Stormy Yallingup Sunsets

yallingup sunset landscape seascape jamie paterson

Hi Everyone,

I managed to duck down to Dunsborough and Yallingup this weekend to chill out and capture some photos.   I must admit it was a pretty heartbreaking weekend as Friday evening was the only time I really managed to get a few shots.   I was totally rained out Saturday morning and Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I woke up I heard the rain just hammering down on the roof so I did what a normal person would do and went back to sleep and woke up at a decent hour!   This is probably one of my more favourite seascape photographs I just love the way the heavy cloud is hanging above the water, its so threatening and yes it did rain shortly after the photo.   Has everyone else had enough of this rain?    It seems this year we’ve had stacks of it but I read today that we are still under average!

Camera Settings:



Shutter – 1.6secs

This weekend I’m spending in Perth and hitting some local streams to see what they are like.   Does anyone else have anything special lined up?

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  1. mervfrench September 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    That’s just in front of the first car park isn’t Jamie?

    Looks rather calm considering the weather.

    Personally I’m a winter person and the rain doesn’t bother me a bit, I love it. After all it doesn’t rain every day, it just seems like it.

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 1, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

      Hi Merv,

      Thanks for commenting. It most certainly is right in front of the car park. I didn’t want to stray too far from the car in case it poured down on me! I know we need rain but give me Rottnest on a summers day any day. 🙂


  2. chloe September 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    i love the intense/ness of the sky, the darkness in the foreground is awesome
    the crisp rock pools are also very lovely
    [nice inclusion of the exif data :)]

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

      Hi Chloe,

      As always thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 Yeah I liked the rock pools. Do you like the way I made the EXIF data easier to spot? 😉 hehe. I loved your last post. That flower bud was really cool.


  3. Beau Mitchell September 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    One of my favourites of yours, mate. The colours are spectacular – the reds and blues in the sky, and that aqua in the rockpool! Great composition, crisp details, spot on.

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

      Hi Beau,

      Appreciate you taking the time to comment. Okay now I’m getting pretty excited about this image. I’m glad you liked it, not bad for a quick run out of the car inbetween showers. LoL.


  4. katieleigh September 1, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    agree with beau, definitely one of my favouries of yours jamie. very moody picture with amazing colours. well done

  5. Michael September 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    Sweet as Jamie – as for this weekend I`ll be working hard. Still need more rain, could check out canola crops for a shoot

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 2, 2009 at 8:19 am #

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the comment! I was out past York two weekends ago and saw that the Canola was starting to blossom. I can’t wait to its out in full force, if it isn’t already.

  6. Flemming Bo Jensen September 2, 2009 at 1:59 am #

    Gerat dramatic cloudscape, like it very much! If you got really close to the 2 pools, would it perhaps have been possible to get reflections of the clouds in the water?

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 2, 2009 at 8:21 am #

      Hi Flemming,

      Thanks for stopping by. I totally agree I’d love to have captured the clouds in the water reflections, and I think I could’ve done it but I was more focused on the rain bearing clouds. Next time I will put more focus into capturing the reflections.


  7. Luke Austin September 2, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    Really nice Jamie. There’s a lot going on in the sky. Shame about the rest of the weekend though. Atleast you came away with this ripper.

  8. jamiepatersonphotography September 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    Hi Luke,

    Yeah I came away from the weekend quite disappointed until I saw this photo at home, then I had a big smile on my face. 🙂 Have you got any great photos lined up for your blog?


  9. Stephen Williams September 2, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    really well done Jamie
    gota love those rockpools there!
    great atmosphere 🙂

  10. ecomuseimages September 3, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Canvas print…BIG canvas print!!!!

  11. Luke Austin September 3, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    At least you came away with something!
    I have a lot of photos from over here to eventually go through. I will get around to it. Hopefully have something soon 🙂

  12. Tony Middleton September 4, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Very nice shot Jamie – lots of colours and drama in the scene.

  13. James September 7, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Hmm, are you still getting the random noise in the sky, is that fixed yet. Seems like its still there, though I had to really squint.

    This is a great photo, but I’m going to challenge you here, try and enhance the part of the image you want to be the focal point. For me all the focal points have the same brightness, so my eye starts to roam.

    Squint and look at it again, do you see anything you’d like to enhance if so try dodging and burning and see if that helps.

  14. dibear September 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    I just came to your site from Chloe’s, and I find your work breath-taking. Your pictures look like paintings! It’s obvious that you are not new to photography. 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

      Hi Di,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I love hearing that my photography moves people occasionaly. Stay tuned for more! 🙂


  15. truenorthmark September 13, 2009 at 7:24 pm #

    Nice work Jamie,



  16. mattlauder September 30, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    Beautiful spot and the image to match.

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