Going Over The Falls

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Hi Everyone,

This is a self portrait of me just before I got sucked up by the wave and got thrown around like I was in a tumble dryer.   I really have a lot more respect for in water wave and surf photographers after experiencing what they have to go through.   I’m only swimming in small waves and surf, how do the guys in Hawaii do it?    Anyhow if some of you are wondering what I look like, here I am.   Though the lens has quite obviously distorted my face in all the wrong places.

Hope you guys have a good laugh at this photo.

Jamie Paterson

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  1. mervfrench March 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    The look of terror here , but it’s a neat shot, look good blown up on a huge billboard on the freeway. 🙂

    I know what you mean , but you were lucky to get your head in the shot, I only got my feet when i tried mine .

    I must give it ago again soon .

    • jamiepatersonphotography March 2, 2010 at 7:46 am #

      Hi Merv,

      Thanks for that mate, but I think it would need heaps of photoshopping before going on a billboard. 😉


  2. Kingsley March 1, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    you mad mother!

  3. Charlene March 2, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    Haha! Nice one Jamie.

    Looks like a heap of fun. I’d be blinded in about half a second flat so very jealous!

  4. MatthewSaul March 2, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    You’re winning the comp so far with that one!

    • jamiepatersonphotography March 2, 2010 at 10:13 am #

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks for that comment. Its a collaborative effort not a competition! 😉


  5. Stephen Williams March 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    hahaha, nice work Jamie 🙂

  6. Mark Stothard March 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Funny stuff Jamie!

  7. Clint Baker March 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    hahaha nice jamie!!!
    did u get anything else mate?? im waiting to see some clark little stuff…… since i work too much hahaha

    • jamiepatersonphotography March 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

      Hey Clint,

      I didn’t get anymore wave photographs. I did get some shots while I was down south, which I will publish shortly.


  8. hodgy1 March 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Looks like you have just been grabbed by a shark and lost a leg Jamie, Creative though.

  9. Beau Mitchell March 4, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Haha, very nice Jamie! Definitely a unique self-portrait.

  10. Mel March 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    That was so funny if you could see into my office laughing at you , you would be laughing at me!! I love your blog Jamie.

    • jamiepatersonphotography March 7, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

      Hi Mel,

      Glad I can keep you so amused! hehe. Now if you saw a photo of me at Cradle Mountain with just my hand sticking out of the water with my camera in it you would’ve lost it


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