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Emerald Green

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Hi Everyone,

Last Sunday Melissa the boys and I headed down to Sand Tracks in Fremantle to cool down after what was a really hot weekend.  It also sounded like a great opportunity to test out my Aquatech Housing since it had been sitting in the cupboard for almost a year!

The waves were really small so I had literally lie down on the sand just as they were about to crash and angle the camera upwards as much as possible to make this look bigger than it actually was.

I love these sorts of photos and I’ll definitely be buying a wetsuit for this winter and getting shots of larger waves.  Can’t wait!

Thanks,

Jamie

 

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More Wave Sliding

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The other day I headed down to Trigg Beach to get some more photos of the surfers cutting up the waves.  I wanted to try and emulate a pervious shot I had done of a surfer at Trigg Beach but I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to do a better job this time.   I wanted to the surfer to less blurry than he was last time, so I upped the shutter speed and I was a lot happier with the result.   Both the surfer and the waves are a little more defined which sits well with me.

Again with this shot I find myself focusing more on the motion and emotion of the surfer and the wave than on all the details of the photo itself. I can feel the strength of the wave and the freedom the surfer gets from riding it.  I think I’ll keep tinkering with this style of surf photography for a little while longer yet.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Cable Beach Surf

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Hi Everyone,

From the very first moment I stepped foot on Cable Beach I was fascinated with the perfectly breaking waves on the beach.  They certainly weren’t big, though people were surfing them with large surfboards, but they broke perfectly, and made great subjects.

I’ve taken a couple hundred shots of the waves up there but I really liked this one because there was just so much drama in the clouds.  Also the overcast conditions really enhanced the beautiful colour of the water.

I genuinely really miss Cable Beach.  There was nothing more relaxing than just wondering up and down the beach and capturing it in its many different moods.   Someday we’ll catch up again.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Reflected Oceanicity

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Okay, I’m just going to come out with it and say this is my favourite photo that I’ve taken in a long time.   It has everything that I strive to capture in my photos.   Its got a nice warming colour and strong water movement as well.  I had to wait for just the right moment and exposure to get those reflections in the water and to capture the wave exploding onto the reef.

Hopefully this photo will earn me Mr Flemming’s ‘King of the Waves’ tittle again.  I think it will as I’ve managed to capture my passion for the ocean in this photo.

I hope you guys all like it as well,

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Going Over The Falls

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Hi Everyone,

This is a self portrait of me just before I got sucked up by the wave and got thrown around like I was in a tumble dryer.   I really have a lot more respect for in water wave and surf photographers after experiencing what they have to go through.   I’m only swimming in small waves and surf, how do the guys in Hawaii do it?    Anyhow if some of you are wondering what I look like, here I am.   Though the lens has quite obviously distorted my face in all the wrong places.

Hope you guys have a good laugh at this photo.

Jamie Paterson

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Rippled Waves at Port Beach

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Hi Everyone,

Well this is my first attempt at something a little different so hopefully you’ll be kind to me.   I’ve been memorised by wave photographs for years and I’ve finally taken the step and gone out and got myself an underwater housing.   I’ve been out twice this week and its so much fun, though I must admit I’ve been thrown around heaps in the surf and ended up with lots of scrapes from the sand.

Its just so refreshing to dive into the water and have a play around for an hour or so and then hop out and watch the sunset before heading home.     Clint Baker is also having a crack at this sort of photography as well so head over to his site to check his stuff out.

So will anyone else be joining Clint and I in the water?

I hope everyone is having a great and safe weekend!!!

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Double Up At Injidup

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Hi Everyone,

This is a shot from where else but Injidup Point, where the surf is always nice.  Well not always but it just seems that way when I’m down there.   I’ve only been in the US for a few hours and I’m missing home already.   Qantas have completed stuff up my flights so I’ve spent the past few hours in a hotel here in San Francisco waiting for another flight that leaves for Houston at midnight.   I wish I hadn’t asked Melissa to carry my camera back to Perth now when we parted ways in Sydney.   I could’ve got out to the Golden Gate Bridge and had an attempt at photographing that.

On a positive note I got some pretty awesome photos of Hobart and Cradle Mountain which I can’t wait to share with you guys when I get back home.

Hope you’re all having fun in the nice hot weather back home!

Jamie

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Trigg Beach Tango

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Hi Everyone,

Well after checking out www.swellnet.com.au I saw that today was going to have some pretty decent waves and that the wind was going to be offshore for most of the day so I hit Trigg Beach at 8am this morning and obviously the word was already out as a massive crew was packing out the lineup.    I captured some awesome shots with a number of guys getting heaps of air, I’ll save them for later.   If this is the sort of waves we are getting in autumn I can’t wait to see what Winter throws at us once the sand banks built up.

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Trigg Beach Tunnels

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Hi Everyone,

Well Saturday saw me heading down to Trigg Beach to capture some more surfing shots as I knew the surf was up but also knew there was no landscape action happening here in Perth that morning.    I got down there early and it was already very crowded at the point and I’m not surprised though as there was a decent and consistent swell coming through so I managed to snap quite a few good surf photos for the short time that I was there.    There were some mini barrels happening at Trigg which was cool to see, even cooler was that a few people managed to sneak into some of them.

Has anyone else here tried Surf or Wave photography?   

Its stacks of fun sitting on the beach watching the surfers, surf and seeing all the activity on the beach.   Not sure that I could do it for hours on end, day in and day out though.

Thank You for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson

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Gracetown Grooves

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Hi Everyone,

The past few days has seen me down south with Neal from Spool Photography.   What a blast it was, the first morning saw us greeted with an awesome sunrise and the clouds were hanging just above the Busselton Jetty so we headed up there and I managed to capture some of the best shots of the jetty that I’ve ever done.    We spent at least an hour and a half their before charging off to Injidup Bay where we spent a further two hours shooting, it was a great day.

We weren’t so lucky yesterday so Neal and I decided to be pseudo surf photographers and started chasing the waves instead of clouds.   We started at the Yallingup main break which wasn’ too bad, and then headed down to Gracetown.   Here we were able to get really close to the action and we got some awesome shots.    We then moved on down to Margaret River, where the Drug Aware Pro Margaret River World surfing competition is happening this week, and the surf there was huge and going off.    My 400mm lens didn’t quite have the reach that we needed to get any really good shots of the guys and girls surfing, its definitely 600mm territory.   Anyone out there got a longer than 400mm lens? 😉    Anyone done any surf photography here?

We’re now back in exciting Perth.   Hope to see you all out there soon.

Jamie Paterson

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