Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “CCC: ANZAC Dawn Service” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”






At 6am on April 25th 2018, hubby and I attended the ‘ANZAC Dawn Service’ at Craigieburn ANZAC Park, Victoria – Australia.  For the last three years Craigieburn Camera Club members have assisted by taking photos which are donated to the RSL to share with the community. Many local community members were there alongside of those who had/have families gave/give their service to their country – Lest we forget. It was a moving service, and a privilege to be able to contribute in some way by taking photographs.  Please find here below some of the best I took that morning.

I found this poem on the Australian Memorial Website.  It was written by an eleven year-old boy…

Lest we forget

“The time has come” an Australian said,
“Bye” as he faced the door and ran ahead.
The war has started the battle begun,
Smack,boom,crash went the lethal gun.
Oww, the pain, other soldiers cried,
Most of their friends sadly died.
All the solders tried to laugh in glee,
But they all missed their family.
Every battle the bugle sang,
The soldiers heard the deafening bang.
Soon the battle is going to end,
The pain inside will never mend.
How they wished to be back home,
Safe and snug and not alone,
More and more people die,
As more soldiers painfully cry.
When it’s the end of war,
They knock happily at their door,

Soldiers go to Flanders field,
With the poppies they wield,
People look at the poppies red,
Like their blood on the graveyards head,
We remember the soldiers, who fought and died.
And all their mates fighting by their side.
We thank the soldiers who kept us alive,
And the times in war they had to survive,
We will always remember the men,
Who gave their life to defend.

Lest we forget.

By James, Aged 11




During this early morning 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 all of the shots, I used a tripod thus ensuring I could use a slow shutter speed on my camera. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.






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!

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Photography is just another way I choose to improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  On this occasion, I came away thinking that I had been able to do some good for someone else by recording the event photographically – and that felt good.

Happy photography all!


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© Karen Robinson – May 2018

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