Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Goulburn River, Thornton, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Out-and-about doing another photography adventure!  So appreciative that we are able to do now because some of the COVID 19 social distancing requirements have been revised.  Hubby wanted to do some fishing and this combined with my need to photograph landscape had us deciding on revisiting another part of the beautiful Goulburn River near Gilmore Bridge on the Goulburn Valley Highway, Thornton, Victoria – Australia.  While hubby fished I spent a good period of time standing on the bridge that overlooked the river.  Here I managed to capture images of early morning misty conditions across the river.  As the mist lifted, it revealed a beautiful river setting.  Later that morning I followed my hubby up the river to take more images during the midmorning sunlight.  It was truly beautiful, scenic and spiritually uplifting.  So worth getting up at 3.30am to be on site for the sunrise!

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/45 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image was taken further along the Goulburn River – at Thornton. I took this image near where hubby was fishing. A little river pond reflected images of the sky and gum trees. Beautiful, tranquil place!

 

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 0.7 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Black and White image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I stood on the side of the bridge safely for two hours taking a series of photographs as the sun rose and as the mist lifted during that period of time. A beautiful mystical Autumn morning. 

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/4 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 69mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A misty muted coloured image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I took this image looking in the opposite direction from the bridge.  It was ghostly and beautiful at the same time. The autumn colours of the riverside trees were still evident through the mist and the river’s soft blue simmering colour helps tell us it was very cold!

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This sunrise image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I took this image nearly two hours later.  By then most of the mist had lifted and the sun was rising on the left and shining across onto the right-hand side of the riverbank.  Its rays of yellow light warming up the scene beautifully!

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/30 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 38mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Here I managed to capture an image of hubby fishing as the sun rose up and over the trees onto the righthand side riverbank, casting shadows across its stone bank.

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/90 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 54mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This image above was taken further along the Goulburn River at Thornton. I took this image of my hubby fishing. It was later in the morning by then and the lighting along the left side of the stoned river bank helped to illuminate tall river gums.

 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative. Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – May 2020

 

 


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