Cape Naturaliste Chillout

australian seascape photography, australian landscape photography

Hi Crew,

I got the opportunity to head down south for Friday night so I took it with both arms open.   I decided I was going to head out to Cape Naturaliste and I made it just before sunset and with only minutes to spare.   So I had to quite literally sprint down the track and down the limestone cliffs to get to this beach.  It must have been pretty funny to watch, I’m not exactly the worlds greatest runner!

After catching my breath I decided to try and capture the big waves that were thumping through in the background with these rocks in the foreground.   The waves were just huge and breathtaking to watch.   After all the shooting it was off to Mike Fletcher’s house to feast on an amazing Thai Beef salad that his wife Ali cooked up for us.  Delicious!

Hope you guys enjoy the shot.

Jamie Paterson

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  1. True North Mark July 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Yeah mate that works..nicely done!

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks very much for that mate. The best part was actually being down there.


  2. True North Mark July 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Sounds like it…I know Ali is a great cook!

  3. Tony Middleton July 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    Fantastic mood and tones Jamie – I like the timing and composition of that breaking wave too – really sets the shot off.

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

      Hey Tony. Thanks very much for that. It wasn’t easy to get. You know hard it gets to time those waves once you start using long exposures. I’m looking forward to more of your shots from your trip to the high country.


  4. Andrew Brown July 5, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    Awesome image Jamie. Great colours and mood.

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 5, 2010 at 8:04 am #

      Hi Andrew,

      Many thanks mate. I’m glad you liked it. It was certainly fun capturing it.


  5. Flemming Bo Jensen July 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I really love this Jamie, well done. Like how the storm and the waves roll in towards the viewer. I might perhaps try cropping the bottom

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

      Cheers Flemming. It was an awesome evening and it was beautiful just watching those waves crashing against the rocks.


  6. Stephen Williams July 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    nice work Jamie.
    great atmosphere, and well done on getting the wave breaking nicely.

    love the smaller details in the wave in the foreground also 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 6, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks very much mate. It was all about timing and fortunately Mother Nature decided to play the game!


  7. Fletch July 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    its a yep from me mate.

  8. islandimages July 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    Nice one Jamie, really like the colour in the water!

  9. wayte27 July 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Hey Jamie I like the sharpness, texture of the sand in the foreground. Great shot. Love the breaking wave exposure as well. Cheers Adrian

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm #


      Thanks mate. Looks like the swell is up majorly this weekend so its time to go out and get some stunning shots of waves smashing against the rocks.


  10. Dylan Fox July 7, 2010 at 4:13 am #

    very nice image jamie! i like the colour of the water

  11. johitchcock July 7, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    Love the drama and the colours. Willing to share the settings you used?

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

      Hi Jo,

      Thanks for stopping by again. Always willing to share from memory it was around F11, ISO 100 and 1 sec or .5sec exposure time.


  12. Chris July 15, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    This shot is simply breathtaking! Great work, as usual! Keep it up!

  13. Haydee July 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    I enjoyed the shot a lot! It just so relaxing to the eyes and the aesthetics of it is to die for. I can almost smell the sea just by looking at it, keep it up!

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

      Hi Haydee,

      Wicked. Glad you liked it. I was trying to bring the whole standing by the experience to people and I guess by your comment I might’ve done that. Woo Hoo.


  14. Apple July 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    Now that would be a great way to end a day of shooting! A delicious meal of Thai Beef Salad. Yum!

    Awesome shot, mate!

  15. John July 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    I remember someone calling you wave king in the other post. I agree with giving you that monicker after seeing this shot. Splendid, just splendid!

  16. Vicky Nelson July 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    I wish I could hang out in Cape Naturaliste soon. Its just so beautiful! Thanks for these breathtaking shots you took Jamie. So when can we see new ones? We want more.

  17. Jenna July 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Waveking would be a perfect monicker. Yey for waveking! This is my fave shot! Keep em coming, Jamie!

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