Bunker Bay Cranking Surf!!!

Well the weekend didn’t pan out as expected.   I tried to get some shots down at Canal Rocks, but more about that later.   Melissa and I woke up on Sunday morning and headed out for breakfast, I looked out the window and saw the surf at Bunker Bay was cranking so I grabbed my camera and headed down to the beach.   It was awesome to watch and the guys were going ballastic out there.   I was using a 2x Convertor on my 70-200 lens which I’m still not sure if I like or not.   To me this image is really soft, its not sharp which is what I’m expecting.   I’m going to trial a 100-400mm lens next time and compare the results. 

Highlight of the weekend was catching up with Mr Fletcher for a coffee and having a great chat.

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  1. dylanfox June 30, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Sounds like you had a great time regardless!
    One on one with Fletch! Is he as cool as we think? haha

  2. spoolphotography June 30, 2008 at 11:04 am #

    We’ll have to organize a trip down south in early spring for a few days. What where the settings you used for this shot, to me it looks like you may of been trying to capture a large DOF with maybe too wide a f/stop and a ISO of 100 maybe?

  3. kirkhille June 30, 2008 at 9:03 pm #

    Bice waves down there , too bad about the shots down south but a one on one with Fletcher get any good tips 🙂
    Yeah a trip for a few days in spring would be great need some different locations away from Perth

  4. jamiepatersonphotography June 30, 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    Hi Dylan,

    He’s even cooler than we think LOL. He is super cool (I’ll collect my money from him later for saying that).

    Jamie Paterson

  5. jamiepatersonphotography June 30, 2008 at 9:26 pm #


    I was using the following F8 500th a sec and ISO 100 but with a 2 x extender does that mean it was actually F4 or F16? hmmmm its messing with my mind.

    I’m going to head back down in the next couple of weeks. I want to get a few dark moody shots of the place.

    Jamie Paterson

  6. jamiepatersonphotography June 30, 2008 at 9:28 pm #

    Hi Kirk,

    The best tip I got from Christian was that Artezan makes the best coffee down there and he was right!!!

    Anyone keen for a Lancelin trip as well? I REALLY want to get some cool sand dune shots.

    Jamie Paterson

  7. dylanfox July 1, 2008 at 12:19 am #

    Jamie mate you read my mind! I have been wanting to shoot those dunes for a while! However i will be heading to Lake Hamlin soon and there is some amazing dunes there, so I might be able to get the shot I want there.

  8. lukeaustin July 1, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    Cool shot Jamie, looks like there was a pretty stiff breeze blowing from the SW. What are your shots like with that lens without the teleconverter? I have thought about getting a teleconverter but am interested to know how much image quality is lost.

  9. jamiepatersonphotography July 1, 2008 at 8:44 pm #

    Hi Clint,

    I’m going to have to try it out again, but I’m not very impressed with it at the moment. Without the convertor they are crystal clear.

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