Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Tabilk” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”






This photography adventure day involved my hubby and I joining the Craigieburn Camera Club on a lovely day trip to the historic Tahbilk Winery and Wetlands, Tabilk, Victoria – Australia. Its name Tabilk-tabilk ‘place of many waterholes’ in the language of the Daung-wurrung clans, the first people of Australia, is a historic family owned winery with the property consisting of 1,214 hectares of rich river flats and a frontage of 11kms to the Goulburn River and 8kms of permanent backwaters and creeks (Tahbilk 2018).  We managed to walk some of the Tahbilk Eco Trails visiting Landing 1 and 2 with a crossover on the Long Bridge which was ‘built from timer hewn on the Estate to replace a ford on the site soon after the Goulburn Weir was completed in 1889.  In 1996 it was completely rebuilt, again with time cut and milled on the property’ (Tahbilk 2018).  One of the areas I found great to photograph was inside the Tahbilk underground cellars. Following the stairs down into the original underground cellars built-in 1862 felt like stepping back in time!  Despite the greyness of the skies, I was able to take a range of good scenic photographs which made me happy…






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 Lens. For most of these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer and for some, I handheld the camera, ensuring I had engaged the camera’s stabiliser.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.






On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  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!

My favourite photograph of the trip is this particular one featured here below.  Taken in the Cellar Hall.  I was pleased I was able to work out the correct camera settings and also using my tripod in order to achieve this photograph below.




It was a grey old day but here below the grey clouds help to highland the towering water tanks.






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!

Happy photography all!



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© Karen Robinson – March 2018

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2 thoughts on “Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Tabilk” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

  1. I especially like the one with the tanks. The color contrast is so strong and gave the photo a lot of strength too (I was imagining it say, with a blue sky and silver tanks, what a different personality it would have). Looks like a great day.

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