Photography 2019 – Street: “Stairwells – Light and Shade Abstraction” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

“Stairwell: The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery Ballarat “

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure was not going to be about taking photographs, so I thought beforehand, it was going to be about visiting and exploring the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.  A short drive to Ballarat, Victoria – Australia with hubby lead to walking from one location to another viewing many artists photography works.  During this outing, it required us to walk up many flights of stairs, all historical and interesting.  I was inspired to take a set of photographs of them as the lighting within these stairwells was just so beautiful. In taking these photographs I found the light and shade helping to create forms of abstraction. Once again – it was with my iPhone but so enjoyable and easy – an on the go creative endeavour…

 

“Stairwell: Ballarat Town Hall”

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I only used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

“Stairwell: Ballarat Regent Cinemas”

 

 

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 above only, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

“Stairwell: Ballarat Regent Cinemas”

 

“Stairwell: Ballarat Town Hall”

 

“Stairwell: The Art Gallery of Ballarat”

 

“Stairwell: Ballarat National Centre for Photography”

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about doing Street Photography of a sort, I found interesting and a wonderful way to be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – September 2019

 

 


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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 – Garden: “Tesselaar Tulip Festival” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

For a lover of colour and photography, Tesselaar Tulip Festival gave me the opportunity to photograph swathes of beautiful blooming tulips.  Despite a late start this year, the lovely warm weather had resulted in a stunning display of tulips for all to appreciate.  The Tulip Farm is situated within Silvan’s soft rolling hills. With my husband, daughter and son-in-law we meandered through what seemed to be an overcrowding of these fields. It was a Sunday, and people had come from far and wide to see the tulips before the end of their season.  At one point, it felt like there were more people than tulips!  I managed to be able to take some photographs I was happy with on the day…

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE DUTCH ARRIVE IN SILVAN – ALONG WITH THEIR TULIP BULB

In 1939 Cees and Johanna Tesselaar arrived in the Dandenong Ranges from Holland. They had left on their wedding day and brought with them little else except a willingness to work hard and a love of Tulips (see the About Tesselaar page for more information). Over the next few years they settled into the area and began growing Tulips. News of their “little piece of Holland” spread and so many of the ‘Dutchies’ who arrived during the 1950s flood of immigrants headed straight for the Tesselaar farm where they found a place to stay and a steady job. Many of these people stayed in the area and began their own farms so that today the area is dominated by the “Dutchies” and their beloved Tulips. (It is also the home of the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival).

Thanks to the many stories like these being mirrored around all around the globe, the popularity of the Tulip remains strong almost world-wide. Thankfully today there is also a ready international supply of the bulbs to ensure that these graceful and elegant blooms are readily affordable for most gardeners.” (Tesselaar 2017).

 

 

 

 

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 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

My favourite photograph I took on the day is featured here below.  It is the best of the close-up photographs.  I like how the background is darkish which in turns helps to highlight the wonderful colour and form of the in-focus tulips.

 

 

 

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 below is two photographs where I used the ‘Clarity’ setting in the ‘Development Module’ within Lightroom 6, as a tool to ‘mystify’ the image.

 

 

 

 

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!  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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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!