lancelin sand dunes night australian landscape photography

Okay I’m being a visual artist here rather than a landscape photographer.   When I took this shoot I wanted the lines in the Lancelin sand dunes to point up to the sky.   Now I managed to get a shot that achieved that effect but the more I looked at this photo the more I thought there was something more to it.   It finally came to me and I spun it upside down and then instantly it made me feel like I was falling off the face of the earth.

I’ll post the actual landscape photograph shortly but I really liked this photo and wanted to share it with you guys.


Jamie Paterson

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  1. truenorthmark June 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Different mate..I’ll give you that!

    Sorry I couldn’t make it but had already planned an early start for a surf at Stricko’s and it was epic!

    Only 4 of us out for about an hour and we surfed till we dropped!

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      Sounds awesome. Can’t believe you didn’t need your own personal surf photographer there! 😉


  2. Flemming Bo Jensen June 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Hehe, awesome Jamie! That is so surreal, you should know what my very first (crazy) thoughts were:

    “That is so Star Wars, I am flying in a spaceship ready to jump to lightspeed with the planet Tatooine just above me”.


    • jamiepatersonphotography June 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

      Hey Flemming. I think this photo just invokes a feeling of disorientation and floating no matter who looks at it. I can certainly see the Star Wars theme coming out!


  3. hodgy1 June 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    Hey Jamie, not sure what drugs your on but this is a really great idea. Thinking outside the square is what makes it interesting. Well done.

    Cheers Pete.

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm #


      This would have to be the coolest comment I’ve had in ages. Had me in stitches. Hehe


  4. colin leonhardt June 4, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Jamie, I can’t believe you do this as well, in the past I’d take a shot with a fisheye pointing up when the sun was just behind the horizon then turn the shot upside and it would look like you’re orbiting the earth, complete with the curve of the earth. I even framed up a large poster and used to tell people this shot was taken on my first space shuttle trip – being an aerial photographer quite a few of my friends actually believed me.

    By the way, never went on the shuttle – didn’t past the test!

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

      Hey Col,

      How are you mate? Have to catch up soon. Have you got an example of any of your upside down shots online I’d love to see them. That would be funny having people think you made it on the space shuttle.


  5. MatthewSaul June 4, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    Hey Jamie, this is really cool!. I love shots that confuse ppl and make them ask what the hell is happening. the one luke austin did is one of my favs http://lukeaustin.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/casualty/

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

      Hi Matthew,

      Thanks for commenting mate. That photo of Luke’s has long been one of my favourites as well. He constructed that so well.


  6. islandimages June 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Should send this shot to the guys who are locked up in a mock spaceship for 18 mths. As they are simulating conditions for a flight to Mars they could look at this and keep saying “Nearly there,nearly there………………

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi Tim,

      I saw that on TV last night. It was the Russians wasn’t? Can’t believe they wanted to lock themselves up for 18mths doing nothing.


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