Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Cheshunt – King River Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure was just part of one day visiting the region of Cheshunt, Victoria – Australia.  The area has many vineyards nestled in and around the edge of the mountain ranges and alongside of the King River.  Hubby did some fishing while I engaged myself in taking photographs of this beautiful part of Victoria.  The day was hot so pottering around alongside the water’s edge of the King River was cooling!

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 – April 2018

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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.

 

 

 

 

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!

My favourite photograph of the trip is this particular one featured here below.  Taken from the very top of Mount Wombat, looking out above natural Australian bush, towards the mountain ranges and directly into the sun – made for a magical photograph.

 

 

The photograph featured here below didn’t work well in colour, so I decided to see if it worked better as a black and white photograph.  I was pleased with the results, especially after using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC’s ‘dehaze’ tool within the ‘Develop’ module.  It gave the image a soft magical look which I like.  The towers, wire fencing, the shed and tubing on the ground where my hubby is standing, gives the image an industrial feel. Interesting, when taking into account, it is situated at the very top of Mount Wombat which has 360 degree landscape views of the Strathbogie region.

 

 

 

 

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 – March 2018

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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Lang Lang Sunrise” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Capturing a sunrise can be an interesting photography adventure! I managed to photograph this beautiful sunrise from a ridge located near McDonalds Track, Lang Lang, Victoria – Australia.  My hubby and I, were at the time, getting concerned that we were going to miss it, and searched the region desperately to find a location where access and position was just right. We finally found this spot just as the sun was rising. Hubby surveyed the area ahead and found a suitable place to set up the tripod, all that was needed was me with my camera. But it required me and hubby to climb a steep embankment. I know, you are all saying right now, don’t do it, it’s not worth the risk, but all thoughts of our personal safety were gone from our minds as we pursued our thoughts of capturing the glorious morning sun. So – as I was climbing the steep embankment and as my hubby was helping me, he lost his footing and fell from the near top directly backwards, landing like a turtle with head, arms, legs in the air and then rolled down the rest of the embankment. Upon reaching the bottom, he just bounced back up declaring that he was OK! We then spent moments capturing this beautiful sunrise while hubby’s back proceeded to swell. By the time we got back to the car hubby declared that he thought he needed to go home and on our way stop off at the Hospital Emergency Department.  I took a look at his lower back that by then, had ballooned to a large melon – off to emergency we went where hubby was in great pain by then, as the swelling cramped his lower back function. After spending so hours there and after a series of scans, hubby was cleared of any back damage other than severe back muscle trauma. As the days moved on, his back began to feature what was a very impressive, and very large bruised lower back which is still persisting and will take weeks to subside for sure. Upon developing these photographs in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC some days later and after showing hubby the results, my darling dear husband declared “well it was all worth it then”. I laughed and said “no it wasn’t worth him being hurt”. The lesson learned, was that we need to be more careful, remember that we are no longer young! And this has also been reinforced by our daughter – who was horrified when she sighted her dad’s back bruising. Photography adventure for sure – but not to be repeated…safety first!

 

 

 

 

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 2018 – Landscape: “Paradise Falls and View of Mt Bulla” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On our way to photograph Paradise Falls located within the region of Cheshunt, Victoria – Australia, we drove along a gravel road which featured a stunning view of Mt Bulla, far in the distant skyline.  Upon stopping to take a photograph, a beautiful black cow with a hide that glistened in the bright sunlight, standing alone, became very curious as to why we were there!  We took time here to enjoy the expansive views of the grazing field and mountain ranges while at the same time, stretched our old legs!  We then continued on with our drive to find Paradise Falls.  After parking the car, we then engaged in a lengthy walk along a man-made dirt path that showcased some magnificent landscape views.  Upon reaching our destination we discovered a fall with no water running over-and-down the rocks, which was disappointing.  Being the peak of summer in Victoria, we both noted that we would need to revisit during winter-time, where winter rains would ensure we had the opportunity to sight a curtain waterfall.  It was still a very beautiful location, which featured stunning red rock formations and native wildlife that could be seen, and heard, close by and afar, due to the isolation of the region.  We enjoyed not only the opportunity take photographs, but also enjoyed the sights and sounds that the Australian bush can offer…

 

 

 

 

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 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 2018 – Landscape: “Cheshunt South” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We arrived here at the picturesque William Hovell Lake during the mid-afternoon, on a weekday.  There was no-one to be seen on this hot summer’s day!  The Lake itself, is located at the edge of the Alpine National Forest.  It is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with a ‘flip bucket chute spillway’ across the King River, which flows in and out of the dam itself.  It supplies water for irrigated crops, vineyards and grazing properties along the King River.  Fortunate for us, we had come at a time of the year where the dam was relatively full and looking its wonderest best.  A truly beautiful location that well showcases the lake nettled in amongst mountain bushland which forms part of the Great Dividing Range. It is easy here to feel small and insignificant while gazing at these majestic surroundings. It’s a positive feeling though where ones troubles just disappear momentarily, uplifting our spirits as we marvel at the wonders of mankind and mother nature’s endeavours.

 

 

 

 

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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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: “Glenrowan and Moyhu Road” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

It’s definitely summer time now, here in Victoria, Australia with some day-time temperatures souring up around 40 celsius. On this day, the temperature was in the low 30’s with the sun bearing down on vast stretches of grass fields, turning them from winter’s lush green to summer’s golden brown. It’s a thirsty land at this time of the year! Waterholes, small creeks and rivers become important places for native wildlife to congregate, where they take in their daily fresh water requirements. Sulphur Crested Cockatoos were abundant along this stretch of Glenrowan and Moyhu Road. But for me, trying to catch them within a photograph is not my forte sadly. Well…maybe next time!

 

 

 

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 – January 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 2017 – Cityscape: “Docklands Waterfront” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Early one Sunday morning, and due to the weather forecast indicating the day to be perfect for photography, hubby and I decided to head into the Docklands Waterfront (Victoria – Australia). It is just a short car journey via the freeway towards the City of Melbourne for us and a short distance from where we live.  The Docklands Waterfront holds lots of memories for me, as it is where my sister used to live, and we spent many an hour at the local restaurants and coffee shops, enjoying each other’s company.  It’s an interesting area to photograph as it features many intriguingly designed building shapes, sizes, textures and colours; all set along side of the Yarra River Harbour water’s edge at Docklands.  Being early Sunday morning there were not many people out-and-about which made it easy to set up shots throughout our limited time there.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this cityscape 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.

 

 

 

MY FAVOURITE PHOTO OF THE DAY!

This photograph below is my favourite!  I managed to capture a young man walking along holding his skate-broad, heading towards the Coffee Van.  Just love the different shapes, textures, colours and angles of the Apartment Building and the way it stretches up into the sky above…

 

 

 

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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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!

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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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!

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