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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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Dunsborough Summer Storms

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Hi Everyone,

I’m back in Perth for New Years Eve.  It wasn’t the plan but things change unfortunately.   Anyhow I had a fantastic time down south even though it was short.   Melissa, Xavier and I were treated to a wonderful afternoon by Mark at True North Ashore.  He was an amazing host and all three of us had a great time there.   Folks, if you want a romantic weekend in beautiful Eagle Bay with your partner or just want to get away with the family, you can’t go past True North Ashore.   It even has a little creek with rocks from the Kimberley running through the middle of the house and the master bedrooms are just amazing.   It made it hard for us to go back to our humble little caravan!   Thanks for a great afternoon Mark.

This shot is from a shoot that Mark and I did on Tuesday.   It was extremely still and humid that day and we decided to head out to Quindalup before heading over to Injidup Beach.   It was the weather that landscape photographers just die for.   The skies were dark and moody yet the sun was sneaking through and highlighting all the colours in the plants.   Just standing back and looking at it all was so cool, its times like these I realise I’m fortunate to be able to take Australian landscapes.

I hope you all have a fantastic and safe New Years eve tonight and that 2010 is a great year for each and everyone of you.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Tranquil Reflections At Meelup Beach

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Hi Everyone,

I was fortunate enough to duck down south for the weekend and just chill out.   In between having lunch with some good friends on Saturday and Melissa and I having the most awesome dinner at the Food Farmacy I managed to catch this shot at Meelup Beach.   It was such a magnificient morning and I had the beach all to myself.  :-)   The colours in the water were absolutely amazing, when Meelup Beach has blue water, it has really blue water!   Its a landscape and seascape photographers dream.   Just think in another two months time this place is going to be plastered with people and almost impossible to photography no matter how early or late you turn up.

Camera Settings
Aperature – F22
ISO – 50
Shutter Speed – 5sec

What places do you guys normally get to shoot, that will be covered in the summer tourist crowd shortly?   

Thanks for stopping by and commenting,

Jamie Paterson

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Stormy Yallingup Sunsets

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Hi Everyone,

I managed to duck down to Dunsborough and Yallingup this weekend to chill out and capture some photos.   I must admit it was a pretty heartbreaking weekend as Friday evening was the only time I really managed to get a few shots.   I was totally rained out Saturday morning and Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I woke up I heard the rain just hammering down on the roof so I did what a normal person would do and went back to sleep and woke up at a decent hour!   This is probably one of my more favourite seascape photographs I just love the way the heavy cloud is hanging above the water, its so threatening and yes it did rain shortly after the photo.   Has everyone else had enough of this rain?    It seems this year we’ve had stacks of it but I read today that we are still under average!

Camera Settings:

F22

ISO50

Shutter – 1.6secs

This weekend I’m spending in Perth and hitting some local streams to see what they are like.   Does anyone else have anything special lined up?

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Welcome To Guest Blogger – Chloe of moresecretshispers.wordpress.com

Hi Everyone,

I’m Chloe and I live in the great state of Victoria and photography is my hobby and passion.   I started to have an interest in photography when I turned 18.   Like nearly everyone else I tinkered around with photography for awhile until I had a moment when everything changed for me and I became extremely serious about my photography.   I was on a trip to the Tooradin foreshore with my partner and I found myself watching the light patterns and trying to interpret compositions.   I’m now 21 and since then it has turned into a full time (and very expensive) hobby, which has seen me upgrade my Coolpix P80 camera to the Nikon D90 slr this year.    I don’t specialise in any one form of photography preferring to experiment with all forms of photography at least once.  I do prefer nature and macro photography though.   It’s my goal to have people buy my prints and have them hanging in people’s homes or offices.

I shoot almost every day, even if it’s just something small, like a pet or plant; I’m constantly trying to learn something new. When I’m creating a photograph I think about the composition, mainly the light, depth of field and leading lines and if I’m trying to convey a direct message, what emotion I attach to it. I’ve only recently started using photoshop to ‘edit’ my photographs as such. However, I do open every photograph in photoshop and do the following routine things; auto colour & contrast (if needed), add my Polaroid border and photography logo.

For the past three months I have been contributing to Ed Prescott’s “Sunday Stills” weekly challenges and more recently “Macro Mondays” – “Sunday Stills is a place to hone your photography skills.”

There’s a large group of photographers, varying from amateur to experienced, that get involved on a weekly basis; they’ve opened my eyes up to different perspectives on everything photography!

Since joining in on these weekly challenges I’ve found myself learning more about photography, my capabilities, and my cameras abilities & stepping out of my comfort zone which has been a huge positive for me. 

Thank you and please take the time to check out my photography blog, I really hope you enoy the photographs.  Please do comment and let me know what you think of them.
Also, a big thanks to Jamie for asking me to be a guest photographer on his site, I’m very honoured.

Chloe

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Kaboom!!! Injidup Waves Explode

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Hi Everyone,

I was lucky enough this weekend to slip away down to Dunsborough for Thursday night, Friday and Saturday and it was absolutely awesome down there.   Friday night saw me at Wyadup Rocks capturing some awesome seapscapes, though when I turned around I saw that all the colour in the sky on the otherside of the cape.  Typical!!!   :-)  Friday night I went down to Canal Rocks and found some interesting areas that I hadn’t investigaged before and on Saturday morning I snuck down to Bunker Bay and had a blast.   The light was fairly subtle all weekend but the conditios wee still pretty good.   All in all it was a great couple of days.

This wave photograph was taken down at Injidup, the swell was huge and I mean scary huge and they were just exploding against the rocks, so much so that you could feel the rocks actually shaking.    It just makes you remember that the sea is such a powerful force.

What were the conditions like here in Perth?   Did anyone get out and about at all?

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson

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Firey Redgate Beach

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Hi Everyone,

About four weeks now I was down south relaxing around the sametime Dylan Fox and Clint Baker were down there.   The farmers in the Dunsborough and Margaret River region had been buring off for days and it was really hazy down there.    Though it made taking landscape photographs during the day extremely hard, what it did do was provide amazing sunsets that just seemed to hang around for ever.    I had been taking a stack of photos of the waves crashing over the rocks at Redgate Beach (which is near Margaret River) and I was walking back to the carpark when I saw this photo opportunity present itself, how could I resist?   

Hope you all enjoy the photo!

Thank You,

Jamie Paterson Photography

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And so it begins!!!

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Hi Everyone,

Well my 16 day photography trip is finally here (well it will be in the morning) and I’m damn excited!   My first 10 days will be spent with Neal and Kirk travelling down the Great Southern part of the state and the Stirling Ranges getting all sort of landscape photographs.   The second part of my trip will be six days down at Dunsborough taking photos of the area and keeping the place warm and photographyically loved while Christian is away. :-)  

Neal, Kirk and I are mainly focusing on Esperance and the Stirling Ranges but we have 10 days to drift where ever we want.  Woo Hoo.

Now for the above photo it was taken at Redgate Beach in Margaret River and its another favourite landscape photograph of mine.   Again when taking this it was in between showers just like the last Redgate Beach photo.  Hope you like it.

Anyhow, I’ll be keeping you all updated as to where we are during the trip so stay tuned.

Thanks for reading,

Jamie Paterson

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Bikinis, Bikinis, Bikinis

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Okay I admit this is just a shameless plug to get my twenty thousandth visitor to the site, but hopefully it will work. 😉    Its a number many around here have passed but starting out 12mths ago its a number I personally thought I’d never reach.  Its a great feeling to be almost there.   My next blog post is definitely going to be back to basics and a landscape photo at that, I just love photography so much that I thought whilst there is no great light or clouds around I might as well capture the great talent out there surfing.     (Check out Aquabumps for some really cool surf photos of Bondi or Clark Little for some great wave photography in Hawaii)

Its an exciting week for me as I am about to embark on a 10 day landscape photographic safari with two of WA’s most talented landscape photographers Kirk Hille and Spool Photography and slowly but surely I’ve been packing all my stuff.  Its awesome to think that in just over a weeks time we’ll be off into the sunset (hopefully a good one) touring throughout the Great Southern area of the state.   Roll on next Friday!

Anyhow who will be the 20 000th visitor?  Who ever it is thank you for getting me there.  

Thank you for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson

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Dream a little Dream

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Hi Everyone,

This morning I headed out to Trigg Beach to get some more surf photos, however this time rather than focusing on the surfers themselves I was more interested in some experiments with capturing the surf.   Perth isn’t known for its great surf but for this one I got down low to make the surf appear larger than it was and I was pretty happy with the result.    I also got the privilege of meeting Charlene from November Images thanks for coming along Charlene I’m guessing its not the last time you’ll head down to the beach and shoot surfers now.   I did notice though she was taking lots of close ups of the guys instead of the waves though!

I managed to catch up with Neal from Spool Photography last night at Hillary’s Boat Harbour and we watched an awesome sunset unfold before us.  

Did anyone else capture the sunset last night?

Thank You for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson

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