Ice, Cold, Frosty Beer

This was my favourite photo prior to taking the Canal Rocks photo.   It was in the middle of winter and absolutely freezing, around 3 or 4 degrees.  I was really stoked with this shot as it was the first photo that I visualised prior to actually going out there and taking the shot and bingo I got what I visualised.

Nowdays I find that visualising any photo whether it be landscape or fashion is so important.   You need to ‘see’ the shot before you even pick up the camera.

It was really cool when I went on a shoot with Dylan Fox recently to see him just sitting there ‘feeling’ and ‘seeing’ the place for 45mins prior to even picking up the camera.   Obviously a reason why he is taking great shots.   So to cut a long story short, see the photo before you pick up the camera!    As always constructive feedback is welcomed.

Jamie Paterson

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  1. dylanfox April 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    Sure is a great photo. I would like to see more of the Brewery in it and probably at a 3:1 ratio, I think would have helped.
    Well done!

  2. spoolphotography April 17, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    Very nice image Jamie, looks like you where standing in the water to take this image, was it a multiple image stitch?

  3. jamiepatersonphotography April 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm #

    Hi Neal,

    No this was with my 17-40 at 17mm. Well before I had discoved stiching. I wasn’t standing in the water but right on the edge of the river bank.

    Jamie Paterson

  4. kirkhille April 17, 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    Nice shot Neal , Yeah does look like your standing in the water .
    Been meaning to go back and photograph the swan brewery might go back and try to reedit my old shot now my Photoshop skills have improved slightly .

  5. kirkhille April 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    Sorry Jamie ,
    Ment Jamie not neal lol
    Reading neals blog as reading yours at the same time at work lol
    Tired should be in bed .

  6. dylanfox April 17, 2008 at 11:47 pm #

    Yeah Kirk I am going to try and get back here sometime as well.
    Jamie you definitely got a winner sunrise for it.

  7. jamiepatersonphotography April 18, 2008 at 7:35 am #

    I tried going to the Narrows Pt boat ramp to get a photo of it. I was hoping for a nice golden sunrise to light the place up. I did get the golden sunrise but I wasn’t happy with the pic.

  8. beaumitchell April 18, 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    You are right about visualizing the photo before you take it. It helps a lot to improve the final product.

    Looks like you had some nice light to work with on the day, too.

  9. jamiepatersonphotography April 18, 2008 at 7:52 pm #

    Hi Beau,

    It was one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve ever seen. I’m heading off to Deepwater Pt Jetty in the morning to see what I can capture.

    I also like Neal’s (Spool Photography) point of view when taking photos. His photos are so awesome and its because he researches and studies each place in great detail prior to picking up the camera.

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