Bullcreek Jetty


Hi Everyone,

Tonight I just needed to get out of the house and escape the heat, I’d had enough of sweltering.   I thought I’d try my luck shotting a spot in Shelly but when I turned up they were hosting the Carols by Candlelight in the exact spot I wanted to shoot, not wanting to negotiate my way through a crowd of hundreds I decided to find another spot.   Just as the sun was setting I found this really cool little jetty in Bullcreek so even though really this should be a morning shot I thought I’d give it a go.    (Apologies if this is a little dark, I’m using a different computer and the screen is not callibrated).

I knew we weren’t going to get good light tonight but I just wanted to practice shooting something without all the clouds that we rely on to give us awesome photos.   Let’s face it in summer there is very little cloud coverage so getting great shots without clouds is an important skill to develop, I couldn’t stand the thought of putting down my camera for the whole of summer!

Summer – Upsides – Great swimming weather, Christmas, beautiful blue skies, Rottnest and spending two weeks down south.

Summer – Downsides – Every great photography spot has stacks of people crawling all over it!!!!   No clouds. 🙁


Jamie Paterson

This entry was posted in Australian Landscapes.


  1. beau mitchell December 14, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    Nice one, Jamie.

    The colours look great, love the gradient in the sky and reflection. Definitely interested to see what you could come up with at this location during the morning light.

    Just a thought – Maybe a less centred horizon would work better?

    Also, I would like to be able to click on it to see it larger.

  2. spoolphotography December 15, 2008 at 4:44 pm #

    Looks like a nice spot Jamie …. Judging by your image I would be more inclined for a sunset shot, maybe those grasses on the banks and paper gums will light up orange under the right conditions …. may have to get in the water as well for this one….

  3. jamiepatersonphotography December 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    Get into the Canning River? Yuck!!! I was thinking morning as it would light up the other shore and boats and bridge nicely, but I think you are right Neal with the right conditions it might work. Just maybe.

  4. dylanfox December 16, 2008 at 7:23 am #

    hey mate sorry I didnt come on sunday I have just been pretty busy and have kinda vanished from the blogs lately!

    I need to get my PS going again so I can start prcessing and printing!

  5. jamiepatersonphotography December 16, 2008 at 8:27 pm #

    Hi Dylan,

    I noticed you’d gone quiet. I’ve been checking out your site waiting for the next post.


  6. Tony Middleton December 16, 2008 at 8:50 pm #

    Nice shot Jamie ! I like the contrast and mix of tones between the sky,water and riverbank. The spot is definitely worth another shoot !

  7. jamiepatersonphotography December 16, 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for that. Much appreciated. I think I’ll head out there on Saturday morning to have a go.

    Jamie Paterson

  8. Tony Middleton December 17, 2008 at 6:39 pm #

    Hi Jamie,
    That’s great to hear – I hope you get some killer light to play with !


  9. kirkhille December 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    nice shot jamie like the colors I know what you mean about going to shot some where and being packed with people Iv gone to shot the boat house at matilda bay a few times but been busy with wedding photographers

  10. damienjeffrey January 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    Very nice shot Jamie. You live around Shelley area? My wife and I always go walking around there. If so I would be interested in meeting up for a shoot if you want. Check out my blog at http://damienjeffrey.wordpress.com if you get a chance


  11. jamiepatersonphotography January 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    Hi Damien,

    I live in Mt Pleasant so I’m not too far away.


    Jamie Paterson

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