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It’s been many months since my last blog. With the onslaught of COVID and the changes in my daily life rhythms, I found it difficult to get back to this endeavour. My photography adventures with my hubby and my daughter and granddaughter hadn’t waned though, we managed to still be inspired to get out and about in nature and look for interesting things to photograph. I did manage to periodically update my Instagram account instagram.com/ido_karenrobinson and Facebook page facebook.com/karenrobinsonart if you would like to take a look.
Just this last weekend on Sunday 5th June 2022 hubby and I decided to take a drive to a new location for us called Sailors Falls, just off Ballan-Daylesford Road, Sailors Falls in Victoria – Australia. It’s a short drive from home, an hour and 1/2 approximately, not taking into account our little stops on the way looking at nature. It was a typical winter’s day in Victoria, cold and overcast but there wasn’t a strong wind which was good, and we had rugged up appropriately to ward off the chill of the weather.
The location proved to be a little gold mine for me as a photographer. Because of recent heavy rainfalls, the falls themselves had a good flow of water falling over the rocky shelf. During dryer months it would be unlikely to see this amount of water falling. The falls’ base was surrounded by lush green vegetation – lovely huge ferns at its base and tall gum trees along the steep sides of the gouge. Low lying bushes and vines helped to provide wonderful habitats for the local bird life. We sighted numerous small Ribbons and Fantails and could hear Kookaburras in the far distance. The overcast sky ended up being a benefit to me while taking photographs of the falls. The soft lighting helped to ensure I didn’t ‘blowout’ any of my image highlights thankfully!
Our time at the falls proved to be most enjoyable. The weather was kind, and I was happy that I had the opportunity to photograph the falls at a perfect time of the year. After spending time here, we headed into Daylesford for a pie and sauce for lunch and then back home. Another lovely photography adventure with my hubby.
ABOVE: Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – The image is taken from the top of the stairs and looks across to the top of the falls. Photographed by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.
ABOVE: Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Karen Robinson photographing the falls (photographed by Karen’s husband on his Apple iPhone phone).
ABOVE: Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Image of the cascading staircase leading down to the base of the area where a closer view of the falls where can be found (photographed by Karen’s husband on his mobile phone).
ABOVE: Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Overall image of Sailors Falls taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.
ABOVE: Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Close up image of Sailors Falls taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.
ABOVE: Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Even closer image of Sailors Falls was taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.
Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – June 2022
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Glad to see you again. And what a beautiful place You showed us.
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Hi Claudia, thank you so much for responding, much appreciated. Hope all is going well in your part of the world. Sailors Falls was beautiful and a pleasant surprise as we hadn’t originally planned to visit this location. We stumbled upon it! That’s what these photography adventures can be about – finding nature’s treasures… Again thank you…warm regards Karen
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