Spiritual Solace

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Now days I believe that we all have a spiritual ‘Anchor’ on this earth.   Flemming’s is Hawke Dreaming, Neal loves the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe.   Well mine is Injidup Pt / Wyadup Rock.  I have always been fascinated with it and always felt extremely cleansed when I go there.   I have seen whales and their calves there and schools of dolphins swimming through there, not to mention its a great surf spot.    My favourite photos of Christian’s are nearly always of Wyadup Pt because I feel such a strong connection to that place.

Well now I have a second place one, that isn’t as far.   Its just magic, for the past two weekends I have just sat up on this hill taken a few photos and then just put the camera away and allowed myself to be aborbed in the moment.   I’ve felt the last rays of the sun fall on my face, the wind gentley blowing through my hair and the night slowly embracing and soothing me.   Okay, okay I know that sounds very hippyish (nothing wrong with hippies) but I’ve really felt clean and soothed when coming away from this place and that is a great feeling.

Does anyone else have a place like this that they like to head out to and just get ‘lost in the moment’?

Anyhow I’m off to Wave Rock tomorrow afternoon for an evening shoot, a star trail shoot and then a morning shoot and then I’m returning on Saturday morning.   Wish me luck, apparently its a difficult spot to shoot.

Thank you for reading my blog

Jamie Paterson

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9 Comments

  1. Flemming Bo Jensen March 12, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    Jamie, you’re on fire at the moment and spit out briliant shots left and right! This is just magnificient, great colours, line, compositiong and a lovely tranquil quality.

    I agree about ‘spiritual anchor’, a certain place where you just feel very connected to the country and it’s magic. My Country is definitely Hawk Dreaming.

    Nothing wrong with a bit of tree-hugging hippy crap 😀 Anyway, man was born in the desert, not in this city crap most of now live in, so I believe in getting back into nature, into the wild and finding that spiritual place in nature.

  2. jamiepatersonphotography March 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    Hi Flemming,

    Thank you very much for the praise. You’ll have my blushing soon. I have high standards I need to reach to be as good as the rest of you. Now if only my other mentor would comment. :-)

    Jamie Paterson

  3. Beau March 12, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    Another ripper, Jamie!

    I think mine might be Burleigh Heads here on the Gold Coast. I just love that spot and I do visit it a fair amount without the camera, too, just to watch.

    Good luck at Wave Rock tomorrow. I hope my advice I sent in email helps even just a little.

    Cheers

  4. spoolphotography March 13, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    Pretty cool Jamie, maybe lighten the grasses leading into the tree a little and she’s ready for printing …

    There ya go commented. Now you 2 for 2 on mentors …. BIG SMILES :)

  5. Stephen Williams March 14, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    I love this Jamie!!
    the composition of the 2 slopes coming down into the tree is awesome.
    the grass is so nice, could easily think this is the Pilbara.

    i don’t think i have any particular spiritual place. it’s just where ever I am at the time i’m away.
    i just have too many places on my lists :-) the Stirlings are a place so special to me. but then after visiting the Pilbara i can’t decide. then there’s the Blue mountains where i speant so much time as a youngster with my Gran, Tassie… you get the point 😛 haha. anywhere out of the damn cities!

  6. Dylan Fox March 14, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    Your images really have gotten a lot better in a hurry mate!
    I havent been out shooting in like a month!

    I think some where in the rockie mountains has to be one of my favourite places in the world (so far). The peace, amazing scenery, quiet and simply nature at there best!
    Pine Valley in Colorado in the mountains would be the spot for me! Next time in Denver I will be back the there for sure! When I first drove through the valley last year with out my camera I was just gob smacked! I had never seen anything like it and couldnt wait to the 2 hour drive there again tomorrow!
    We should catch up for a shoot soon mate!

  7. James March 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    Nice snap, i came here looking for wave rock, but you haven’t processed it yet.

    I love that feeling, some times I just don’t even photograph and enjoy it.

  8. jamiepatersonphotography March 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Okay I’ve been slack on my replies so my apologies for that, as most of you know I’ve been out at Wave Rock.

    @Beau – Thanks your advice and email did help.

    @Neal – Thanks Neal I will try it out.

    @Stephen – I get the picture about being out of the city. LOL.

    @Dylan – Thank you again. You need to get out there and start shooting again! As you know I’m always willing to catch up for a chat. :-)

  9. kirkhille March 20, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    nice shot mate ,
    was working on one very simular until my power supply on the computer went :(

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