Photography 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: “Melbourne Zoo Sumatran Orang-utan, Parkville, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

Parkville, Victoria – Australia ‘Melbourne Zoo Sumatran Orang-utan’ January 2019 Camera Settings:  Exposure 1/2000 sec at f/6.3, Focal Length 600mm, ISO 2500, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Sony Lens FE 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary 015 and developed in Lightroom Classic

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This week Craigieburn Camera Club conducted its July Zoom Club Photography meeting to present the July 2020 Photographic Competition “All Creatures Great and Small”.  In the Intermediate Section, I received a Merit Award for the above photograph of a Sumatran Orangutan grooming himself while sitting in the warm morning sun.

was thrilled to have received this award and thankful to the club for working out a way to continue on with these events despite the limitations we all facing currently because of COVID-19 restrictions.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold and/or restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic. It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – July 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Garden: “Tieve Tara, Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Gardens of Tieve Tara, Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia.  Camera Settings:  Exposure 1/90 sec at f/16, Focal Length 24mm, ISO 100, Camera Make Sony – Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed image in Lightroom Classic.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We are living in a strange time in history.  The coronavirus has, is and will continue to influence how we go about our daily lives for some time to come!  For hubby and me, its only a matter of staying at home until otherwise advised except for medical needs, food requirements and daily walks around our neighbourhood.  We know we are fortunate but at highrisk being over the age of 65 years of age now – so no photography adventures outside our garden and house until further notice from our Australian government.

Our Craigieburn Camera Club has been helping us photographers stay active by giving us a weekly task to achieve.  This week we had to find a photograph from our archives and see if we could make improvements, or find one we may have overlooked and develop.  As I was scrolling through my Lightroom Classic Catalogue I came across the above photograph which I had overlooked back in 2018. The colourful autumn garden scene brought back many memories about my our photography adventures around Mount Macedon and we hope to return one day soon to reappreciate its stunning beauty.

 

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. Also used 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 use a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod which helps make taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. During these photography adventures, I use an Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to ensure I gain GPS location readings.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 2020

 

 


Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Teddys’ Outlook, Lorne, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Teddy’s Outlook, Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Victoria – Australia.  Camera Settings:  Exposure 1/200 sec at f/8.0, Focal Length 57mm, ISO 100, Camera Make Sony – Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed image in Lightroom Classic.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We are living in a strange time in history.  The coronavirus has, is and will continue to influence how we go about our daily lives for some time to come!  For hubby and me, its only a matter of staying at home until otherwise advised except for medical needs, food requirements and daily walks around our neighbourhood.  We know we are fortunate but at highrisk being over the age of 65 years of age now – so no photography adventures outside our garden and house until further notice from our Australian government.

Our Craigieburn Camera Club has been helping us photographers stay active by giving us a weekly task to achieve.  This week we had to find a photograph from our archives and see if we could make improvements, or find one we may have overlooked and develop.  As I was scrolling through my Lightroom Classic Catalogue I came across the above photograph which I had overlooked back in 2017.  Noticing that it was sharp and had beautiful lighting I decided to process it.  It’s a photograph taken from Teddy’s Outlook at Lorne on the Great Ocen Road, Victoria – Australia.  The lighting allowed for me to be able to create a beautiful composition of this iconic scenic ocean view.

 

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. Also used 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 use a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod which helps make taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. During these photography adventures, I use an Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to ensure I gain GPS location readings.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 2020

 

 


Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: “High Camp, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

High Camp, Victoria – Australia ‘Granite Boulder Region’ December 2019 Camera Settings:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/13, Focal Length 37mm, ISO 100, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Sony Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Lightroom Classic

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This week Craigieburn Camera Club conducted its first Zoom Club Photography meeting to present the April Photographic Open Competition 2020.  In the Intermediate Section, I received a Merit Award for the above photograph. Judge Paul Robinson (NB:  No relation to me) was the independent judge for said and this is what he had to say about my above photograph of High Camp, Victoria – Australia ‘Granite Boulder Region‘ taken on a beautiful early morning around sunrise.

The judges comments:  You have captured the mood of a crisp summer dawn commencing its glitter on the grasslands with a deal of sensitivity.The warm coloured sky and the grasslands are harmoniously in colour balance where one can sense the oncoming heat of the day.It has the look of a classic Australian landscape particularly from the Australian Heidelberg School of painters (aka Australian impressionists) as well as some of the early colonial painters such as John Glover in Tasmania.It is worthwhile to continue to explore this kind of domesticated landscape which has not been pursued much since the advent of digital photography.

 

was thrilled to have received this award and thankful to the club for working out a way to continue on with these events despite the limitations we all facing currently.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure back in December 2019 – 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. Also used 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 use a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod which helps make taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. During these photography adventures, I use an Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to ensure I gain GPS location readings.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 2020

 

 


Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We are living in a strange time in history.  The coronavirus has, is and will continue to influence how we go about our daily lives for some time to come!  For hubby and me, its only a matter of staying at home until otherwise advised except for medical needs, food requirements and daily walks around our neighbourhood.  We know we are fortunate but at highrisk being over the age of 65 years of age now – so no photography adventures outside our garden and house until further notice from our Australian government.

Our Craigieburn Camera Club has been helping us photographers stay active by giving us a weekly task to achieve.  This week we had to find a photograph from our archives and see if we could make improvements, or find one we may have overlooked and develop.  As I was scrolling through my Lightroom Classic Catalogue I came across the above photograph which I had overlooked back in 2017.  Noticing that it was sharp and had beautiful lighting I decided to process it.  It’s a photograph taken from Mount Franklin, Daylesford region, Victoria – Australia.  The evening sunset lit up great swaths of landscape with its golden light creating a most beautiful visual feast.

 

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. Also used 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 use a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod which helps make taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. During these photography adventures, I use an Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to ensure I gain GPS location readings.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 2020

 

 


Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Woodlands Historic Park Gum Trees, Greenvale – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

Exposure 1/45 sec at f/8.0, Focal Length 34mm, ISO 50, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Adobe Lightroom Classic

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We decided on this photography adventure that we would keep it near to home.  This decision was based on recent and current bushfire alerts within our state of Victoria. So with a 15-minute drive to our local Woodland Historic Park, Victoria – Australia I was able to find some satisfying nature compositions!  Large old gum trees majestically sat proudly amongst Australian native bush like grand abstract sculptures.  While the time of day, being near midday should have been too bright normally, the dappled lighting through the limbs and leaves of these gum trees offered some beautiful natural soft lighting.  There was little to no breeze which was also good, meant I didn’t have to worry too much about fast shutter speeds to freeze movement.

I came away surprised to find such beautiful subjects to photograph.  It had us once more reflecting on how important it is to preserve our native environment.  It also had us feeling sorrowful for all the native bush that had recently been destroyed by bush fires across the State of Victoria and other States within Australia. People, animals, homes, vast swaths of native vegetation – all devastating loses.  Hence how important it is to understand we share this Blue Planet with all living matter and we have a responsibility to preserve and greatly value its resources and inhabitants…

NB:  Here is a link to a Poem I wrote back in 2016 and very much relates to how I am feeling right now – during our Country’s recovery from the devastating bush fires.  There is an air of pensiveness as emergency services personnel wait to see how the rest of our summer fire season will pan out…

 

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.

 

Exposure 1/60 sec at f/11, Focal Length 24mm, ISO 50, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Adobe Lightroom Classic

 

 

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

 

Exposure 1/60 sec at f/11, Focal Length 24mm, ISO 50, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Adobe Lightroom Classic

 

 

CONCLUSION

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 – January 2020

 

 


Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!