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Roebuck Bay Broome

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I love the amazing colours of the water in this shot. You can even see swirls of sand in the water caused by its fast movement.

I’ve been up to Broome a few times now and this is the first time I had to chance to fly into Broome via Roebuck Bay and I was really impressed. You can see miles of beautiful Mangroves and it all looks so healthy. I bet there are a few massive mud crabs hiding in there!

Have you tried capturing photos out of a plane? How did they turn out?

Thanks,

Jamie

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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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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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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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Cable Beach Reflections

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Some places just really resonate with me.   They tug at my heartstrings, fill me with joy, hope and more importantly leave me breathless with their beauty everyday.

Cable Beach in Broome is certainly one of those places that I never tire of visiting.  I’ve been trying to get my head around why I love it so much.  After all at first sight its just a seemingly simple beach with very few features on it.

I’m beginning to think its not so much the beach that is magic but what Cable Beach means to people that is magical.  Everyday I’d wake up and head down there to see people just strolling up and down the beach obviously very relaxed and just ‘getting away from it all’.   They all appeared truly content and happy.

 

Sunsets were the best.  People would head down an hour before the sunset with chairs and drinks in hand.  You’d see them making the daily pilgrimage pouring out of the hotels and onto the footpaths, all heading to the beach with one goal in mind.  To experience the most amazing sunset they’ve ever seen.

I think they were rarely disappointed.  You could hear people chattering, laughing and enjoying each others company and the moment the sun hit the water and started to disappear a hush fell over the beach.  People sat and stared and started to contemplate all that was happening within their lives.   They would lie in the water or stand at the waters edge and they all had one thing in common right there in that moment.   Deep and silent reflections.

 

Thanks,

 

Jamie Paterson

 

 

 

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Cable Beach

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I really need to get back up to Broome again and capture some more of these sorts of sunsets.  I wonder what it would be like during summer, the storms would be absolutely amazing.

Of all the great shots I have taken this year, they were all from Broome.  I just seemed to click with the place, but from what I hear I’m no exception. Everyone seems to have their own personal Broome Time story.  What is yours?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Cable Beach

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I love Cable Beach in Broome.  Awesome blue skies and beautiful green water sums it all up for me.   On this particular day we decided not to go swimming as the lifeguards had spotted a 2M crocodile swimming up and down the beach and we thought it might not be too good for our health.

This shot was taken with the Canon 17mm TSE lens which seems to be able to create amazing skies out of almost nothing.

In this photo the tide was about halfway out and it certainly doesn’t take long for the tide to rise or fall up at Broome.   It took a bit of getting used to the tides.  The first two days I found spots I liked whilst the tide was rising thinking that I would have plenty of time to get a shot, when in actually fact I ended up at least 100M further back from where I expected to be!

I hope you guys like this shot.  Let me know what you think of it.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Riddell Beach – Broome

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Hi Everyone,

Well I’ve just stepped through the door after being in Broome for the past seven days getting great photographs and even more importantly spending some great quality time with my family.   I haven’t been this content in ages!

This is Riddell Beach (links to Google Maps) It was named after Captain Riddell who was murdered by his crew after a mutiny in 1899.

Broome was quite simply amazing, I haven’t really managed to work out yet why its had such a huge and positive effect on me, I just know that it has.   Perhaps its the fact that Broome is still quite raw and untamed.   We may have built up a small town there but Mother Nature is very much still in full control, from the cyclones that she throws at the town to the huge tides that Broome experiences.

It could be that the locals are closer to the iconic ‘Aussie Larikan’ self image than we are.  I met so many friendly people up there who were all just really chilled out and happy to stop and have a chat and let you know about the best spots to look at and when they should be looked at.

A great painter Larry Mitchell once said to Christian and I that the closer man gets to nature the more content he feels and the less we worry about worldly things.   Maybe that is why we as an entire family had so much fun.  We were out in nature’s arms each day, playing on Cable Beach, basking in the sun and admiring the mangroves at Roebuck Bay.   We didn’t need anything else so our cares simply melted away.  Yes I think that is it, Broome quite simply melted our wants away until we were quite content with what we had.

Anyhow, enough melancholy,   I’ve got stacks of photos to share with you guys over the next few weeks from Broome.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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