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

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Photography

“Painting and Drawing with Light”

INTRODUCTION

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

Honour Ave – Mount Macedon Region Images

Governors Road – Mount Macedon Region Images

Mount Macedon Road – Mount Macedon Region Images

Devonshire Lane – Mount Macedon Region Images

Taylors Road – Mount Macedon Region Images

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 2021


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

While you are here – please check out my home page!

 

 

“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure had us heading back to the Mount Macedon Region, Victoria – Australia.  Being the last days of Autumn, I hoped to capture some images of trees displaying autumn coloured leaves.  Fortunately, we found Alton Road which offered a beautiful display of trees lining its course.  Here we stopped and I took the opportunity to spend some time photographing colourful Autumn leaves close up!  It was wonderful to get out-and-about again and experience this lovely region.

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/5 sec at f/6.3
  • Focal Length 191mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image of beautiful golden-yellow autumn leaves appear like dancing ballerina’s balancing in mid air…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/5 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 49mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Some beautiful autumn coloured leaves silhouetted against a darken forest like tree garden.

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/10 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 29mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A view from the road of spindly trees and a scattering of coloured autumn leaves created an interesting abstract image.  I decided to make this into a monochrome image because the backlighting help detail the trees well.

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/5.6
  • Focal Length 80mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The star of this image is the Autumn leaves as they held tight to their spindly dark stems.

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 0.4 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 144 mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Here I liked the contrast of the green gum leaves, the tree bark and the yellow-green Autumn leaves.

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/6 sec at f/5.6
  • Focal Length 52 mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

I loved how the colourful Autumn leaves appeared to cascade down towards the ground.

 

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 – May 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: “The Oak Forest, Harcourt, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure took place just before we were required to ‘stay-at-home’.  A short trip from where we live had us arriving at a location we had visited on another occasion.  Now being Autumn it’s a great time to visit The Oak Forest, Harcourt, Victoria – Australia.   While strolling through this forest we encountered wonderful displays of orange, yellow, brown, green leaves balancing on long tree limbs!  A beautiful and tranquil experience on this small parcel of land dedicated to these oak trees.

 

 

 

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 – April 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!