Moments Like These – Injidup Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Well when I was down south last weekend I only managed to get up early on the Saturday morning, I just couldn’t struggle out of bed on the Sunday morning no matter how hard I tried.   Saturday morning was one of those days that landscape and seascape photographers just live for!   I managed to get my previous shot of Meelup Beach and then 30min later this shot of Injidup Beach.   As I always say who says landscape photographers aren’t an extreme bunch?   I took this photo just before I got covered waist deep in water, I had to literally grab my camera and hold it above my head.   At least this time I didn’t lose a thong like I did at Bennion Beach.

What is the closest you’ve come to losing your camera?   I think my incident at Bennion Beach was the closest.

Hope you’re all having a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson

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  1. Beau Mitchell October 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Gorgeous, Jamie. Neat timing with that incoming wave, and the light looks pretty sweet.

    I’ve slipped while climbing along some of the rocky coastline over here and lost my tripod to a bent leg, but luckily the camera stayed intact.

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

      Hi Beau,

      Thank you for the comment. I think I’d much rather a bent tripod leg than losing my camera! Sounds like you got lucky.


  2. Stephen Williams October 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    closest to losing a camera….?? well- i did lose it….. does that count?? hahaha.
    just got the official verdict and yup- it just confirmed my fears.
    new camera body now for mwah.
    good to hear you managed to keep yours dry!

    did you lose your phone/keys or anything?
    last year when I got hit by a wave the water got into my immobilizer thing a majig, and it stopped working completely. luckily I had the spare with me. but since then I keep it in a waterproof bag haha.
    my pockets aren’t safe enough!

    and i’m sorry- and I know i’ve only met you once…. but the image of you losing your thong is not one i needed in my mind….. ohhh, you mean those thongs…. lol

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 18, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

      Hi Stephen,

      I remembered your story when I was writing this. 🙂 As for me in a thong I’m guessing that wouldn’t be a great sight. lol.


  3. Flemming Bo Jensen October 18, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    That is great timing and nice composition! I would crop the bottom a bit but apart from that it is sweet!

    I have lost my lens cap countless times, dropped filter adapter ring in Karijini into a gorge, and dropped a lens from time to time. But never the camera, never even came close to dropping it fortunately, knock on wood.

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 18, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

      Hi Flemming,

      Thanks for stopping by mate. Yeah I’ve lost all manner of stuff when out there capturing a photo. Part of the game I guess.


  4. ecomuseimages October 18, 2009 at 9:00 am #

    You should always wear a wesuit over ya thong mate, especially down south where the water is colder.

    Jumped off those rocks many a time mate, nice pic.

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

      Hi Graham,

      Glad I could bring back some memories! Its a wonderful spot isn’t? I’d love to wake up to it everyday.


  5. chloe October 18, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    what lens did you use to capture this outstanding photograph jamie(?) 🙂

  6. katieleigh October 18, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    stunning jamie, love that moss

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

      Hi Katie,

      Thanks for the comment. I must admit, that is what attracted me to those rocks in the first place. The seaweed was just so green.


  7. Tony Middleton October 18, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    I like this one better actually Jamie – great timing and love the textures on the rocks.

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

      Hi Tony,

      Thanks for that mate. I like this one as well. Its more of an action shot.


  8. truenorthmark October 19, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    Great action pic mate…you can see how close you were by the pic itself without the story!!

    Bet you wish you had a 1D right about then eh!

    I was standing on the top of Fingle Heads in QLD with CF when a huge wave dumped straight on top of me literally 2 minutes after Fletcher was standing in the same spot!

    But the mighty 1D was up to it and withstood the trauma unscathed!

    I have now had a few instances when the 1D has proven itself as being a solid bit of kit as it is marketed to be. When I first saw a 1D in the flesh it was at the Canon show in Hong Kong and they had someone in a glass shelter with a riai coat on shooting with a 1D….that is what sold me on it actually!!!



  9. Clint Baker October 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    very nice mate… im heading down next week so im hoping to get out like everyday and all day!!!!! hahaha

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm #

      Hi Clint,

      Good luck down there. Hope you catch some wicked shots. Its been really nice down there the past two weekends. Remind me later on during the week and I’ll let you know of a good spot to get some shots.


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