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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

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

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – June 2020

 


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

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INTRODUCTION

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

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

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

Beautiful misty winter Australian wetlands scene…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

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

A bigger view of the wetlands, just so beautiful…

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

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

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

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

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

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

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – June 2020

 

 


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

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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

 

 


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

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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!

 

NB:  Below is a photograph I have taken at a different time of the year – winter 2020.  It just helps to show how different the landscape looks from one season to another.  The above images were taken during summer where the grass is dry and golden under the hot summer sun.  During winter, rains green up the pastures, rejuvenating the whole scene.

 

 

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

 

 


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

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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

 

 


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

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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

 

 


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

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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

 

 


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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Tarra Valley Road” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During our car drive back home after visiting my hubby’s brother’s place in Bruthen, Victoria – Australia, we decided to take the long drive back to Melbourne via Tarra Valley Road – Tarra Valley, Victoria – Australia.  It was so worth the effort!  We encounter some of the most beautiful, stunning and breathtaking farming countryside and rainforest region. At one end of the Tarra Valley road, we viewed farming pastures with cattle grazing quietly around golden hay barrels that lay randomly across lush green grass fields.  Tree covered hills rested in the background, while blues skies carried white fluffy clouds.  It was such a peaceful, beautiful location with little-to-no-traffic venturing along this road which made it even more special as we stood – gazing and appreciating the stunning countryside.  Further along this road that partially hugs the highly meandering Tarra River, we discovered a part of the Tarra Valley Rainforest region which forms a section of the Tarra Bulga National ParkHere we experienced a completely difference natural environment.  Varying massively tall trees sheltered gullies of diverse understory lush green ferns.  When we stopped, stepped out of the car to take in the beauty of this region, we were completely dwarfed by the sheer height of the trees.  There was such an air of seclusion and solitude – it was truly breathtakingly beautiful, one of the most impressive environments we have visited over the years during our photography adventures within Victoria, Australia. We were so glad we took the long way back home!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens and my new (bird) lens, a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. I handheld the camera or mounted it on a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

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

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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 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: “Deptford – Nicholson River” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

During our stay at my hubby’s brother’s place in Bruthen, Victoria – Australia, we decided one morning to get up early and take a 4 wheel-drive into a nearby State Forest to an area called Deptford. The historical Deptford Township – which in 1866 consisted of a hotel, post office, general store, school, blacksmith’s shop, chemist and bakery, now only feature historical remains; and one being the ‘Baker’s Oven‘ which I photographed and is featured below.  Our photography adventure had us follow the bush walking track alongside the Nicholson River.  It winds its way through some of Victoria’s most beautiful natural bush vegetation.  Nicholson River was an early gold mining site back in 1852. The now bush walking track named Slaughter Track was originally used by drovers moving cattle up the river to waterholes.  It was also used as a goods route taking vegetables to settlements; and local Deptford children used it to walk to school.  As we wandered along the track, I stopped to take photographs and as I did, I couldn’t help feel the magic of this forest.  Birds called from high up in spindly Australian gum trees, the bush crackled as the day warmed up, and the Nicholson River with its fresh water meandering through thick vegetation – offered a much-needed cooling retreat for holiday makers.  My hubby enjoyed his one-on-one time with his brother. I enjoyed seeing them together being able to catch-up and share precious time. It was a good day that ended up with joining my hubby’s family members at a campsite alongside of the river. Here we got to watch the children engage in water-play to help them cool down during the hottest part of the day.  It was a great way to complete our small holiday break, we were thankful for the opportunity!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens and my new (bird) lens, a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. I handheld the camera or mounted it on a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

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

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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 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: “Bruthen – Wards Road” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During our stay at my hubby’s brother’s place in Bruthen, Victoria – Australia, we decided to get up early and take a drive along the picturesque Wards Road. It winds its way though beautiful green local farming properties that have views that stretch for miles.  Despite the fact the morning was overcast, we found the temperature just right for this time of the year! Cool for a summer morning and perfect for enjoying such a treasure trove of quietness, fresh air and remoteness.  While we were there, we spotted some wild emus strolling across a grass field where they had been drinking from a watering hole.  They were then heading back towards thick bush up alongside of the property.  The photographs I took of them are not the best, but felt it important to include as we don’t get to see them very often.  This photography adventure lifted our spirits and had us feeling good for the rest of the day!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens and my new (bird) lens, a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 mounted on a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

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

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world 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 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 2018 – Landscape: “King Valley” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The King Valley is a very scenic region of Victoria – Australia with this part featuring expansive cattle grazing fields.  Australian bush covered mountain ranges in the background aid as, a constant reminder, that in previous times, these lands would have been covered in dense bush.  Being mid-summer now, the day was as expected, hot and dry.  Scattered across the landscape, stood, a number of magnificent old gum trees.  During the hottest part of the day, their shade offers refuge to nearby cattle. These old masters of the land, also offer important places, for the local bird wildlife to congregate.  The calls of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos can be heard from afar, which demand the attention of anyone in hearing range. While this is a beautiful countryside, I couldn’t help feeling a little sad. Before generations of settlers came, and cut down all the native trees to make way for cattle farming, the area would have been densely covered in native Australia bush, as the mountains behind in these photographs reveal.  I only hope that my children’s children, will have the same opportunities I have had, in being able to see these lands before their existence gives way, to our ever demanding needs…

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

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

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all!


 

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

© Karen Robinson – February 2018

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Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Mickleham Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Late one afternoon, hubby and I decided to head up towards the Mickleham region, Victoria – Australia which is just a little distance from where we live.  Wonderful sunsets can be viewed from surrounding farmlands here, and I wanted to take the opportunity to practise capturing sunsets during the ‘golden hour’ part of the day.  It was beautiful – fresh country air, no people, just silence and a landscape that stretched for miles!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our time in high spirits.  NB:  Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

Happy photography all!

 

 


 

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

 

© Karen Robinson – December 2017

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Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Grand Ridge Road Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During October, on a day when the weather was just perfect, meaning the sun revealed itself most of the day, and shed a soft warmth down upon the Grand Ridge Road, Seaview Region, Victoria – Australia, we took a drive!  We only had a small window of time to explore this beautiful area. Our drive commenced at the Warragul end of Grand Ridge Road only, where we were able to view and photograph sweeping green fields featuring local dairy farms and observe farmers’ cattle and sheep quietly grazing.  It is the best time of the year to visit this area, it is stunningly green!  As summer approaches, when temperatures can reach into the high 30’s – low 40’s, the landscape turns brown and golden-yellow.  It is then – dry and hot but not on this day, this day was just beautiful…

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lense. For some of the shots, I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more about my camera and lense; and hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

MY PICK OF THE DAY PHOTOGRAPH

There are a number of photographs I took on the day that are my favourite but I have picked this one as a standout.  I tried to remember the rules of composition thus having the tree stump in the foreground to the left, the trees set in the middle ground and in the distance, a range of mountains with the blue sky hanging over the whole scene.

 

 

 

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY APPROACH

In future, I will be selecting some photos from each photography adventure and be a little more creative during the development within Adobe Lightroom 6.  Here is my first creative attempt!

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below the best of what I took during this travel and photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

 

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day in high spirits.  NB:  Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

Happy photography all!

 

 


 

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

 

© Karen Robinson – October 2017

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Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Yan Yean Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

One cold winter’s day my husband and I travelled by car along Ridge Road within the Yan Yean Region where I managed to capture rural landscape photographs featuring lambs resting under huge gum trees, cattle grazing on expansive grass fields and Purple Swamp-hens prodding the grass for food at the Yan Yean Reservoir Park.  We also sighted many Black Wattle trees which are prolific at this time of the year and found throughout the bush and in local residential gardens.  On this particular winter’s day the weather was challenging!  It rained, hailed and then the sun appeared revealing beautiful blue skies decorated with white fluffy clouds.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography  exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lense. For some of the shots, I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more about my camera and lense; and hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

MY PICK OF THE DAY PHOTOGRAPH

On this particular day and as we were leaving the Yan Yean Top Lookout Reservoir Park area, I spotted these Black Wattle trees.  “They are among the tallest of the wattles, this fine species has dark-green bipinnate leaves, numerous and are smooth.  The fragrant golden flowers are produced in long heads in spring.  It occurs naturally in New South Wales though it has been extensively planted in other States of Australia.  It is considered to be one of the best of our wattles (Thistle Y. Harris 1980)”.  NB:  I particularly like this photograph because of the angle I was able to achieve.  The Gum Tree trunk in the foreground leads the eye up towards the pretty blue skies whilst the yellow flowering Black Wattle trees in the background steal the show!  And the small puddle of water reflecting the image of the wattle and sky above, just adds that little bit more of interest to the overall shot.

 

 

 

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY APPROACH

In future, I will be selecting some photos from each photography adventure and be a little more creative during the development within Adobe Lightroom 6.  Here is my first creative attempt!

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below the best of what I took during this travel and photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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