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Lumaihai Beach South Pacific

kaui photography, hawaiian photography, seascape photography

In this amazing world I have two spiritual homes.  One is here in Western Australia, at Injidup Beach down near Yallingup and the other is Lumahai Beach in Kaui and I just love to photograph both of them.   They’re both very similar, very uncrowded wide open to ocean swells and to me they contain an element of spiritual healing.  Both of them totally inspire me to concentrate on my seascape photography.

I can sit down at either one of these beaches and instantly my cares fade away and its just me and the ocean.  In fact I have spent hours at both beaches just relaxing without even picking up the camera, which I think is important.   The more time you can spend at a place and learn about its character and quirks the better photos you’ll manage to capture of it.

We should all have a place that inspires us and moves us, one that when we have a photographers block it reignites our passion for our art.  One that we can easily close our eyes and see ourselves there, and feel the sand squishing between our toes, while the wind gently touches our face.  If you learn about a places moods then its so much easier to notice all the finer details of the place that others will miss and you’ll start to capture photos of it, that others just don’t see.

So where is your favourite place to shoot?  One that totally inspires you when other places don’t?   One that is like visiting an age old friend who always brings a smile to your face.  Let me know!

Thanks,

Jamie

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Drifting, Dreaming, Seeing

seascape photography, australian beach photography, leighton beach

One of the great things about being an artist and seascape photographer is that I get to see things others don’t. People spend so much time simply looking at things and not taking the time to truly see them. Its my privilege to show people there is a whole other world to see if you stop and allow yourself to see it.

I get to take the time to look at everyday objects and ponder what they mean to me? How do they make me feel? Just by asking those two questions alone I get to see what others don’t.

Use your heart to see things sometimes and not your eyes and you will find an amazing new world right in front of you.
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Kauai Rain Rays

hawaiian beaches, kauai photography, seascape photography

Hideaways Beach in Kauai is incredibly hard to find but once you find it you just know it was worth the effort. Its not so much that its in a secret difficult spot, its that most of the public access to the beach is restricted.

Its one of the things I really disliked about Kauai and it makes me realise how lucky we are in Australia to have almost free access to our entire coastline. The only available public carpark has a spot for 10 cars, that’s it! Needless to say I had to be creative with my parking endeavours and ended up sneaking into one of the private resorts and parking there.

Any way once I made it to Hideaways Beach I had a blast. I got there 2hrs before sunset as I’d never been there before and I wanted to have a good look around. Whilst I was there I saw this awesome rain shower drift over the mountains and that it was being illuminated by the last rays of daylight so I started to snap away.

Love it!

Thanks,

Jamie

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Wylie Creek Broome

broome photography, aerial photography, australian landscape photography

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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Lumahai Beach Sunset

kauai landscape photography, kauai photos, hawaii photos, kauai sunset, seascape photography

Lumahai Beach is quite simply one of the most stunning beaches in Kauai and it captured my heart and soul on this trip. So its no surprise that I chose to capture the sunset from my last night in Kauai at Lumahai Beach.

Hawaii sunsets last for ages so I managed to get a number of different angles of this sunset from the beach. Surprisingly, this shot was handheld with high ISO as I was just scouting out my sunset position and had left my tripod on the beach.

Needless to say I went home that evening an extremely happy man. Lumahai had played nice once again.

Thanks,

Jamie

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Na Pali Coast

ke'e beach, kauai landscape photography, landscape photography, australian photographer, seascape photography

Hi Everyone,

Out of all the photos I’ve taken of the Na Pali coastline this would have to be my absolute favourite. Such a magical time in such a magical place!   This was taken from Ke’e Beach and I’m really grateful to the hiker who suggested that I walk around the corner an extra 200M as he thought it might be a better view.  He was so right!

I’ve said it before and its just so easy doing landscape photography in Kauai the place is just one giant canvas, full of amazing colours and vistas.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

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Hideaways Beach Kauai

kauai landscape photography, hanaleai photos, australian photographer

Hi Everyone,

I’ve just returned from a trip to Kauai, its my second trip there and it definitely won’t be my last.  In fact I’m back there again in January.  The place is just magic and I feel so at home there, especially living out on the North Shore.  Life is simple there.  Really simple.

This is Hideaways Beach which is just below the Princeville estates.  Its hard to get access to almost impossible in fact.  It makes you realise how lucky we are here in Australia that we can get access to almost any beach without any issues at all.

For me this shot typifies Hawaii, coconut trees, blue skies, and lava rocks.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Daybreak Dream

sunrise, stirlings, albany, australian landscape photography, australian photographer, western australia

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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Perth Milky Way

australian landscape photography, australian photographer, star photography

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

australian landscape photography, landscape photography, balingup nannup road, australian photographer, bush fires

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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