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Ocean Reflections

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It’s rare to get water conditions like this out in the ocean.  Its nearly always rougher than this with the wind, swell and waves always manipulating the surface of it.  So on this particular morning as we were heading out to the Gulf of Mexico channel on a small boat I got pretty excited.

The ocean as you can see was extremely flat and we were getting all these amazing cloud reflections in the water.  I just went snap happy and filled up almost a full card not bad considering we were only out there for three hours!

Have you ever seen the ocean like this?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Daybreak Dream

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This image is extremely special to me.  Why?  Its the first time in my travels to the Stirling Ranges that I’ve truly been able to capture clouds at Bluff Knoll.

Seriously up until now it seemed like I was going to be the only photographer to have not personally seen clouds at the Stirling Ranges!   I was just so overjoyed when I woke up in the morning and drove up to Bluff Knoll to see this unfold before my eyes.

It just goes to show that with photography you need to persist and keep trying to get the shot that you visualised no matter what.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Burns Beach Sunrise

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Hi Guys,

This is a seascape photo I managed to grab a couple of weeks ago from Burns Beach its a place I’m starting to look at more closely as there are heaps of rock formations around.   Yes there is heaps to photography in Perth but I have to admit I’m getting restless and hanging out to head down south again to Fletcher territory to get some awesome shots.  Well off to try and get some more shots.  Let’s hope the breeze doesn’t pick up and blow all these great clouds away!

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Love a Perth Winter

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Hey Crew,

Winters on its way and I’m getting excited.  Not only do we need the water here in Perth but it also means its waterfall time and I love waterfalls.   They are exciting to photograph because not only are they visually spectacular but they have such strength behind them as well.   I’ve found a few good ones over the past two Winters but I’m really hoping to find new waterfalls this season.   Fingers crossed that I will.

Winter also brings some really cool storms so its a great time to head down to the beach and get some awesome seascape shots of waves crashing against the rocks.  So bring it on Winter.  Bring it on!

Anyone else like like taking photos of waterfalls?  What special considerations do have when taking photos of waterfalls?   For me its taking a rag to wipe off all the spray, placing my camera in a plastic bag to protect it and to wear shoes with excellent grip.

Have a great and safe weekend everyone.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Burns Beach Sunrise

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What can I say?  I’m back into my early mornings again probably more so than evenings at the moment.  There is something so refreshing and cleansing about being up at the start of a brand new day.   I captured this seascape shot about a week ago after a trip up to Burns Beach.  What a great spot for a seascape photographer to go crazy.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

Jamie Paterson

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Burns Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend.   Is everyone back from Karijini yet?   I decided to get out and about this morning to new territory and hit Burns Beach.    Mornings like this morning are always good fun, its not too cold and the waves are big enough to create interest but not big enough to completely soak you.   I’ll definitely be heading back there when its low tide to cover it a bit better.

Melissa and I are still waiting for son No 2 to arrive sometime over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for reading,

Jamie Paterson

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Hellfire Bay Esperance

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Hi Everyone,

Esperance, what an amazing place for a landscape photographer to head to.   I can’t wait to get back down there and spend some real time getting photos there.    Esperance has everything in such close proximity to each other.   You spend one morning down at Lucky Bay shooting beach scenes and then that night spend the evening shooting rocky coastly scenes.   Next time I’m down there I’d really like to head East a bit more and check out Cape Arid National Park, it looks like there are some really cool sand dunes, shipwrecks and other interesting features to capture down there.

I managed to capture this shot after trying to capture Hellfie Bay in the morning light but I just wasn’t happy with what I was getting so I moved around the corner and saw this view before me.   My eyes lit up when I saw this and I started to snap away.  It just goes to show that you should never give up.   If you aren’t capturing what you want, stop and think about what is available to you and what can work for you and try shooting that instead.

If all else fails try just the old ‘turn around and look behind you trick’ how many of you have tried that and have it work for you?

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend,

Jamie Paterson

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Sugarloaf Rocks

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Hi Everyone

I hope you’re all having a great 2010 so far!   This is a shot of some rocks that I managed to capture down at Sugar Loaf Rock.   To get to it you had to first summon up the courage to step out of the car and face the onslaught of flies.   Then you had to get your gear out whilst battling the army of vicious Ninja flies that were determined to make there way into either your eyes, mouth, nose or ears.   It was then just a simple matter of heading down the path with a torch because the cloud of flies above you was so thick that it was blocking out the sunlight.

Though the flies were terrible in Dunsborough and Yallingup this year the weather conditions were a landscape photographers dream.  We had really nice cloud with hot and humid conditions that produced some really nice effects.   This summer has certainly been a lot more exciting photography wise that last year.  Let’s hope it stays like this.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson

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Bunker Bay – Just Tinkering

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Hi Everyone,

Just me tinkering around with some textures.  I’ve been hanging out to try this sort of photoshop treatment for ages but I couldn’t find a site that had any decent textures to use.   Well thanks to Brent Pearson I’ve finally managed to find a site full of textures that I’m going to use to experiment on my Australian landscape and seascape photographs.   Obviously textures don’t suit every photo but its certainly fun to try something different.   Have any of you guys experimented with textures in your photos at all?   If you haven’t tried it but are curious and want to give it a go, check out Brent’s excellent tutorial on is blog.

On with the tinkering. :-)

Comments are always appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Rainy Day at Bunker Bay

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Hi Everyone,

It was great catching up with so many talented Perth Landscape and Seascape Photographers on Friday night.  You guys rock!   Thanks again to Mark Stoddard and Christian Fletcher for organising it.

This was a shot I that I managed to grab around three months ago now whilst I was spending quite a bit of time out at Bunker Bay.    As you can see I managed to narrowly avoid a stack of rain heading across the bay.   In fact it was taken the day before I got totally rained out when I headed for a shoot at Meelup Beach.

I just really liked this shot because I thought that the tree dangling over the water was pretty cool.   It really made me wonder why a tree would grow that way rather than just straight up in the air.  That is the great thing about Mother Nature I guess, she is always creating interesting things for us landscape and seascape photographers.

Now that Summer is here I can’t wait for those amazing sunsets to kick in.  What about everyone else?   You guys hanging out for those amazing summer sunsets as well?

Thanks for dropping in team,

Jamie Paterson

 

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