Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Greenvale CCC” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A beautiful day at Woodlands Historic Park, Victoria – Australia which is located just a short distance from my home.  Hubby and I with other members of the Craigieburn Camera Club engaged in a ‘free format photograph shot’ where we wandered around this nature preserve taking photographs that were of interest to the individual photographer.  We experienced glimpses of landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840’s (Park Victoria 2018).  A 150-year old homestead stands on the property; indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland are all part of the reserve’s offering.  A fenced ‘Back Paddock’ is where we spotted mobs of kangaroos and numerous native birds (Park Victoria 2018).  It was a very pleasant experience, and we finished up having coffee and scones at the Historic Homestead.  Returning home involved just a few minutes drive which was a lovely change for us!

 

 

 

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 – © Karen Robinson – June 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Warrnambool 64th Convention and Inter-Club Exhibition 2018” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure was all about attending the 64th Convention & Inter-Club Exhibition 2018 at Warrnambool, Victoria – Australia.  My hubby and I drove there – taking about four hours by car to join up with other Craigieburn Club Members at a rental house just outside of Warrnambool.  The convention which is run by VAP’s (Victorian Association of Photographic Societies) had over 220 delegates plus – in attend over three days.  Our club, the Craigieburn Camera Club had submitted the required 15 prints per club from members.  I had been fortunate enough to have had one selected for the club.  It was a photograph I took back in January 2017 of farmland in Mickleham, Victoria – Australia.  January is usually a dry time of the year, and with the sunset looming behind the clouds, the fields yielded a beautiful golden colour, which posed a lovely contrast to the ominous clouds to the left, and a pretty blue sky to the right.  My photograph of this landscape rated 12 out of 15 which was the highest rating within the Craigieburn Camera Club set of prints submitted at the convention.  This made my hubby and I happy and it was such a pleasant surprise.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography of the Mickleham Farmland, I used an old camera which since then I have had to replace.  It was a Canon EOS 1100D with a EF-S18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 lens.  The capture time was 6.29pm on the 31 Jan 2017.  Exposure 1/200 sec at F/8.0, focal length 27mm with an ISO speed rating of 100.

 

THE PHOTOGRAPH

On my return home, I always download all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs This process helps to establish what I need to work on to ensure my photography skills improve overtime.

 

CONCLUSION

It was a great trip to Warrnambool, spending time with other club members, having the opportunity to experience what others are doing in the world of photography.  We came away knowing that this is the right interest for us now at this time of our lives, as it gives us much pleasure getting out-and-about looking for and enjoying photography adventures …

Happy photography all!…

 

© Karen Robinson – May 2018:   While you are here – please check out my home page! 

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Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “CCC: ANZAC Dawn Service” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

At 6am on April 25th 2018, hubby and I attended the ‘ANZAC Dawn Service’ at Craigieburn ANZAC Park, Victoria – Australia.  For the last three years Craigieburn Camera Club members have assisted by taking photos which are donated to the RSL to share with the community. Many local community members were there alongside of those who had/have families gave/give their service to their country – Lest we forget. It was a moving service, and a privilege to be able to contribute in some way by taking photographs.  Please find here below some of the best I took that morning.

I found this poem on the Australian Memorial Website.  It was written by an eleven year-old boy…

Lest we forget

“The time has come” an Australian said,
“Bye” as he faced the door and ran ahead.
The war has started the battle begun,
Smack,boom,crash went the lethal gun.
Oww, the pain, other soldiers cried,
Most of their friends sadly died.
All the solders tried to laugh in glee,
But they all missed their family.
Every battle the bugle sang,
The soldiers heard the deafening bang.
Soon the battle is going to end,
The pain inside will never mend.
How they wished to be back home,
Safe and snug and not alone,
More and more people die,
As more soldiers painfully cry.
When it’s the end of war,
They knock happily at their door,

Soldiers go to Flanders field,
With the poppies they wield,
People look at the poppies red,
Like their blood on the graveyards head,
We remember the soldiers, who fought and died.
And all their mates fighting by their side.
We thank the soldiers who kept us alive,
And the times in war they had to survive,
We will always remember the men,
Who gave their life to defend.

Lest we forget.

By James, Aged 11

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this early morning 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 used a tripod thus ensuring I could use a slow shutter speed on my camera. 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!  On this occasion, I came away thinking that I had been able to do some good for someone else by recording the event photographically – and that felt good.

Happy photography all!

 

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© Karen Robinson – May 2018

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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!

 

 

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

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Photography 2018 – Garden: “Greenvale Living Legends Homestead” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The Craigieburn Camera Club ran a workshop on Macro photography with Bob Winers at the Living Legends Homestead, Greenvale, Victoria – Australia.  Not having a macro lens myself, I used what I had and took closeup photographs instead. There was a lovely small garden featured beside the homestead and this is where I put all my efforts into taking closeups of different varieties of flowers.  Afterwards my hubby and I enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee, and some freshly made scones at the homestead.  It was a beautiful day to be out-and-about in favourable autumn temperatures…a good “to be alive” day for sure!

 

 

 

 

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 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 – Miscellaneous: “C.C.C. Car, Truck and Bike Show” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The Craigieburn Camera Club organised an outing to this event to give club members an opportunity to photograph an array of vehicles at Craigieburn Central, Victoria – Australia. Jess – the model came dressed in her best Rockabilly gear to pose for the club with the cars, bikes and trucks.  It was a challenge for me as I had not photographed at such an event before.  Trying to navigate around moving people and vehicles, posed some difficulty at times.  The day was very overcast which also presented another thing to consider!  But I was rewarded for my photography efforts I feel…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this miscellaneous 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 the shots, I hand-held my camera.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to 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 the photographs, I decided to ensure that the vehicles where the centre of attention within each photograph by darkening the background. Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about with my hubby, and the Craigieburn Camera Club gives me a chance to gain more experience photographing at different locations that I perhaps wouldn’t have considered beforehand. It helps broaden my photography skills and gives me an opportunity to enjoy the company of like-minded people.  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 – February 2018

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Photography 2017 – Miscellaneous: “C.C.C. Aussie Wildlife Displays” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

My first attended meeting with the Craigieburn Camera Club involved taking photographs of creatures provided by Aussie Wildlife Displays – Australian Animals.  While I didn’t have a macro lens as such, I made-do with the lens (re below for details) I had.  It was a challenge for sure, working out the right camera settings, and trying to get the right positioning of the camera in order to take a photograph that I was going to be happy with once developed within Lightroom 6.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this miscellaneous 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 used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more about my camera and lens; 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.

 

 

 

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.

My favourite creature photographed during this Craigieburn Camera Club – “Aussie Wildlife Displays of Australian Animals” Macro Photography exercise was the impressive ‘Tawny Frogmouth Owl’. His quiet manner and grey layered feathering, and stealth posing made him a perfect subject to photograph. Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this particular photography C.C.C. exercise.

 

 

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

 

 

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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!

 

 

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 – November 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!