calming?  Why is it so thought provoking?   Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  

Why do people feel so clean internally not just externally when they dive into the ocean?

The ocean, it really is a magic, mysterious entity.   Will I ever understand it? 

Jamie Paterson


Cape Naturaliste Sunset

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Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend, you can tell you live in a small city when everyone turns out to see a cruise ship turning up to Fremantle.  We were lucky enough to have the Queen Mary 2 turn up today for a few hours.  If you want to see some photos check out Clint Baker’s website.

This is another photo from my trip down south a few weeks ago.   By this stage the moon had risen and the mossies were trying to carry me off to where ever they come from.    Still I didn’t mind them too much as this place was just a photographic goldmine.   I stayed around for an hour after the sunset which meant I got some great photos but I unfortunately got lost on the way back to the carpark.

I climbed up the sand dunes that the surfers had and it was all good until I got to the top of the dunes.  The tracks just seemed to disappear and not lead to anywhere.   I had to start walking through the bush and it was really hot so I imagined there would be plenty of tiger snakes and dugites prowling looking for a meal and I was hoping that I didn’t step on one!   Fortunately I didn’t and I made it back to the car safely!

Thanks for checking my blog out and commenting,

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


Double Up At Injidup

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Hi Everyone,

This is a shot from where else but Injidup Point, where the surf is always nice.  Well not always but it just seems that way when I’m down there.   I’ve only been in the US for a few hours and I’m missing home already.   Qantas have completed stuff up my flights so I’ve spent the past few hours in a hotel here in San Francisco waiting for another flight that leaves for Houston at midnight.   I wish I hadn’t asked Melissa to carry my camera back to Perth now when we parted ways in Sydney.   I could’ve got out to the Golden Gate Bridge and had an attempt at photographing that.

On a positive note I got some pretty awesome photos of Hobart and Cradle Mountain which I can’t wait to share with you guys when I get back home.

Hope you’re all having fun in the nice hot weather back home!

Jamie


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


Dunsborough Summer Storms

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Hi Everyone,

I’m back in Perth for New Years Eve.  It wasn’t the plan but things change unfortunately.   Anyhow I had a fantastic time down south even though it was short.   Melissa, Xavier and I were treated to a wonderful afternoon by Mark at True North Ashore.  He was an amazing host and all three of us had a great time there.   Folks, if you want a romantic weekend in beautiful Eagle Bay with your partner or just want to get away with the family, you can’t go past True North Ashore.   It even has a little creek with rocks from the Kimberley running through the middle of the house and the master bedrooms are just amazing.   It made it hard for us to go back to our humble little caravan!   Thanks for a great afternoon Mark.

This shot is from a shoot that Mark and I did on Tuesday.   It was extremely still and humid that day and we decided to head out to Quindalup before heading over to Injidup Beach.   It was the weather that landscape photographers just die for.   The skies were dark and moody yet the sun was sneaking through and highlighting all the colours in the plants.   Just standing back and looking at it all was so cool, its times like these I realise I’m fortunate to be able to take Australian landscapes.

I hope you all have a fantastic and safe New Years eve tonight and that 2010 is a great year for each and everyone of you.

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