It’s winter and on this particular photography adventure day, there was a weather forecast consisting of much rain and snow around the higher regions of Victoria. We decided not to allow this to deter us from venturing out-and-about. So at 5am, we headed off to visit Toorongo, Victoria – Australia Toorongo Falls Reserve which took us approximately 3 hours to reach. A number of roadblocks caused some delays due to minor flooding of country roads which meant we had to take alternative routes. We also encountered light snow as temperatures dropped. On our arrival at Tooronga Falls Walk Reserve, we found ourselves the sole occupants. The walk itself took up 3 1/2 hours which was inclusive of photography time frames. Because of the heavy rain and snowfall both the Toorongo and Amphitheatre falls were spectacular! Toorongo River and the Little Toorongo River had expansive amounts of water flow. This is not usual and clearly demonstrated just how much rain and snow had fallen within the last couple of days and overnight. It was a very beautiful region with thick natural vegetation. The walking track was in good condition and not too hard to manage. Despite our fears of getting drenched and freezing, none prevailed. The rain held off and our extra layer of clothing meant our time at this location was most enjoyable. Another successful photography adventure…
PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED
During this photography adventure – 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. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat. I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.
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 then 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!
Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – 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 – August 2019
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