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Peaceful Moments

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The other night I realised it was a no moon night so it was probably a great idea to head out into the bush to try and capture some Milky Way shots.  The only issue was a large storm front was also due to hit the area that night.  The sky looked clear so I decided to hit the road anyway and give it a go.

The further inland I went the more I realised I was going to have to be extremely lucky to get the shot I wanted.  Well Lady Luck was on my side and I managed to capture a great shot just before it started to pour down.  I did have my sway out but within 5mins it was rolled up and in the back of the car.  3.5hrs later I had a great shot and I was snuggled up in my warm bed.  A perfect night of star photography!

Thanks,

Jamie

 

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East of Perth

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One of my great childhood memories is of being able to sit down at Deepwater Point and being able to see the Milky Way clearly.  Its a lot more difficult now to get the same view of the stars unless you’re willing to do a little travel.  If you are you’ll still be rewarded with an amazing Milky Way spectacle.

I drove about 2.5hrs East to capture this shot on a night when the car was reading -3 degrees Celsius.  Ouch it was cold!  This was shot two weeks ago, and one of the best things about shooting in Winter is that you’ll get this sort of view at 7pm onwards.  So I didn’t have to stay up too late for this shot.  Always a good thing when you hear Dingos howling nearby.  I managed to capture the shots I wanted and be in bed safe from the Dingos by 9pm.

It was a successful trip and I can’t wait to head out there again.  This place was really interesting and I’m pretty sure I could spend the entire daytime shooting here as well.

What do you think of when you look at the stars?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Pinky Beach – Rottnest Island

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What a cool weekend.  Literally!!!    I’m told that its always warmer at Rottnest but it still felt really cold to me out there.   I have to admit this weekend I had very little success with the conditions and struggled to take a decent daytime shot.  There was a stack of clouds that never quite made it over until today unfortunately so I had clear skies all weekend.    What this did mean though was that night photography was definitely on the cards especially with an almost full moon.

I decided to try out the Canon 14mm F/2.8 lens that I had for the weekend and see what it could do.   I headed up to Pinky Beach at Rottnest and setup my camera at the top of the stairs that lead down to the beach from the lighthouse.    After a long exposure I managed to capture what I thought was a reasonable shot.   Would I buy the Canon 14mm F/2.8?   I don’t think so.  Its a cool lens but it doesn’t do anything my 16-35mm  can’t do and you can’t use filters on the 14mm which means more post processing work.

Camera Settings:

Lens – Canon 14mm F/2.8

Aperture – F11

Iso – 125

Shutter – 9mins

Hope you all had a warmer weekend than I did. :-)

Jamie Paterson

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Falling………

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Okay I’m being a visual artist here rather than a landscape photographer.   When I took this shoot I wanted the lines in the Lancelin sand dunes to point up to the sky.   Now I managed to get a shot that achieved that effect but the more I looked at this photo the more I thought there was something more to it.   It finally came to me and I spun it upside down and then instantly it made me feel like I was falling off the face of the earth.

I’ll post the actual landscape photograph shortly but I really liked this photo and wanted to share it with you guys.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Trip to the Moon…….. or was it Lancelin?

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Yesterday I spent an awesome day up at Lancelin with both Kirk and Neal.   We hit Lancelin at around 5pm and we just knew that we were going to have an awesome photography session.   After stopping off at the servo for some fuel and food supplies we took a quick look at the beach and then headed off into the sand dunes.   It didn’t take us too long to work out that if we were going to get out of the car we had to point it into the wind first, otherwise the car would just fill up with sand.   It took me two hours to get all the sand out today!!! :-)

Our biggest issue was that we had to watch out for other vehicles particularly motorbikes, and then secondly there were just so many dunes to photograph we didn’t know where to start, rest assured we tried to photograph every single one of them.   We didn’t leave until 10pm and we got to Neal’s at 11pm where he unselfishly gave me his only beer in the house, after being in the sand dunes all day that beer tasted so good.  

I hope you enjoy this photo, I’ve got a stack more sand dune shots to come and I’m sure both Neal and Kirk do as well.

Thanks for visiting the blog.

Jamie Paterson

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iso800 Experiment – Rookwood Jetty

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Okay so there is lots wrong with this photo I know.  However seeing what Christian was coming up with over the past few nights, inspired me and I wanted to see what my camera could do at night as well.   I took this photo at Rookwood Jetty at 10pm tonight and considering this is straight from the camera, no sharpening, colour adjustments etc…. I’m pretty stoked!!!   Yes the horizon is a little crooked as well, but like I said this is straight out of the camera.   So I see a little more experimentation coming up.   Perhaps I can finally tackle my nemisis the Freshwater Bay Boatsheds with this new knowledge.

Thanks for the inspiration Christian!

Jamie Paterson

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