Daybreak At Twilight Cove


Hi Crew,

This is a photo from my first morning in Esperance when I was there in May.   Poor Neal had to drink a bottle of Red to help him sleep as Kirk and I apparently aren’t the quietest of sleepers.  I don’t know what he meant as I didn’t hear anything!   This is one of those sunrises that you just get lost in as you stand there in amazement, you have to remember to keep taking photos.    After we’d had a few days of average light in the Stirling Ranges this sunrise was definitely a welcome sight.   If you’ve never been to Esperance you should do, its a must for landscape photography, its such a beautiful and diverse place.

We revisited Twilight Cove a number of times over the next few days but nothing matched up to this sunrise, in fact it was probably the best one the whole trip.   I remember after catching these photos walking away from the camera for a couple of minutes and just watching it unfold before me, dare I say it was almost a spiritual experience?

Have any of you guys ever grabbed a few photos and then stepped back and enjoyed the view and allowed yourself to be caught up in the moment?

Hope you enjoy the photo and as always comments are appreciated. 🙂


Jamie Paterson

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  1. chloe August 26, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    oh no you don’t snore do you(?)
    daniels whole family nores & we don’t so when we stay there we lay awake laughing 🙂
    p.s amazing what mother nature creates isn’t it; glad you captured this moment to share with us

  2. Lisa August 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Oh my that is truly breath taking x x

  3. mel August 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm #

    I love this sunrise photo!

    PS.I can vouch for Neals comment. Luckily I sleep like a baby

    Mel (wifey)

  4. Stephen Williams August 26, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    bloody awesome Jamie!
    love how the first rock just emerges from the misty water.
    stunning colours too, very beautiful

    • jamiepatersonphotography August 27, 2009 at 10:17 am #

      Hi Stephen,

      Much appreciated. It was certainly a magical morning. I think I might head off next weekend and start looking at some of those creeks around the hills.


  5. Flemming Bo Jensen August 26, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    That looks like a beautiful morning! In situations like that I can get so caught up in taking photos I have to remind myself once in a while to stop for a few minutes and just take it all in, enjoy it.

    • jamiepatersonphotography August 27, 2009 at 10:20 am #

      Yep we have to enjoy the moment. The amount of times I get home look through my photos and think oh so that is what it looked like is crazy.

  6. ecomuseimages August 27, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    I know exactly what you mean mate…as a photographer I rarely see things happen. I have literally had a race rcar roll in front of me, not really seen it happen, yet have a 5 frame sequence that captures it!!

    Awesome, awesome photo!!!

    • jamiepatersonphotography August 27, 2009 at 10:22 am #

      Hi Graham,

      Exactly. I went to Truk Lagoon a few years ago and captured stacks of photos of the Japanese wrecks and halfway through the trip I realised I hadn’t actually seen anything. I left my camera behind for the remainder of the dives and saw so much.


  7. truenorthmark August 27, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    Cracker Jamie!!

    The misty water and the variety of colours makes it a very unique shot indeed!!



    • jamiepatersonphotography August 27, 2009 at 10:24 am #

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for that. Can’t wait to see what you Christian and Mike come back with.


  8. Normandeau Photography August 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    Great shot Jamie – unbelievable light!!!


  9. Tony Middleton August 27, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    wonderful light Jamie – what a sensational spot too !

  10. truenorthmark August 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    Yes, Jamie we are not far off our adventure now.



  11. Beau Mitchell August 29, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    Very nice, Jamie. Gotta love that light!

  12. stakky August 31, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    wow niice shot very smooth

  13. Kingsley September 15, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    awesome shot Jamie


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