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“Painting and Drawing with Light”
For this photography adventure, an early morning start was required to ensure we were on-site at around 6am in order to capture a sunrise at Kimbolton, Bo-Bay – Lake Eppalock region, Victoria – Australia. Here I was able to scout out some lovely images of the lake’s edge where stark tall trees stood silhouetted against the warm yellow/orange morning light. It was a very beautiful moment, no wind, mild temperature for summer, with many native bird calls abounding and sights of kangaroos hopping off into the distance after their early morning feed.
Still, within the region of Kimbolton, we took a drive along a track called Crazy Evely which winded through dense native bush. To our surprise, we stumbled on a large waterhole that featured amazing native gum tree reflections. Because there was little to no wind and the sunlight came from the side, I was able to take a beautiful photograph of this unique waterhole and its reflection. We stayed at this spot for some time, just enjoying nature and for a spot of lunch. Beautiful and magical Australian bush surroundings and with not another soul around.
Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features a view from the edge of Bo-Bay Lake Eppalock at sunrise.
Below Photograph: The below landscape photograph features me setting up a shot of the sunrise taken on an iPhone by my hubby.
Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features the same location but I decided to develop it as a black and white image as the tree silhouettes make for a wonderfully stark contrast to the overall scene.
Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features the same location but just from the top of the crest looking back from where the car was parked and back towards Bo-Bay, Lake Eppalock. The golden sun side-lighting was just beautifully lighting up the spindly gum trees. A lovely Australian bush scene.
Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features a water-hole we came across while travelling along a bush track called Crazy Evely. Here we found amazing reflections of gum trees which mirrored the surrounding landscape. It was magical, quiet, isolated, and just beautiful.
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 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 – February 2021
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