Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Strath Creek, Molesworth and Thornton Regions, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Over a number of years now we have travelled around the regions of Strath Creek, Molesworth and Thornton, Victoria – Australia during our photography adventures.  Each time we discover new locations of interest or even revisit previous locations, but during a different time of the year.  It always amazes me how different regional Victoria can look from one season to the next. On this occasion we arrived at Murchison Gap Lookout at Strath Creek before sunrise which gave me an opportunity to photography some stunning images. As the sun crept over the Valley of a Thousand Hills, its golden warm rays created a beautiful soft other-world atmosphere. It was here I was able to capture the above image and the two below, at different moments during the early morning.

On our travels we sighted a small church named Christ Church erected about 1869 set aback from the Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth (image following below). It was a strange sight seeing this pristine small white and well cared for church against what felt like a rural setting. I was attracted to this composition because of the simplicity of the church itself, and how either side of it stood beautiful autumn trees. They were a wonderful contrast to the whiteness of the church.

At Thornton near Gilmores Bridge where Hubby fished along the Goulburn River, I sighted a scraggly autumn hedge and photographed (image at end of blog).  The day grew grey and I took the opportunity to rest in the car while hubby fished. We had gotten up very early that morning and I was feeling my age! I felt satisfied I had photographed what I wanted for the day.  Another wonderful opportunity to have been able to get out-and-about admiring Mother Nature handwork!

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image taken from Murchison Gap Lookout just as the sun crept over the darken mountain ridges.

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of a foggy view of ‘The Valley of a Thousand Hills’ at Murchison Gap Lookout during sunrise. 

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of a foggy view of ‘The Valley of a Thousand Hills’ at Murchison Gap Lookout just before sunrise. 

ABOVE:  Molesworth, Victoria (Australia) – Images of ‘Christ Church’ erected about 1869 on the Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth. 

ABOVE:  Thorton, Victoria (Australia) – Image of scraggly hedge near Gilmores Bridge and the Goulburn River.


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 – June 2021

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