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Little Salmon Bay Rottnest

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Little Salmon Bay Rottnest::  After spending time with the family all week, it was definitely time to sneak off by myself to get some solitude and quiet time with Mother Nature.

I was really attracted to this spot, Little Salmon Bay because of the bright green patches in the water.  It was like patch work quilt.   I spent about 2hrs in this little bay, shooting away and then it was time to put my camera down and just enjoy the place.

I sat down on the beach and felt the gentle winter sun heating me up.  I then just shut my eyes and listened, really listened to everything that was going on around me.

From the waves lapping at the beach, to the sound the wind made as scurried across the beach.  It was a truly relaxing experience.

Do you ever take time out to just listen to Mother Nature?

Thanks,

Jamie

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East of Perth

star photography, australian landscape photography, night photography,

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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Swan River Sunset

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Perth sunsets can be absolutely amazing especially during summer where they often an intense bright red and last for ages.   This was one of those sunsets that looked like it was never going to eventuate into anything but then surprised me by being one of the best I’d seen in years.

It just goes to show as always that if you aren’t there you won’t get the shot, so make sure you head out no matter what.   I’m actually really surprised that no families were out on this evening.  Normally on a evening like this I would expect to see families sitting on the grass with their fish and chips and the kids splashing in the water soaking up the last warm sunshine for the days.  I guess no one else expected it to be an awesome evening either.

Where is your favourite part of the river?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Milky Way Kaleidoscope

star photography, australian landscape photography, milky way

Its been an amazing and fantastic year!   There was a trip to Hawaii in October and I have another planned in the next few weeks.  I’ve had trips down in the Great Southern and up North and out East as well.  Mostly by myself but also with some special people such as Paul Pichugin.   Photography is a long and challenging journey and this year has certainly been challenging artistically.   I’ve tried to push myself so much further than before and I think its starting to pay dividends.

I hope each and everyone of you have an amazing and most importantly safe holiday season and I look forward to catching up with you all in 2013 either out there on the beach or at one of my two exhibitions!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Midddle of Nowhere

australian landscape photography, start photography, milky way

After a three hour drive to get away from Perth’s light pollution I ended up here and was totally blown away with just how many stars I could see.  I was able to see at least 30% more stars here than when I headed out to capture milky way shots with Paul Pichugin a few months ago.

I was trying out a new camera for the first time as well and the ISO sensitivity was unbelievable!   On one of my shots I kept getting an orange cast and I couldn’t work out why, after looking around it was a tiny orange light about 150M away that was illuminating a letterbox.

Eventually, I had to move on as Farmer Bob was swinging a spotlight around in one of the fields which didn’t bother me too much until I heard rifle shots.  I wasn’t sticking around to be mistaken for something that shouldn’t have been there.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

 

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Cottesloe Beach Hues

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On Sunday I was checking out the awesome clouds and thought there was no way that I could miss out on that action.  I headed out to Cottesloe Beach to see what sort of photos I could get.  It became really evident as sunset was arriving that all the clouds above Cottesloe were very qucikly burning off, which was a real shame as the clouds 30mins previously were just amazing.

Fortunately, I had checked out these rocks out about an hour before sunset and they had looked pretty cool, so I quickly scrambled down to them and started to snap away.  In hindsight I’m actually pretty glad I was forced into this location as I’m really pleased with the way the shot turned out.   Hopefully you guys do as well.

Let me know what you think,
Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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City Building

landscape photography, perth, australian photographer

Hi Everyone,

Just me tinkering.   I’ve been eying off this building off for months and finally I got the right light and opportunity to shoot it.

I’ve just been really attracted to this building as its a little old school and its surrounded by lots of new buildings.

Jamie

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The Majesty Of Boats

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I really have no idea at all why this boat intrigues me so much but it does.   I guess she just strikes me as being a really hardworking and honest boat that has worked hard and is now lazing around the Canning River just soaking up the sun.   As I mentionined to Mark the other day, I find work boats so much more interesting than pleasure boats.   Her name is Zulu and I think she might be an old RAAF work boat but I’m not 100% sure.

In all honesty I think if I knew who owned Zulu I’d probably take her off their hands, that is how much I like her.  If you’re the owner and reading the blog let me know.

I’ve only seen her move once in the whole time that she has been on the Canning River which is a shame.   I do believe there is another one like her in Freshwater Bay.

Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 

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North Cottesloe Awash

cottesoe beach, landscape photography, seascape photography

Hey Guys,

I quickly ducked down to North Cottesloe tonight to try and grab a few shots.  I wasn’t holding my breath as I didn’t think there would be too much colour around but fortunately I was pleasantly surprised.    Hope you all like it. :-)

Just goes to show if you don’t head out, you won’t get the shot. :-)

Thanks,

Jamie

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Sliding Around

 

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Life Moves Fast – Time To Slow Down

I’ve really enjoyed these past couple of photos because they remind me that time just moves way too fast, and that if we take the time to slow down we can see some really interesting things.

Things that are hidden in our mad rush to get from one place to another as fast as possible, and from trying to fit as many unimportant things in to our lives as possible.

So this weekend, slow down, take a deep breath, have a look around and enjoy yourself.

Jamie

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