We decided for this photography adventure that we should visit my hubby’s brother who lives in Bruthen – a small township near Lakes Entrance, Victoria – Australia. On our way there, we made a slight detour to visit the Lakes Entrance area, a seaside location occupied at this time of the year with many holiday makers! The weather on our arrival was generally overcast but still pleasant. It was difficult to photograph scenes I wanted, and I realised that aerial shots would be best, so we went to a couple of lookouts to help capture some overview shots of Lakes Entrance. On distance sandy islands and dunes, Little Black Cormorants, Pied Cormorants and Australian pelicans flocked in abundance, far enough away from human contact, and too far for me to photograph close-up with my existing camera equipment. Numerous small and medium-sized pleasure water-crafts zoomed throughout the waterways, while shoreline tourists spent time sightseeing. My hubby spent a little time fishing to-no-avail but he enjoyed the process despite this fact. It was easy to see why water-loving families migrated here for the holiday season, especially if they had access to a boat!
PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED
During this 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, and a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. 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!
Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – 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 – © Karen Robinson – January 2019
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