We hadn’t been to the seaside for some time and due to the fact that country Victoria has been very dry this summer, a return to the beach and ocean scene seemed a good idea. So this photography adventure’s chosen location was Barwon Heads (Victoria – Australia); a popular seaside resort for family holidaymakers and, an old favourite of ours going back many years when our children were little. It was an early rise for hubby and me on this day – so we could catch the sunrise at Barwon Heads, and we were not disappointed. It was glorious! We also took the time to revisit Thirteenth Beach where magnificent views of the coastal sandy beach and ocean coastline could be seen. At the mouth of the Barwon River, watercraft travelled amongst paddle boarders enjoying the beginning of a beautiful weekend day. The Barwon River Bridge offered interesting architectural visions with locals fishing and playing near it on the river’s edge. During our walk back towards our parked car through the Barwon Caravan Park, flowering gum trees attracted local bird life looking for a feed such as the Red Wattle Bird and Rainbow Lorikeets. Before the crowds came, we left this location and headed back home feeling refreshed and glad we made the effort to revisit this lovely family holiday retreat…
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 – April 2019
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