Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Regions of Tooborac, Baynton East, Nulla Vale and Pyalong, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Over a couple of weekends, Hubby and I travelled around some of Victoria’s rural countryside discovering and rediscovering locations to photograph. For these locations we decided to rise early so as to be on site for sunrise shots. It proved to be difficult to do due to the cloud coverage, but I made the best of what was available.  No matter the weather conditions it was wonderful to be out-and-about early in the day!  The fresh air, sounds of nature, cool temperature, and the solitude of the locations was spiritually uplifting.  

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia  “Zochs Lane” looking out over beautiful fields and distant mountain ranges.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing the sunrise from local dirt track running alongside farming properties. Photograph featuring Karen Robinson PhotographerAbove Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing the sunrise from local dirt track running alongside farming properties.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing sunrise from local dirt track running along side farming properties.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Pyalong, Victoria - Australia 'Basin Hill Road Views' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Stunning views across vast stretches of farming land and mountain ranges.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Pyalong, Victoria – Australia from Basin Hill road, later on in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia from Laddenhill Road, later in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia from Laddenhill Road, later in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn. Photograph featuring Karen Robinson PhotographerAbove Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia  “Zochs Lane”.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Tooborac-Baynton Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Morning drive through farms amongst fields of huge granite boulders. Photograph of cattle while grazing.Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a grand old gum tree amongst grazing cattle Tooborac, Victoria – Australia. 

 

Baynton East, Victoria - Australia 'Views from Tooborac-Boynton Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comment: Decided to create a black and white image of this Gum Tree Scene.Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features gumtrees growing amongst huge granite boulders Baynton East, Victoria – Australia.  I decided to make this a black and white image to help dramatise the scene. 

 

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 2021

 

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

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INTRODUCTION

On our way home from another photography adventure, I spotted these amazing grand old gum trees situated beside Kerrie Valley Road, Kerrie, Victoria – Australia.  It’s not usual to see trees of this age nowadays alongside rural farming properties.  Even though the sunlight streaming through the tree canopies was harsh due to the time of day, I was able to capture some images that were workable.  The two coloured images within this blog were taken just to help show the scale of these beautiful old gum trees.  On my return home, I found the best developing method for the gum tree image was as a black and white. While it might be hard to appreciate here within this blog, once the black and white image was printed off, it looked like a beautifully detailed pencil drawing.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image in colour to help give an understanding of just how huge these gum trees were!

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features the old gum tree as a black and white image – better appreciated as a print I feel!

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph features my hubby standing just in front of the old gum tree to help show just how big they are!

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – March 2021


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

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INTRODUCTION

For this photography adventure, an early morning start was required to ensure we were on-site at around 6am in order to capture a sunrise at Kimbolton, Bo-Bay – Lake Eppalock region, Victoria – Australia.  Here I was able to scout out some lovely images of the lake’s edge where stark tall trees stood silhouetted against the warm yellow/orange morning light. It was a very beautiful moment, no wind, mild temperature for summer, with many native bird calls abounding and sights of kangaroos hopping off into the distance after their early morning feed.

Still, within the region of Kimbolton, we took a drive along a track called Crazy Evely which winded through dense native bush.  To our surprise, we stumbled on a large waterhole that featured amazing native gum tree reflections.  Because there was little to no wind and the sunlight came from the side, I was able to take a beautiful photograph of this unique waterhole and its reflection.  We stayed at this spot for some time, just enjoying nature and for a spot of lunch.  Beautiful and magical Australian bush surroundings and with not another soul around.

 

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a view from the edge of Bo-Bay Lake Eppalock at sunrise.

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph features me setting up a shot of the sunrise taken on an iPhone by my hubby.

 

Below Photographs:  The below landscape photograph features the same location but I decided to develop it as a black and white image as the tree silhouettes make for a wonderfully stark contrast to the overall scene.

 

Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features the same location but just from the top of the crest looking back from where the car was parked and back towards Bo-Bay, Lake Eppalock.  The golden sun side-lighting was just beautifully lighting up the spindly gum trees.  A lovely Australian bush scene.

 

Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features a water-hole we came across while travelling along a bush track called Crazy Evely.  Here we found amazing reflections of gum trees which mirrored the surrounding landscape.  It was magical, quiet, isolated, and just beautiful.

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Street/Documentary: “Newport Foreshore, Williamstown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Another photography adventure with the Craigieburn Camera Club at Williamstown, Victoria – Australia around Williamstown Newport Foreshore! The club members were required to look for particular subjects to photograph.  I managed to photograph most during the timeframe given – a bit of a mixed bag of images.  The weather wasn’t the best, overcast and dull.  It was unusually quiet around the region with restaurants and cafes still struggling due to COVID-19 business restrictions.  Usually, the area would be swamped with people but it did make for a more pleasurable strolling atmosphere.

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photograph is part of the Gem Pier.  It incorporates reflections and I decided to develop it as a black and white image.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photograph shows off the HMAS Castlemaine Ship docked at Gem Pier.  The pier offers great leading lines taking the viewer straight to the main subject matter and up into the stormy sky.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photograph features seagulls patiently waiting for food shared by humans as they passed by the shoreline.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photographs above feature people going about their day, enjoying the surroundings and their leisure time with family and friends.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photograph above features a seaplane landing and making its way towards land for docking.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photographs above feature motorbikes and the bikers taking a timeout from their ride.  Enjoying the sights the local area offered!

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Street/Documentary: “Queen Victoria Market, West Melbourne, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another short photography adventure visiting the outskirts of Queen Victoria Market on Victoria Street, West Melbourne, Victoria – Australia.  And again concentrating on Street/Documentary Photography.  Surprisingly there were not many people out-and-about and must be due to COVID-19 pandemic taking its effect on the economy.  At the time of this photo taking we were free to be out-and-about but within the week, Melbourne, Victoria has gone into a 5-day lockdown once again.  We are still most fortunate here in Australia, as the virus has been well controlled thankfully.

While on-site at this location, I decided to try and capture images of people as best as possible.  On my return home, most of the people shots I decided to develop as black and white images in order to help focus on the subjects better eg the people.  I also felt the black and white shots looked better than in colour. One other image of the City Skyscrapers, Queen Victoria Market shops and a Tram running through the image worked well in colour.  The extremes of colour variations, shapes/designs through the image offered an abstract feel to the image as a whole.

We enjoyed our time on location and being not too far from home, made for an easy photography adventure while offering me an opportunity to practice this particular genre of photography.

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photography image taken of a local man and woman off to do some shopping at Queen Victoria Market.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photography image of a man in a long winter style coat with hood – an odd combination for this time of the year, it’s summer!

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street/documentary photography image was taken just as the Tram came into view.  Great colour and shape contrast made for an interesting photograph and printed up well.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street/documentary photography image of me on the corner working out the best angles and waiting for people to emerge.

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Street/Documentary: “Melbourne Chinatown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

We decided to venture into the City of Melbourne, Australia, Chinatown on Little Bourke Street to do some street/documentary style photography.  I felt a need to mix it up a bit so as not to lose my enthusiasm for photography, and to also extend my portfolio.  The city of Melbourne is not far from home and makes for a short trip, not so exhausting as our landscape photography adventures.  Must be getting old! We started near the top of Little Bourke Street and worked our way towards the city centre, towards Chinatown’s arches.  This style of photography is very different from say landscape.  Requires an ability to not be self-conscious, to blend in with the environment, and not to make people feel uncomfortable.  Also requires some different photo-taking methods which I am still refining.  A good challenge, another learning curve and an enjoyable moment of time out-and-about!

 

Above Photography:  The above street photography image was taken at Chinatown’s arches where a woman walked cross in front of a red car.  A colourful view of Chinatown.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street photography image was taken at Chinatown’s arches of two men on motorcycles.

 

 

Above Photography:  The above street photography image is taken from the same location, Chinatown’s arches just as a horse-drawn carriage and coachman came into view.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street photography image was taken on Little Bourke Street of three women wearing glasses – they look like perhaps sisters.

 

 

Above Photograph:  These street photography images above taken on Little Bourke Street Chinatown and unusually quiet!

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street photography image above of a motorbike parked beside reflective columns.  I loved the mirrored effects of the buildings and person walking by.

 

 

Above Photograph:  The street photography image above is just about colour and on the left-hand side a mirror image can be seen.

 

 

Above Photographs:  The street photography image of two bikes parked in front of a shop window displaying floating red hearts – caught my eye!

 

CONCLUSION

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

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2021


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Photography 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: “Merit and Highly Commended” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

This week Craigieburn Camera Club conducted its October Zoom Club Photography meeting to present the October 2020 Photographic Competition “Monochrome” results. In the Intermediate Section, I received a Merit Award for the above photograph and a Highly Commended Award for the below.

 

 

was thrilled to have received these Awards and thankful to the club for working out a way to continue on with these events despite the limitations we all facing currently because of COVID-19 restrictions.

 

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 past months – these adventures have been put on hold and/or restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic. With Government announcements this week it looks like we in Victoria, Australia could be experiencing more freedom soon.

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – October 2020


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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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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

 

 


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

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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

 

 


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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Dunkeld – Mount Abrupt” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

On our way back home from Warrnambool to Melbourne after spending a number of photography adventure days photographing around the region, we stopped to take some photographs of Mount Abrupt, Dunkeld, Victoria – Australia.  The day was overcast with grey skies but I tried my best to capture and develop photographs that highlighted the beauty of this region and the majesty of the mountain peek 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

 

 


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Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “Maldon Railway Station Trains and Carriages” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

With the Craigieburn Camera Club, hubby and I visited the region of Maldon, Victoria – Australia. I took the opportunity to photograph a number of trains and carriages located within the railway yard of the historic Maldon Railway Station set on the Victorian Goldfields of old! It originally opened on 16th June 1884 and closed to passenger services on 6th January 1941.  It is now opened for tourist services over a short 1km section of the line out of Maldon.  The weather on this day was unpredictable, one moment we had sunshine and the next we had rain, so a little challenging photography wise which limited our time spent photographing at this location.  But we did have a lovely lunch and coffee at one of the local Maldon cafes, and we also did a bit of sightseeing around the region’s best know tourist haunts.  Hubby and I had a lovely day, despite the weather conditions – always good to get out-and-about enjoying our photography adventures

 

 

 

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.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

Some of the photographs of the trains and carriages I felt would do better being developed as black and white images.  It also gave me a chance to experiment and be more creative.  Two of the photographs I left in colour and mainly because they looked better left as taken but also due to the fact they were both taken on my mobile phone and the quality wasn’t there to produce a fine black and white version.

 

 

 

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 – © Karen Robinson – July 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Seascape: “Port Fairy – Griffiths Island” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Our time at Port FairyGriffiths Island, Victoria – Australia was spent walking around Griffiths Island which is part of the Port Fairy Coastal Reserve. We experienced: picturesque beach scenes; sighted the Port Fairy Lighthouse and wide ocean views; natural vegetation where we spotted playful small wallabies; coastal water birds; and lots of fresh air!  This photography adventure was an add-on to our visit to Warrnambool during our attendance at the 64th Convention & Inter-Club Photographic Exhibition 2018.  We should have spent more time at this historic fishing port, but our need to get back home and rest up, after a long weekend away was needed!  Maybe one day we will be back…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this seascape 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 of 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 to help 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 and this process also helps me establish what I need to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took on this day and for information on camera settings, just click on the individual image to find said.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 


 

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© Karen Robinson – May 2018

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

Photography 2018 – Garden: “Mount Macedon – Rainy Day!” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Well…we decided to head out into a rainy, cold autumn day for another photography adventure!  Mount Macedon became our choice of locations, as it was only an hour or so from where we lived, and therefore travelling time, down to a minimum.  It’s truly a beautiful part of the world, and especially at this time of the year!  Trees and gardens are bursting with rich colours of bright yellows, oranges, varying shades of green, burnt browns and lipstick reds.  Most of our time was spent dogging rain, as I took photographs where ever possible. And some photographs where actually taken from inside the car, peering out of the passenger side window, while my hubby tried to position the car, so I could get the best composition.  Everything was wet; the sky heavy with grey clouding and parts of the Mount Macedon area was shrouded in fine mist. This made it challenging to ensure I was able to come away with a creative amount of photography that I would be pleased with.  During our driving about, we decided to get out of the cold and rain, and lunch at the Historical Mount Macedon Hotel.  Here we enjoyed some hot food that helped recharge our batteries. While we eat, we sat beside a beautiful open fire-place to warm up, before heading back out to see what other photography treasures, we could find!  All in all, it was a good day – despite the rain and cold…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this garden 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 some these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer and for others I handheld.  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!

Some of the photographs I decided to develop minimally being the misty ones.  The truly autumn photographs I developed ensuring they maintained their colour bunch!  And some worked best as black and white photographs to help show off features better seen with a limited colour palette. NB:  Please click on each photograph to find the camera settings use

 

 

 

 

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 – May 2018

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

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

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Mt Wombat Lookout Sunrise” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Hubby and I – for this photography adventure, travelled up to Mount Wombat Lookout, Strathbogie, Victoria – Australia. I wanted to capture the sunrise as it came up and over the mountain range.  Mount Wombat Lookout is situated on a mountain plateau which offers 360 degree views of breathtaking landscape – a photographers dream! On our way back home, I was also able to capture some beautiful shots which took in the views around the ‘Kevin View’ farming region and of a small lake in Euroa.  Early morning is such a beautiful time of the day, and watching it unfold and seeing the light change as the morning processes – just magical!

 

 

 

 

 

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 most of these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer and for some, I handheld the camera, ensuring I had engaged the camera’s stabiliser.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.