Three Degrees At Bunker Bay


Hi Everyone,

How terrible has the weather been?   If you don’t live in Perth then you’re lucky we’ve had nothing but weeks of rain and bland grey skies.  I’ve forgotten what a great sunset or sunrise looks like.   A few weekend ago when I was staying down south at Yallingup I decided to head out to Bunker Bay to capture the sunrise, when I got there the car temperature was saying it was three degrees outside and it certainly felt like it!    The wind was coming straight off the ocean with a really light rain and I was shivering while taking this photo.    Soon after the rain increased and I had to retreat to the car which was a blessing in disguise.   I did what any normal person would do and headed into Dunsborough and got a nice Jumbo sized Mocha.    

 Is there anything better than a nice hot coffee when you’re cold?

I bet the rest of you guys are looking at the weather forecasts as well wondering when the good weather is going to start rolling in.  Its not nice taking landscape photographs in rain.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson

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  1. Graham Leggate September 13, 2009 at 8:30 pm #

    Not bad Jamie, given the conditions, I quite like it. Congrats for having the spirit in even getting out there to take some pictures.

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

      Hi Graham,

      Thanks for the comment. Yeah I have to admit its not easy getting out of a nice warm bed knowing that your chances of getting an amazing shot are slim. Its the one morning that you sleep in though that you’ll wake up and hear everyone talking about the amazing sunrise. 🙂


  2. Graham Leggate September 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    So true.

  3. mervfrench September 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    If there’s rain on the roof i stay in bed !! (:

  4. chloe September 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    the weather is the same in victoria jamie! 🙁
    & it’s spring… how disappointing

    beautiful photo, the storm clouds add to your words

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 14, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

      Hi Chloe,

      Thanks for stopping by as always. I thought Victorian weather was always like this? hehe.


  5. Joshua Quirk September 14, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Hey Jamie. Nice one… i know how hard it is to drive all the way down south to get stooged by terrible weather!!
    I was down at Dunsborough for the night last weekend and picked the worst weekend to go. Crazy winds were coming off the ocean and it bucketed down too. I managed to fire off a couple at Meelup before i got rained out. BTW.. which lens are you using for these shots?

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 14, 2009 at 6:38 pm #

      Hi Joshua,

      Thanks for commenting. Its heartbreaking isn’t getting down south only for it to be a waste of time, though I did manage to find a new shooting location on my last trip down. I used the Canon 16-35mm F2.8 lens for this shot.


  6. wayte27 September 14, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    Hey Jamie, Nice images all round. Particularly the Dunsborough rocks with the threatening clouds. I have followed your blog for quite a while and look forward to the posts. enjoy the heli jaunt with Fletcher. I have added you as a link on my wordpress to keep up to date with you intrepid travellers
    Cheers Adrian

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 14, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

      Hi Adrian,

      Thank you very much for your fantastic comments. What is your WordPress blog link so that I can check out your site?


  7. wayte27 September 15, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    Hey Jamie,
    you can find me at
    regards Adrian

  8. wayte27 September 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    Hey Jamie, Thanks for the great comments re- my macro images. I know your off on a trip with CF however Im always up for a shoot if your keen. regards Adrian

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi Adrian,

      Thanks for the invite I’m always up for a shoot in this great state of ours. 🙂


  9. ryanepstein September 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    great image jamie!

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

      Hi Ryan,

      Thanks for that. Some of your photos have been absolute stunners as well. Look forward to seeing more.


  10. truenorthmark September 17, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Yep nice shot Jamie for sure. That is a great spot where you took that shot. I have a cool Moonrise shot right there!!

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      I’ve seen that sunrise shot and I must to admit I was jealous at such a great shot. See you on Thursday along with the others.


  11. katieleigh September 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    no specs? I’ve been testing out this water effect, I can’t seem to get the right f stop, it only goes up to 27 and in full light, the image can still come out washed out from too much light. suggestions? 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 18, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

      Hi Katie,

      Thank you for stopping by. 🙂 You really won’t get the water movement in full sunlight unless you had a really dark ND filter you should be taking the shots early morning or late evening in you want so good water movement. So the settings (can’t believe I forgot them) are F16, ISO50 and the shutter was 3.2secs. To hold the shutter open for that long I had to take the shot pre sunrise.


  12. Tony Middleton September 17, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Good tones and flow in this one Jamie. Don’t stress about the rain over there… It seems to be getting all of you down/whinging – lol
    It’s Perth… you know, in a few months time you won’t see rain or a cloud for 2 months.


    • jamiepatersonphotography September 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

      Hi Tony,

      Thank you for commenting mate. You are so right, in two months time you’ll see a stack of posts from us wanting clouds again! If only we could follow the weather around the world. How cool woud that be?


  13. spoolphotography September 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

    Nice scene jamie and nicely captured … I like the clouds and would try highlighting those a little more, maybe by hiding that limestone rock on the left a little will bring out those clouds …. ?

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

      Hi Neal,

      Thank you for the tip. I’ll give it a bash over the weekend and check it out. 🙂


  14. Michael September 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm #

    Good composition Jamie, perfect amount of sand in the foreground. The weather has been perfect where I`ve been 25 – 30 during the day but getting really cold at night <5! I can definitely think of something better than a coffee if you`re cold but won`t comment any further as I will leave your blog with it`s G rating intact

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

      Hi Michael,

      I agree its a G rated blog but I get the picture and 100% agree! Are you enjoying being up North?


  15. katie September 21, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    Hi Jamie, thanks so much for your reply, that really helps me out. I thought I was doing something wrong, but I’m glad that I’m not. Will definitely try the water movement later in the day, moving towards the evening. Thanks for the tip!

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

      Hi Katie, no problems its my pleasure. Just remember though it has to be quite dark for you to be able to capture the water movement. It would probably be best at sunset or 10mins or so after sunset.


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