Monte Bello Islands – What An Amazing Trip!

monte bello islands seascape landscape aerial photography

Hi Everyone,

I’ve just come back from an amazing trip to the Monte Bello Islands, Exmouth and Karratha with two internationally renowed artists.   Larry Mitchell is an artist who specialises in painting seascapes and is well known for his paintings of the Abrolhos Islands.   Of course most of you know landscape photographer Christian Fletchers work and he was the other person that I got to travel with so it was a dream come true. 

We spent two day exploring the Monte Bello Islands and we saw so much wildlife and in all sorts of nooks and crannys.  The best part of the trip was watching how these guys view the surrounding area and what they pick up on.    Its amazing how they see the world in colours, textures and patterns.

Photo Information:

Taken from a BK117 helicopter at 1000ft.

Lens – 50mm F1.2

Aperture – F8

ISO – 400

Shutter – 1/3200sec

So what did everyone else get up to on the long weekend?   I see Mark and Merv have been wildflower chasing, has anyone else been up in the hills at all?

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  1. Clint Baker September 29, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    very nice mate…. love the colours…. looking at some Lee Filters now mate…. cheers for the advise

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

      Hi Clint,
      Thanks for the comment. Welcome back to ‘sunny’ Perth. We’ll have to catch up soon. No problems about the Lee Filters, they should make life easier for you. 🙂


  2. mervfrench September 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    That is rather slick shot Jamie, great colours.

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm #

      Hi Merv,

      Thank you very much kind sir. I just loved the greens in the water channels.


  3. William Ophuis September 29, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    Nice patterns in this shot mate, I was up shooting wildflowers this weekend too!!

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 30, 2009 at 7:54 am #

      Hi William,

      Shooting the wildflowers sounds like fun. Where did you go to take them?


  4. Luke Austin September 30, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    Plenty to look at in this shot Jamie. Glad to hear you had fun.

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 30, 2009 at 7:53 am #

      Hi Luke,

      Thanks for that. I can’t wait to see your next photo! It was more than fun it was a massive learning experience.


  5. chloe September 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    welcome home 🙂

    the green swirl almost looks like an arrow point you in the direction of the open water
    beautiful jamie!

    (& glad you’re back)

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 30, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

      Hi Chloe,

      As always thanks for stopping by. 🙂 I see what you mean about the green swirl looking like an arrow point, great observation. I can’t wait to show you guys the rest of the photos from the region.


  6. katieleigh September 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    really nice pattern you’ve managed to capture here, hope you had a nice trip 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

      Hi Katie,

      Thank you for your comment. 🙂 It was an awesome trip. Your photos from NZ are pretty cool I’m glad you’re still shooting and posting.


  7. Mike Fletcher October 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    Wasn’t there a third renowned artist with you? Probably not he was just the assistant. One day One day!!!!!!! Still get more views and comments per clip than that other Fletcher guy, but who’s counting:)

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

      Hi Mike,

      They are only internationally renowned. You are universally renowed!!! I thought that went without saying. 🙂


  8. Mike Fletcher October 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    Your right Jamie. What was I thinking. Got a mention in the Age Newspaper for my vids which was not expected. Someone’s paying attention.

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 1, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

      Hey well done Mike! I can’t wait to see the teaser from the weekend tomorrow. We gave that helicopter an absolute hammering didn’t we?


  9. Mike Fletcher October 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    The chopper stuff came up noooooiiiiiccceee. You wait till you see the teaser. Apache is going to be begging for more. Or else there going to run me out of town. It’s one or the other. I left a message on your phone for your address. Can you email it to me please. Don’t want your fans finding out where you live. HaHa!!!!

  10. mervfrench October 3, 2009 at 7:01 am #

    In referance to your Twit. Home made chips are too hard, they never come out much good and you waste to much oil. Buy a packet and throw them in the oven it’s cleaner and easier, and probably healthier.

    Looking forward to more shots from this location, come on get your A into G .

  11. christianfletcher October 6, 2009 at 7:35 pm #

    Ok mate I’ll take internationally renowned! I’ve been working on Apache stuff all day, have a bunch of crackers, way better than Michaels stuff.

    • jamiepatersonphotography October 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

      Can’t wait to see them Christian. From what I saw on your laptop the other day I was really impressed. Did you like my first Larry Mitchell inspired photo?

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