During this photography adventure hubby and I travelled to a rural location called High Camp, Victoria – Australia. It’s just an hour from where we live. Here we discovered a landscape featuring large granite boulders scattered across stretches of summer golden grasslands. We managed to arrive on-scene a good hour before sunrise (the blue hour) where I was able to find the best place to photograph a sunrise (photograph featured above). The lighting was just so beautiful. Keeping us cool during this summer early morning adventure was a soft breeze that floated across the long golden coloured grass fields. We stayed here for some time, just enjoying the moments as the sun rose up and over the distant mountain ranges. Then we drove around the local region scouting for possible future photographic opportunities. This is an area that we will definitely return to – such a scenic, quiet and beautiful Australian summer gem of a location.
PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED
During this photography adventure – 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. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat. I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. 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. 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 here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!
NB: Below is a photograph I have taken at a different time of the year – winter 2020. It just helps to show how different the landscape looks from one season to another. The above images were taken during summer where the grass is dry and golden under the hot summer sun. During winter, rains green up the pastures, rejuvenating the whole scene.
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 – December 2019
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