A Touch of Australiana – (Flemming’s Fantasy)

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Hi Everyone,

I just love this shot, its so uniquely Australian, the red dirt, the grasstress everywhere and the vast distance could only mean that this photo was taken in Australia.    I felt a bit like Peter Lik in his helicopter when I was taking this shot, I was driving along at 110kmh and I just slammed on the brakes, hopped out of the car, ran across the road and started to shoot away!    I’m sure he would’ve been proud of me.   Has anyone been out and about and caught some of those amazing sunsets lately?

Thanks for checking out the blog,

Jamie Paterson

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21 Comments

  1. mervfrench February 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    Looks like the country around Badgingarra or on the way up to Jurien maybe.

    Nice shot

  2. Flemming Bo Jensen February 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    I was a bit worried to see a post titled “Flemming’s Fantasy” in my Google Reader 😀 But love this shot 😀 You’re right, it’s very outback and an area that looks like it could be worked for many different compositions!

  3. Tom Putt February 16, 2009 at 5:53 am #

    Where is this? I like it but the graduation in the sky is too dark and comes down a little too far for my liking.

  4. jamiepatersonphotography February 16, 2009 at 5:57 am #

    Hi Flemming,

    Thanks for that. You are so correct, you could’ve shot down low, up high, done more of a stitch etc… Unfortunately I can’t spend too much time out of the car in locations like this because of my fair skin. LOL.

    Jamie Paterson

  5. jamiepatersonphotography February 16, 2009 at 6:01 am #

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’d have to agree with you, now that I’m seeing it on my work monitor. I will be investing in an external monitor for my laptop in the next few days and will have it fully calibrated.

    Thanks,

    Jamie Paterson

  6. spoolphotography February 16, 2009 at 6:56 am #

    Very nice Jamie … Good to see the private tuition was used straight away :)

  7. jamiepatersonphotography February 16, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    Yes, just so everyone knows, credit where credit is due. Neal from Spool Photography did help me out with something that I was struggling on in this photo. I was very appreciative, its so frustrating when you see something in your mind but can’t replicate it in your photo.

    A big thanks Neal!

    Jamie Paterson

  8. Clint Baker February 16, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    very cool shot jamie!!, not sure if i like the blackboy in the center tho,but thats just me. its still a great shot mate

  9. kirkhille February 16, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    nice shot mate , black boys all ways make good subjects , pitty you didnt stick around for the sunset hey

  10. jamiepatersonphotography February 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi Clint and Kirk,

    Thank you for the great comments, certainly boosting my photography ego a little. hehe. :-)

    Kirk I can’t believe all three of us missed out on the sunset on Friday!

    Jamie Paterson

  11. Tony Middleton February 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    fantastic shot Jamie ! I also love the scene – it’s also breathtaking… though I’m not entirely in love with the sky. I hope you took some more from this location/shoot! :)

  12. mervfrench February 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Where is this Jamie?

  13. jamiepatersonphotography February 17, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    Hi Tony,

    I took stacks from this location at different angles and focusing on different POVs. Unfortunately the sky was really flat and featureless on this day. So I did the best I could with it.

    Jamie Paterson

  14. Michael February 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    Nice mate looks like it from my old country up near Gero??? Sorry been a bit quiet of late, new job etc loved all the sand dune shots as well, catch up on Saturday at Fletchies exhibition. I didn`t think the sunsets were all that good last weekend but then again I am really fussy.

  15. jamiepatersonphotography February 18, 2009 at 6:37 am #

    Hi Michael,

    Yes it wil be good to catch up at Christian’s exhibition on Saturday night. I’ll be the good looking bloke with red hair. LOL.

    Jamie Paterson

  16. Beau Mitchell February 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    Great shot, Jamie. Almost looks other-worldly :) I have to agree with TP and say the sky could be brightened a touch, but apart from that this is top notch! Looking forward to seeing the shot you are getting ready for the weekend!

  17. jamiepatersonphotography February 18, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    Hi Beau,

    Much appreciated. Yeah I managed to get a really moody shot of Perth last Friday Morning so I’ll put that up on the weekend sometime when I get a chance.

    Anyone heading out this weekend?

    Jamie Paterson

  18. mervfrench February 18, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    Now Jamie ..mate….10 people have asked you….WHERE THE HELL did you take this picture!!!!

    ( no offence just a tongue in cheek question )

  19. jamiepatersonphotography February 19, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    Merv,

    Its going to have to stay a trade secret for a little longer. I want to cover it again one more time first. Most of the people around here are awesome photographers so I need a little bit of a head start. :-)

    Jamie Paterson

  20. mervfrench February 19, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    Way to go Jamie,,,,,get into it, but I know roughly where it is I think!!!

  21. jamiepatersonphotography February 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    See everyone tonight at Christians exhibition. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.

    Jamie Paterson

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