Photography 2017 – Street/Documentary: “Docklands Waterfront” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Early one Sunday morning, and due to the weather forecast indicating the day to be perfect for photography, hubby and I decided to head into the Docklands Waterfront (Victoria – Australia). It is just a short car journey via the freeway towards the City of Melbourne for us and a short distance from where we live.  The Docklands Waterfront holds lots of memories for me, as it is where my sister used to live, and we spent many an hour at the local restaurants and coffee shops, enjoying each other’s company.  It’s an interesting area to photograph as it features many intriguingly designed building shapes, sizes, textures and colours; all set along side of the Yarra River Harbour water’s edge at Docklands.  Being early Sunday morning there were not many people out-and-about which made it easy to set up shots throughout our limited time there.





During this cityscape 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 Lens. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.





This photograph below is my favourite!  I managed to capture a young man walking along holding his skate-broad, heading towards the Coffee Van.  Just love the different shapes, textures, colours and angles of the Apartment Building and the way it stretches up into the sky above…





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 photography adventure!


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Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our time 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!



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© Karen Robinson – December 2017

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4 thoughts on “Photography 2017 – Street/Documentary: “Docklands Waterfront” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

  1. A nice change of pace from landscapes you’ve shown recently. I think you’ve captured so many interesting compositions of color and angles. I also like the reflections. And I enjoyed seeing what looks like a pleasant day as we here in Pennsylvania US head into winter, already some snow.

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    • Hi Claudia

      Yes…you are right, it was a change of pace from landscapes to cityscapes! Am looking to include within my photography adventures this coming year of 2018 – some cityscapes and street photography hopefully. Some of the Dockland buildings are so oddly shaped that they seem to almost defy gravity. And the water reflections especially are a magnet for me and my camera. It was a very pleasant morning, just before we get into a couple of hot days ahead of us – around 37 census. I can not image what it must be like to walk out your front door and face snow… Thank you once more for following my photographic adventures…all the best for Christmas, have a safe and wonderful time with family and friends…warm regards Karen

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