Photography 2019 – “My Favourite Photographs for the Year!” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

There have been many photography adventures in 2019 and all in the state of Victoria, Australia, and within car travelling distance from where we live in Melbourne. Most of my photography adventures have been with my hubby, but on some occasions with my daughter and granddaughter, and at other times, with the Craigieburn Camera Club.  Throughout each season during 2019 – I experimented and experienced photographing across numerous genres that being:- Landscape, Seascape, Animals, Birds, Butterflies, Garden, Street and People photography.

 

 

With each photography adventure, I have learned more about photography, about how to use light and contrast to enhance the images, how to improve my composition through really looking, how to use my equipment better, and also how to improve my skills while developing the raw images using Lightroom.

But overall, the most important part of this ongoing journey has been and hopefully will still be – time spent with loved ones while enjoying the great outdoors!  It has truly helped improve our sense of well being. It has deepened our appreciation for how fortunate we are, and about how important it is to value and care for this beautiful and wonderful blue planet we share with all living creatures…

 

 

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED AND ADOBE LIGHTROOM FOR DEVELOPING

During my photography adventures – I use a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. During 2019 I 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 use my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

On my return home after each photography adventure, I download all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I develop just those photographs which I feel will best either tell the story and/or will develop well. The progress allows me to assess my photography process and work out what I need to work on in the near future.

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

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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10 thoughts on “Photography 2019 – “My Favourite Photographs for the Year!” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

    • Hi Jessica, thank you and it has been a great year for me and my hubby!

      As stated to another follower Claudia – photographing my state of Victoria has been a great pleasure but currently, we are experiencing massive bushfires that are burning up many areas of Victoria which I have over time photographed. Bush fires are also raging in other states of Australia. Many people have lost their homes and properties by fire – burned to the ground. Lives have been lost and people displaced either temporarily or permanently. The smoke and weather are also causing additional health problems.

      So my poor state of Victoria, Australia is taking a beating and hopefully, the fires out of control will be managed soon and holt further devastation. For my direct family, we are safe and unaffected. One of my husband’s brothers lives directly in the line of bushfires and has been evacuated along with many other people to a safe place until the danger has passed. Many Victoria’s are currently experiencing great difficulty…warm regards Karen

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    • Hi Claudia, thank you!

      Photographing my state of Victoria has been a great pleasure but currently, we are experiencing massive bushfires that are burning up many areas of Victoria which I have over time photographed. Bush fires are also raging in other states of Australia. Many people have lost their homes and properties by fire – burned to the ground. Lives have been lost and people displaced either temporarily or permanently. The smoke and weather are also causing additional health problems.

      So my poor state of Victoria, Australia is taking a beating and hopefully, the fires out of control will be managed soon and holt further devastation. For my direct family, we are safe and unaffected. One of my husband’s brothers lives directly in the line of bushfires and has been evacuated along with many other people to a safe place until the danger has passed. Many Victoria’s are currently experiencing great difficulty…warm regards Karen

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      • I have just been reading about the fires and I am horrified and just can’t express how it makes me feel for the people and the wildlife and the countryside. I am glad you are all right, I was wondering. And I have been thinking about so many of the beautiful places you have photographed, what is happening to them, possibly. I am hoping so much that there is some relief. It seems like an apocalypse.

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