Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Wallan Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Spending time with my daughter taking photographs of our local Wallan region (Victoria – Australia) is such a joy.  She enjoys taking photographs of birds and other forms of wildlife, while I enjoy taking photographs of the landscape.  On this particular winter’s day the weather was kind!  The sun shone, and a gentle cool breeze brushed across our bare faces. We explored the region finding small visual treasures to photograph; below here you will find a selection of the best I took on the 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 Lense. For some of the shots, I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more about my camera and lense; and hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

MAGICAL PHOTOGRAPH

On this particular day – on our way home from our latest photography adventure, my daughter spotted a tree laden with Crested Pigeons.  It was late afternoon on a very cool winter’s day, and the sun was on the left hand side of us.  The lighting was perfect, soft and mystical as it sweep across the open fields; with the clouds gently laying down shadows, thus adding more interest to the scene.  It truly looked like a painting, just so beautiful.  As we got out of the car to take our photographs, the Crested Pigeons took flight.  I was able to capture this shot (featured below) where their bodies were bathed in sunlight which helped highlight their escape!  For me, this is a magical photo, and one that will remind me of my time with my daughter doing what we both love to do…

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  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 travel and photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits.  NB:  Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

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 – July 2017

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Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Werribee Gorge Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this travel and photography adventure, which my husband and I did on two separate occasions, was to capture the essence of the rugged natural beauty of Werribee Gorge. It is situated within the Werribee Gorge State Park, Victoria – Australia and displays 500 million years of geological history! The wild and rugged landscape of 575 hectare park protects native flora and fauna, offers spectacular views, and has great opportunities for bushwalking and rock climbing” (Parks Victoria 2017).  Our first occasion visiting this region involved embarking on a long walk through open woodlands with rocks covered in Lichen, and walking through the picturesque Ironbark Gorge showing off panoramic views of the gorge and beyond (Parks Victoria 2017). The second occasion worked out to be perfect day for a long bush walk, sunny with cool temperatures throughout the day.  We decided to take the river walk this time which provided excellent views along the gorge rim, steep in some places of the track but we managed to walk most of the track, up until the path ran out.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Lense. For some of the shots, I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more and more about my camera and lense; and hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 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 6.  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 travel and photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits…

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 – July 2017

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

Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Wallan Region – Magical Photo!” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Spending time with my daughter taking photographs of our local Wallan region – is such a joy.  She enjoys taking photographs of birds and other forms of wildlife, while I enjoy taking photographs of the landscape.  On this particular day on our way home from our latest photography adventure, my daughter spotted a tree laden with Crested Pigeons.  It was late afternoon on a very cool winter’s day, and the sun was on the left hand side of us.  The lighting was perfect, soft and mystical as it sweep across the open fields; with the clouds gently laying down shadows, thus adding more interest to the scene.  It truly looked like a painting, just so beautiful.  As we got out of the car to take our photographs, the Crested Pigeons took flight.  I was able to capture this shot (featured above) where their bodies were bathed in sunlight which helped highlight their escape!  For me, this is a magical photo, and one that will remind me of my time with my daughter doing what we both love to do…

 

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 Lense. For some of the shots, I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more about my camera and lense; and also hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.  NB:  The rest of the photographs I took on the this day will be featured in a blog to follow soon.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits.  NB:  Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

Happy photography all!

 


© Karen Robinson – July 2017

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

Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Daylesford Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this travel and photography adventure was to revisit the region of Daylesford.  It was a beautiful winter’s day and the drive through Victoria’s countryside invigorating!  My husband and I – only had a day to see a few locations of note which were the township of Daylesford itself where we stopped for lunch, then to Mount Franklin, Lake Jubilee and lastly to Trentham Falls.  This was a big-enough day for us, and I managed to capture some noteworthy photographs which made me happy.  But most importantly, we had a lovely day together driving and walking through natural Australian bush-land. During our travels we discovered breathtaking expansive views looking out and across farmlands from Mount Franklin, a forest of tall slender Birch trees at the top of Mount Franklin, water birds on Lake Jubilee, actual water running over and down Trentham Falls – all achieved while we embraced the glorious weather that Victoria had to 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 Lense. For some of the shots, I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more and more about my camera and lense; and also hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 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 6.  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 travel and photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits…

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 – June 2017

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

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

Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Valley of a Thousand Hills” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this travel and photography adventure was to revisit an area we had not been back to for a number of years.  The Strath Creek region, Victoria – Australia is so green during this time of the year as winter rains help to ensure the landscape is lush, and the creeks have running water; unlike summertime where the landscape can be dry and leave the creeks to run with little-to-no water at times.  My husband was the driver and my daughter joined us as well which was a lovely treat for us as her parents.  She is a keen bird photographer whilst I enjoy landscape photography.  Our first stop was at the Murchison Gap Lookout which overlooks the ‘Valley of a Thousand Hills’ region.  The views from this outlook are just breathtaking and because we were visiting here during the week, it was quiet and peaceful.  There were a number of birds inhabiting the surrounding bush-land which made my daughter happy!  The air was fresh and crisp; the sun shone for us long enough to take some good photographs, and time enough for us to enjoy our time together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS’ – STRATH CREEK

This part of Victoria is very picturesque and we didn’t have to travel far from where we live to be amongst this beautiful region.  Murchison Gap Outlook proved to be the best place to view the ‘Valley of the Thousand Hills’.  A noticeboard found on located provided the following information:

Murchison Gap:  Prior to the cutting being created, the former Bradford-Flowerdale Road depicted in the far right image, utilised a different route over Murchison Hill.  Buggy drivers would cut saplings at the top of Murchison Hill to use as a brake on the steep descent.  At the bottom of the hill the buggy drivers would dispose of the used saplings, which created a pile that when considered too big, would be burnt off.

The view from where you are standing overlooks the ‘Valley of a Thousand Hills’.

The small image to the right is the same view, taken some time between 1900 and 1930, from a point along Murchison Spur Road.  Murchison Spur road is believed to have been originally used by early miners, timber cutters and saw millers.

If you continue along the Spur Road you will enjoy the view from many vantage points, including perspectives similar to the ones pictured.

Original Selectors:  The Murchison and Mackenzie families, who lived in the Strath Creek are between 1838 and 1870, were the founders of Kerrisdale and Flowerdale Stations respectively.  Along with Reedy Creek Station, these properties were the original three squatting runs of the area, that incidentally all met at this site.  Farquhar Mackenzie, former Lieutenant in the Scottish Regiment, arrived in NSW in 1836.  He travelled south to the Goulburn District in NSW a short time later.  In March 1838 he mustered all his stock together to follow the route travelled by Hume and Hovell and arrived at the Goulburn River, Victoria, in May 1838.  He then travelled up river to King Parrot Creek and settled a large tract of land.  In July 1841 Farquhar’s cousin, Roderick Mackenzie, arrived in Melbourne with his wife.  He purchased part of Farquhar’s land and named the property Flowerdale after his family property in Gairloch, Scotland.  Roderick built a stone cottage in 1842 and in July of 1849 Roderick died of consumption and the property was sold.  In May 1842, John Murchison moved his family from NSW and joined Farquhar to continue farming the remaining land, which they called Kerrisdale after Farquhar Mackenzie’s family property.  Murchison Gap is named for the original squatter of Kerrisdale, John Murchison (Murrindindi Shire Council/Mitchell Shire Council/State Government of Victoria 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used my new compact system camera a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lense. For some of the shots I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I am still getting use to understanding the abilities of my new camera and lense, but it was such a pleasure though to use, and good for someone like myself trying to learn to be a better photographer!  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 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 6.  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 travel and photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

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VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS PAINTING

 

Details:  Abstract Painting No. 51 Titled “Valley of a Thousand Hills”, June 2010/March 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 220cms Length x 120cms Wide x 3cms Deep, Painted by Abstract Artist – Karen Robinson.  NB:  Please click on this link to view my Abstract Paintings Portfolio

 

Painting Story: It was in June 2010 that my daughter, my husband and I decided to travel up through the Strath Creek region of Victoria (Australia) for a fishing day – my husband loved fishing. This was the first time we had all gone fishing together since the death of our son Ben on 5th November, 2009. Ben, our 25-year-old son was killed instantly in a single vehicle car crash. As a family, our lives had been shattered by his loss. It was the first time, since Ben’s death that we found the courage to go off and do something like fishing. We went with mixed feelings and an emotional struggle, in getting truly interested in what we were doing. But it was easy to see that it was a day of reflection, for the three of us.
It was a beautiful, fine winter day! The air was crisp and clean. The area was green and the trees were in Autumn mode. As we drove through the region, my spirits were up lifted by the beauty of the area. My daughter and husband organised themselves to fish and I went about taken photos which I liked to do. I could see by the look on my daughter’s face that she was quietly reflecting. My husband was off in another direction also deep in thought. It was clear, we were all thinking about our Ben whilst amongst Australia’s beautiful bush-land. I came away that day with my spirits lifted and a step closer to being able to live without our son in our lives. The quietness and solitude of the day shared with my loved ones, amongst the stunning beauty and tranquility of the area named “Valley of a Thousand Hills” Strath Creek region (Victoria, Australia) was all we needed to feel at peace. Even if just for the day. Hence this became my inspiration for this painting called “Valley of a Thousand Hills”.
Featured in the painting is a large English Elm Tree. Whilst driving through this area, we came across a property named “Kerrisdale Station” 852 King Parrot Road, Strath Creek. The entrance had these magnificent, large English Elms lining the driveway down through to the homestead. Their strong, dark trunks and branches held a display of beautiful lemon, yellow and pale green autumn leaves. Another Station in the region called “Strathglen” had Lipstick Maple Trees lined either side of a long road, stretched into the distant hills. These trees had a single, slender trunk with branches like arms reaching up into the bright, blue sky. They were dressed with pretty pinks, golden yellows, amber, orange and deep auburn leaves. These trees which would have been planted by early settlers where a strange contrast within our Australia bush. But so beautiful within this magical setting of the Strath Creek region!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Re-visiting this region did bring back some sad memories of my last visit to this region back in June 2010.  Now, 7 years along from then – I was able to enjoy the company of my husband and my daughter, doing what we enjoy doing together. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits which is a good outcome for the three of us…

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 – June 2017

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

Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Please Vote for Me?! – Australian Photography Awards” Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR YOUR VOTE PLEASE…

I have just submitted the above image with ‘Australian Photography Awards‘.  This photograph I took during a photography adventure with my husband and daughter.  While we stopped at this location – Mitta Mitta River, Omeo, Victoria – Australia they fished and I took photographs.  It was a beautiful location and I particularly love this photograph because of how you can see the reflection of the sky in the almost still waters of the river. The pretty colours are appealing and help to convey the beauty of the region.  In order to capture this image I had to stand on the bridge looking down and out towards the hills in the background thus ensuring I had captured the river’s length which gentle meanders through the landscape.

 

If you like this photography, can you please vote for me by clicking on the link below:

http://australianphotographyawards.com.au/entry/index/sharedimage/userid/77

Much appreciation in advance….sincerely Karen Robinson

 

 

 

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 – June 2017

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

Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Bundara and Mitta Mitta Rivers Junction – Omeo” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this travel and photography adventure was to visit my husband’s brother and his family for a couple of days on their small farm in Bruthen.  During our journey back home to Melbourne, I managed to capture some landscape scenes around the region where the ‘Bundara and Mitta Mitta Rivers’ met near Omeo, Victoria – Australia. It was a lovely spot to stop.  The family fished while I took photographs and enjoyed the wonders of our Australian bush!

 

 

The above photograph is of my daughter standing in front of a dead gum tree trunk that had once been ravaged by bush fires.  It is a stark contrast when compared with the surrounding bush which has been able to regenerate after such a devastating fiery event.  The below photograph is the same image, but this time I decided to make it a black and white photograph which is inclusive of the entire tree trunk – effective I feel.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used my new compact system camera a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lense. For some of the shots I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I am still getting use to understanding the abilities of my new camera and lense, but it was such a pleasure though to use, and good for someone like myself trying to learn to be a better photographer!  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

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THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  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 visit to Mitta Mitta River, Omeo, Victoria – Australia.

 

 

 

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits…

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 – May 2017

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

Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Mitta Mitta River – Omeo” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this travel and photography adventure was to visit my husband’s brother and his family for a couple of days on their small farm in Bruthen.  During our journey back home to Melbourne, I managed to capture some landscape scenes around the ‘Mitta Mitta River‘, a perennial river located within the alpine district Omeo, Victoria – Australia.  It is a direct tributary of the Murray River and this particular spot very popular with holiday makers looking to do a bit of fishing.  My husband, his brother, my daughter and I stopped to do some sightseeing.  While they fished, I went about taking some photographs of the still river waters that mirrored the cloudy blue skies above and surrounding region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used my new compact system camera a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lense. For some of the shots I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I am still getting use to understanding the abilities of my new camera and lense, but it was such a pleasure though to use, and good for someone like myself trying to learn to be a better photographer!  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

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THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  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 visit to Mitta Mitta River, Omeo, Victoria – Australia.

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits…

Happy photography all!

 

Omeo, Victoria - Australia 'Mitta Mitta River'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com - April 2017. Comments: My husband, his brother and my daughter stopped by the Mitta Mitta River to do some fishing and exploring. It's a perennial river located within the alpine district of Victoria. A direct tributary of the Murray River.

Omeo, Victoria – Australia ‘Mitta Mitta River’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com – April 2017. Comments: My husband, his brother and my daughter stopped by the Mitta Mitta River to do some fishing and exploring. It’s a perennial river located within the alpine district of Victoria. A direct tributary of the Murray River.

 

 

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 – May 2017

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

Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Toorongo Falls Reserve” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

Cardina Shire, Victoria - Australia 'Toorongo Falls Reserve'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com - April 2017. Comments: My hubby, daughter and I stopped to visit the region of Toorongo Falls where green large ferns are plentiful, and tall gum trees reflect the late afternoon sun off their papery trunks, and the Toorongo River quickly passes by within this heavenly beautiful location.

Cardina Shire, Victoria – Australia ‘Toorongo Falls Reserve’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com – April 2017. Comments: My hubby, daughter and I stopped to visit the region of Toorongo Falls where large lush green tree ferns are plentiful, and tall gum trees reflect the late afternoon sun off their papery trunks, and the Toorongo River quickly passes by within this heavenly beautiful location.  NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this travel and photography adventure was to visit my husband’s brother and his family for a couple of days on their small farm in Bruthen.  During our journey back home to Melbourne, I managed to capture some landscape scenes around the ‘Toorongo Falls Reserve’ situated within the Cardina Shire, north of the town of Noojee, Victoria – Australia.  The reserve’s flora and fauna “comprises of mostly wet forest types with the most common over-storey and mid-storey species being Mountain Grey Gum, Mountain Ash, Manna Gum, Blackwood and Austral Mulberry.  A variety of ferns thrive in the damp conditions including the Necklace Fern, Soft Tree Fern, and the Long Fork-fern” (Dept. of Sustainability & Environment Vic 2004).  We managed to discover the Toorongo river which weaves its way through this beautiful part of Victoria.  My daughter and husband tried to do a bit of fishing – but with no luck!  But it didn’t matter, the joy of just being there to experiencing the natural surroundings was reward enough for us all.

 

 

Cardina Shire, Victoria - Australia 'Toorongo Falls Reserve'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com - April 2017. Comments: My hubby, daughter and I stopped to visit the region of Toorongo Falls where green large ferns are plentiful, and tall gum trees reflect the late afternoon sun off their papery trunks, and the Toorongo River quickly passes by within this heavenly beautiful location.

Cardina Shire, Victoria – Australia ‘Toorongo Falls Reserve’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com – April 2017. Comments: My hubby, daughter and I stopped to visit the region of Toorongo Falls where green large ferns are plentiful, and tall gum trees reflect the late afternoon sun off their papery trunks, and the Toorongo River quickly passes by within this heavenly beautiful location.

 

 

 

 

TOORONGO VALLEY ROAD – NOOJEE

This part of the Toorongo Valley Road is very picturesque!  On one side of the road, in the distance, there are mountains covered in lush green bush; and in the foreground, fenced off grass paddocks lay.  On the other side – mighty tall gum trees and lush green tree ferns straddle the Toorongo River.  It was mid afternoon when I took these photographs below and the sunlight reflecting off the gum tree trunks was magical.  In one of the photos below, you can see the back of my daughter standing between two sets of tall gum trees.  She is actually fishing in the Toorongo River which is well hidden by tree ferns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVER-STORY GUMS AND MID-STORY TREE FERNS

This part of the ‘Toorongo Falls Reserve’ supports a variety of Gum trees that seemed to almost reach the heavens.  We saw the largest tree ferns that we have ever seen – happily growing alongside of the Toorongo River.  The sun seeped through and hit the tall lanky gum tree trunks which then seemed to radiant a golden glow!

 

 

 

 

 

TOORONGO RIVER

Such a beautiful river with its fast-moving fresh water, huge moss-covered boulders which invariably helps to support all forms of wildlife and natural vegetation within this region.  The lighting was soft as the sunlight at this time of the day couldn’t reach down into this part of the bush and therefore gave me the opportunity to take photographs where this soft lighting really showcased its natural wonders!

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used my new compact system camera a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lense. For some of the shots I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I am still getting use to understanding the abilities of my new camera and lense, but it was such a pleasure though to use, and good for someone like myself trying to learn to be a better photographer!  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

NB:  My husband took this photograph below of my daughter and I standing side-by-side taking photographs of the same photographic view.  Wonderful to be able to share this hobby with her…

 

Cardina Shire, Victoria - Australia 'Toorongo Falls Reserve'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com - April 2017. Comments: My hubby, daughter and I stopped to visit the region of Toorongo Falls where green large ferns are plentiful, and tall gum trees reflect the late afternoon sun off their papery trunks, and the Toorongo River quickly passes by within this heavenly beautiful location.

Cardina Shire, Victoria – Australia ‘Toorongo Falls Reserve’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com – April 2017. Comments: My hubby, daughter and I stopped to visit the region of Toorongo Falls where green large ferns are plentiful, and tall gum trees reflect the late afternoon sun off their papery trunks, and the Toorongo River quickly passes by within this heavenly beautiful location.

 

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  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 visit Toorongo Falls Reserve, Victoria – Australia.

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits…

Happy photography all!