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During October, on a day when the weather was just perfect, meaning the sun revealed itself most of the day, and shed a soft warmth down upon the Grand Ridge Road, Seaview Region, Victoria – Australia, we took a drive! We only had a small window of time to explore this beautiful area. Our drive commenced at the Warragul end of Grand Ridge Road only, where we were able to view and photograph sweeping green fields featuring local dairy farms and observe farmers’ cattle and sheep quietly grazing. It is the best time of the year to visit this area, it is stunningly green! As summer approaches, when temperatures can reach into the high 30’s – low 40’s, the landscape turns brown and golden-yellow. It is then – dry and hot but not on this day, this day was just beautiful…
PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED
During this landscape photography exercise – I used a 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. Each photography adventure helps me learn more about my camera and lense; and hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.
MY PICK OF THE DAY PHOTOGRAPH
There are a number of photographs I took on the day that are my favourite but I have picked this one as a standout. I tried to remember the rules of composition thus having the tree stump in the foreground to the left, the trees set in the middle ground and in the distance, a range of mountains with the blue sky hanging over the whole scene.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY APPROACH
In future, I will be selecting some photos from each photography adventure and be a little more creative during the development within Adobe Lightroom 6. Here is my first creative attempt!
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 travel and photography adventure!
- Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details
SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS
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. NB: Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…
Happy photography all!
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 – October 2017
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