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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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Wrong Place – Right Time

 

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I had arranged to meet Neal from Spool Photography at Burke Drive in Bicton for an afternoon shoot on Friday afternoon, however it was not to be due our timings.   Whilst standing at Burke Drive I couldn’t help but feel that it was going to be a decent sunset but that I was in the wrong place.   Does anyone else get a ‘feeling’ about these things?    I decided I would head over to Attadale instead and I had given up shooting the sunset as I didn’t think I would arrive there on time to capture it.  I must admit I was extremely surprised and pleased when I turned up to see this beautiful sunset appear in front of me.    It gets so frustrating to go out weeks on end only to come home with nothing, so this made a fantastic change.  

Did anyone else manage to capture this sunset on Friday evening?

On another note, Tony Middleton has written an extremely poignant post about what is happening with the bush fires in Victoria.   My heart is certainly with the people in Victoria.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Dream Walking

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Hello Everyone,

As we all know there have been no clouds so I’ve been experimenting and I came up with this which I quite like.   This was taken down at Scarborough beach last Sunday when I went down to take some photos of my friend surfing (I love photographing surf).     I took this photo whilst there was a break in the surf and I didn’t really think much about it until tonight when I just started to tinker with a few photos.   It just felt to me like I was walking down a beach in a dream like state hence the title.    I’m off down to the beach tonight to try and get some more photos of the shoreline now that I know it can look quite artistic / abstract.  

Info:

Lens: 50mm F1.2

Shutter: 1/500

Iso 100

Well off to the beach to try and capture some different colours!!!

Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Jamie Paterson

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Meelup on the Flipside

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This is something I captured on a trip down south to Dunsborough, the light had been terrible for days and I just got the urge one morning to head out to this spot that I’d been checking out for months and it was the only day that any clouds were present at all so I got really lucky.    30mins after this photo the wind picked up and started to blow the clouds away.    Straight after this shoot I went into Yallingup to check out the surf and was pleasantly surprised, firstly because the waves were massive and secondly because I got to see a school of dolphins surfing at the Yallingup main break.   What a wicked way to start the day.   Oh, and why ‘Meelup on the Flipside’?   Because Meelup is on the other side of the point.

I just love this spot and I’ll be back to take some photos with different points of view. 

Photo info:

Focal length: 50mm EF F1.2

Aperature: F16

Shutter: 15sec

iso: 100

Did anyone get any shots this weekend at all?   Fireworks don’t count!!! 😉

Thanks for viewing my post,

Jamie Paterson

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Where is the light?

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Hi Everyone,

This was taken whilst down at Point Piquet in Dunsborough recently, it was one of the first night’s that I was there and over almost two weeks it was almost the only night that I saw any clouds!   The only other time I saw a good sunset was when I gave up going out in the evenings and decided to relax and have a beer.   Well as I sat around with friends having a beer you can guess what happened, yep one of the best sunsets I’ve seen in months popped up.    What can you do but be patient?   

So what can a landscape photographer do in times like these?   Is everyone else kicking back enjoying the summer months and not worrying about the lack of light?   I know myself I’m going out there despite the light, testing out new ideas and trying to get different POV’s on popular subjects so that when the light does come back I’ll be able to head out and start shooting away knowing the sort of shot that I’m trying to achieve.  

Hope you are all getting better light than me,

Jamie Paterson

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Starstruck……. Again!!!

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to 2009, I hope its a great photography year for everyone.   I’m really amped up to take lots of photos this year and to produce some great quality work.   This photo was taken down south over the past few weeks, the light down there was terrible so I decided to do some night work instead.   I drove out to these grasstrees at 11pm and I must admit everytime a grass leaf would move or a tree would rustle I felt like jumping straight back into the car.     After about an hour I heard some weird noises coming from the bush so I decided to hop in the car and call it a night.

I was really pleased with this shot and night photography has really grabbed my attention for the time being.    Has anyone else been considering night photography during summer whilst there are no clouds?

Enjoy!

Jamie Paterson

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Mosman Bay 10 – Jamie 1 – Finally!!!

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I was fortunate enough the other night to catch up with Neal from Spool Photography and Kirk Hille of Kirk Hille Photography for an end of year shoot.    We started off at Narrows Bridge and hung around there for awhile but the light was not good to us unfortunately.    After watching the sunset we attempted to take a few photos under the bridge with higher isos to see what happened.   The results were pleasing but not sensational.   We then decided to play iso wars against the Mosman Bay boatsheds which have been my nemisis for the year.

Neal and I cranked up the isos on our camera and smiled with delight at the results.   Well at least I smiled,  I was wondering how much Neal had to drink as he was jumping in the air, yelling obsceneties and giggling like a school girl.  My guess is that he was happy with his Canon 5D MkII.    I think its awesome that I’m taking these sorts of photos late at night now, but when does one sleep?   I blame this latest lack of sleep squarely at the feet of Christian Fletcher, up until now I’d be heading home an hour after the sun set, but it was 10:30pm last night when I headed home and I was still tempted to fire off a few more shots at some other locations on the way home.  

Well now thanks to Flemming and Christian I can now shoot 24hrs a day!!!

Enjoy,

Jamie Paterson

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Outback Sunset

This was the first sunset that I saw on my Canning Stock Route trip.   We’d travelled 13hrs to get here and it was like an oasis in the outback.   I was so excited when I saw this and rushed down to the water to take it, I didn’t even worry about setting up my tent first.   This is what I love about the outback, the amazing sunsets and sunrises.

Hope you enjoy,

Jamie Paterson

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Shelly Beach

This is my new favourite place in WA.  Its called Shelly Beach, its 40mins out of Denmark and its simply a stunning beach.  I took another shot of it from a lookout which I’ll post later.   I was just struck with this place the moment we drove down to it and you have to drive down along the cliff face to get there.  The surf was great though I doubt I woud ever try surfing there, as I think a few massive bities might be lurking near by.  This is my first draft of the photo, but I like how its shaping up.

Jamie Paterson

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Waterfall Take 2

Hi Everyone,

A little something I took last weekend.   It was 8 images stiched together using the 50mm F1.2.   Again this was shot with Neal and Kirk and we got some awesome shots.    The best thing about being out and about on Sunday was that we got to see the most awesome sunset, in fact it was so good that I decided to just stand and absorb it all.  Was a great feeling.    We spent the Saturday and Sunday scrambling all over rocks and cliff faces so much so that I was struggling to walk until Thursday as I was that cramped up. 

Jamie Paterson

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