Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Tahbilk Wetlands and Tabik Lagoon, Nagambie, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A desire of mine for this photography adventure was to revisit Nagambie, Victoria – Australia.  It’s a shortish trip from our home, just over an hour or so!  I wanted to see Tahbilk Wetlands and its Tabik Lagoon during the summertime.  The last time we were here was during a winter season, on an overcast day and it looked much softer from a photographer’s point of view.  The summer sun creates harsher light which can be tricky photography-wise.  Some lagoon spots where water levels had dropped revealed the underlying mud beds the water lilies rested upon.  The riverbank gum trees looked very healthy when compared to past summertimes due to good rainfalls last winter.  A very beautiful place to visit. We had arrived on location at approximately 7am, and at that time of the day, there wasn’t a soul to been seen, just wonderful bird wildlife, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features my dear hubby.  Saw him taking a moment while resting on a riverbank log, gazing out into the lagoon scene.  I quickly took this shot with my mobile phone!

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph was the best I took on the day and a true representation of what can be seen around the lagoon region, just off the walking trail.

 

Below Photographs:  The bird photos below were taken on our way back home, but still, within this region. I spotted a juvenile Brown Goshawk, fluttering amongst the bush.  Managed to capture these two images.  While they are not as sharp or as close as I would have liked, it was still great to have the opportunity to capture an image.

 

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 – January 2021


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Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “CCC: Full Flights Bird of Prey” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another photography adventure day with the Craigieburn Camera Club!  Hubby and I with other club members, got to visit and photograph, amazing ‘Australian raptors and owl bird flight displays’ at the Full Flight Birds of Prey Centre – which is located within Miners Rest, Victoria – Australia.  The centre’s staff are “dedicated to the protection and conservation of native raptors through public education, breeding and research”.  It was a glorious autumn day which meant we were able to truly enjoy our time photographing these beautiful creatures. On our way back home, my hubby and I stopped at one of the small country town cafes for a light lunch and coffee.  A good day was had by all…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

This type of photography was certainly a challenge for me but after doing some research on suitable camera settings, I was able to take some photographs that I was happy with and that also help tell a story.

During this bird 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 hand-held my camera, ensuring I had the image stabilisation turned on. The camera settings I decided to use were as following:  Manual Mode: 1/1000 sec shutter speed at f/7.1; set auto ISO; continuous auto focus; and selected centre point.  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!

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way I choose to improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more I finished up my photography experience in high spirits…

Happy photography all!

 

 

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© Karen Robinson – May 2018

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