Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Porcupine Flat Dredge and Dragline” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Driving back home from Maldon some weeks ago, hubby and I stopped at Porcupine Flat Dredge and Dragline Historical Site, Victoria – Australia. It was once a flourishing area of the Maldon goldfields. Here we viewed two huge pieces of gold mining equipment – dredge and dragline. The dredge allowed for more large-scale gold mining than was used back in the 1850’s. In 1958 dredge operations were developed and then shut down in 1984 after moderate success. On this particular afternoon, the sun came out after a rainy morning and the natural filtered sunlight bathed the surrounding Australian bush in a golden warm light.  It was perfect for taking photographs of these monster machines!  I was also able to capture a beautiful reflection of the trees in the pond where one of these huge pieces of machinery lay decaying with rust, a ghostly reminder of years long gone…

 

 

 

 

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. 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 – © Karen Robinson – July 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Sunrises and Sunsets in Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

While out-and-about with my hubby on our photography adventures, we encounter some of the best parts of the day, that being sunrise and sunset.  It is during these moments that we realise how fortunate we are to be able to see the beauty of the landscape. To feel the fresh air brush against our skin, wether it be freezing cold in winter or scorching hot in summer, it helps us appreciate our planet earth. There is a spiritual wonderment when gazing into the sky as the sun rises and sets, thus signalling the birth of a new day, and the closure of another; how this event is fleeting and full of beautiful colour, changing with every minute until the brightness of a new day shifts into play or darkness takes over for the night.  Here below are a series of photographs I have taken over the last year or so that capture those moments…

 

 

 

 

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 and also handheld when needed. 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 – © Karen Robinson – July 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “Maldon Railway Station Trains and Carriages” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

With the Craigieburn Camera Club, hubby and I visited the region of Maldon, Victoria – Australia. I took the opportunity to photograph a number of trains and carriages located within the railway yard of the historic Maldon Railway Station set on the Victorian Goldfields of old! It originally opened on 16th June 1884 and closed to passenger services on 6th January 1941.  It is now opened for tourist services over a short 1km section of the line out of Maldon.  The weather on this day was unpredictable, one moment we had sunshine and the next we had rain, so a little challenging photography wise which limited our time spent photographing at this location.  But we did have a lovely lunch and coffee at one of the local Maldon cafes, and we also did a bit of sightseeing around the region’s best know tourist haunts.  Hubby and I had a lovely day, despite the weather conditions – always good to get out-and-about enjoying our photography adventures

 

 

 

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.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

Some of the photographs of the trains and carriages I felt would do better being developed as black and white images.  It also gave me a chance to experiment and be more creative.  Two of the photographs I left in colour and mainly because they looked better left as taken but also due to the fact they were both taken on my mobile phone and the quality wasn’t there to produce a fine black and white version.

 

 

 

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 – © Karen Robinson – July 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Tower Hill at Illowa” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On our way back home from Warrnambool May this year, we stopped off at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Illowa, Victoria – Australia. A beautiful view from the roadside helped us to appreciate the 4km wide crater lake. The wildlife reserve sits inside the extinct volcano formed some 30,000 years ago and is considered a haven for wildlife as the tiny crater-bound ecosystem provides a natural habitat for many animals. While the day was overcast, the weather was kind and I was able to take a small selection of landscape photographs. Sadly we could only stay for a short time, but it is a location we hope to return to sometime in the near future.

 

 

 

 

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 and also handheld when needed. 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!

NB:  Below is one of the many emus which can be seen while walking and driving through the wildlife reserve.  They are big and not too afraid of humans which can be a bit scary.  This particular emu must have thought we had food for it, but that big beak and those giant claw-like feet sure made us realise that there birds need to be respected and we kept our distance!

 

 

 

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 – © Karen Robinson – July 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Garden: “Tieve Tara at Mount Macedon” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

One grey cold autumn day in May this year, hubby and I travelled to Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia for another photography adventure.  This region is best known for its19th century gardens and associated collection of extravagant large homes.  On this day, we just concentrated on the Gardens Of Tieve Tara – a truly beautiful and picturesque garden consisting of 7.5 acres of lush grounds, sweeping lawns, a whimsical playground, lakes, geese and fountains (Tieve Tara 2018).  As a hobbyist photographer, these gardens during autumn provided me with an incredible variety of opportunities to capture the magic of autumn; there was so much beautiful vibrant colour and variations of textures to enjoy!  We had a lovely time walking about and photographing these gardens, and will definitely be back in years to come to visit other wonderful gardens within the region of Mount Macedon.

 

 

 

 

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 and also handheld when needed. 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 – © Karen Robinson – June 2018

 


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

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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Hopkins River at Warrnambool” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

While at the 64th Convention & Interclub Photographic Exhibition in May 2018, hubby and I took some timeout to visit a scenic area of the Hopkins River, Warrnambool, Victoria (Australia). The Hopkins River estuary is approximately 9 kilometres long and culturally significant. It marks the tribal border of the Kirrae Whurrong, Gunditjmara and Tiap Whurrong peoples; once a place for gatherings and trade. Now provides a premier fishing experience for both local and visiting anglers. On this day during the late afternoon, the weather was beautiful and a lovely way for hubby and I to chill-out together. I was particularly happy to be able to photograph a pair of Australian Pelicans that were drifting happily alongside of the jetty.

 

 

 

 

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 and also handheld when needed. 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 – © Karen Robinson – May 2018

 


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

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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Red Rock at Alvie” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Hubby and I stopped at Red Rock (Alvie, Victoria – Australia) during one of our photography adventures last month. It wasn’t planned, but thankfully we did take the opportunity to divert from our journey to Warrnambool. May rains had worked its magic and turned this summer dry landscape into lush green rolling pastures.  We experienced magnificent 360-degree views from atop of Red Rock which over looks Lake Corangamite and Lake Colac. Spectacular complex volcanic sites, formed by eruptions some 10’s of thousands of years ago with the last eruption 8000 years ago. These can be seen across the surrounding topography of volcanic plain and the 25,000-hectare Lake Corangamite. We spent some time here taking photographs and just enjoying the breathtaking views from every angle, on a glorious Autumn 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 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 – © Karen Robinson – June 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “King Valley Balloon Festival – Night Glow!” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Part of Hubby’s and my photography adventure to the King Valley Balloon Festival last weekend involved an amazing visual sensation which featured a ‘Night Glow Light Show‘.  At 7pm, located at the Brown Brothers Airfield, hot-air balloons put on a colourful light show that was backed dropped against a starry night sky. This spectacular event was witnessed by some 3,000 people!  I have to confess, it posed a huge photographic challenge, well for me at least. We very much enjoyed both the morning King Valley Mass Balloon Ascension and this Night Glow Show.  Will definitely try to come back in 2019!

 

 

 

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 these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.  Taking these photographs with a night sky, bright lighting caused by the flames and having people moving about the balloons continuously – did posed a big challenge for me!

 

 

 

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 and man-made wonders, 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 – June 2018

 


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

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Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “King Valley Balloon Festival Mass Ascension” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Last Saturday, at 3am in the morning, Hubby and I headed off to Milawa, Victoria – Australia to see the 6.45am King Valley Balloon Festival ‘Sunrise Balloon Mass Ascension’ at Brown Brothers Milawa airfield. The grey overcast morning didn’t stop the event taking place thankfully, and spectators were able to view for free this spectacular yearly event.  We also had the chance to walk around and experience the ascension close-up which gave us an appreciation of just how big these balloons are once in flight. We enjoyed our time marvelling at these giants of the sky and this photography adventure certainly provided me with a challenge in trying to photograph them.

 

 

 

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.  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 – © Karen Robinson – June 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A beautiful day at Woodlands Historic Park, Victoria – Australia which is located just a short distance from my home.  Hubby and I with other members of the Craigieburn Camera Club engaged in a ‘free format photograph shot’ where we wandered around this nature preserve taking photographs that were of interest to the individual photographer.  We experienced glimpses of landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840’s (Park Victoria 2018).  A 150-year old homestead stands on the property; indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland are all part of the reserve’s offering.  A fenced ‘Back Paddock’ is where we spotted mobs of kangaroos and numerous native birds (Park Victoria 2018).  It was a very pleasant experience, and we finished up having coffee and scones at the Historic Homestead.  Returning home involved just a few minutes drive which was a lovely change for us!

 

 

 

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 – © Karen Robinson – June 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Glenrowan 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 a day visiting Glenrowan, Victoria – Australia. Hubby and I spotted a number of beautiful scenic spots within this region to stop and take photographs.  On the tail end of Autumn, cherry trees at Smith’s Orchard and grapevines at Morrison’s displayed glorious brightly coloured leaves. Local farming landscape scenes hidden away from mainstream roads revealed countryside enjoyed by local farmers and for those who adventure away from the usual beaten tourism track.

 

 

 

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.  NB: My camera remote decided to fail during this photography adventure which caused me some grieve in not being able to successfully use the ‘bracketing’ option on my camera.  Lesson…bring a spare camera remote!

 

 

 

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 – © Karen Robinson – June 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!