Photography 2021 – Garden: “Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

A photography adventure to Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia before the Autumn displays disappeared for another year was our next priority.  We encountered beautiful colourful gardens and streets featuring huge trees ladened with leaves ready to shed the last of their leaf coverage. We firstly visited the famous Honour Ave where Oak trees honours the 154 men and women of Macedon and Mount Macedon who enlisted during “The Great War” 1914-1918.  And then I found on Governors Road a property with a wonderful overgrown autumn boundary hedging display featuring a little gate and name plate titled ‘HADDON 26 – Governors Drive’.  Mount Macedon Road is the main road leading into the heart of the area where many beautiful gardens are on display for the general public to enjoy.  We discovered Devonshire Lane where I found a lush green and beautiful coloured vine draping over a fence.  My hubby found a lonely goat looking for company behind the hedge and spent some time there feeding and talking to the animal.  Our last stop on Taylors Road revealed an amazing display of Oak Trees!  Bright yellow, oranges, lush greens against grey ageing trunks made for some stunning images.  Our day in this region proved to be most fruitful photography wise and most enjoyable as well.

Honour Ave – Mount Macedon Region Images

Governors Road – Mount Macedon Region Images

Mount Macedon Road – Mount Macedon Region Images

Devonshire Lane – Mount Macedon Region Images

Taylors Road – Mount Macedon Region Images

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 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 – April 2021


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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Regions of Tooborac, Baynton East, Nulla Vale and Pyalong, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Over a couple of weekends, Hubby and I travelled around some of Victoria’s rural countryside discovering and rediscovering locations to photograph. For these locations we decided to rise early so as to be on site for sunrise shots. It proved to be difficult to do due to the cloud coverage, but I made the best of what was available.  No matter the weather conditions it was wonderful to be out-and-about early in the day!  The fresh air, sounds of nature, cool temperature, and the solitude of the locations was spiritually uplifting.  

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia  “Zochs Lane” looking out over beautiful fields and distant mountain ranges.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing the sunrise from local dirt track running alongside farming properties. Photograph featuring Karen Robinson PhotographerAbove Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing the sunrise from local dirt track running alongside farming properties.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing sunrise from local dirt track running along side farming properties.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Pyalong, Victoria - Australia 'Basin Hill Road Views' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Stunning views across vast stretches of farming land and mountain ranges.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Pyalong, Victoria – Australia from Basin Hill road, later on in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia from Laddenhill Road, later in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia from Laddenhill Road, later in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn. Photograph featuring Karen Robinson PhotographerAbove Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia  “Zochs Lane”.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Tooborac-Baynton Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Morning drive through farms amongst fields of huge granite boulders. Photograph of cattle while grazing.Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a grand old gum tree amongst grazing cattle Tooborac, Victoria – Australia. 

 

Baynton East, Victoria - Australia 'Views from Tooborac-Boynton Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comment: Decided to create a black and white image of this Gum Tree Scene.Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features gumtrees growing amongst huge granite boulders Baynton East, Victoria – Australia.  I decided to make this a black and white image to help dramatise the scene. 

 

 

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 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 – April 2021

 

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Photography 2021 – Garden: “Kyneton, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Kyneton, Victoria - Australia 'Kyneton Botanic Gardens' Photographed by Karen Robinson March 2021 Comments: Mild summer day strolling along the Campaspe River walking track within the Botanic Gardens.

INTRODUCTION

A photography adventure to Kyneton Botanic Gardens that runs alongside the Campaspe River at Kyneton, Victoria – Australia proved to be a wonderful place to capture images of beautiful lush green trees.  With Autumn just a few days away, yellow and rusty coloured leaves began to show through on many of the varying trees thus helping to create pretty garden scenes.  We enjoyed out time at this location which was an unexpected and welcome surprise!

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Kyneton Botanic Gardens, Kyneton, Victoria – Australia.  Beautiful Oak Trees standing tall amongst lush green grass and rusty coloured autumn leaves.

Kyneton, Victoria - Australia 'Kyneton Botanic Gardens' Photographed by Karen Robinson March 2021 Comments: Mild summer day strolling along the Campaspe River walking track within the Botanic Gardens.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a view of the Campaspe River which flows alongside the Kyneton Botanic Gardens.

Kyneton, Victoria - Australia 'Kyneton Botanic Gardens' Photographed by Karen Robinson March 2021 Comments: Mild summer day strolling along the Campaspe River walking track within the Botanic Gardens.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a group of trees bathed in warm sunlight.  The lush green growth covered in yellow/green moss with a splattering of autumn coloured leaves made for a pretty scene – Kyneton Botanic Gardens.

Kyneton, Victoria - Australia 'Kyneton Botanic Gardens' Photographed by Karen Robinson March 2021 Comments: Mild summer day strolling along the Campaspe River walking track within the Botanic Gardens.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an old tree trunk surrounded by shrubs of wild berries and lush green undergrowth – Kyneton Botanic Gardens.

Kyneton, Victoria - Australia 'Kyneton Botanic Gardens' Photographed by Karen Robinson March 2021 Comments: Mild summer day strolling along the Campaspe River walking track within the Botanic Gardens.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features beautiful old Oak Trees wonderfully green due to good rainfalls over recent months.  A little pathway leads the viewer deeper into the scene – Kyneton Botanic Gardens.

Kyneton, Victoria - Australia 'Kyneton Botanic Gardens' Photographed by Karen Robinson March 2021 Comments: Mild summer day strolling along the Campaspe River walking track within the Botanic Gardens.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a closeup of moss covered branches and leaves of green, yellow and white.  I decided to make this portrait of nature more abstract in form to help show off its beauty – Kyneton Botanic Gardens.

Kyneton, Victoria - Australia 'Kyneton Botanic Gardens' Photographed by Mark Robinson March 2021 Comments: Mild summer day strolling along the Campaspe River walking track within the Botanic Gardens.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features me working on composing a composition of this part of Kyneton Botanic Gardens.

 

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 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 – April 2021

 

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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Kerrie, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

On our way home from another photography adventure, I spotted these amazing grand old gum trees situated beside Kerrie Valley Road, Kerrie, Victoria – Australia.  It’s not usual to see trees of this age nowadays alongside rural farming properties.  Even though the sunlight streaming through the tree canopies was harsh due to the time of day, I was able to capture some images that were workable.  The two coloured images within this blog were taken just to help show the scale of these beautiful old gum trees.  On my return home, I found the best developing method for the gum tree image was as a black and white. While it might be hard to appreciate here within this blog, once the black and white image was printed off, it looked like a beautifully detailed pencil drawing.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image in colour to help give an understanding of just how huge these gum trees were!

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features the old gum tree as a black and white image – better appreciated as a print I feel!

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph features my hubby standing just in front of the old gum tree to help show just how big they are!

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 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 – March 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Portsea, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Another photography adventure back to Portsea, Victoria – Australia during our summer season and before the day’s stormy weather rolled in from the Bass Strait. We took a walk up to several lookouts where views of Portsea Surf Beach could be enjoyed.  A few locals engaging in their daily walks, and tourists strolling along the beach coastline taking in the natural beauty of the region helps to give scale to the vastness of this coastal beach.  We also visited the London Bridge Lookout where I managed to take a closeup shot of the surf creeping into a large cave-like rock formation.  A young person enjoying the location helped to give scale to its surroundings.  It was once more an enjoyable morning with mother nature, fresh air, beautiful sights, leaving us with a good to be alive feeling!

Above Photograph:  The above seascape photograph features a coastal view of Portsea Surf Beach.

Below Photograph: The below seascape photograph features locals and tourists enjoying the Portsea Surf Beach.

 

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph features a view from London Bridge Lookout of a cave-like rock formation with a young person enjoying the surroundings.

 

 

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 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 – March 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Sorrento and Blairgowrie, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

We decided this time to venture back to a beach location. I wanted to capture some sunrise images before summertime was over here in Melbourne, Australia.  Sorrento Jubilee Point and Blairgowrie Spray Point proved to be wonderful photography adventure locations. The mild summer morning with little to no wind, golden yellow-orange sunrise help to colour the sky in varying beautiful blues. Just a lovely peaceful way to spend an early morning with the world as it wakes up! NB:  On the following weekend, we visited Sorrento Back Beach just before the predicted coastal storms arrived on the scene.

Above Photograph:  The above seascape photograph features a view from Jubilee Point in Sorrento just as the sun rose over a distant mountain range. A glorious mild summer morning! The view also takes in views of the Bass Strait open ocean and towards the Bay of Islands.

Below Photograph: The below seascape photograph was taken at Sorrento, Victoria – Australia Sorrento Back Beach. Here I captured a beautiful beach scene inclusive of visiting tourists as they walked along the sandy beach and while others played and explored the rockpools.

 

Below Photograph: The below seascape photograph was taken at Sorrento, Victoria – Australia Sorrento Back Beach by my dear hubby of me relaxing in a chair on the beach as the storm started rolling in towards the coastline.

 

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph features a closer view from Jubilee Point just before sunrise.  The sky was full of beautiful orange-yellow colours and varying blues!

 

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph features several images of my hubby and me at Jubilee Point.  Hubby helping me set up the camera equipment so I could get going quickly taking photographs as the light changed during the blue hour and as the sun rose.

 

Below Photographs:  The below seascape photograph features views from Spray Point Blairgowrie just after sunrise. A beautiful scenic coastal location.  

 

Below Photographs: The below seascape photograph features views from Spray Point Blairgowrie just after sunrise but this time concentrating on Spray Point itself.

 

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 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 – March 2021


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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Kimbolton, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

For this photography adventure, an early morning start was required to ensure we were on-site at around 6am in order to capture a sunrise at Kimbolton, Bo-Bay – Lake Eppalock region, Victoria – Australia.  Here I was able to scout out some lovely images of the lake’s edge where stark tall trees stood silhouetted against the warm yellow/orange morning light. It was a very beautiful moment, no wind, mild temperature for summer, with many native bird calls abounding and sights of kangaroos hopping off into the distance after their early morning feed.

Still, within the region of Kimbolton, we took a drive along a track called Crazy Evely which winded through dense native bush.  To our surprise, we stumbled on a large waterhole that featured amazing native gum tree reflections.  Because there was little to no wind and the sunlight came from the side, I was able to take a beautiful photograph of this unique waterhole and its reflection.  We stayed at this spot for some time, just enjoying nature and for a spot of lunch.  Beautiful and magical Australian bush surroundings and with not another soul around.

 

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a view from the edge of Bo-Bay Lake Eppalock at sunrise.

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph features me setting up a shot of the sunrise taken on an iPhone by my hubby.

 

Below Photographs:  The below landscape photograph features the same location but I decided to develop it as a black and white image as the tree silhouettes make for a wonderfully stark contrast to the overall scene.

 

Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features the same location but just from the top of the crest looking back from where the car was parked and back towards Bo-Bay, Lake Eppalock.  The golden sun side-lighting was just beautifully lighting up the spindly gum trees.  A lovely Australian bush scene.

 

Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features a water-hole we came across while travelling along a bush track called Crazy Evely.  Here we found amazing reflections of gum trees which mirrored the surrounding landscape.  It was magical, quiet, isolated, and just beautiful.

 

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 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 – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Street/Documentary: “Newport Foreshore, Williamstown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Another photography adventure with the Craigieburn Camera Club at Williamstown, Victoria – Australia around Williamstown Newport Foreshore! The club members were required to look for particular subjects to photograph.  I managed to photograph most during the timeframe given – a bit of a mixed bag of images.  The weather wasn’t the best, overcast and dull.  It was unusually quiet around the region with restaurants and cafes still struggling due to COVID-19 business restrictions.  Usually, the area would be swamped with people but it did make for a more pleasurable strolling atmosphere.

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photograph is part of the Gem Pier.  It incorporates reflections and I decided to develop it as a black and white image.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photograph shows off the HMAS Castlemaine Ship docked at Gem Pier.  The pier offers great leading lines taking the viewer straight to the main subject matter and up into the stormy sky.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photograph features seagulls patiently waiting for food shared by humans as they passed by the shoreline.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photographs above feature people going about their day, enjoying the surroundings and their leisure time with family and friends.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photograph above features a seaplane landing and making its way towards land for docking.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photographs above feature motorbikes and the bikers taking a timeout from their ride.  Enjoying the sights the local area offered!

 

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 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 – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Lorne-Queenscliff Coastal Reserve, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure entailed going back to a region we had visited some time ago along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne-Queenscliff Coastal Reserve Region, Victoria – Australia.  We arrived sometime before sunrise at Devil’s Elbow.  It was a beautifully mild summer morning, clear sky, no traffic or people, just us and the seascape.  Once I had finished taking my sunrise shots from this location, we headed towards Lorne itself to Bert Alsop Track which runs closely beside the beachfront that includes large spans of rockpools.

Above Photograph:  The above seascape photograph features lovely views from a roadside stop.  Here I was able to stand on a small ledge with my tripod and camera and took this shot above!

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph was on the beach itself.  Lovely stretches of sand and rockpools in the foreground and petty blue sky and ocean made for a perfect summertime photograph of this region.

 

Below Photographs:  The below seascape photograph of a wide stretch of rock pools, ocean and mountain ranges in the distant helped to showoff the patterning of these rockpools.  The single person walking off along the sandy beachfront also helps to show scale and vastness.  In the distance, a soft mist hung along the coastline creating a beautiful mystical feel to the image.

 

Below Photographs:  The seascape photograph below was taken just as the sunrise happened at Devil’s Elbow.  It was difficult to position myself and the tripod in a good spot at this location as was situated on the edge of a cliff – did the best I could!

 

Below Photographs:  The seascape photographs below include one of my hubby looking out over the ocean and another of me positioned on the ledge of the cliffs taking photographs while the sun was rising over the ocean.

 

 

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 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 – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Street/Documentary: “Queen Victoria Market, West Melbourne, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another short photography adventure visiting the outskirts of Queen Victoria Market on Victoria Street, West Melbourne, Victoria – Australia.  And again concentrating on Street/Documentary Photography.  Surprisingly there were not many people out-and-about and must be due to COVID-19 pandemic taking its effect on the economy.  At the time of this photo taking we were free to be out-and-about but within the week, Melbourne, Victoria has gone into a 5-day lockdown once again.  We are still most fortunate here in Australia, as the virus has been well controlled thankfully.

While on-site at this location, I decided to try and capture images of people as best as possible.  On my return home, most of the people shots I decided to develop as black and white images in order to help focus on the subjects better eg the people.  I also felt the black and white shots looked better than in colour. One other image of the City Skyscrapers, Queen Victoria Market shops and a Tram running through the image worked well in colour.  The extremes of colour variations, shapes/designs through the image offered an abstract feel to the image as a whole.

We enjoyed our time on location and being not too far from home, made for an easy photography adventure while offering me an opportunity to practice this particular genre of photography.

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photography image taken of a local man and woman off to do some shopping at Queen Victoria Market.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photography image of a man in a long winter style coat with hood – an odd combination for this time of the year, it’s summer!

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photography image was taken just as the Tram came into view.  Great colour and shape contrast made for an interesting photograph and printed up well.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photography image of me on the corner working out the best angles and waiting for people to emerge.

 

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 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 – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Street/Documentary: “Melbourne Chinatown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

We decided to venture into the City of Melbourne, Australia, Chinatown on Little Bourke Street to do some street/documentary style photography.  I felt a need to mix it up a bit so as not to lose my enthusiasm for photography, and to also extend my portfolio.  The city of Melbourne is not far from home and makes for a short trip, not so exhausting as our landscape photography adventures.  Must be getting old! We started near the top of Little Bourke Street and worked our way towards the city centre, towards Chinatown’s arches.  This style of photography is very different from say landscape.  Requires an ability to not be self-conscious, to blend in with the environment, and not to make people feel uncomfortable.  Also requires some different photo-taking methods which I am still refining.  A good challenge, another learning curve and an enjoyable moment of time out-and-about!

 

Above Photography:  The above street photography image was taken at Chinatown’s arches where a woman walked cross in front of a red car.  A colourful view of Chinatown.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street photography image was taken at Chinatown’s arches of two men on motorcycles.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street photography image is taken from the same location, Chinatown’s arches just as a horse-drawn carriage and coachman came into view.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street photography image was taken on Little Bourke Street of three women wearing glasses – they look like perhaps sisters.

 

 

Above Photograph:  These street photography images above taken on Little Bourke Street Chinatown and unusually quiet!

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street photography image above of a motorbike parked beside reflective columns.  I loved the mirrored effects of the buildings and person walking by.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street photography image above is just about colour and on the left-hand side a mirror image can be seen.

 

 

Above Photographs:  The street photography image of two bikes parked in front of a shop window displaying floating red hearts – caught my eye!

 

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 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 – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Greenslopes Road, Trawool, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another short photography adventure.  This time to the region of Trawool, Victoria – Australia. A lovely drive along Greenslopes Road revealed honey-coloured grasslands, granite statue-like boulders, and gum trees with lush green foliage evidence of receiving good rainfalls during last winter. Tree covered mountain ranges, waterholes with actual water still in them, and glimpses of the Goulburn River all made for a beautiful Australian landscape scene.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features huge granite boulders resting on a hill and looks out over towards a line of trees where the Goulburn River gently rolls by.  Far into the distance, near these trees, little black dots are actually cattle which helps demonstrate the size and distance of this landscape.

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph was taken by my hubby on my mobile phone for a GPS reading.  It helps the viewer appreciate just how big this landscape is and how large those granite boulders are!  I am just there in front of one with my camera equipment, photographing the scene.

 

Below Photographs:  The bird photos below were taken on our way back home along the same road and beside the Goulburn River.  Access was difficult due to the high riverbanks.  But while waiting for my hubby while he fished, I managed to get a couple of bird photos, not as good as I would have liked, couldn’t get close enough and my bird lens couldn’t get close enough either.  But it’s nice to have them anyway.  One a Grey Fantail drying off in the sun on some bush twigs and the other a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo resting in a beautiful River Gumtree.

 

 

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 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 – January 2021


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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Tahbilk Wetlands and Tabik Lagoon, Nagambie, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

A desire of mine for this photography adventure was to revisit Nagambie, Victoria – Australia.  It’s a shortish trip from our home, just over an hour or so!  I wanted to see Tahbilk Wetlands and its Tabik Lagoon during the summertime.  The last time we were here was during a winter season, on an overcast day and it looked much softer from a photographer’s point of view.  The summer sun creates harsher light which can be tricky photography-wise.  Some lagoon spots where water levels had dropped revealed the underlying mud beds the water lilies rested upon.  The riverbank gum trees looked very healthy when compared to past summertimes due to good rainfalls last winter.  A very beautiful place to visit. We had arrived on location at approximately 7am, and at that time of the day, there wasn’t a soul to been seen, just wonderful bird wildlife, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features my dear hubby.  Saw him taking a moment while resting on a riverbank log, gazing out into the lagoon scene.  I quickly took this shot with my mobile phone!

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph was the best I took on the day and a true representation of what can be seen around the lagoon region, just off the walking trail.

 

Below Photographs:  The bird photos below were taken on our way back home, but still, within this region. I spotted a juvenile Brown Goshawk, fluttering amongst the bush.  Managed to capture these two images.  While they are not as sharp or as close as I would have liked, it was still great to have the opportunity to capture an image.

 

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 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 – January 2021


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

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INTRODUCTION

A short photography adventure to another spot along the Goulburn River, at Turner Island Lane, Kirwans Bridge, Victoria – Australia.  This beautiful river scene is one of Victoria’s largest rivers, popular with both holidaymakers and fishermen.  But it can be dangerous and swimmers need to be careful as it has strong currents and lots of tree logs that are hidden beneath its surface.  I was able to take this photo capturing the river bank’s natural habitat that provides life to many varieties of bird wildlife.  In the image, high up in the clouds small flocks of Corellas can be seen.  Hubby and I will return to explore this region further as time goes by!

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 – January 2021


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Photography 2021 – Street/Documentary: “Melbourne City, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

It was time for me to revisit the genre of street photography .  While I truly enjoy undertaking Landscape, Seascape and other genres of photography, I just needed to look for more!  In Melbourne, Victoria – Australia we are currently able to go out-and-about our daily business with only having to wear masks while inside public venues. We are definitely fortunate for sure when compared with most other parts of the world.  But due to some COVID-19 business restrictions, the city of Melbourne was relatively quiet when compared to a year or so ago.  This did allow for me to perhaps be able to take photographs that show off the surroundings more fully without the streets and lanes being overcrowded.  An outcome I wasn’t expecting.  The photographs below were taken on two separate occasions.  Street Photography is very different from some other genres of photography because as a photographer, you need to be more spontaneous. I had to rethink my camera settings to ensure I didn’t miss any shots, and also accept the fact that my ISO would be much higher.  Thus perhaps introducing more ‘noise’ in the images.  What I understand about Street Photography is that it is not about perfection, it’s about story telling!  So hopefully over time I will be able to fine tune my approach. Overall I was pleased with these images and found the whole process enjoyable and will continue to include this genre in my photography adventures.

 

Above Photography:  The above street photography image was taken in one of Melbourne’s iconic lanes – Degraves Street.  The summer morning was beautiful and the temperature just right for walking around casually through this area of the city. On the left of the image above, a family are enjoying a breakfast together.  The younger female is placing their order with the waiter, the young child sitting on the chair with her legs folded up is looking down towards two small birds pecking at crumbs on the ground.  In the back ground, Flinders Street Station can be seen, and to the left – two women are going about their business.

 

Above Photography:  This above street photography image taken again on Degraves Street features this beautiful young woman.  She is busy listening to music on her iPod.  I just love a number of things about this image.  It’s the one shoulder bare, the shirt hanging off one arm, the shoe laces on the boots undone and tangled, the beautiful brown tones of her skin and clothing, and how the lighting rests on her face.

 

Above Photograph:  This street photography image above again taken in Degraves Street.  What attracted me to this scene was the hearts on the window at first.  Then I saw the woman in the window, gazing out with her hands arched under her chin.  The hearts even appeared to be emerging from perhaps her daydreaming as she stopped here at this cafe ‘Little Cupcakes’ to have a coffee.  The young man position just outside in a pinkish T-shirt, busily reading a newspaper while enjoying a coffee seemed to complete this story.  The pink, white, cream and coffee colour tones also attached me to stop and take this image.

 

Above Photograph:  This street photography image above was taken in Centre Place which follows on from Degraves Street. After reviewing this image back at home, I decided to make it a black and white image.  This I feel helped to simplify the focus of the image being the young man sitting at a cafe. Once again the lane was unusually quiet due to COVID-19 business trading restrictions.  The young man was fully engaged in reading some documents. I also liked the fact he was surrounded by words. I felt it seemed that is was his special quiet place. The light and shadows on the street and angular lines draws the viewer down into the image to a waiter busily going about his duties.

 

Above Photograph:  These street photography images above are at the busy end of Degraves Street where all the cafes are located.  It’s a favourite spot for couples to come and have wedding photographs taken.  After getting back home and viewing the images more closely, I decided to do one showing the whole street story which includes other people and waiters and also the makeup artist standing on the right near the bride.  And one where it was much more intimate with just the bride and groom drinking their coffee.  The lighting was soft and beautiful the way it fell onto the bride’s face and gown. I love how the groom is looking towards her – young love.

 

Above Photograph:  This street photography image above was taken from Centre Place.  There is a new area (new to me) where people can stop and have a cigarette.  It’s lined with Street Art and one metal seat and a cigarette bin.  You wouldn’t notice it at all unless you were especially looking for it.  So it was no surprise that I didn’t notice the woman on the seat at first, just noticed the travel bag resting on the ground.  Then I spotted her, quietly gazing down the lane, smoking her cigarette and resting. Taking a person moment it felt like to me.

 

Above Photographs:  These street photography images here where taken on the weekend before the others here within this collection.  It was a rainy morning and everything was wet which was a bonus as it helped saturate the colours in the images.  One was taken at the top of Hosier Lane. The warm yellow/orange window light beaming out into the street seemed to give life to the image.  The other image was taken at the top of Higson Lane.  The wet cobble stones and street with the greenish walls and street art, the bins with colourful lids, and the solo city walker with mask seemed to create a moody morning lane image.

 

Above Photograph:  This street photography image above was taken on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Lane. In front of the pedestrians, a small silver car be seen.  Behind that is one of Melbourne’s iconic trams brightly painted.  Another appears to the right just coming into focus.  A shop window reflection to the right helps create further interest.  The lighting works well with the top and bottom in darkness and the street in full sunlight.  Each of the pedestrians have a different stance.  The man looking straight ahead with his hands in his pockets, the middle woman standing with her weight on one leg and bag over her shoulder, and the woman on far right has long blond hair, legs together, dress and hair gently blowing in the breeze.

 

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 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 – January 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Sunrise at Williamstown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Another wonderful photography adventure opportunity to set about photographing a glorious sunrise at Williamstown, Victoria – Australia.  It’s New Year’s Day 2021 and as we wondered along the Bay Trail Walk, looking across Port Phillip Bay towards anchored yachts and boats, and the Melbourne City Skyline – couldn’t help feeling good!  And at this time in the morning, only keen walkers and photographers could be seen, so peaceful!

Above Photography:  The above seascape photograph was taken during the blue hour and at high tide which meant I was able to capture beautiful sunrise reflections in at the shoreline.  The sky rapidly changed in colouration as the sunrise developed.  A truly magical early morning experience, the temperature was mild and with little to no wind it made for a pleasant seaside environment indeed.

Below Photograph:  The seascape photograph below was taken just upon the sun rising over the landscape to the right of the photograph.  Now the warm tones emerged across the lower clouds, and across the still Port Phillip Bay waters.  Once more, beautiful reflections in the foreground help create this magnificent shoreline image.

 

 

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 – January 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Brighton, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

It’s summertime now in Melbourne – Australia and time to capture some beautiful sunrise shots at Brighton Beach. We arrived at the beach early morning to find a couple of people undertaking their daily exercise routine and a number of keen photographers seeking to capture a beach sunrise.

Above Photography:  After taking the photograph below, I turned around and sighted this above beach view.  It was just beautiful and the warm early morning sunrise poured orange into the clouds above and across the wide-open sandy beach.  Way in the distance the Melbourne City skyline was in sight and looking out over Port Phillip Bay.  Not a person in sight except for the occasional seagull.

Below Photograph:  While thinking about my approach for the morning I sighted this scene below.  As the ‘blue hour’ started to drift into the sunrise, the street lights lit up the sandy beach and one of the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes.  The view took in clouds hanging lowly in the sky with the Port Phillip Bay shoreline gently meeting the sandy beach. The lighting was gorgeous and something different for a beach photograph for me!

 

 

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 – January 2021


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

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INTRODUCTION

At last hubby and I have been able to spend some time undertaking more photography adventures!  Covid-19 restrictions – as to where we could travel have been lifted, and this has also lifted our spirits. While driving along Donna Buang Road, Warburton, Victoria – Australia, a destination just outside of Melbourne, I sighted this mountain-side of spindly gum trees amongst lush green tree ferns.  I just had to stop by the roadside and spend time trying to capture the grandeur of this region.  It was beautiful, peaceful and spiritually uplighting to stand there gazing upon one of mother nature’s creations.

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 – December 2020


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

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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.