Photography 2020 – Birds: “Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

INTRODUCTION

Below is a collection of some of my favourite Bird photographs I have taken over time when hubby I could travel freely about our State of Victoria, and also during Melbourne – Australia’s COVID-19 lockdown – where photography was restricted to our home environment.  Some were taken with my Sony long lens, some with my Sony Macro lens and others with my Mobile Phone.

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and while at the same time be creative, and especially in times such as these during COVID-19 Lockdowns…

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – Nov 2020


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Photography 2020 – Flowers/Leaves/Plants: “Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Below is a collection of some of my favourite flower/plant/leaf photographs I have taken over time when hubby I could travel freely about our State of Victoria, and also during Melbourne – Australia’s COVID-19 lockdown – where photography was restricted to our home environment.  Some were taken with my Sony long lens, some with my Sony Macro lens and others with my Mobile Phone.

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and while at the same time be creative, and especially in times such as these during COVID-19 Lockdowns…

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – Nov 2020


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Photography 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: “Merit and Highly Commended” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

This week Craigieburn Camera Club conducted its October Zoom Club Photography meeting to present the October 2020 Photographic Competition “Monochrome” results. In the Intermediate Section, I received a Merit Award for the above photograph and a Highly Commended Award for the below.

 

 

was thrilled to have received these Awards and thankful to the club for working out a way to continue on with these events despite the limitations we all facing currently because of COVID-19 restrictions.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the past months – these adventures have been put on hold and/or restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic. With Government announcements this week it looks like we in Victoria, Australia could be experiencing more freedom soon.

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – October 2020


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Photography 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: “Melbourne Zoo Sumatran Orang-utan, Parkville, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

Parkville, Victoria – Australia ‘Melbourne Zoo Sumatran Orang-utan’ January 2019 Camera Settings:  Exposure 1/2000 sec at f/6.3, Focal Length 600mm, ISO 2500, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Sony Lens FE 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary 015 and developed in Lightroom Classic

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This week Craigieburn Camera Club conducted its July Zoom Club Photography meeting to present the July 2020 Photographic Competition “All Creatures Great and Small”.  In the Intermediate Section, I received a Merit Award for the above photograph of a Sumatran Orangutan grooming himself while sitting in the warm morning sun.

was thrilled to have received this award and thankful to the club for working out a way to continue on with these events despite the limitations we all facing currently because of COVID-19 restrictions.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold and/or restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic. It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – July 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Mount Franklin Road, Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/13; Focal Length 30mm; ISO 80; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Before Melbourne Australia’s current lockdown, hubby and I took a photography adventure back up to Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia.  We arrived early enough to capture the sunrise from Mount Franklin Road.  A beautiful morning, not a cloud in the sky and the sun’s golden rays stretched across the plains creating long shadows! As we commenced our journey back home, I managed to take a photograph of green pastures covered in a light frost, and once more the winter morning sunlight was soft as it stretched out across the vast landscape.  Lovely morning drive and managed to capture some nice shots of this region.

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Mount Franklin Road, Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/11; Focal Length 24mm; ISO 160; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Midland Hwy, Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/20 sec at f/13; Focal Length 101mm; ISO 80; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

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 – June 2020

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Lake Daylesford, Daylesford, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Lake Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/15 sec at f/13; Focal Length 24mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Lovely winter’s day at Daylesford, Victoria – Australia for this particular photography adventure – pre-Melbourne lockdown!  At Lake Daylesford itself, there was little-to-no wind, so perfect for capturing mirror reflections in the lake.  Spindly, leafless lakeside trees helped to create almost abstract images.  The weather was perfect and the lighting worked well for these images.  Another great day out-and-about enjoying mother nature and marvelling at how the landscape changes from one season to the next.  Thus offering wonderful creative opportunities…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Lake Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/8 sec at f/13; Focal Length 141mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Lake Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/13; Focal Length 166mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

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 – June 2020

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Views from Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of a view from Heidi Way just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/13; Focal Length 94mm; ISO 125; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A photography adventure just down the road from where we live was enough for us on this day!  During winter Mickleham, Victoria – Australia, becomes a wintergreen visual feast featuring lush green grass-covered fields, dotted gum trees here and there, and in the far distance, Mount Macedon Ranges can be seen.  The morning light was just beautiful on this day, and I was able to capture these images before the clouds covered the whole of the sky.  So nice to be able to just drive locally to capture great landscape scenes.  Sadly, since the time I took these photographs, Melbourne – Australia has gone back into ‘lockdown’ due to increased numbers of people with Covide-19 virus.  For me, my photography adventures will now need to be around the home.  There will also be photographic opportunities across from where we live as there is a big open field and creek which I will be able to explore during this time safely. Hubby and I are more fortunate than some, not doing badly during this period of time, but it is a constant worry because of our ages, so time to be ever so careful!

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph taken from just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia looking over rolling hills towards Mount Macedon’:  Exposure 1/1800 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; Camera Make: Apple iPhone; Model: 8 Plus.  NB:  Taken on iPhone for GPS!

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of a view from Heidi Way just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/13; Focal Length 94mm; ISO 125; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph taken from just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia looking over rolling hills towards Mount Macedon’:  Exposure 1/1800 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; Camera Make: Apple iPhone; Model: 8 Plus.  NB:  Taken on iPhone for GPS!

 

 

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 – June 2020

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Blue Range Road at Rubicon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of frosted covered ferns and grass:  Exposure 1/15 sec at f/4.5; Focal Length 62mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A freezing cold winter’s day drive along Ribicon‘s Blue Range Road in Victoria – Australia for this photography adventure!  We firstly stopped at ‘Little River Bridge Cool Temperate Rainforest‘ where we discovered a beautiful little river that supported moss-covered trees and large tree ferns.  Further along Blue Range Road, we stopped to observe and take photographs of heavily frosted vegetation.  This scene was just in one small part of a bend in the road beside a very small creek that runs under the road itself. A magical sight, especially when viewed up close.  Little water crystals clung to branches, leaves, flowers and blades of grass. It was a challenge for me to take photographs of this white spectacle and will need to return at a later date with more knowledge and understanding of this subject matter.  But what a lovely drive and discovery, another wonderful opportunity to be out-and-about enjoying mother nature’s wonders!

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of ‘Litte River Bridge Cool Temperature Rainforest’:  Exposure 0.5 sec at f/9.5; Focal Length 53mm; ISO 64; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of Karen Robinson preparing to shoot at ‘Little River Bridge Cool Temperate Rainforest’:  Exposure 1/17 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.9mm; ISO 40; Camera – Apple Model iPhone 8 Plus

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of frosted covered ferns and grass:  Exposure 1/10 sec at f/6.7; Focal Length 92mm; ISO 50;
Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

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 – June 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Jacksons Creek at Sunbury, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of the Jacksons Creek flowing through rolling hillsides:  Exposure 1/1500 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; iPhone 8 Plus and back dual camera 3.99mm f/1.8

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A gorgeous winter day at Sunbury, Victoria – Australia, Jacksons Creek on Settlement Road for this photography adventure!  Here we rediscovered beautiful lush green rolling hills where cattle quietly grazed.  Also found some Australian native trees in flower which was a treat.  Hubby and I enjoyed our time here along with our daughter and granddaughter.  Lovely family moments…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of cattle grazing the beautiful green pastures with Jacksons Creek flowing through the centre of the frame:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/16; Focal Length 126mm; ISO 64; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph featuring green pasture hillside:  Exposure 1/60 sec at f/13; Focal Length 89mm; ISO 64; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of an Australian Nature flowering bush called ‘Pincushion Hakea’:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/4.5; Focal Length 90mm; ISO 100; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

 

 

NO. 5 & 6  PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph featuring ‘Pincushion Hakea’:  Exposure 1/460 and 1/1000 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; iPhone 8 Plus and back dual camera 3.99mm f/1.8

 

 

NO. 7 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph featuring Corymbia Ficifolia ‘Fairy Floss’ Eucalyptus tree flower with insect:  Exposure 1/160 sec at f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; ISO 200; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 90mm Macro G OSS

 

 

NO. 8 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph featuring Corymbia Ficifolia ‘Fairy Floss’ Eucalyptus tree flowers:  Exposure 1/60 sec at f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 90mm Macro G OSS

 

 

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 – June 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Wetlands at Limestone, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A great photography fine at Limestone, Victoria – Australia! Here at Yea River Wetlands on Murrindini Road, we discovered a mystical landscape.  Beautiful tall gum trees stood in pools of water with their reflections adding further interest.  The winter mist drifted throughout the region helping to create a perfect opportunity for me to capture these lovely images.  As hubby and I walked around the wetlands looking for good compositions, we found ourselves being completely taken in by the silence and beauty of this special scene.  Truly a privilege to be able to experience mother nature’s best handiwork!

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/15 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 29mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Beautiful misty winter Australian wetlands scene…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/1.8
  • Focal Length 3.99mm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

A bigger view of the wetlands, just so beautiful…

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/10 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 30mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Gorgeous reflections and decided to do this image as a black and white!

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/15 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 30mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Another advantage point of the wetlands – misty with lush green mossy grass.

 

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 – June 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Yarra Glen, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

cold frosty winter morning at Yarra Glen, Victoria – Australia. From an advantage point along the Skyline Road, we could see vast fog-covered plains and mountain ranges. Skyline Road has been a favourite location for our photography adventures over the years with wintertime being the best time of the year to visit!  We also travelled along Wise Road later in the morning on our way back home where I managed to capture another mystical image. It was a lovely early morning photography adventure and once again our spirits lifted by spending time with nature.

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/16
  • Focal Length 144mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image truly reflects the beauty of this region during winter, misty sunrise.

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/16
  • Focal Length 69mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Just managed to capture this image as the sun nestled within the fork of a tree.

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 110mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A view from Skyline Road looked like a fairyland showing off white fluffy mist drifting throughout the trees.

 

NO. 4 on left – PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/850 sec at f/1.8
  • Focal Length 3.99mm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

NO. 5 on right – PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/120 sec at f/2.8
  • Focal Length 6.6mmmm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

As we rolled up to our favourite location we joined another keen photographer taking photographs of the mist gently shifting across the plains.

 

NO. 6 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/200 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 101 mm
  • ISO 50
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This image above was taken on Wise Road.  Another pretty view as the morning sun rose across rolling mountain ridges.

 

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 – June 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure had us heading back to the Mount Macedon Region, Victoria – Australia.  Being the last days of Autumn, I hoped to capture some images of trees displaying autumn coloured leaves.  Fortunately, we found Alton Road which offered a beautiful display of trees lining its course.  Here we stopped and I took the opportunity to spend some time photographing colourful Autumn leaves close up!  It was wonderful to get out-and-about again and experience this lovely region.

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/5 sec at f/6.3
  • Focal Length 191mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image of beautiful golden-yellow autumn leaves appear like dancing ballerina’s balancing in mid air…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/5 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 49mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Some beautiful autumn coloured leaves silhouetted against a darken forest like tree garden.

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/10 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 29mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A view from the road of spindly trees and a scattering of coloured autumn leaves created an interesting abstract image.  I decided to make this into a monochrome image because the backlighting help detail the trees well.

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/5.6
  • Focal Length 80mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The star of this image is the Autumn leaves as they held tight to their spindly dark stems.

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 0.4 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 144 mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Here I liked the contrast of the green gum leaves, the tree bark and the yellow-green Autumn leaves.

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/6 sec at f/5.6
  • Focal Length 52 mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

I loved how the colourful Autumn leaves appeared to cascade down towards the ground.

 

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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A day with our daughter and granddaughter was such a treat after 8 weeks of restricted photography adventures.  We decided to revisit the Seymour region of Victoria – Australian where we could fish and take photographs of this beautiful part of the Goulburn River.  I was able to capture these two photographs of this picturesque river scene.  It was a lovely autumn day, mild and the temperature kind for this time of the year.  We had a picnic lunch together, fished, feed some local ducks and enjoyed our time together.

 

CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 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 Goulburn River view featuring the two ducks skimming across the nearly still waters made for a beautiful river image.  The sunlight shone strongly upon the river gums and bushes along the river banks, which created mirror reflections of themselves in the blue waters. The foreground while in the shadows did help to create a deeper blue colour contrast.  The ducks’ wake across the waters added some definition as well.

 

 

CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/90 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above photograph features in the foreground, overhanging river gum trees.  The sun played an important part in being able to highlight them, helping to cast shadows upon the river and also along the grassy riverbank.  Their trunks became a window for me the show off the tree-lined banks in the distance thus helping to showcase this beautiful scenic Goulburn River in the background.

 

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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Our Victorian Government announced a reduction of some restrictions relating to social distancing and the Coronavirus this week.  This has meant we were able to venture out and undertake a photography adventure. We need to note that as Australians we are so fortunate to live in a country where the impact of this virus has been far less devastating when compared with some other parts of the world.  This statement of mine isn’t to lessen the fact that many Australians have been impacted either via loss of life, experienced serious illness caused by the virus, loss of employment, loss of livelihoods, financial ruin, limited contact with family, friends and work colleagues, and generally feeling traumatised by this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. So hubby and I feel most fortunate to be able to do what we do at this time in our lives…

The photograph above I manage to capture at a location where a small bridge crossed over the Delatie River.  Here can be seen the river peacefully winding its way down through a scene where varying types of trees lined its banks. Being autumn, some of the trees were displaying beautiful autumn colours that help to light up the image.  Far in the distance, Mount Buller with its snow-capped mount top can be seen.  A pretty blue sky, dotted with a small trail of white fluffy clouds seemed to complete this magical autumn landscape!

CAMERA SETTINGS

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/16
  • Focal Length 55mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

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

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Coastal Beach, Kilcunda, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another photograph pulled out of my 2018 Lightroom Catalogue archive!  An image that captured a dark and stormy day at the beautiful coastal ocean beach of Kilcunda, Victoria – Australia.  Far in the distance, you can spot two beach walkers with their dogs enjoying the isolation of this vast sandy beach scene.  The unusual lighting comes from the sun on the left of the image that had momentarily broken through the clouds, thus illuminating the sand and surf within the centre of the image.

I had developed this photograph previously, back in Feb 2018 but upon reviewing it just recently, I felt it I hadn’t done a good job.  Now, with a lot more experience as a photographer behind me, developing images within Lightroom Classic I decided it was worth giving it another go!  To my surprise and pleasure, I was able to improve the quality and mood of the image overall. and now feel it tells the story of the moment captured much better…

CAMERA SETTINGS

  • Exposure 1/50 sec at f/18
  • Focal Length 80mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

NB:  To look at the original post for Kilcunda – please click here!

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – 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 – © Karen Robinson – May 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Landscape/Garden: “My Photographic Story of Trees within Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During my photography adventures over the years with my hubby throughout the State of Victoria – Australia, I have photographed many images which strongly feature trees.  Trees whether in gardens, lining country or suburban streets, whether lining parcels of land of farmers, or trees that are found in forests and reserves – all serve an important part of our natural world.  They are the homes of many animals, birds and insects, they deserve our respect and need our help to be protected.

As a landscape photographer, trees are an important focal point in any photograph.  Some help to frame the image and others offer different colour and shape contrast. They can be stark and barren, lush and green with plentiful leafing; they can arrear like statues or sculptures upon the landscape or within a garden scene.  They can be towering in height like giant monsters or like delicate ballerina’s dancing in the wind, and at times appear like ghostly figures in mist and fog.  Some show signs of suffering from fire, floods, high winds and human degradation. A tree isolated can appear lonely and sad, but when they stand together they then appear like an imp