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Wylie Creek Broome

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Wylie Creek is absolutely stunning from the air and what makes it even more fun is that my oldest son Xavier and I always go for a flight together when we are up that way. He’s still only 4 so he gets to sit on my lap which makes it pretty special.

Normally 15mins in the air is enough to get a ton of great shots from this place, its so beautiful that its hard not to get something within that short time period. I just love the colour of the water contrasting against the white sands.

As we were in a helicopter I had to select a really fast shutter speed as they just shake so much. Great platforms to work from but they can be pretty tricky sometimes!

Thanks,

Jamie

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Daybreak Dream

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This image is extremely special to me.  Why?  Its the first time in my travels to the Stirling Ranges that I’ve truly been able to capture clouds at Bluff Knoll.

Seriously up until now it seemed like I was going to be the only photographer to have not personally seen clouds at the Stirling Ranges!   I was just so overjoyed when I woke up in the morning and drove up to Bluff Knoll to see this unfold before my eyes.

It just goes to show that with photography you need to persist and keep trying to get the shot that you visualised no matter what.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Inland Peace

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Hi Everyone,

I captured this shot as I was making my way out to capture the Milky Way with Paul Pichugin a few weeks ago.   We were out on the Great Eastern Highway looking for a spot to stop and capture the sunset whilst on our travels out to our Milky Way destination.   It looked like pretty slim pickings, but just before sunset, about 5mins before we managed to spot this salt lake.

We grabbed our gear and ventured out into the middle of the lake and almost sunk knee deep into the mud a few times.   Though it was hard work getting out there it was certainly worth the effort.

Thanks,

Jamie

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Perth Milky Way

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Wow what a trip!  I’ve just returned from an epic trip to capture the Milky Way about 6hrs out of Perth.  It all started off with Paul Pichugin and I discussing plans for a ‘short’ trip to do some Milky Way shots on the next new moon.  Well our short trip saw us driving deep into unsealed and often unmarked roads in an effort to escape Perth’s light pollution and the clouds that were closing in.

After driving 5hrs to our first destination we realised that it just wasn’t going to work because of the cloud.  While we were driving to this destination we started to see all sorts of weird lights in the sky.  Very spooky!  I’m sure science could explain the lights away but we couldn’t.  Then we had some random Kangaroo leap out in front of the car and proceed to start running in front of us for about 2km!   Obviously, the idea of running off to the side never entered its head.  Never seen anything like it and in the end I just sped up and overtook it.

After another hour driving to reach our second destination we realised we were going to have to cross a lake to get to where we needed to be.  Fortunately, the good old Rangie was up to the job and after a few moments of wondering if were we going to make it across or not she took up the challenge and were made it to the other side no problems at all.

Once we got there we were pretty excited as we looked up and saw just how bright the Milky Way was.  We lept out of the car even though it was saying it was -1 outside and started to snap away.

A 6hr drive for a 20 second exposure = crazy?  Perhaps but its what you need to do if you want to succeed.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

 

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Gates of Hell

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Hi Everyone,

After driving around almost constantly for 2 days with Paul Pichugin I thought that we were done with taking photos.  I was shattered and just wanted to get home as were were still 2.5hrs away from Perth and it was late.

We hit the Balingup Nannup Rd as it was the quickest way home and as we did Paul turned to me and said ‘You know I’ve never managed to drive down this road without stopping for a photo”.  It was pitch black out there, surely there were no photo opportunities this time?

Well we drove around a corner and saw this amazing glow coming from up in the hills.  It was so intense that I really felt like I was staring directly into hell itself.  So Paul was right, we didn’t mange to make it down the road without stopping for a photo!

Thanks,

Jamie

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North Cotteloe Sunset

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Last Friday night I decided to head down to North Cottesloe Beach to unwind and relax and of course to get some photos!  North Cottesloe was the best I’d seen in ages so I started to snap away.

It was such an beautiful evening, warmish for a winters day and there was almost no wind around.   The swell was really nice and these waves were just coming through every couple of minutes.  Simply sensational.

I noticed that the gold light was shining right through these waves so I threw on my 70-200mm lens and started banging away.  When I got home and saw this photo I was pretty ecstatic!

I hope you guys enjoy it.  How does it make you feel?

Thanks,

Jamie

 

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Gantheaume Point Broome

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I’m really very proud of this shot.  Its a 15 shot panoramic photo of Gantheaume Point in Broome.  5 shots wide with 3 levels of focus stacking to ensure the photo was razor sharp throughout.

It was stinking hot when I took this shot, something like 35 degrees and it took close to 25mins to complete it.  I drove straight home after this and had the longest shower as I was soo sweaty!  Ewww!

No trip up to Broome would be complete without heading across to Gantheaume to check out the spectacular red colours.   Its a 5min drive out of town and I could spend literally hours shooting there.  Go at the right time of year and you can see dinosaur foot prints at low tide as well.  Very cool.

Thanks,

Jamie

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Willie Creek Broome

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Every year when I head up to Broome my oldest son Xavier (3.5yrs) and I hop into the Willie Creek helicopter and go for a blast around the local area.  I have an amazing time taking the photos with him on my lap and he has a blast trying to touch all the buttons.

Fortunately, the pilots have infinite patience with him and they don’t seem to mind, until he presses the wrong button I guess.

I’ve managed to capture good aerial shots before but True North Mark passed on some great advice to me a few months ago when it came to settings so I tried them out and I was really happy with what I captured.  ‘Go high on the ISO son’ he said.

So I cranked the ISO up to 1000 and used TV priority of 1/1000th.  All my shots came out razor sharp!

Now an admission, my last post Lofty Heights wasn’t an aerial shot at all but a lump of salt beside the road.  That’s the great thing about photography, done right we can change people’s perceptions.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

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Lofty Heights

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There is something truly magical about being in the air isn’t there?   Its like we are free and not shackled to our daily lives.  For that precious time that we are in the air we are free to soar above the world and see it from a totally different angle.

I’ve been thinking about flying lots lately and I really wish I could have the chance to hop into something like a U2 and fly up to 70 000ft.  The view from up there must be absolutely stunning.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

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Cable Beach Sunset

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I’d packed up all of my photography gear and had finished with this sunset for the night.  I was heading back up to the carpark as quickly as I could as I was running late for dinner.  Imagine the dilemma I faced when I saw this shot unfold before me.

Miss the shot or be late for dinner?  Well there was just no way I was missing this shot.   Sorry Melissa!

Its one of the reasons why I love being in Broome and shooting on Cable Beach.  The sunsets are just so intensely red and they last for ages.  I’m so used to Perth sunsets where the light is only good for a few minutes at most.

Normally this sort of shot would be totally boring and cliched but I think the foreground in this shot is simply awesome.  Its complex and crazy.

I hope you guys like it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie

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