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Who is this good looking bloke and why is he smiling?   Well its me of course and I’m smiling because one of my images is in this book that has just been released and it has already made it onto the bestseller list.  How cool one of my photos in a bestselling book!   So yes I’m beaming like a Cheshire cat today.

Its the photo of the burnt car, one that I took from the Canning Stock Route.

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Now I just need to create a best selling book of my own.  Hopefully the other couple of deals that I’m considering will fall into place as well.

Off to celebrate now. :-)

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Simplicity

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Hi Everyone,

This is another shot that I managed to get while tearing around in the Lancelin sand dunes the other night.   Beau and I were driving along in between some dunes when this scene opened up in front of us.   It caught our attention because of the simple composition that it presented, needless to say we both jumped out of the car and started to shoot away.   When you see shots like this appear in front of you, you just know that we landscape photographers have the best job in the world.  We had to use a number of light sources to get this shot as Mark Stothard didn’t leave any moonlight behind for us from his visit up there a few nights ago.   (Since posting this, I have lightened up the top left hand corner and it looks stacks better).

Hope everyone has a great long weekend!

Jamie Paterson

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Cottesloe Beach Steps

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Hi Guys,

Here is another photo of Cottesloe Beach from Saturday afternoon.  I was just tinkering trying to get different shots of Cottesloe Beach because lets face it almost every angle of this place has been covered.   For good reason though, its a great place to be and a great place to shoot.   I think winter is just as much fun to shoot Cottesloe as summer as you can get some really dramatic images even without the colour of a summer sunset.

I didn’t realise it at the time but it looks like Dylan was just down the road shooting the same sunset as I was.   I hope you’re all having a great start to the week, I know I sure am. :-)

Thanks,
Jamie Paterson

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Stormy Cottesloe Beach

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Well I wasn’t going to go out tonight.  You all know the usual story, too cold, too windy and its raining.   Something told me to just get out there and shoot.  Let’s face it, if you’re not there and the sunset fires up then its a shoot you’ll never get back.   So I headed down to Cottesloe Beach and I just felt that it was the place to be, I drove up to Trigg Beach, Bennion Beach and North Beach before I headed back down to Cottesloe.  I should’ve just stuck with my original decision!    I got so many interesting shots this afternoon and I can’t wait for Sunday afternoon as the waves are meant to be huge, so guess where I’ll be Sunday afternoon! :-)

I hope you guys like this photo, as far as I’m concerned this one is definitely going straight into the pool room.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

PS – Mark I think the pressure is off now.

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Parker Point Waves

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Hey Everyone,

Here is another shot I managed to get while flying over Parker Point at Rottnest Island.  This point nearly always has some swell thumping against it.  Its actually really cool watch waves hit the coast from the air they seem to move completely different up in the air.  We are so used to seeing them rise up and crash against the shore when we are at the beach.  In the air you can see parts of the wave getting slower and the wave getting thinner before it hits the coast.

Not too far from here is an amazing dive spot called Crystal Palace.  It is like a series of mini caverns that covers a large area and if you get the right day with no particles in the water it feels like you are just floating in mid air.

Thanks for reading and commenting guys,

Jamie Paterson

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It All Starts Here

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You know the more complicated life gets the less we remember to stop and look at the really simple things in life.    Often the simple things are the things that bring us the most pleasure.  A child’s laugh, a hug from our loved ones, watching a sunrise and sunset can often be much more rewarding than driving around in the latest car or living in the biggest house.

I set out on Saturday morning with a massive panoramic shot in mind but due to the fog and haze from fire I couldn’t get it.  I was about to go home without a shot when I started to take a really good close look at the plants and then I saw all these water droplets on them.   I was mesmerised and spent the next 2hrs shooting them.   This is the very mechanics of life.   The plants absorbing CO2 for us and of course we all need water.   I walked away a much happier and calmer person on Saturday after spending some time enjoying the simple things in life.

Thanks for reading and commenting,

Jamie Paterson

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Stranded in Applecross

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A few weeks ago I was on my way home from work.   I looked across the river from the train and saw this boat lying on the river bank and I thought it was a great subject to try and capture.   I also had a funny feeling that the sunset was going to be fantastic!   Its sunsets like these when its a real privilege to be a landscape photographer, these colours haven’t been saturated in Photoshop in any way, it was definitely an amazing sunset.  We get to capture the moment forever and let people see it time and time again.   Its all good fun!

I hope you guys all managed to capture some great photos over Easter.  What did everyone get up to?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Cape Naturaliste Sunset

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Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I was lucky enough to slip down south under the cover of darkness.   No it wasn’t a covert operation, its just easier driving down at night now with Xavier being a little older.    I think we can all agree that its such a relaxing place to be and this weekend was certainly no exception.   Christian of course put his usual ‘no cloud spell’ on me and made sure that the skies were crystal clear with only a hint of clouds.

There is nothing like being at a place like Cape Naturaliste just watching the sun going down and feeling like you don’t have a care in the world.   That feeling didn’t last long though, the ‘really easy’ decent onto the beach felt like it was Mt Everest on the way back.   This landscape photographer certainly earnt his beer that night after that climb.

Has anyone checked out Matthew Saul’s Quindalup Jetty shot from the same weekend?  Its pretty cool.   Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Hope you all have a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson

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Tasmanian Tallships

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Hi Everyone,

This shot was taken my first night in Hobart.   As I was walking around there was at least four tallships there and they looked awesome in the setting sun.    It was a magical evening, walking around the Hobart docks with these ships was like being in a timewarp.   You could almost imagine the hustle and bustle of Constitution Docks way back then.   I walked around for ages shooting old fishing boats, cray pots and rusty boats.   The other thing that was really cool was that everyone was just so friendly and willing to help.   Thanks Hobart you were a landscape photographers dream!

For those who like to know:

Aperture – F11

ISO 200

Shutter – 1/250sec

Has anyone else been down to Hobart at all?   Anyone got plans to head down there?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Down By Canning River

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I’ve been sitting on this photo for months, its really captivated me, mainly because Canning River has been such a huge part of my life growing up.   Growing up I certainly always appreciated going down there during the summer months and going swimming at Deepwater Point.   I was a Sea Scout at Deepwater point and spent pretty much every weekend of my youth down at Deepwater Point.    At 15 I was no longer elible for Scouts so for a year I stopped going there.

Then I discovered rowing and for the next four years I spent pretty much six to seven days a week twice a day on the river before I became a submariner in the Navy.   Before I left it was such a rare event to see Dolphins in the river.

When I left the Navy one of the first things I did was rejoin the rowing community.   I was amazed at how much cleaner the river was, we saw dolphins at least twice a week whilst out rowing and lots of Pelican’s and Shags feeding on huge schools of fish.   It was good to see that efforts to clean up the river were working.

I’ve spent the past few weeks just riding around the river and remembering all the great times I’ve had down there and capturing photos of the area, so stand by for more photos from this area over the coming months.

Have any of you guys tried to capture your childhood history via the photography skills you now have?   As photographers we are lucky as we can document our lives as we see it.

I hope you all have a fantastic Australia Day.

Jamie Paterson

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