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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Hubby and I embarked on a short photography adventure to Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia Macedon Regional Park Region just prior to having to stay at home due to the spread of Corona Virus.  We drove along a deserted track called Hells Hole. We found a beautiful lush green forest.  Fern ground cover and tall spindly trees helped to create a magical environment.  A wonderful retreat for natural wildlife! We are going to miss these times and hopefully this time next year, all of this part of our history will be over and we all have the chance to return to some kind of normalcy… 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Also used a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I use a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod which helps make taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. During these photography adventures, I use an Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to ensure I gain GPS location readings.

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – March 2020

 

 


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

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Photography 2020 – Black and White/Monochrome: “Images taken within the State of Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Taking into account that hubby and I will need to put on hold any photography adventures that involve travel for some time during this year 2020, I have decided to blog about the black and white/monochrome photographs I have taken and amassed over recent years during our past photography adventures. They consist of many and varying subject matters from landscapes, garden, seascapes, city/streetscapes, abstraction, animals and birds, and people!  All photographs have been taken within the State of Victoria Australia. Details relating to each photograph above and below can be found by just hovering over the image where a small window will appear with relevant details about that specific image.

It is interesting when deciding to make a photograph into a black and white image – how it changes its story, focus and mood!  While I am a great lover of colour, there are times when I find myself really enjoying developing an image as a black and white.  Seeing how by taking away colour and introducing varying shades of black and white can transform an image into a completely different creative outcome!  Over time, this process has had me actually anticipating when a scene would work best in black and white rather than colour.  This approach has meant I have been able to do better at getting what I creatively want rather than just waiting to make the decision to do black and white during the development progress!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During these photography adventures – I have used my compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens or a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. Also would have used my Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which has worked a treat.  I use a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod which helps make taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. During these photography adventures, I use an Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to ensure I gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, my usual practice is to download all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I develop just the photographs I feel are the best and/or should be included because they help tell the story about that particular photography adventure. During the process of developing them, I am able to see what I need to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below all the black and white/monochrome photographs I have taken over the years and amassed here for you to view.

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. While during early 2020 we will be limited to how much we will be able to get out-and-about, I will endeavour to find other ways to undertake photographic creativity from within our home environment – hopefully!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – March 2020

 

 


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

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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Troubling times and with the constant concern of either catching the Corona Virus and/or becoming a carrier of it means we currently live in fear and uncertainty. Its times like these that I revert back to my old mantra ‘doing something each day that ticks the happy box‘ to ensure I can maintain a good sense of wellbeing both in body and soul. So I can be a positive influence within my family circle and one with those I have some sort of relationship with – be it work or hobby-wise.  So hubby and I decided to do a photography adventure back to a region we had visited so time ago – Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia.  Now we didn’t make contact with other people, respecting the requirement of ‘social distancing‘ which meant a drive through Mount Macedon Regional Park around the Sanatorium Lake area was perfect – not a soul to be seen.  And this was before more stringent community requirements had been put in place. The early morning drive through this beautiful region revealed misty forests and lush green vegetation.  We drove along mostly unfrequented tracks and roads – truly magical, tranquil and spiritually rejuvenating experience.

 

Special Note:  Thank you to all those in the service of helping people be safe, recover from illness, help keep us in supplies of food and other necessities … sincerely and with much gratitude…from us photography adventurers!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Also used a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I use a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod which helps make taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. During these photography adventures, I use an Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to ensure I gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – March 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Sunrise at Elphinstone and Dog Rocks Harcourt Region – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We decided to revisit the areas of Harcourt and Elphinstone for this photography adventure.  Another early morning start in order to be on location around sunrise.  I found a couple of compositions that worked for me.  One being at Elphinstone just as the sun rose over a far distance hillside, backlighting scraggy old leafless trees.  The golden autumn sun helped to silhouette their limbs creating a striking image. In the foreground, a rippling pond appeared silver like in this beautiful early morning light.  The photograph directly below was taken at Dog Rocks, Harcourt which is located within Mount Alexander National Park.  I worked on two compositions, one portrait dimensions and developed as a colour image; and the other landscape dimensions developed as a black and white image.  During the taking of both these photographs, soft side lighting from the sun allowed for great highlights, deep shadows thus overall good contrast.  This was a short trip for us and I was happy with the photographs taken during the morning.  Then back home to recover from the 4am early rise for us oldies.  Just great to be able to get out-and-about once again!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – March 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Seascape: “Sunrise at San Remo and Pyramid Rock at Ventnor, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Sometimes you can just be so lucky to be at the right place at the right time.  And this was the case for this particular photography adventure!  Hubby and I left home at 4 am to arrive on location at Black Beach/Bore Beach in San Remo, Victoria – Australia.  It was dark and to our surprise, a lone fisherman had pulled up in behind us at the Black Beach Carpark/Lookout.  We all walked down to the beach in the dark together.  The fisherman walked up ahead to some rocks that lead out near the surf where he set up fishing during the beautiful morning sunrise.  I set up my tripod and camera so as to be able to capture the sunrise with this lone fisherman within the frame, thus allowing for the viewer of the taken photograph appreciate the vastness of the beach/surf scene (re photograph above).  On our way back to the car which involved a steep and long climb upstairs (well for us oldies it was steep), I turned around and looked back at the beach scene and took the photograph below which was in the opposite direction to the rising sun. On our way to another location, I spotted another photo opportunity at Newhaven, looking across the Western Port Bay where boats floated on gentle waters.  The sky at this point was overcast which turned the whole scene a silver grey with the sun hanging like a moon in the upper sky.  Then it was onto our last stop for the day being Pyramid Rock Lookout at Ventnor before heading back home. Here I found Pyramid Rock sitting amongst pretty blue waters.  By then the sky had cleared up and it too showcased a blue backdrop for my image.  Also found a lone tree precariously perched on the side of a cliff and managed to take a photograph of it surrounded by colourful vegetation and with the pretty blue sea and sky backdrop, it made for an interesting photograph I felt.  What a wonderful photography adventure here within this region, beautiful and scenic, and one hubby and I will return to sometime hopefully in the near future…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Also used a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do ‘portraits or landscape’ photographs more easily.  I also use a BH-40 Ballhead with my tripod which makes taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. My Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone is used for quick spontaneous photographs and to also gain GPS location readings on location.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Seascape: “Sunrise at Cape Woolamai and Summerlands, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved travelling to the coastal area of Cape Woolamai and Summerlands, Victoria – Australia, around the Phillip Island Nature Parks region.  Up at 3.30am, left home by 4am to arrive onsite at Southpoint Lookout to take in the great ocean and cliff views at sunrise.  Fresh sea breezes blow in on our faces and had us rugged up to ward off the cold, despite the fact it is summertime here in Victoria.  I was able to also photograph the iconic Nobbles Round Island and stunning ocean shoreline while the tide was out at Cats Bay.  Then onto our last stop before heading back home – the magnificent surf beach at Woolamai Park.  Here the morning light lit up the sandy beach that stretched for miles around the coastline.  Luckily we came when the tide was out far enough to show off rockpools and surf crashing at its edge.  This helped to add additional interest to the overall photograph making it a beautiful Australian summertime beach scene.  We headed back home late morning feeling good about our photography adventure, just love being out-and-about enjoying what our Blue Planet has to offer and knowing it is such a treasure…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Seascape: “Sunrise at Flinders and Cape Schanck, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved travelling to the coastal area of Flinders and Cape Schanck, Victoria – Australia.  We decided to arrive on scene just before sunrise to capture predawn images; and then just after the sun had risen with views of the coastline, big early morning skies and vast stretches of ocean.  It was a pleasant summer morning, mild temperatures and a soft sea breeze!  I managed to find a few good locations and photography compositions.  Then a drive back home during the early afternoon after visiting this beautiful coastal area of Victoria.  Felt good to get out-and-about to once more enjoy the natural wonders of the world…

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Cattle and Sheep Grazing Landscape, Tooborac, Tallarook and Pyalong Region – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

It’s summertime and the Australian rural landscape can present some very dry conditions, a vast contrast to the greenness of winter landscapes. The bushfire smoke-filled sky finally gave way to some clear blue sky during this particular photography adventure!  We drove through Tooborac as featured in the photograph I took above.  Far in the distance, you can see cattle grazing along the hillside.  In the below photograph, cattle wander through huge granite boulders, some boulders perched in ways that seem impossible to maintain their position.  At Pyalong we sighted a herd of sheep.  Usually, when I try to photograph sheep, they muster off in the opposite direction.  But this time they eagerly came towards us which was a clear indication they thought we had food for them.  A sign of the times.  Tallarook drive revealed some native Australian bush where it became possible to see why bushfires race through such areas of vegetation.  It was very dry with plenty of debris ground coverage and bone dry river beds.  Our day trip proved to be an interesting outing revealing once more just how climatic conditions are problematic and global warming a huge challenge for humankind…

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – January 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Woodlands Historic Park Gum Trees, Greenvale – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

Exposure 1/45 sec at f/8.0, Focal Length 34mm, ISO 50, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Adobe Lightroom Classic

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We decided on this photography adventure that we would keep it near to home.  This decision was based on recent and current bushfire alerts within our state of Victoria. So with a 15-minute drive to our local Woodland Historic Park, Victoria – Australia I was able to find some satisfying nature compositions!  Large old gum trees majestically sat proudly amongst Australian native bush like grand abstract sculptures.  While the time of day, being near midday should have been too bright normally, the dappled lighting through the limbs and leaves of these gum trees offered some beautiful natural soft lighting.  There was little to no breeze which was also good, meant I didn’t have to worry too much about fast shutter speeds to freeze movement.

I came away surprised to find such beautiful subjects to photograph.  It had us once more reflecting on how important it is to preserve our native environment.  It also had us feeling sorrowful for all the native bush that had recently been destroyed by bush fires across the State of Victoria and other States within Australia. People, animals, homes, vast swaths of native vegetation – all devastating loses.  Hence how important it is to understand we share this Blue Planet with all living matter and we have a responsibility to preserve and greatly value its resources and inhabitants…

NB:  Here is a link to a Poem I wrote back in 2016 and very much relates to how I am feeling right now – during our Country’s recovery from the devastating bush fires.  There is an air of pensiveness as emergency services personnel wait to see how the rest of our summer fire season will pan out…

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

Exposure 1/60 sec at f/11, Focal Length 24mm, ISO 50, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Adobe Lightroom Classic

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

Exposure 1/60 sec at f/11, Focal Length 24mm, ISO 50, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Adobe Lightroom Classic

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – January 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Trees on Huge Granite Boulders, Nulla Vale – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

During this photography adventure hubby and I revisited a rural location called Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia.  During a previous visit, I had spotted this composition just off the side of the Lancefield-Pylong Road.  Atop of a huge granite boulder, a tree grows somehow!  Its long dangling trunk and roots caressing the boulder and finding its way to mother earth.  We stayed for a short time here before heading back home.  My main objective was to just photograph this composition.  On my return home and during the process of developing the photographs, I decided to see how it would look like as a black and white photograph.  For me, the monochrome image tells a more dramatic story and can be seen below.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – January 2020

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Sunset behind the Granite Boulders at High Camp – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventure hubby and I travelled to a rural location called High Camp, Victoria – Australia for the third time within the last couple of weeks!  It is just an hour from where we live and I wanted to capture photographs of another sunset within this region.  It was a hot afternoon and the early evening remained just as hot!  But an evening breeze helped cool us down as we spent an hour or so, just watching the day come to an end.  The looming clouds across the sky helped to create some dramatic sights.  I manage to find a spot that had a run of huge granite boulders along a ridge where the sun set just behind them.  Blackbirds drifted into view as I was taking some of the shots and the above photograph ended up being my favourite taken during this particular photography adventure.  Just simply beautiful…

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – December 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Sunset Silhouettes at High Camp – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventure hubby and I travelled to a rural location called High Camp, Victoria – Australia for the second time within the last couple of weeks!  It is just an hour from where we live and I wanted to capture photographs of the sunset within this region.  Beautiful warm summer night and a glorious sunset had us meandering at High Camp for some time, just enjoying the evening light and the great outdoors.  So worth the effort of driving there late in the day. A good to be alive feeling for sure…

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – December 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Bayindeen – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A photography adventure to Bayindeen, Victoria – Australia had us discovering the ‘Mount Lang Ghiran Vineyard‘.  A beautiful vineyard located between two State Park mountain ranges – Langi Ghiran and Mount Buangor.  It was too late in the morning to get the best light and these photographs were taken at a time of the day when the light was harsh.  But I didn’t want to come away without taking photographs of this region as we were not sure if we could come back another time. We had a lovely drive back home and once again appreciated being able to visit such scenic landscapes…

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – December 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “High Camp – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventure hubby and I travelled to a rural location called High Camp, Victoria – Australia. It’s just an hour from where we live.  Here we discovered a landscape featuring large granite boulders scattered across stretches of summer golden grasslands. We managed to arrive on-scene a good hour before sunrise (the blue hour) where I was able to find the best place to photograph a sunrise (photograph featured above).  The lighting was just so beautiful.  Keeping us cool during this summer early morning adventure was a soft breeze that floated across the long golden coloured grass fields. We stayed here for some time, just enjoying the moments as the sun rose up and over the distant mountain ranges.  Then we drove around the local region scouting for possible future photographic opportunities.  This is an area that we will definitely return to – such a scenic, quiet and beautiful Australian summer gem of a location.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – December 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Grampians National Park” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During a photography adventure back in November 2019, we spent some time within the Grampians National Park region, Victoria – Australia.  The weather was mostly overcast and dull but I persevered in trying to make the best of our time by concentrating on photographing misty, moody scenes.  It’s a beautiful Australia bush region, rugged mountain ranges feature strongly but challenging to photograph at times.  Some walking involved and can be across difficult terrain especially for a couple of oldies like my hubby and me! So much to see and we will need to return at another time perhaps when the weather is sunny and warm…

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Saint Andrews – Hillside Vineyards” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

I am not sure you could call this car trip a photography adventure!  The day was grey and overcast and I just couldn’t get inspired to truely look around me for photographic opportunities as we drove through Saint Andrews, Victoria – Australia.  Until we drove along Buttermans Track!  Here we discovered local vineyards stretching across hillsides and offering up a lush green feast for the eyes.  The sun was determined not to show its face and grey skies darken the overall scene.  It will have to be a location that hubby and I return to on a better day I feel.  So it meant we headed back home and on our way, a stop for coffee.  The grumpy me will stay home next time and only bring the inspired photographer me!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs (which on this occasion was just a couple) into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection (the one really) of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But on this occasion, I would have been better off staying at home – I wasn’t myself! But Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Warrak – Langi Ghiran State Park Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventurewe decided to visit the Langi Ghiran State Park, Warrak, Victoria – Australia.  Here we discovered a beautiful secluded reservoir named Langi Ghiran where I was able to photograph wonderful reflections of Australian native gum trees in the nearly still waters.  Access to this region required us to travel along dirt tracks where we had to drive carefully in order not to damage our little car as it is not a 4 wheel drive!  The Easter Creek Track leads us through a small valley of trees standing amoungst lush green ferns, very picturesque.  A short walk up the track had us finding the region’s local lookout where vast panoramic views revealed farming plains and distant mountain ranges. But sadly the view from the lookout was mostly obscured by large tree branches.  The weather was mild, with clear blue skies above us and with the sun shining brightly made for an enjoyable photography adventure

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Seascape: “Mepunga – Bay of Islands Coastal Park” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On our way back home from Warrnambool to Melbourne – Australia after spending a number of photography adventure days photographing around the region, we stopped to take some photographs at Mepunga – Bay of Islands Coastal Park.  Here we had the opportunity to view beautiful coastal cliffs and rock formations.  Lush green coastal vegetation, yellow and orange sands, deep blue sea and blue skies with storm clouds drifting across created an ideal location for a keen photographer such as me.  Although my tiredness from our 3 days of travel did dampen my enthusiasm on this occasion.  Will need to return hopefully one day to actually take the walk along the beach itself!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2019

 

 


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

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

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Penshurst – Lookout at Mount Rouse” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During our photography adventure journey between Melbourne and Warrnambool – Australia, we decided to get up early one morning and head towards Penshurst which has within its region, a lookout positioned atop of Mount Rouse.  Here we found magnificent 360-degree views stretching across vast farming fields.  While the early morning was cold, rainy and cloudy we experienced a beautiful sunrise.  We were the only ones there at that particular time of the day and it was spiritually uplifting watching a new day being born and hearing all the native bird wildlife chirping away as the sun rose. On our way back down from the top of Mount Rouse, we encountered numerous mobs of Kangaroos hopping on and alongside the road. We found it most enjoyable to watch them as they bounded off into the surrounding native bush.  Another photography adventure achieved and leaving us feeling good about the world around us…

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!