Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Bruthen Bush and Farmland” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

Bruthen, Victoria - Australia 'Farmland'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_April 2017. Comments: My husband, daughter and I spent some time at my husband's brother's farm where we got to reconnect with nature. The early mornings were particularly beautiful, especially how the rising sun light stretched out across and through the trees, leaving long casing shadows.

Bruthen, Victoria – Australia ‘Farmland’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_April 2017. Comments: My husband, daughter and I spent some time at my husband’s brother’s farm where we got to reconnect with nature. The early mornings were particularly beautiful, especially how the rising sun light stretched out across and through the trees, leaving long casing shadows.  NB:  My husband took this photograph of me on my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone.  NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this travel adventure was to visit my husband’s brother for a couple of days and his family on their small farm.  During our visit, I managed to capture landscape scenes around his farm in Bruthen, a small town located alongside of the Tambo River between Bairnsdale and Ensay of the Great Alpine Road in East Gippsland, Victoria – Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

RAINBOW LORIKEETS

The State forest within the region extends to the north, east and west of Bruthen and provides an important habitat for many and varying forms of wildlife.  Early morning and late afternoons, Rainbow Lorikeets flock to feed at the bird feeder set up for their benefit. There is also a variety of flowering native shrubs planted around the farm which in turn provides them with a safe, healthy food source for these blossom-feeding birds.Their striking colourful appearance and noisy chatter invites a wonderful photographic opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

BUSH WALKING

Our first venture on arrival was a bush walk through dense bush and shrubbery, and along a dry creek bed named ‘Ramrod’ which was congested with fallen and broken tree branches and trunks.  The beautiful natural lighting that filtered down through the tall trees offered an opportunity to take photographs that were soft and with limited colouration.  Natural sunlight can be seen through the tops of the bushes in the distance where the denseness of tall trees wasn’t as great.

 

 

 

 

EARLY MORNING LIGHT

The early morning light just as the sun was rising – offered me another wonderful photographic opportunity.  The lighting was just so beautiful filtering through the farmland trees where their shadows adorned the large spans of grassed areas.  There was also a light mist that hang in the shallows of the fields that made the whole experience almost mystical.  I particular loved the photograph I took of my husband with the neighbour’s horse.  The horse was looking for company and gently approached my husband.  It was a lovely moment between them both…

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used my new compact system camera a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lense. For some of the shots I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  This was the third time I had used this new camera and lense. I am still getting use to understanding its abilities.  It was such a pleasure though to use, and good for someone like myself trying to learn to be a better photographer!  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

Bruthen, Victoria - Australia 'Farmland'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_April 2017. Comments: My husband, daughter and I spent some time at my husband's brother's farm where we got to reconnect with nature. The early mornings were particularly beautiful, especially how the rising sun light stretched out across and through the trees, leaving long casing shadows.

Bruthen, Victoria – Australia ‘Farmland’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_April 2017. Comments: My husband, daughter and I spent some time at my husband’s brother’s farm where we got to reconnect with nature. The early mornings were particularly beautiful, especially how the rising sun light stretched out across and through the trees, leaving long casing shadows.  This here above photograph was taken of me by my husband with my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone.  NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below the best of what I took during this visit to Bruthen, Victoria – Australia.

 

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits…

Happy photography all!

 

Bruthen, Victoria - Australia 'Farmland'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_April 2017. Comments: My husband, daughter and I spent some time at my husband's brother's farm where we got to reconnect with nature. The early mornings were particularly beautiful, especially how the rising sun light stretched out across and through the trees, leaving long casing shadows.

Bruthen, Victoria – Australia ‘Farmland’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_April 2017. Comments: My husband, daughter and I spent some time at my husband’s brother’s farm where we got to reconnect with nature. The early mornings were particularly beautiful, especially how the rising sun light stretched out across and through the trees, leaving long casing shadows.  Here above I turned this photo-image into a black and white abstraction – I think it’s effective!  NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws.

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

 

 

© Karen Robinson – April 2017

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