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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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Murion Islands

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From North Cottesloe beach we head back up to Exmouth and surrounds.  If only it was that easy to do in real life!   I’m sure its a lot warmer up there than it is down here at the moment.   I haven’t even ventured outside at all today.   Now this isn’t actually the Murion Islands as we didn’t track over them, but it was right next to them and I don’t know the name of this island unfortunately.

We were flying along at around 1500ft and we were moving extremely quickly so I had to use a very fast shutter speed to make sure that everything was nice and sharp.   Again I used:

TV setting – 1/2000

ISO 400

I just love the green in the water surrounding the island its just so captivating.  I hope you guys like it as well.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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North Cottesloe

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North Cottesloe has to be one of the best and most interesting metro beaches to shoot, its always so much fun being down there.   In this shot I tried following the movement of the wave whilst also getting some detail in the shot and I’m pretty happy with the result.

To get this shot I held the shutter open for about 2secs and then panned from right to left to capture the waves movement I did that for about 1.5secs and then for the last .5sec just kept the camera still so that the camera would record some of the detail and not totally blur it all.  I’ve being trying to work on a compromise between totally blurred and totally sharp so that the viewer focuses on the movement and emotion within the photo but can still see where the photo was taken.

I think this photo manages to achieve that.

Hope you enjoy it,

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 

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Cable Beach Drama

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Now this is what I call drama!   On our second last day up at Cable Beach we knew that a storm was coming in and that it was going to be a big one.   Well the weather guys got it right, it was a big storm but the best thing about it was that it took hours to build.  So we had plenty of time to capture it before heading inside to escape the rains.

It was a fantastic feeling just standing there on the beach watching it build up, knowing there was little we could do but stand there and watch in amazement.

I’d love to head up there just before Cyclone season to capture more of these sorts of shots but I certainly wouldn’t want to be there during a cyclone!

I hope you enjoy it,

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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North Cottesloe Waves

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Last night I decided to hit Perth metro beaches. I was determined not to end up at North Cottesloe beach as I had shot it so many times before, but as usual I ended up at you guessed it…… North Cottesloe. I do love it down there.

The rocks and their formations are simply awesome and you can stand right out on the edge of them without getting too wet, though I did cop a soaking last night.

For me one of the best things about winter is that the North Cottesloe magic that has been hiding all summer is revealed. Exquisite rocks that were covered by sand are now exposed and facing the full force of the ocean after spending almost six months in hibernation, protected by a blanket of sand.

Winter would have to be a seascape photographers best friend.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Ningaloo Reef Aerial Photography

Hi Guys,

Just a short video from the GoPro HD camera that was stuck on my head while in the helicopter. If you want to jump straight to the Ningaloo Reef footage its at 5:15.

Check out how shiny and brand new the helicopter is! The boats you see on the reef are Whale Shark boats, unfortunately we didn’t see any from the air.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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North West Mangroves

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As most of you guys know now I managed to spend some time above Ningaloo Reef in a helicopter.   Well once we finished on the reef it was time to track up to Karratha to prepare the helicopter for the corporate photography gig the next day.   We passed over numerous small islands and then hit the coast where we flew over a number of cool little mangroves.   This being one of them.

I love these mangroves as they are like veins running out along our body with amazing deep blue or green water running through them.   I’ve got heaps more of these sorts of shots so stayed tuned!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Whirlwind Tour

Hi Everyone,

I just got back from doing an awesome corporate photography gig.   It started off with being flown up to Exmouth in the very early hours of the morning to jump onto a brand new $6000 an hour Agusta Westland AW139 medium lift helicopter.

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This helicopter had almost no hours on it, it was so new and the windows were absolutely huge.   We took off from Exmouth on the Thursday and headed up to Karratha so that we would be ready to meet the VIPs on the Friday.   On the way up we decided to head on over to Ningaloo Reef for about 20mins and I got about 400 photos of the reef in that short period of time.   Ningaloo Reef was going off with awesome surf which apparently rarely happens.  The winds were offshore so these waves looked just perfect.

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We then spent the next 1 1/2hrs en route to Karratha which wasn’t the most exciting trip, until we reached the shore.   From there I was able to get some shots of mini mangroves and of course the fantastic Dampier Salt, salt farm.

On Friday the corporate Gulfstream landed on the tarmac and after getting some shots of the VIPs coming off the jet we were escorted over to the helicopter to fly offshore and visit some facilities.   We spent another couple of hours in the air, flying around to the clients facilities.   After a full on day it was time to head back to Karratha.

We landed in the helicopter and all made our way back to the airport terminal.   Imagine my delight when I was invited to fly back to Perth in the clients corporate Gulfstream, it was probably the only time I would ever get to fly in a private jet so I jumped at it!   Not only was it an awesome experience, it was also 30mins faster than a commercial jet.

So after an hour and a half of enjoying an amazing experience it was time to land and the illusion ended.

It was amazing fun and I had a ball.   Its times like this that I love being a photographer!

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Shallow Depths

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Hi Everyone,

I took this photo down at Point Perron a few months ago now.   I’ve always been one to just stare at the ocean, when I was little kid, when I was in the Navy and even in this present day I could literally just stare at the ocean for hours.  I don’t really know why but it holds so much meaning for me, it has always had a strong pull on me and my life.

I just love this shot as it reminds me of what I see when I stare into the ocean.   Colour, movement, each little movement of the water tells a story.   Every wave is different and will never be repeated again.

Its time to head off and plan my next ocean adventure.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 

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Magic Day

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Its a great to be alive.  Any day we are alive is a great day!

 

Wow.  I’ve had the most amazing past couple of days.  I headed down to Balingup to capture some of the countryside and then spent the day driving across to Nannup, stopping every couple of minutes to take some shots and soak up the views.   I also made it across to Hamelin Bay, Margaret River and stayed in Dunborough as well.  Its been heaps of fun.   Today I started making my way home and I decided that I would stop off at as many beaches as possible as I’ve never done that.

This is Myalup Beach and it was a really cool little beach.  Nice waves crashing onto the shore line with fantastic weather.   Its been ages since my last photography roadtrip and it certainly reminded me of how much fun they are.

Roadtrip anyone?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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