How Sweet it is!

When you get to capture this before heading into work.   On Saturday morning I had to be at work by 0600, so I got up a little earlier and headed out to Matilda Bay to check it out.  It wasn’t the greatest sunrise but for about 3 or 4 minutes there was a really intense golden yellow being pushed out from the sun, it set the mood for a fantastic Saturday.  Firstly work went well and then I got to meet a great bunch of people in the afternoon.   Hope you enjoy.


Jamie Paterson

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  1. martybugs October 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm #

    Fantastic colours!

  2. christianfletcher October 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm #

    impressive depth Jamie. One of your best.

  3. dylanfox October 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm #

    defitnetly one of my favourite of yours to date!

    Where is this spot! I have been wanting to shoot it for quite some time!

  4. Clint Baker October 5, 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    Wow the river was very calm…. colours look great, just popped that shot up mate

  5. jamiepatersonphotography October 6, 2008 at 6:57 am #

    Woo Hoo!!! Thanks Christian you made my day.

    Jamie Paterson

  6. jamiepatersonphotography October 6, 2008 at 6:57 am #

    Thanks Marty and Clint. 🙂

  7. Mel October 6, 2008 at 7:24 am #

    Great composition on this one ,I like it alot.

  8. jamiepatersonphotography October 6, 2008 at 7:50 am #

    Thanks for that Mel. Much appreciated.

  9. spoolphotography October 6, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    Love the colours and reflection Jamie

  10. tonymiddleton October 6, 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    fantastic image Jamie ! ahhh…the joys of an early start. I love the stillness of the river and the ‘floating’ jetty is perfect !

  11. lukeaustin October 6, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    Very Very Nice! I don’t know what else to say…… I agree with Christian though. One of your best. Great work.

  12. jamiepatersonphotography October 6, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    Neal, Tony and Luke,

    THanks very much for the great comments, it means a lot to me to get feedback like that.

    Jamie Paterson

  13. kirkhille October 6, 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    Nice shot mate love the colors and reflection

  14. jamiepatersonphotography October 7, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi Kirk,

    THanks for that. Hopefully we’ll get more light like this soon.


  15. Stephen Williams October 7, 2008 at 6:57 pm #

    stunning Jamie!
    what a way to start the day. not much more to say…. 🙂

  16. jamiepatersonphotography October 8, 2008 at 7:54 pm #

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks so much I’m so stoked now that I actually made the effort to get up early for this shot.

    Jamie Paterson

  17. billybaxter October 21, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    Hi Jamie,
    My name is Steve and I have just bought a 1Ds mk3. I have been looking for a good lens to stick on the front, any ideas

  18. billybaxter October 21, 2008 at 5:04 pm #

    Hi Jamie,
    My name is Steve and I have just bought a 1Ds mk3. I have been looking for a good lens to stick on the front, any ideas

  19. jamiepatersonphotography October 21, 2008 at 6:36 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the 1Ds MkIII as much as I do. Before I answer the lens question, what are you going to use it for? I predominately use the 50mm F1.2, probably 90% of the time, otherwise I will use the 27-70mm lens, its a really versatile lens and I know others are getting great results out of it.


  20. billybaxter October 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm #

    Yo Jamie,
    Thanks for your reply. Basically I bought my 1ds for landscape but shoot weddings on sRAW as well. Ive only had 2 session shooting landscape with this camera and both times the sky was boring but still got ok shots. I used my 24-70 f2.8 and I really would like to shoot with a prime. I have a 100mm f2.8 and 50mm f1.4 which I love but now back into landscape Im thinking of 20mm f 2.8 as its cheap and should be sharp. The other option would be 24mm f1.4 which costs heaps. I use a polariser and gradient, is it my imagination or do filters stuff the quaility of your image ?

    cheers Steve

  21. jamiepatersonphotography October 22, 2008 at 8:54 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Cheap filters can have an affect on your photos however, if you look at Dylan’s work and Kirk’s work its sensationaly using affordable lenses. I use Singh Ray filters (be warned not cheap) and many others use Lee Filters.

    I’m not a big fan of really wide lenses for landscapes, prefer my 50mm, however people like Christian are using the 24mm for single shot images and the 50mm for stiching. Its all down to personal choice and $$$$$$.


  22. jamiepatersonphotography October 22, 2008 at 8:56 pm #


    Sorry I didn’t see your comment, it is Matilda Bay literally right out the front of UWA, probably the closest I’ll ever get to UWA. hehe.

  23. billybaxter October 22, 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    Hi again Jamie,
    Looked at the other guys sites and their work is brilliant.
    Is there many guys shooting landscape on digital or are they using the 6×17 film format.
    I have the slide in cokin filter system, would the glass lee’s be better ?


  24. jamiepatersonphotography October 24, 2008 at 1:46 am #

    Hi Steve

    They are all using digital. Kirk is using Cokin’s and Neal (Spool) and Christian both use Lee Resin filters. I believe the Lee filters should be better than the Cokin.


  25. billybaxter October 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi Jamie,
    Thanks for your advice the other day on filters. Im yet to get my 1Ds working on a nice landscape but sure the time will come. Today I went and bought a Lee filter system and one of the guys was saying that Christian Fletcher is using a 1Ds and a 50mm lens ??????? would this be true ? and how hard is it to stich images together ????
    Oh, and when are you looking to shoot another nice sunrise ? its a bit cloudy ?

    Hope to talk soon, Cheers, Steve.

  26. jamiepatersonphotography October 29, 2008 at 8:31 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Christian is quite open about the fact that he uses a 1Ds MkII and a 50mm lens for his stitching. In fact I use my 50mm f1.2 for almost everything as well. Stitching in certain circumstances can be extremely tricky. I guess the best way to learn about stitching is to have a go.

    I’m not sure when I’ll take my next landscape it depends on what Mother Nature throws at us. 🙂 If I feel a day is going to be a good day then I will duck out somewhere, until then I just impatiently wait around.


  27. billybaxter October 30, 2008 at 8:24 am #

    Hi Jamie,
    I got up at 5am this morning to do a landscape shot. I didn’t expect anything fantastic to happen but thought finding a the right place first would be good and the fact I had just spent a lot of cash on filters fueled my desire to shoot.

    I did a jetty shot with my 50mm 1.4 and now having a go at stitching.
    I find it hard to get the whole image in focus even running it at f22 ?
    Keen as mustad to nail one, might see you out there one morning, thanks.

  28. billybaxter October 31, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    Yo Jamie,
    I think its going to be a good night for a sunset.
    See ya there………..

  29. billybaxter November 7, 2008 at 7:35 am #

    Hi Jamie,
    I;m heading up north for a few weeks. I’m taking some soft ND grads, do you think I should take some hards ?

  30. Mike November 24, 2008 at 4:43 am #

    This is such a great shot… the colours and the smoothness of the water.

    I’d like to add your link to my blog if that’s OK..

    Looking forward to more shots…


  31. jamiepatersonphotography November 24, 2008 at 5:50 am #

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the comment. No problems with the link. I’ll add you as well.


    Jamie Paterson

  32. Craig Chiswell April 14, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Jamie,

    been looking at some of your photos, really great work and can see the growth over the last six months. This is a beautiful shot. I actually went down there this morning after seeing your shot, but it was nothing like it. Still nice and glassy tho and a flash of colour for a short stint


  33. jamiepatersonphotography April 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    Hi Craig,

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting. This morning definitely wasn’t anything like that morning. 🙂

    Jamie Paterson

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