Author Archives: Jamie Paterson

Roebuck Bay Broome

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I love the amazing colours of the water in this shot. You can even see swirls of sand in the water caused by its fast movement.

I’ve been up to Broome a few times now and this is the first time I had to chance to fly into Broome via Roebuck Bay and I was really impressed. You can see miles of beautiful Mangroves and it all looks so healthy. I bet there are a few massive mud crabs hiding in there!

Have you tried capturing photos out of a plane? How did they turn out?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Lifes Glow

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Life is always full of surprises isn’t?  I decided to head out to take a photo on this particular night for no other than reason than to just relax and wind down.  It had been a busy week and I certainly didn’t expect the sunset to be spectacular at all.

How wrong was I?  It built up slowly taking at least 20 minutes to work up to its full intensity.  People who were running along the river stopped to admire how beautiful it was.  People driving past pulled over to the side of the road and hopped out of their cars to take snapshots, it was that beautiful.

The reflections were my favourite part of this shot.  What about yours?  On another note, I’ve been shooting this spot for 18mths and its the first time I’ve managed to get the shot I wanted.  Patience and persistence in photography always pays off.

This along with my other photos is up for sale.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 

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Ocean Reflections

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It’s rare to get water conditions like this out in the ocean.  Its nearly always rougher than this with the wind, swell and waves always manipulating the surface of it.  So on this particular morning as we were heading out to the Gulf of Mexico channel on a small boat I got pretty excited.

The ocean as you can see was extremely flat and we were getting all these amazing cloud reflections in the water.  I just went snap happy and filled up almost a full card not bad considering we were only out there for three hours!

Have you ever seen the ocean like this?

Thanks,

Jamie

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North Cotteloe Sunset

 

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Last Friday night I was fortunate enough to catch up with fellow photographers True North Mark, Peta- Anne North and Greg Ratajcak at North Cottesloe Beach. As always the conditions were fantastic.

The sun cast a stunning golden glow over everything and stayed for ages as you can see in the photo. It was such a magical evening.

When was the last time you saw a sunset like this?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Hawaii Waters

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This photo was taken on the last day of my last trip to Hawaii, how amazingly clear is the water?   It was a really special day as I’ve been to Hawaii quite a few times but this was only the second time my wife had been there with me and her first trip there with me was almost 10yrs ago.

We spent six days together investigating little bays like this all over the island of Kauai and just jumping into the water whenever we could.  The trip finished all too quickly as they do but we got to see and shoot so much during that time.

I cant wait to get back there again!

Thanks,

Jamie

 

 

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North Cottesloe Beach Sunset

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Autumn Awesome::

I headed out on Friday evening to let Mother Nature show me what she’s got.  Little did I know that less than 15M away were two other fantastic landscape photographers,  True North Mark and Tristan Jud were just on the otherside of the reef shooting the same sunset.

Its a small world.  The best colour actually happened just before sunset, it seemed like the sun literally burst into a deep orange just before it ducked below the horizon.  Sensational and a great way to end the day. :-)

Did you all have a great weekend?

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Swan River Sunset

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Perth sunsets can be absolutely amazing especially during summer where they often an intense bright red and last for ages.   This was one of those sunsets that looked like it was never going to eventuate into anything but then surprised me by being one of the best I’d seen in years.

It just goes to show as always that if you aren’t there you won’t get the shot, so make sure you head out no matter what.   I’m actually really surprised that no families were out on this evening.  Normally on a evening like this I would expect to see families sitting on the grass with their fish and chips and the kids splashing in the water soaking up the last warm sunshine for the days.  I guess no one else expected it to be an awesome evening either.

Where is your favourite part of the river?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Swan River Reflections

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Art like life is a reflection on the amount of effort we put into it.  The more effort we put into our art the better we get at it.  Its quite often that simple!

I’d been shooting for six months and was wondering just why I wasn’t getting the sorts of photographs that others were getting.  It was consuming me, why wasn’t I able to consistently capture great sunsets and sunrises?

Fortunately, I had my first light bulb moment soon after.  It came to me via a discussion with a fellow photographer, we’d both headed down to Dunsborough in Western Australia to attend a course by Christian Fletcher.  I  wanted to improve my seascape photography and the other photographer wanted to learn how to stitch larger images together.

Well, here comes the light bulb moment.  It took me 2.5hrs to drive from Perth to Dunsborough whereas it took the other photographer 7hrs.  I just laughed and asked if he walked down.  Well the joke was on me, after the course I drove back up to my house and check out his website.  It had stunning image after stunning image on it.  I was totally blown away!

Finally, I realised that I needed to spend more time actually taking photos.  The more photos I took the higher my chances of being in the right place at the right time increased.  So since that moment I’ve dedicated as much time as possible chasing that illusive magic light and guess what?  My images improved out of sight.

So…. art like life is a reflection on the amount of effort we put into it.

What was your light bulb moment?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Lumaihai Beach South Pacific

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In this amazing world I have two spiritual homes.  One is here in Western Australia, at Injidup Beach down near Yallingup and the other is Lumahai Beach in Kaui and I just love to photograph both of them.   They’re both very similar, very uncrowded wide open to ocean swells and to me they contain an element of spiritual healing.  Both of them totally inspire me to concentrate on my seascape photography.

I can sit down at either one of these beaches and instantly my cares fade away and its just me and the ocean.  In fact I have spent hours at both beaches just relaxing without even picking up the camera, which I think is important.   The more time you can spend at a place and learn about its character and quirks the better photos you’ll manage to capture of it.

We should all have a place that inspires us and moves us, one that when we have a photographers block it reignites our passion for our art.  One that we can easily close our eyes and see ourselves there, and feel the sand squishing between our toes, while the wind gently touches our face.  If you learn about a places moods then its so much easier to notice all the finer details of the place that others will miss and you’ll start to capture photos of it, that others just don’t see.

So where is your favourite place to shoot?  One that totally inspires you when other places don’t?   One that is like visiting an age old friend who always brings a smile to your face.  Let me know!

Thanks,

Jamie

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Weekly Photography Challenge

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Weekly Photography Challenge::

Every week I try to set myself a photographic challenge to make sure I don’t become complacent with my photography.  Something that will help me extend myself either with my camera, photoshop, business skills or artistic vision.

This week I’m going off to the State Art museum to look at landscape paintings from the late 1800s to study how the masters back then used light and detail to their advantage.  These guys were amazing at ensuring your eye fell to exactly where they wanted it and in being able to tell a story with a single image.  Its a lesson I’m sure many of us could and should learn.

What do you do to extend yourself?

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Thanks,

Jamie

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