Anini Beach

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After almost 12mths in the planning I was finally able to stop off at Kauai, Hawaii on my annual visit to Houston and its something I’ll never forget.  Kauai has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.   Each day I found myself waking up before sunrise of course and wondering what visual delights would unfold before me that day.   I was never disappointed with what I saw at all.   The funniest thing about Kauai for me was all the chickens but that is another story for another time.    On this particular day I caught up with Kauai photographer Scott Tylor and we managed to get to some awesome out of the way places and also managed to meet the ‘Duke’ some whacked out guy who kept telling us he was the island’s best surfer.

This beach is called Anini Beach and people like Julia Roberts and Slyvester Stallone own homes here and for good reason.  Its stunning.  Definitely a place I’d love to take the family back to so that the boys can play and splash in the shallows.    We were just about to leave Anini Beach when we spotted these really cool patterns in the water, we quickly unpacked our cameras and started shooting them for the next 30mins.  Talk about heaps of fun!

What do you guys think of the patterns?


Jamie Paterson

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  1. True North Mark February 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Nice lines mate!

  2. Lloyd February 12, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    Sweet photo Jamie, such clear water! It’s also great to hear the context behind an image.


    • jamiepatersonphotography February 13, 2011 at 8:30 am #

      Hey Lloyd,

      Thanks for that. The water is amazing over there. I will certainly be working on the stories behind my photos a lot more this year.


  3. MatthewSaul February 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Nice mate! I loved Hawaii, didn’t make it to Kauai, but would love to one day!

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

      Hey Matt,

      Thanks for that mate. I’m thinking of heading back again later on in the year to finish off what I started.


  4. wayte27 February 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Love it, can see myself half sumberged in a deck chair with a few to many cocktails
    Thanks for sending through the email. Check out my Kingsley Burton inspired macro !!
    See you in a week or so at the Round House. Looking forward to it cheers Adrian

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

      Hi Adrian.

      Thanks mate for the comment and the info was no problem at all. See you next week.


  5. Ryan Epstein February 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Looks awesome mate! Can’t wait till your exhibition, I’ll be there for sure bro!


  6. mattyshea April 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Hey jamie. You are a big inspiration for me mate! just a quick one. when you shoot shots like this during the day, how do you get the sky to look this balanced? Is it just a grad and a polariser? Also what polariser do you use? any PP done to achieve the sky? thanks for any help you can give mate. also consider making a dvd! I would be first to buy!

    • jamiepatersonphotography April 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks for the great compliment mate. Always nice to hear feedback like that. I’m starting to use filters less and less and I’m opting for multiple exposures more often than not. I’m also utilizing double raw image processing where appropriate. This shot was taken with a polarizer so that the camera could ‘see’ into the water. I didn’t do use it to balance the light. I then processed the raw image for the sky and then for the foreground and then combined the two to create Anini Beach.

      I hope that helps out. What would you like to see on a DVD?


      • mattyshea April 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

        Arrr thanks Jamie! I am too just starting to play with exposure blending. We’ll for a start I would like to see that on the dvd haha. And other post production methods you use. Also more videos like you have on youtube, on location and explaining what is going through your head. They are very helpful. Keep up the great work mate.

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