Up at 5am in order to be on site just before sunrise can be an exhilarating experience but also challenging on cold Autumn mornings! During this photography adventure, we decided to revisit a stunning region of Victoria, Australia Kerrisdale which is situated within the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Earlier this year, during a previous summertime visit, the region was dry and brown; fortunately, recent rains had transformed the landscape back to how I remembered it from years before – beautiful and lush green. On this morning, the early morning light was just beautiful and allowed me to take some mystical photographs looking across layer after layer of mist covered rolling hills. After our morning adventure, we headed back down the valley for a much-needed coffee break and a chat about where to next…
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 my new (bird) lens, a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. I handheld the camera or mounted it on 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 then 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 – May 2019
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