Meelup Beach Is Out There


Hi Everyone,

I’ve just returned from a trip down south.  I was hoping to capture some awesome stormy, winter landscapes whilst I was down at Dunsborough / Yallingup but I was pretty much rained out all weekend.   This was my view from Meelup Beach this morning, at 6 degrees outside there was no way I was going to get wet.   Have to give a big hand to the people who were doing a personal training session in the carpark, talk about commitement.   All this rain is good for the dams but not photography!    Any weekend down there is still a good weekend though, Melissa and I managed to find a few nice spots to have dinner and have a few wines.

Last weekend I was driving around the hills and they were had so much green grass in the pastures it was a fantastic sight to see, get up there soon before the grass starts to die out.

What did everyone else photograph this weekend?

Jamie Paterson

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  1. Dylan Fox August 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    crop out the car bits and you got an interesting photo on your hands!!

  2. jamiepatersonphotography August 16, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

    Hi Dylan,

    Thanks for the comment mate. I’ll have a look at cutting out the car bits for another photo. 🙂


  3. truenorthmark August 16, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    There has been a heap of rain down that way Jamie!

    I was at True North Ashore a couple of Mondays ago and it was raining like that!

    I did not venture out this weekend….thought I might wait for the Kimberley trip next week where it is nice and warm!!



  4. ecomuseimages August 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    You know what…so often we get caught up in trying to make a great photo that we forget to capture a memory, I really like this shot mate, it shows the why and when of where you were…and thats exactly what its all about! Its a keeper.

  5. jamiepatersonphotography August 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    Hi Mark,

    Keep teasing! I’m going to get up to the Kimberleys one day.


  6. jamiepatersonphotography August 16, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    Hi Graham,

    I must admit that I wasn’t amused this morning when I turned up to see Meelup like this and disappointed that I couldn’t get a photo when I realised that a) people would still be interested to see what Meelup looked like this morning regardless and b) it was a record of the morning for me. 🙂


  7. ecomuseimages August 16, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    Yeah J, thats what its all about mate…making memories!!

  8. Luke Austin August 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    I like it. Feels like I am there, peering out the car window, waiting for a break in the weather. It looks pretty grey out there though.

    • jamiepatersonphotography August 17, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

      Hi Luke,

      I appreciate the comment. I like the photo as well, its a Graeme says a memory shot and unfortunately the break never came! All the rain is good though, its so green down in Christian country at the moment.


  9. katie August 17, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    I honestly love sitting in my car, listening to the rain on the roof of my car. Some of my best conversations have happened inside a vehicle! I agree with ecomuseimages, we’re so suffocated about getting the perfect shot and I like your photo, just as it is. 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography August 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

      Hi Katie,

      Thanks for that. I drive around so much every week looking for new spots, maybe I should start up a blog with my car window views. hehe.


  10. chloe August 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    sure glad you emailed me about this photograph i was excited to see it 🙂

    i like it also, very different & somewhat errie

    sounds like even with bad weather, you still had a nice weekend jamie

  11. Martin August 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    I like the effect of the water on the windscreen, and you can still make out enough of the beach to know that it’s a beach.

    I spent the weekend in Albany – and had a lot of rain and hail down that way, with some patches of blue sky and sun in between the showers.

  12. chloe August 18, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    i came back for a second look & too read your response 🙂
    you’re too modest jamie!

    actually..when i took that photograph i was pretty moody lol! – glad that came through
    it’s all about interpretation & emotion

  13. jamiepatersonphotography August 18, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    Hi Martin,

    Sounds like we shared the same weather, did you still manage to get any shots at all down there at all?


  14. jamiepatersonphotography August 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi Chloe,

    I kind of figured that it was moody day for you when you took it. I think a great photo is one that you manage to convey your emotions through.

    Does anyone know of any good examples of emotion being displayed through photography? It would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of some.


  15. Martin August 18, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    Jamie, the aim of my visit wasn’t photography, so I didn’t get much time with the camera at all…however, I did manage to get some shots of the Albany port lights over Frenchman’s Bay (check my blog for a pic).

  16. jamiepatersonphotography August 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

    Hi Marty,

    I’ll check out your blog now.


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