Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Nulla Vale – Boulders” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A lovely spring-day drive in the countryside around the region of Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia.  Tall Black Wattle trees featuring small yellow pom-pom like flowers adorned the green rolling hillsides.  Mounds of huge granite boulders lay scattered about forming natural landscape sculptures – their presence demanding our attention!  Other views revealed lush green pastures where sheep and cattle stood contentedly grazing away their day.  Towards the end of our drive, we took the road that travelled alongside of Langley Nature Conservation Reserve.  One side of the road we sighted bush vegetation as it must have been before farmers developed this region.  On the other side of the road, we experienced beautiful views stretching across green pastures, dotted with sheep and cattle with far distance mountains and cloudy skies completing the picture!  As we drove deeper into the reserve, we came across a small pocket of green pasture which revealed a mob of Kangaroos busily grazing. They seemed mostly un-bothered by our presence which suggested they don’t see people here very often within this part of the reserve.  Photography adventure complete we drove back home. Once again, our time with nature left us feeling refreshed and ready to embark on life’s daily challenges.  We can’t wait until the next photography adventure

 

 

 

 

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 these photographs I used the camera on the tripod with a remote control. 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 – © Karen Robinson – September 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Masons Falls – Kinglake West” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A beautiful winter’s photography adventure day walking around the Kinglake National Park at Masons Falls, Kinglake West, Victoria – Australia!  I had the wonderful opportunity to also enjoy the company of my daughter, granddaughter and husband.  During our time here, we did the walk to the falls where from a large viewing platform, we were able to take a number of photographs.  It was difficult to obtain varying shots with trees obscuring the overall view of the falls but it was a very beautiful outlook.  Along the walk we found tall Black Wattle trees showing off their beautiful pom-pom like flowers.  My daughter and I also managed to photograph Superb Fairy-Wren that were easily found hopping amongst the ground vegetation within the picnic area but not so easy to photograph as they move very quickly.

 

 

 

 

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 these photographs I used the camera both hand-held and on the tripod with a remote control. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

The above photograph on the right features my daughter holding her Sony A7II camera with a lens – Sigma 150-600 contemporary suitable for capturing photographs of birds.  Here we found small Splendid Fairy-Wrens hopping around looking for morsels of food visiting tourists had left behind after their visit to the Masons Falls.  Below here is a lovely photograph of a female Superb Fairy-Wren which she managed to achieve. It has to be noted I wasn’t able to achieve the same result and my dear daughter has allowed me to show her photograph.  These little creatures were just too fast for me!

 

 

 

 

 

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 – September 2018

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

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

 

 

 

 

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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 – August 2017

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