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My Volunteering 2018: “Shine a Light on Road Safety” Written by Karen Robinson

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“Shine a Light on Road Safety”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

My name is Karen Robinson and my 25-year-old son Ben was killed in a single-car crash outside of Bendigo, Victoria – Australia in November 2009. He was travelling at 140km with a blood alcohol reading of 0.08 when he hit a kangaroo, lost control of his vehicle, and struck two trees.

I said to Ben once, that if he kept up his risky driver behaviour, I might have a police officer knocking at our front door. Unfortunately, that day did come, where our family received the news of Ben’s tragic death, via our local police.

Our family want drivers, and all road users, to think about Ben’s story in the hope that they will be safe and responsible drivers. Ben’s story is a reminder that from the very first drink you consume compromises your ability to make good decisions.

Whilst it is difficult to tell Ben’s story on behalf of my family, knowing that by sharing our family’s road trauma experience, can and does, help others understand better the importance of road safety.  It can help save lives and prevent serious injury caused by road trauma.

If being part of Road Trauma Support Services Victoria’s Organisation, telling my family’s road trauma story, and being part of the education team – can help prevent road trauma from affecting other families, this for us, is a most worthy of causes. This is why campaigns such as Shine a Light on Road Safety are vital; to help people think about what sort of driver/road user they are so that they, don’t end up being their family’s road trauma story…

 

“Be a safe and responsible driver”

“Don’t be your family’s road trauma story…”

 

“In loving memory of my son Ben James Robinson –

forever missed”

Written by Karen Robinson April 2018

 

ABOUT SHINE A LIGHT ON ROAD SAFETY

“Road Trauma Support Services Victoria’s Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign is to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma: #shinealightonroadsafety (RTSSV 2018)”.

Friday 4 May motorists are asked to turn on headlights to remember those impacted by road trauma and show your commitment to road safety (RTSSV 2018).

Sunday 6 May there is a community walk at Albert Park Lake to enable community participation in advocating for safer roads (RTSSV 2018).

ILLUMINATIONS

Australian landmarks will be illuminated in yellow for road safety from Monday 30 April to Sunday 6 May; thanks to the support of key partners including the Victorian Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), VicRoads, Victoria Police and campaign sponsors (RTSSV 2018).

KEY CAMPAIGN MESSAGES

  • Road safety is everyone’s responsibility
  • Giving the community voice about road trauma
  • Our counselling and support services are available free and unlimited to anyone impacted by road trauma (RTSSV 2018).

THE ORGANISATION

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria “is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of Victorian road users. We provide counselling and support to people impacted by road trauma, and address attitudes and behaviours of road users through education. We are committed to educating the community and raising public awareness about road trauma and how it affects people’s lives; we do this in part by sharing personal stories about road trauma (RTSSV 2018)”.

 

CONCLUSION

As Ben’s mum – my road safety message for all road users:

Be a safe and responsible driver – don’t be your families road trauma story

REGISTER HERE!


 

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© Karen Robinson – April 2018

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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Cheshunt – King River Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure was just part of one day visiting the region of Cheshunt, Victoria – Australia.  The area has many vineyards nestled in and around the edge of the mountain ranges and alongside of the King River.  Hubby did some fishing while I engaged myself in taking photographs of this beautiful part of Victoria.  The day was hot so pottering around alongside the water’s edge of the King River was cooling!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – April 2018

While you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Beveridge Sunset” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure with hubby was just a short stint from home, up towards an area called Beveridge, Victoria – Australia.  There I took some photographs of a glorious sunset that could be seen from the local Golf Course.  Positing myself looking over the white rose bushes, over the pruned green golf course, and up towards the mountain range in the distance, we were able to view, a beautiful golden sunset.  The evening was warm for an autumn nightfall which meant, standing at this location was very pleasant.  Hubby and I afterwards then also enjoyed a pizza at the Golf Course Bistro – the end to a perfect day!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!

 


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – April 2018

While you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Taggety, Thornton, Molesworth and Highlands Regions” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure day didn’t quite turn out as we had hoped.  The plan was to travel to the region of Cathedral Range State Park (Taggety, Victoria – Australia} and do a number of walks, take great photos and then go home satisfied. The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven kilometre ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. Well, we were a little ambitious – to say the least!  We knew the walks could be challenging, and especially for our age being that we are in our mid-sixties.  But somehow, in our minds, we thought we would be able to managed the walks and climbs at this location.  On our arrival early morning, and upon reading the signage about the said walks and trails, we came to realise that we were not ‘experienced advanced climbers’!  So no walking the trails for us and travelling along the dirt road, in the car, became the limit for us on this particular day.  I had to contend myself with just being able to take photographs of small portions of the region from the roadside instead of panorama versions others have been able to achieve.  Oh the joys of getting older! My hubby did get some fishing in at Thornton Goulburn River which made him happy.  And we drove through Molesworth, Buxton and the Highlands on our way back home which proved to be a very nice drive, also captured some worthy photographs as we went.  But it wasn’t our best photography adventure day, still we got out-and-about and that is always very good…

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For most of these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer and for some, I handheld the camera, ensuring I had engaged the camera’s stabiliser.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – April 2018

While you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Tabilk” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure day involved my hubby and I joining the Craigieburn Camera Club on a lovely day trip to the historic Tahbilk Winery and Wetlands, Tabilk, Victoria – Australia. Its name Tabilk-tabilk ‘place of many waterholes’ in the language of the Daung-wurrung clans, the first people of Australia, is a historic family owned winery with the property consisting of 1,214 hectares of rich river flats and a frontage of 11kms to the Goulburn River and 8kms of permanent backwaters and creeks (Tahbilk 2018).  We managed to walk some of the Tahbilk Eco Trails visiting Landing 1 and 2 with a crossover on the Long Bridge which was ‘built from timer hewn on the Estate to replace a ford on the site soon after the Goulburn Weir was completed in 1889.  In 1996 it was completely rebuilt, again with time cut and milled on the property’ (Tahbilk 2018).  One of the areas I found great to photograph was inside the Tahbilk underground cellars. Following the stairs down into the original underground cellars built-in 1862 felt like stepping back in time!  Despite the greyness of the skies, I was able to take a range of good scenic photographs which made me happy…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For most of these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer and for some, I handheld the camera, ensuring I had engaged the camera’s stabiliser.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

My favourite photograph of the trip is this particular one featured here below.  Taken in the Cellar Hall.  I was pleased I was able to work out the correct camera settings and also using my tripod in order to achieve this photograph below.

 

 

 

It was a grey old day but here below the grey clouds help to highland the towering water tanks.

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!

 


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – March 2018

While you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Mt Wombat Lookout Sunrise” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Hubby and I – for this photography adventure, travelled up to Mount Wombat Lookout, Strathbogie, Victoria – Australia. I wanted to capture the sunrise as it came up and over the mountain range.  Mount Wombat Lookout is situated on a mountain plateau which offers 360 degree views of breathtaking landscape – a photographers dream! On our way back home, I was also able to capture some beautiful shots which took in the views around the ‘Kevin View’ farming region and of a small lake in Euroa.  Early morning is such a beautiful time of the day, and watching it unfold and seeing the light change as the morning processes – just magical!

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For most of these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer and for some, I handheld the camera, ensuring I had engaged the camera’s stabiliser.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

My favourite photograph of the trip is this particular one featured here below.  Taken from the very top of Mount Wombat, looking out above natural Australian bush, towards the mountain ranges and directly into the sun – made for a magical photograph.

 

 

The photograph featured here below didn’t work well in colour, so I decided to see if it worked better as a black and white photograph.  I was pleased with the results, especially after using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC’s ‘dehaze’ tool within the ‘Develop’ module.  It gave the image a soft magical look which I like.  The towers, wire fencing, the shed and tubing on the ground where my hubby is standing, gives the image an industrial feel. Interesting, when taking into account, it is situated at the very top of Mount Wombat which has 360 degree landscape views of the Strathbogie region.

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!

 


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – March 2018

While you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Art Therapy: “La Trobe’s Art Therapy Masterclass & Workshop Day’ Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Recently a friend and I attended the La Trobe’s ‘Art Therapy Masterclass and Workshop Day‘ at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne – Australia.  The first of the public lectures covered: ‘The wellbeing effects of participating in art making – what the evidence tells us’ presented by Dr Patricia Fenner – art therapist, course coordinator, Master Art Therapy.  The second public lecture ‘Children and youth – building supportive self-care strategies using art’ was presented by Ms Vicky Nicholls – art therapist, psychotherapist, lecturer.  Meeting Vicky again brought back memories of the time I attended Mind Australia’s Art Therapy Group Sessions for Carers of loved ones with mental health issues where Vicky facilitated the art therapy group sessions.

 

 

 

 

ART THERAPY WORKSHOP

We got to participant in one of the workshops which explored issues such as ‘Who is an artist? Looking at the social currency around the term and identity, challenging the norms’.  This particular workshop was ran by Dr Libby Byrne – art therapist, artist, lecturer and researcher, Master Art Therapy.

 

 

Below here is a photograph of my efforts playing with the kinetic sand.  It was a fun and meaning-full way of being able to engage in storytelling, work through feelings and emotions in a safe, supportive environment.

 

 

Below here, beginning with a blank piece of paper and taking the time to create as we thought about the meaning of being an artist!

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION ADJOINING LECTURE

Afterwards we took ourselves into see an exhibition adjoining the lecture centre featuring the work of Yayoi Kusama – most celebrated living Japanese artist and other amazing artists.

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Art Therapy and Creative Writing Therapy really does work, and so important, as it helps people regain their sense of wellbeing, and helps support their loved ones as well.


Please click here to visit my ‘Art Therapy – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – March 2018

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POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, public speaking, blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “C.C.C. Car, Truck and Bike Show” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The Craigieburn Camera Club organised an outing to this event to give club members an opportunity to photograph an array of vehicles at Craigieburn Central, Victoria – Australia. Jess – the model came dressed in her best Rockabilly gear to pose for the club with the cars, bikes and trucks.  It was a challenge for me as I had not photographed at such an event before.  Trying to navigate around moving people and vehicles, posed some difficulty at times.  The day was very overcast which also presented another thing to consider!  But I was rewarded for my photography efforts I feel…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this miscellaneous photography exercise – 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. For all of the shots, I hand-held my camera.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing the photographs, I decided to ensure that the vehicles where the centre of attention within each photograph by darkening the background. Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about with my hubby, and the Craigieburn Camera Club gives me a chance to gain more experience photographing at different locations that I perhaps wouldn’t have considered beforehand. It helps broaden my photography skills and gives me an opportunity to enjoy the company of like-minded people.  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all!

 

 

 


Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – February 2018

Whilst you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, public speaking, blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Seascape: “Kilcunda” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On this particular photography adventure day, the skies became engulfed in grey sultry clouds, with the sun making spasmodic appearances! The panoramic views from the coastline at the seaside town of Kilcunda, Victoria – Australia looked out over the Bass Coast Ocean.  Here surging surf rolled over near deserted sandy beaches.  I managed to also capture some photographs of the Kilcunda Trestle Bridge. This iconic heritage-listed structure was constructed in 1911.  It stretches 91 metres across the Bourne Creek and is 12 metres high, making it a must see when visiting this region of Victoria.  While I was worried that the weather conditions wouldn’t allow for some good photography, I was happy with these taken on the day.  The photograph below featuring an expansive view of the Bass Coast Ocean coastline – is my favourite.  In the far distance, thunderous clouds loom, yet in the foreground, the sun shines brightly over the whites of relentless incoming surf.  On the sandy golden beach, two people stand peering out across the ocean.  It almost looks like a painting to me…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this seascape photography exercise – 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. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – February 2018

While you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Lang Lang Sunrise” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Capturing a sunrise can be an interesting photography adventure! I managed to photograph this beautiful sunrise from a ridge located near McDonalds Track, Lang Lang, Victoria – Australia.  My hubby and I, were at the time, getting concerned that we were going to miss it, and searched the region desperately to find a location where access and position was just right. We finally found this spot just as the sun was rising. Hubby surveyed the area ahead and found a suitable place to set up the tripod, all that was needed was me with my camera. But it required me and hubby to climb a steep embankment. I know, you are all saying right now, don’t do it, it’s not worth the risk, but all thoughts of our personal safety were gone from our minds as we pursued our thoughts of capturing the glorious morning sun. So – as I was climbing the steep embankment and as my hubby was helping me, he lost his footing and fell from the near top directly backwards, landing like a turtle with head, arms, legs in the air and then rolled down the rest of the embankment. Upon reaching the bottom, he just bounced back up declaring that he was OK! We then spent moments capturing this beautiful sunrise while hubby’s back proceeded to swell. By the time we got back to the car hubby declared that he thought he needed to go home and on our way stop off at the Hospital Emergency Department.  I took a look at his lower back that by then, had ballooned to a large melon – off to emergency we went where hubby was in great pain by then, as the swelling cramped his lower back function. After spending so hours there and after a series of scans, hubby was cleared of any back damage other than severe back muscle trauma. As the days moved on, his back began to feature what was a very impressive, and very large bruised lower back which is still persisting and will take weeks to subside for sure. Upon developing these photographs in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC some days later and after showing hubby the results, my darling dear husband declared “well it was all worth it then”. I laughed and said “no it wasn’t worth him being hurt”. The lesson learned, was that we need to be more careful, remember that we are no longer young! And this has also been reinforced by our daughter – who was horrified when she sighted her dad’s back bruising. Photography adventure for sure – but not to be repeated…safety first!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – February 2018

While you are here – please check out my home page! 

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Paradise Falls and View of Mt Bulla” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On our way to photograph Paradise Falls located within the region of Cheshunt, Victoria – Australia, we drove along a gravel road which featured a stunning view of Mt Bulla, far in the distant skyline.  Upon stopping to take a photograph, a beautiful black cow with a hide that glistened in the bright sunlight, standing alone, became very curious as to why we were there!  We took time here to enjoy the expansive views of the grazing field and mountain ranges while at the same time, stretched our old legs!  We then continued on with our drive to find Paradise Falls.  After parking the car, we then engaged in a lengthy walk along a man-made dirt path that showcased some magnificent landscape views.  Upon reaching our destination we discovered a fall with no water running over-and-down the rocks, which was disappointing.  Being the peak of summer in Victoria, we both noted that we would need to revisit during winter-time, where winter rains would ensure we had the opportunity to sight a curtain waterfall.  It was still a very beautiful location, which featured stunning red rock formations and native wildlife that could be seen, and heard, close by and afar, due to the isolation of the region.  We enjoyed not only the opportunity take photographs, but also enjoyed the sights and sounds that the Australian bush can offer…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – February 2018

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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “King Valley” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The King Valley is a very scenic region of Victoria – Australia with this part featuring expansive cattle grazing fields.  Australian bush covered mountain ranges in the background aid as, a constant reminder, that in previous times, these lands would have been covered in dense bush.  Being mid-summer now, the day was as expected, hot and dry.  Scattered across the landscape, stood, a number of magnificent old gum trees.  During the hottest part of the day, their shade offers refuge to nearby cattle. These old masters of the land, also offer important places, for the local bird wildlife to congregate.  The calls of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos can be heard from afar, which demand the attention of anyone in hearing range. While this is a beautiful countryside, I couldn’t help feeling a little sad. Before generations of settlers came, and cut down all the native trees to make way for cattle farming, the area would have been densely covered in native Australia bush, as the mountains behind in these photographs reveal.  I only hope that my children’s children, will have the same opportunities I have had, in being able to see these lands before their existence gives way, to our ever demanding needs…

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!


 

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© Karen Robinson – February 2018

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POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Cheshunt South” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We arrived here at the picturesque William Hovell Lake during the mid-afternoon, on a weekday.  There was no-one to be seen on this hot summer’s day!  The Lake itself, is located at the edge of the Alpine National Forest.  It is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with a ‘flip bucket chute spillway’ across the King River, which flows in and out of the dam itself.  It supplies water for irrigated crops, vineyards and grazing properties along the King River.  Fortunate for us, we had come at a time of the year where the dam was relatively full and looking its wonderest best.  A truly beautiful location that well showcases the lake nettled in amongst mountain bushland which forms part of the Great Dividing Range. It is easy here to feel small and insignificant while gazing at these majestic surroundings. It’s a positive feeling though where ones troubles just disappear momentarily, uplifting our spirits as we marvel at the wonders of mankind and mother nature’s endeavours.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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!


 

Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

© Karen Robinson – February 2018

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POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Glenrowan and Moyhu Road” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

It’s definitely summer time now, here in Victoria, Australia with some day-time temperatures souring up around 40 celsius. On this day, the temperature was in the low 30’s with the sun bearing down on vast stretches of grass fields, turning them from winter’s lush green to summer’s golden brown. It’s a thirsty land at this time of the year! Waterholes, small creeks and rivers become important places for native wildlife to congregate, where they take in their daily fresh water requirements. Sulphur Crested Cockatoos were abundant along this stretch of Glenrowan and Moyhu Road. But for me, trying to catch them within a photograph is not my forte sadly. Well…maybe next time!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – 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. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.