Na Pali Coast

na pali, na pali helicopter, landscape photograpy, aerial photography, kauai, hawaii

Hi Everyone,

Well the excitement is well and truly started!   Mark has just driven into Fremantle to pick up the keys to the gallery so that we can start hanging our photos in readiness for the exhibition opening on Friday night.   I hope you are all excited as we are.

This photo was taken on my second last day in Kauai and it was really cool to be buzzing around the Na Pali coast in a helicopter.   I must admit though, when we first got to height and started going right up to the canyon walls I started to wonder how much closer we could get, before the blades were going to hit the walls.   I also admit to being white knuckled and grabbing my seat when we went racing over a ridge being only to see there was a 4000ft drop on the other side.

Once we all settled in though it was an awesome flight.  We spent 60min in the air and weaved in and out of lots of nooks and crannies and saw some fantastic waterfalls as well, as always it was a real let down once we had to head home.

From the air the waves are deceptive in their height, the waves crashing into the cliffs were actually close to 20ft in height.

The camera settings I used while in the air were: AV Priority – F8, ISO 400, shutter speed as determined by camera.   I hope you guys like it.

See you all Friday night!,


Jamie Paterson

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  1. True North Mark February 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Not too bad mate!

    Let the games begin!

  2. Brett Morgan February 23, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Wow that gives it some pretty good perspective eh like it much eh mate 🙂 hopefully I will be there mate sounds like a fun night indeed I missed you at the Pilbara Expo.

  3. jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Thanks mate. Hopefully there won’t be too many games before now and Friday night. Nothing that we can’t handle though.

  4. jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Hey Brett thanks for that mate. Make sure we catch up Friday night, it will be great to finally meet you. 🙂


  5. jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Wicked mate. I’ll see you then.

  6. Paul Pichugin February 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Hoping to make it over there after the wedding I’m photographing friday night 🙂

  7. Cleggy February 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Awesome shot mate great detail. I’m spewing I think i’ll be up here in Karratha so i’ll miss the show. Good Luck boys..

  8. jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Hi Paul,

    We’ll be there for quite a few hours. It would be great to meet up with you. I love your wave shots!


    • Paul Pichugin February 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

      Thanks Jamie,

      We’ll see how we go, I’m aiming to get out of the wedding by 6.30pm.. but weddings never seem to go to schedule 😉

      – paul

  9. jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Hi Cleggy,

    Thanks mate. I appreciate the support even if you aren’t able to make it. 🙂


  10. matt saul February 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    really like this, nice work mate!

  11. matt saul February 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Would look cool upside down with a bit off the left and a bit off the right..could get some cool diagonals happening!

  12. jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for that mate. I’m pretty stoked with this photo as well, I managed to get some good shots around this area as I wasn’t having to hang on to tight to the roller coaster helicopter!


  13. islandimages February 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Great shot Jamie,a little different to what you normally see. Good luck with the exhibition!

  14. wayte27 February 26, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Hey Jamie, congrats on putting the exhibition together. Great effort from both you boys and some nice images to boot. Great inspiration indeed.
    Cheers Adrian & Skye

  15. Andrea Green February 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    That is so cool Jamie, I can’t believe the waves are so huge.

    When I have some spare cash I will definately be in on a helicopter shoot with you like we spoke about last night. I think it would be great.

    Well done with the exhibition opening last night, it was great and you guys have got some amazing shots. You should be very proud of yourself.

  16. Jamie Paterson February 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks very much mate. It was a really fun night.


  17. Jamie Paterson February 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Hi Adrian and Skye,

    Thanks for turning up guys. It was really appreciated and it was fun to have everyone there.


  18. Jamie Paterson February 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for the great comment about the photo. Good to catch up again and I’ll let you know when I decide to head out in a chopper again.


  19. Paul Pichugin February 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Hey Jamie,

    Dropped in with my mate Andrew for a little while.. you guys have some awesome images! It was great to see your work in print! 🙂

    – paul

  20. Jamie Paterson February 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for taking the time to drop in and have a look around. Mark and I were really happy with the way things turned out.


  21. christian April 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    I like this one jamie

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