Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “42 Archival Limited Edition Prints – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

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Prints are available for sale and all monies will go to Amber Community, a not-for-profit organisation.  So please pass this on to people interested in purchasing to support this great cause – thank you…

Please find here images of the – 42 Archival Limited Edition Fine Art Prints. You will find them at my ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by ©Karen Robinson’ solo exhibition at the Broadmeadows Town Hall, Victoria – Australia.  It’s running from 28th November 2022 through to 5th February 2023 – 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at 10 Dimboola Road Broadmeadows (closed for Xmas/New Year from 22nd December and reopening 3rd January 2023).

Ultimately the best option for viewing prints is to go and look at the exhibition in person. It’s the best way to see and appreciate the quality of the prints. Looking at prints online does not help to convey the true colours/pixel quality and the overall feeling of the print.

For Print Sales please be in direct contact with me – Karen Robinson via email at ido_karenrobinson@aapt.net.au – All monies raised from the sale of prints at this exhibition will be donated in full to Amber Community Organisation (formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria) for an ‘Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program’ for volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma.

In memory of my son Ben James Robinson who was killed in a single-vehicle car crash on the 5th of November 2009 at the age of 25 years old.

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CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

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Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “LAUNCH NIGHT – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

 

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LAUNCH NIGHT Solo Exhibition

‘Photographic Portraits of Nature’ by ©Karen Robinson’

My solo exhibition launched last night (1st December 2022) titled Photographic Portraits of Nature which consists of 42 Archival Limited Fine Art Prints officially opened last night!  All our hard work and efforts resulted in a successful outcome and one that couldn’t have been achieved without the help and support of many people:  Hume City Council, Carmen Reid and her team, Northern Star Weekly Newspaper, Amber Community Organisation, my dear family, and those who were able to attend being friends, past work colleagues, neighbours and supporting Hume Council members. I also need to thank those who were unable to come to the night – a big thank you also for your ongoing support and encouragement along the way.

Below is the speech that I delivered at the Launch of  Photographic Portraits of Nature.

To all of you — sincerely thank you. 

 

  • Thank you, Carmen Reid – Hume Galleries Curator & Community Development Officer, Arts and Culture Hume City Council, Melbourne – Australia for the work that you have done on behalf of Hume City Council in opening this event tonight. And for the work you and your team did in putting together this solo exhibition for me.  A wonderful job and greatly appreciated by me and my family.  
  • I want to express my sincere gratitude to Hume City Councilfor giving me this incredible opportunity to showcase my photography work here at this grand Town Hall of Broadmeadows.
  • Thank you to Northern Star Weekly for featuring the story in their paper today -especially when it was expected to be in the paper sometime later.  It was very good of them to have brought forward the publication of the article.
  • Thank you to members of Amber Community Organisation – CEO Bernadette Nugent and Gillian Scaduto for coming across town to support the Robinson Family here tonight. And I can see other faces from the organisation as well thank you!
  • To my dear family, my husband Mark, daughter and our beautiful little granddaughter – thank you for your ongoing support, encouragement, and endless help – I am a fortunate woman to have you in my life.
  • But not to be forgotten – all of you who have kindly taken time out to attend here tonight – sincerely thank you and I hope you enjoy being here and viewing the photographic portraits of nature. Please consider purchasing prints either framed or unframed as all monies raised by their sale will be going directly to Amber Community(formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria). My family and I have been involved with this incredible organisation for over ten years now helping to raise awareness about road safety in the hope it will help prevent road trauma. All monies raised here from the sale of prints will be going towards an Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program at Amber Community for those who have been impacted by road trauma – in memory of our son, my daughter’s brother Ben.
  • Before I sign off here tonight – Just a little about the exhibition and myself. These portraits of nature shown here tonight have been a small selection chosen from a much larger collection of prints.  My hubby and I and along with my daughter and granddaughter over the years have been on many photography adventures within Victoria.  It has been a wonderful way for me to be creative, and nurture my relationships with my family and has helped to maintain a healthy sense of well-being. 
  • It’s been an incredible journey with photography and again I must say a big thank you to Hume City Council for the opportunity to share with you here tonight.  From the bottom of my heart … thank you one and all…Karen Robinson

Please Note: The exhibition will be running from now up until the 5th of February 2023. Opening hours of the Town Hall Broadmeadows are 9am to 5pm (but will be closed from 22nd December to 3rd January for Xmas & New Year). For Print sales – please contact me directly via email: ido_karenrobinson@aapt.net.au and I will respond ASAP. All monies raised from these sales will be donated by the Robinson Family in full to the Amber Community Organisation to help run an Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program for volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma in memory of Ben Robinson. 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

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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 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “Promoting Launch – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

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PROMOTING THE LAUNCH ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by ©Karen Robinson’ Solo Exhibition

Yesterday – Hume City Council organised for Photographer Joseph Mastroianni to come to the Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery to take photographs for Reporter Millicent Spencer’s Star Weekly newspaper article promoting ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature Solo Exhibition‘.  Tomorrow night 1st December 2022 Thursday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Town Hall Broadmeadows will be the LAUNCH NIGHT.  It’s a FREE EVENT and everyone is welcome to come. Please come and support the Robinson Family – we would love to see you there…

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

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Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “We are ready for the Launch – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

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WE ARE READY FOR THE LAUNCH!

‘Photographic Portraits of Nature – by Karen Robinson’

Selecting the 42 archival limited edition FineArt prints from my (Karen Robinson) overall photographic collection to exhibit, preparing/documenting and signing of prints, framing prints, producing information booklets for the exhibition, formulating short videos for three locations within the Gallery, transporting prints to the Gallery, handing across to Hume City Council Staff to then put together the Gallery Exhibition has been one big effort – all done and ready to go now!

The Robinson Family would like to extend an invitation to the launch of ‘PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF NATURE by Karen Robinson’ to help raise funds for Amber Community Organisation (formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria). 

When:  Launch Night – Thursday 1st December 2022. 6.30 – 8.30pm

Where:  Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery, Town Hall Broadmeadows, 10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows

RSVP:  Essential Please via Eventbrite Light refreshments provided (just so Hume City Council know how many people to cater for)

Exhibition dates:  28th November 2022 through to 5th February 2023

For more information, please visit hume.vic.gov.au/gallery

Prints will be available for purchase, either framed or unframed details available at the exhibition.  All monies received from the sale of prints from the ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson’ Exhibition at the Broadmeadows Town Hall will be fully donated to the Amber Community Organisation from the Robinson Family in memory of Ben James Robinson, our son killed in a single car crash 2009 at the age of 25 years old.

Amber Community is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and well-being of road users.  They provide counselling and support to people impacted by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.  Counselling services are provided free of charge to anyone who has been impacted by a road incident.”

The Robinson Family ask that the Amber Community Organisation award the said donated funds received to be put towards an ‘Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program’ to help support Amber Community Organisation volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma.

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

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Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

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LAUNCH INVITATION – ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature – by Karen Robinson’

Exciting News – I am now able to share with you all – that Hume City Council (Melbourne, Victoria – Australia) will be launching an Exhibition of a selection of my photographic works.  It’s a solo exhibition of archival limited-edition fine art pigment ink prints, featuring Victorian landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, sunrises, waterfalls, trees, animals, birds, and flowers as ‘photographic portraits of nature.

This exhibition was meant to have taken place a couple of years ago but due to COVID restrictions and usage of the Broadmeadows Town Hall as one of the COVID testing sites – it was postponed.  Lucky for me they still wanted to go ahead with the exhibition – and I am so grateful to Hume City Council for the opportunity.  Details in relation to said are below:

The Robinson Family would like to extend an invitation to the launch of ‘PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF NATURE by Karen Robinson’ to help raise funds for Amber Community Organisation (formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria). 

When:  Launch Night – Thursday 1st December 2022. 6.30 – 8.30pm

Where:  Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery, Town Hall Broadmeadows, 10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows

RSVP:  Essential via Eventbrite Light refreshments provided

Exhibition dates:  28th November 2022 through to 5th February 2023

For more information, please visit hume.vic.gov.au/gallery

Prints will be available for purchase, either framed or unframed details available at the exhibition.  All monies received from the sale of prints from the ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson’ Exhibition at the Broadmeadows Town Hall will be fully donated to the Amber Community Organisation from the Robinson Family in memory of Ben James Robinson, our son killed in a single car crash 2009 at the age of 25 years old.

Amber Community is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and well-being of road users.  They provide counselling and support to people impacted by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.  Counselling services are provided free of charge to anyone who has been impacted by a road incident.”

The Robinson Family ask that the Amber Community Organisation award the said donated funds received to be put towards an ‘Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program’ to help support Amber Community Organisation volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma.

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – August 2022

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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 2022 – Landscapes and Birds: “Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Over the last month hubby and I revisited our local Woodlands.  Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale, Victoria – Australia is a reserve we had frequently visited especially during COVID-19 lockdowns when travelling more than 5 kilometres from home wasn’t possible.  It has become a favourite place of ours now, not just for photography adventures but also for taking time out to enjoy its woodlands, kangaroos, and birdlife.

Different times of the year and different times of the day can present interesting photographic opportunities.  The sometimes scrubby woodlands offer natural habitats for varying types of wildlife.  It takes many visits to truly appreciate what this reserve has to offer.

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo can be seen frequently throughout the Woodlands.  Below are two images, one with a large male, and a female with a joey in her pouch.  The other was a very large male Kangaroo which some signs of an old injury on its hind leg.  It must be noted that caution should be taken around these animals and best not approached.  Respectfully viewed from a distance for the safety of both the animal and human advised.  Please note I took these photographs of the animals and birds with my long lens 150 to 600mm, so I was a long way from them.

Photographing birds can be challenging and at the same time a wonderful way of emerging oneself in the natural world.  Hubby helps to spot them for me so I can then concentrate on photographing them.  We make a good team.  He also helps lug around the photography equipment along with chairs, food, and other things of use – which makes for a great photography adventure.

 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – August 2022

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Photography 2022 – Seascape: “Williamstown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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We decided to go back to re-photographing Williamstown, Victoria – an Australian city seaside location frequented by local residents and tourists alike.  Most of the images are taken around Ferguson Street Pier area looking across Port Phillip Bay. It was a beautiful sunny winter morning, and the light was kind for photography, and before the crowds arrived on location.

This was going to be my first tryout with a new lens Tamron 35-150 F2-2.8 DiIII VXD for Sony FE Mount and paired up with my recently new Sony Camera Body A7RIV +A.  While the images were just about trying out this new combo – I was thrilled with the quality of the images and feel it’s been a great choice of systems for the type of photography I like to do.

The uploading of images onto social media can be a real challenge to showcase their quality.  Hopefully, these images will give some impression of how good the image quality is without viewing them first-hand via the computer and/or as a printed image. The above photograph and the following three images have been taken during this visit in June 2022, but I decided to include other images taken during previous years to help give a fuller story of this historic seaside location.

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 2022


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

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It’s been many months since my last blog.  With the onslaught of COVID and the changes in my daily life rhythms, I found it difficult to get back to this endeavour.  My photography adventures with my hubby and my daughter and granddaughter hadn’t waned though, we managed to still be inspired to get out and about in nature and look for interesting things to photograph.  I did manage to periodically update my Instagram account instagram.com/ido_karenrobinson and Facebook page facebook.com/karenrobinsonart if you would like to take a look.

Just this last weekend on Sunday 5th June 2022 hubby and I decided to take a drive to a new location for us called Sailors Falls, just off Ballan-Daylesford Road, Sailors Falls in Victoria – Australia.  It’s a short drive from home, an hour and 1/2 approximately, not taking into account our little stops on the way looking at nature.  It was a typical winter’s day in Victoria, cold and overcast but there wasn’t a strong wind which was good, and we had rugged up appropriately to ward off the chill of the weather.

The location proved to be a little gold mine for me as a photographer.  Because of recent heavy rainfalls, the falls themselves had a good flow of water falling over the rocky shelf.  During dryer months it would be unlikely to see this amount of water falling.  The falls’ base was surrounded by lush green vegetation – lovely huge ferns at its base and tall gum trees along the steep sides of the gouge.  Low lying bushes and vines helped to provide wonderful habitats for the local bird life. We sighted numerous small Ribbons and Fantails and could hear Kookaburras in the far distance.  The overcast sky ended up being a benefit to me while taking photographs of the falls.  The soft lighting helped to ensure I didn’t ‘blowout’ any of my image highlights thankfully!

Our time at the falls proved to be most enjoyable.  The weather was kind, and I was happy that I had the opportunity to photograph the falls at a perfect time of the year.  After spending time here, we headed into Daylesford for a pie and sauce for lunch and then back home.  Another lovely photography adventure with my hubby.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – The image is taken from the top of the stairs and looks across to the top of the falls. Photographed by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Karen Robinson photographing the falls (photographed by Karen’s husband on his Apple iPhone phone). 

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Image of the cascading staircase leading down to the base of the area where a closer view of the falls where can be found (photographed by Karen’s husband on his mobile phone). 

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Overall image of Sailors Falls taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Close up image of Sailors Falls taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Even closer image of Sailors Falls was taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 2022


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

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The photography club I belong to asked its members to produce some images using the photographic technique of ‘Intentional Camera Movement‘ also known as ICM. In intentional camera movement, I am required to move the camera during its exposure in the hope of acquiring an image that appears creative or artistic in effect. It can take a bit of doing but is quite liberating as it frees you up to do something out of the norm for photography.

So this photography adventure took hubby and me to one of our coastal beaches in Melbourne, Victoria – Australia, the famous Brighton Beach.  On this part of the beach looking over Port Phillip Bay, famous colourful Bathing Boxes can be admired.  The sea was beautifully calm and the sky a pretty blue with dark clouds looming in the far distance.  I managed to create two ICM images – one of the Bathing Boxes and the other looking out over the ocean.  Fortunately, the beach wasn’t crowded and I was able to photograph this iconic location without having to dodge people on the beach or in the ocean.  A beautiful sunny day and a wonderful way to spent time at the seaside!

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – Using the ICM technique, the image was taken focusing on the line of colourful Bathing Boxes at Port Phillip Bay seaside.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – Using the ICM technique, the image was taken focusing on the ocean, sky and sandy beach only.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – the image was taken (without ICM) looking out over Port Phillip Bay from the beach.  A small rocky outcrop of seagulls and cormorants stood bathed in the midday sun.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – Using the ICM technique, the image was taken focusing on the line of colourful Bathing Boxes at Port Phillip Bay seaside.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – the image was taken (without ICM). Here the iconic colourful Bathing Boxes curve around the beach shoreline.

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 – July 2021


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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Strath Creek, Molesworth and Thornton Regions, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Over a number of years now we have travelled around the regions of Strath Creek, Molesworth and Thornton, Victoria – Australia during our photography adventures.  Each time we discover new locations of interest or even revisit previous locations, but during a different time of the year.  It always amazes me how different regional Victoria can look from one season to the next. On this occasion we arrived at Murchison Gap Lookout at Strath Creek before sunrise which gave me an opportunity to photography some stunning images. As the sun crept over the Valley of a Thousand Hills, its golden warm rays created a beautiful soft other-world atmosphere. It was here I was able to capture the above image and the two below, at different moments during the early morning.

On our travels we sighted a small church named Christ Church erected about 1869 set aback from the Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth (image following below). It was a strange sight seeing this pristine small white and well cared for church against what felt like a rural setting. I was attracted to this composition because of the simplicity of the church itself, and how either side of it stood beautiful autumn trees. They were a wonderful contrast to the whiteness of the church.

At Thornton near Gilmores Bridge where Hubby fished along the Goulburn River, I sighted a scraggly autumn hedge and photographed (image at end of blog).  The day grew grey and I took the opportunity to rest in the car while hubby fished. We had gotten up very early that morning and I was feeling my age! I felt satisfied I had photographed what I wanted for the day.  Another wonderful opportunity to have been able to get out-and-about admiring Mother Nature handwork!

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image taken from Murchison Gap Lookout just as the sun crept over the darken mountain ridges.

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of a foggy view of ‘The Valley of a Thousand Hills’ at Murchison Gap Lookout during sunrise. 

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of a foggy view of ‘The Valley of a Thousand Hills’ at Murchison Gap Lookout just before sunrise. 

ABOVE:  Molesworth, Victoria (Australia) – Images of ‘Christ Church’ erected about 1869 on the Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth. 

ABOVE:  Thorton, Victoria (Australia) – Image of scraggly hedge near Gilmores Bridge and the Goulburn River.

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 – June 2021


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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Strath Creek, Kerrisdale, Yea, Goughs Bay and Mickleham Regions, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Our photography adventure included a day trip around country Victoria (Australia) to the regions of Strath Creek, Kerrisdale, Yea and Goughs Bay. It’s still Autumn here, and the weather is mild and beautiful making it an enjoyable experience.  My photography goal was to seek out Autumn displays.  A stop at the Yea River Bridge in Yea revealed a magnificent autumn display riverside (image above and below).  The early afternoon sun shone through the oak tree leaves creating a wonder world of warm colours.  Pretty green ivy climbed the oak tree trunk and river reflections completed a glorious autumn image.  Along Broadford-Flowerdale Road Strath Creek a row of golden yellow leafed poplar trees stood tall against a mountain range and clear blue sky creating a truely lovely autumn portrait. A drive by the Kerrisdale Estate along Parrot Creek Road revealed again wonderful autumn displays.  Our last stop of the day was at Goughs Bay on Lake Eildon where we took in vast views of the bay from Bayside Boulevard.  The calm blue bay, orange rock foreground, distant green mountain range and clear blue sky during the mid afternoon sun was just magical, peaceful and a wonderful way to wind up our day’s photography adventure!  NB:  On another day we stopped at Marnong Estate Winery Mickleham where I managed to capture an image of the winery and distance fields and mountains showcasing glorious autumn colours (image at the bottom of this blog).

ABOVE:  Yea, Victoria (Australia) – Images of Oak Trees beside Yea River Bridge 

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Images of Oak Trees within the Kerrisdale Estate 

ABOVE:  Kerrisdale, Victoria (Australia) – Image of lone tree in grass field on King Parrot Creek Road. 

ABOVE:  Goughs Bay, Victoria (Australia) – Images of Bay within Lake Eildon from Bayside Boulevard. 

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Poplar Trees along Broadford-Flowerdale Road.

ABOVE:  Goughs Bay, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Autumn display near the Delatite River

ABOVE:  Mickleham, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Marnong Estate Winery Homestead views from Kinnear Road. 

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 – May 2021


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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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