Where is the light?


Hi Everyone,

This was taken whilst down at Point Piquet in Dunsborough recently, it was one of the first night’s that I was there and over almost two weeks it was almost the only night that I saw any clouds!   The only other time I saw a good sunset was when I gave up going out in the evenings and decided to relax and have a beer.   Well as I sat around with friends having a beer you can guess what happened, yep one of the best sunsets I’ve seen in months popped up.    What can you do but be patient?   

So what can a landscape photographer do in times like these?   Is everyone else kicking back enjoying the summer months and not worrying about the lack of light?   I know myself I’m going out there despite the light, testing out new ideas and trying to get different POV’s on popular subjects so that when the light does come back I’ll be able to head out and start shooting away knowing the sort of shot that I’m trying to achieve.  

Hope you are all getting better light than me,

Jamie Paterson

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  1. Michael January 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    I`ve been playing with the macro on the beach, just looking for trinkets. It is also interesting to see how your camera handles different lighting situations, so by practicing you get an understanding of what to expect at these other times. You could always go back to Mosman Bay!

  2. jamiepatersonphotography January 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    Hi Michael,

    I was actually thinking about breaking out the macro and cruising around the beach as well to see what I could come up with.

    Jamie Paterson

  3. jamiepatersonphotography January 11, 2009 at 6:40 pm #


    Just letting you know that I’ve added your site to your my links menu.

  4. Michael January 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    Thanks Jamie, I saw some clouds on the horizon tonight, hopefully tomorrow will be good – something other than blue sky that is.

  5. jamiepatersonphotography January 12, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Hi Michael,

    Unfortunately I won’t be out tonight, probably too windy any way but its certainly a welcome break heatwise as well as visually. Is anyone heading out tonight to try and get something?

    Jamie Paterson

  6. kirkhille January 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    yeah I know the light has been pretty bad Clint must be in town again lol hopefully will improve shortyl

  7. jamiepatersonphotography January 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    Hi Kirk,

    Thanks for stopping by. I don’t think we can blame Clint on this lot, unless his power extends down from Broome! Lol.

    Jamie Paterson

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