Mosman Bay 10 – Jamie 1 – Finally!!!


I was fortunate enough the other night to catch up with Neal from Spool Photography and Kirk Hille of Kirk Hille Photography for an end of year shoot.    We started off at Narrows Bridge and hung around there for awhile but the light was not good to us unfortunately.    After watching the sunset we attempted to take a few photos under the bridge with higher isos to see what happened.   The results were pleasing but not sensational.   We then decided to play iso wars against the Mosman Bay boatsheds which have been my nemisis for the year.

Neal and I cranked up the isos on our camera and smiled with delight at the results.   Well at least I smiled,  I was wondering how much Neal had to drink as he was jumping in the air, yelling obsceneties and giggling like a school girl.  My guess is that he was happy with his Canon 5D MkII.    I think its awesome that I’m taking these sorts of photos late at night now, but when does one sleep?   I blame this latest lack of sleep squarely at the feet of Christian Fletcher, up until now I’d be heading home an hour after the sun set, but it was 10:30pm last night when I headed home and I was still tempted to fire off a few more shots at some other locations on the way home.  

Well now thanks to Flemming and Christian I can now shoot 24hrs a day!!!


Jamie Paterson

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  1. Tony Middleton December 20, 2008 at 6:38 pm #

    nice shot Jamie ! Certainly no boundaries with photography and in actual fact there has never been other than ones creativity potential. It’s great to see more people out making the most of the possiblities. I think I like this one even more with the foreground grass cropped out.

    keep ’em coming. 🙂

  2. jamiepatersonphotography December 20, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for the comment, I agree that there are no possibilites, its exciting when a learn a new creative tool, its like starting all over again. If I was to sell / exhibit this shot I too would most likely get rid of the grass, I kept in to show how much detail and colour the sensor was picking up.

    Love your latest header image by the way.

    Jamie Paterson

  3. spoolphotography December 20, 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    Was a fun night … I guess it was strange seeing a 40 year dude carrying on like a 6 year at christmas … My sample pics are up now as well.

  4. christianfletcher December 22, 2008 at 7:18 pm #

    looks just as good as the mark III Jamie

  5. billybaxter December 22, 2008 at 7:58 pm #

    Hi Jamie,
    Steve Here….. I havent looked at your blog for awhile, are you still using a 1Ds mk3 ? or the 5D mk2 ?
    If your using your 1Ds, what is the highest iso you run ? and do you get much noise from your 1Ds ? every time I shot at night I get noise and some times it looks like dead pixels…… should I run noise ninja ?

  6. jamiepatersonphotography December 22, 2008 at 8:17 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Can I forgive you for not checking out the blog for awhile? hmmmmm. Yeah ok I can. hehe.

    I’m still using the 1Ds MKIII. The photo you see above you was at iso 400 so noise was an issue for me but not too much. I did run Noise Ninja over it as well but Noise Ninja tends to soften things a little as well so I removed the Noise Ninja layer from the sheds and grass so that it stayed reasonably sharp.

    If you look at my previous post of a jetty it was done at iso800 and it had some noise.


    Jamie Paterson

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