Category Archives: australian landscape photography

Big Brook Dam Pemberton

impressionist photography, australian landscape photography, pemberton

A few weeks ago I managed to head down to Pemberton for a family weekend away and was joined by a very close friend as well.   Pemberton is one of those towns that I’ve driven through heaps and never really been captivated enough to stop and have a look around, despite the amount of great photos that I’ve seen come from the area.

For some inexplicable reason I was really motivated to take a trip out to Big Brook Dam and it was certainly worth it.  What caught my eye in this scene was all the different reflections, colours and dare I say it serenity of the moment.   Just being able to see straight into the bottom of the lake was fantastic.  About 5 mins after this shot was taken the morning wind picked up and ripples formed across the water wiping out all the reflections.  Talk about good timing.

So I’ll definitely be heading back down to Pemberton again especially in Winter, I can already see some frosty, foggy forest shots coming up!

Thanks,

Jamie

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Midddle of Nowhere

australian landscape photography, start photography, milky way

After a three hour drive to get away from Perth’s light pollution I ended up here and was totally blown away with just how many stars I could see.  I was able to see at least 30% more stars here than when I headed out to capture milky way shots with Paul Pichugin a few months ago.

I was trying out a new camera for the first time as well and the ISO sensitivity was unbelievable!   On one of my shots I kept getting an orange cast and I couldn’t work out why, after looking around it was a tiny orange light about 150M away that was illuminating a letterbox.

Eventually, I had to move on as Farmer Bob was swinging a spotlight around in one of the fields which didn’t bother me too much until I heard rifle shots.  I wasn’t sticking around to be mistaken for something that shouldn’t have been there.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

 

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Big Brook Dam

pemberton photos, australian landscape photography, nikon d800e

I’ve just had an amazing weekend.   The Paterson family headed on down to Pemberton and just chilled out for a few days. Of course I couldn’t resist taking a few photos so we headed off to some pretty cool locations.

This was Big Brook Dam in Pemberton. One of the great things about shooting at locations like this are the reflections in the still water. I can’t wait to head back here in Autumn and start capturing some amazing colours in the water.

What do you guys think of it? Can you see the weeds growing in the water?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Sydney Harbour Boats

australian landscape photography, seascape photography, australian photographer‘Nice? It’s the ONLY thing,’ said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. `Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING–absolute nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,’ he went on dreamily: `messing–about–in–boats; messing—-‘ The Wind in the Willows

I love boats, not sure why and I don’t try to understand it. I just know that I love them. Each one has its own character and can tell their own stories. They bring us joy and allow us to spend time on the ocean and the freedom that she brings.

They allow us to float on another world and it seems that our cares often float away when we’re in that other world.

I love boats.

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Speed of Light

landscape photography, astrophotography perth, australian photographer

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of catching with Tina Bartley and Kelvin Robertson for dinner and a shoot just South of Mandurah. Though we were there to shoot the infamous ‘Cones’ I just couldn’t help but look up at the stars. I had to capture them.

After trying to avoid any cars in the shot I thought it would be cool to have them in there. I just had this whole speed of light concept going on in my head so I thought the stars and the cars would go together just nicely and they did.

Thanks,

Jamie

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Wylie Creek Broome

broome photography, aerial photography, australian landscape photography

Wylie Creek is absolutely stunning from the air and what makes it even more fun is that my oldest son Xavier and I always go for a flight together when we are up that way. He’s still only 4 so he gets to sit on my lap which makes it pretty special.

Normally 15mins in the air is enough to get a ton of great shots from this place, its so beautiful that its hard not to get something within that short time period. I just love the colour of the water contrasting against the white sands.

As we were in a helicopter I had to select a really fast shutter speed as they just shake so much. Great platforms to work from but they can be pretty tricky sometimes!

Thanks,

Jamie

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Daybreak Dream

sunrise, stirlings, albany, australian landscape photography, australian photographer, western australia

This image is extremely special to me.  Why?  Its the first time in my travels to the Stirling Ranges that I’ve truly been able to capture clouds at Bluff Knoll.

Seriously up until now it seemed like I was going to be the only photographer to have not personally seen clouds at the Stirling Ranges!   I was just so overjoyed when I woke up in the morning and drove up to Bluff Knoll to see this unfold before my eyes.

It just goes to show that with photography you need to persist and keep trying to get the shot that you visualised no matter what.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Inland Peace

australian landscape photography, sunset, australian photographer, western australia

 

Hi Everyone,

I captured this shot as I was making my way out to capture the Milky Way with Paul Pichugin a few weeks ago.   We were out on the Great Eastern Highway looking for a spot to stop and capture the sunset whilst on our travels out to our Milky Way destination.   It looked like pretty slim pickings, but just before sunset, about 5mins before we managed to spot this salt lake.

We grabbed our gear and ventured out into the middle of the lake and almost sunk knee deep into the mud a few times.   Though it was hard work getting out there it was certainly worth the effort.

Thanks,

Jamie

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Perth Milky Way

australian landscape photography, australian photographer, star photography

Wow what a trip!  I’ve just returned from an epic trip to capture the Milky Way about 6hrs out of Perth.  It all started off with Paul Pichugin and I discussing plans for a ‘short’ trip to do some Milky Way shots on the next new moon.  Well our short trip saw us driving deep into unsealed and often unmarked roads in an effort to escape Perth’s light pollution and the clouds that were closing in.

After driving 5hrs to our first destination we realised that it just wasn’t going to work because of the cloud.  While we were driving to this destination we started to see all sorts of weird lights in the sky.  Very spooky!  I’m sure science could explain the lights away but we couldn’t.  Then we had some random Kangaroo leap out in front of the car and proceed to start running in front of us for about 2km!   Obviously, the idea of running off to the side never entered its head.  Never seen anything like it and in the end I just sped up and overtook it.

After another hour driving to reach our second destination we realised we were going to have to cross a lake to get to where we needed to be.  Fortunately, the good old Rangie was up to the job and after a few moments of wondering if were we going to make it across or not she took up the challenge and were made it to the other side no problems at all.

Once we got there we were pretty excited as we looked up and saw just how bright the Milky Way was.  We lept out of the car even though it was saying it was -1 outside and started to snap away.

A 6hr drive for a 20 second exposure = crazy?  Perhaps but its what you need to do if you want to succeed.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

 

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Gates of Hell

australian landscape photography, landscape photography, balingup nannup road, australian photographer, bush fires

Hi Everyone,

After driving around almost constantly for 2 days with Paul Pichugin I thought that we were done with taking photos.  I was shattered and just wanted to get home as were were still 2.5hrs away from Perth and it was late.

We hit the Balingup Nannup Rd as it was the quickest way home and as we did Paul turned to me and said ‘You know I’ve never managed to drive down this road without stopping for a photo”.  It was pitch black out there, surely there were no photo opportunities this time?

Well we drove around a corner and saw this amazing glow coming from up in the hills.  It was so intense that I really felt like I was staring directly into hell itself.  So Paul was right, we didn’t mange to make it down the road without stopping for a photo!

Thanks,

Jamie

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