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Peaceful Moments

star photography, night photography

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!




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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?



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Milky Way Kaleidoscope

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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!


Jamie Paterson

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Midddle of Nowhere

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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.





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