Photography 2019 – Street: “Docklands from Marvel Stadium to Southern Cross Railway Station” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This was an unexpected, unplanned photography adventure.  We had just finished watching the Australian Boomers playing the USA Basketball team at Marvel Stadium when on our way from the Stadium to the Southern Cross Railway Station, I decided to take some photographs on my iPhone.  Only had my iPhone as no cameras were allowed in the Stadium with the exception of our mobile phone cameras.  Some of the 52,000 people who attended the game were now heading along a pathway to the station to catch a train back home.  I have to admit, I do love street photography but it can be a little intimidating for both me as the photographer and for some of those who find themselves within the shot.  What I liked most about this experience was the ease of being able to take a photograph on my iPhone, even though the quality of said isn’t the same as my Sony Camera and lens, it just makes the whole process much easier to do.  Featured within these photographs are people from all walks of life who came together to watch a game of basketball; and the wonderful architecture that can be found within this region of the city of Melbourne, Victoria – Australia.  Its got me thinking and wanting to do more street photography in the future for sure!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

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

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the wonders of the world and the creatures (that being us humans) 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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Photography 2018 – Cityscape: “Melbourne Docklands by Night” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure back in May this year involved visiting the Docklands Waterfront, city of Melbourne, Victoria – Australia with the Craigieburn Camera Club. Our goal was to gain a better understanding and experience of night photography.  It was a lovely evening, not too cold and a sprinkle of rain had wet the pavement surfaces just enough to help reflect colourful neon lighting which shone from surrounding city buildings.  Strolling through the city’s water’s edge during the night in a group felt most safe, and such a pleasure to be able to take night photographs without worrying about our safety…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this cityscape 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 these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote and my camera settings involved using a low ISO with a slow shutter speed. 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 – August 2018

 


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I Do Art Discussion No. 9 – “My Melbourne”

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Painting No. 44 – Title “My Melbourne” Story:   This Painting was inspired by a series of photos I had taken in June 2009 consisting of different buildings/locations within the city of Melbourne (Australia). I was so inspired by the colour and architectural contrasts Melbourne shows off! After living in Melbourne now for over 40 years, the development of Melbourne has been amazing. Melbourne – Australia has so much to offer and very easy to get around to see. Each time I go into the city of Melbourne I find it has something new to share!

Below is a photo showing how I used blue tape to assist with my arts practise.  It takes many months to complete one abstract painting such as this painting.  Each colour I leave to dry thoroughly before commencing on with the next.  I apply three layers of acrylic paint to give the colour a rich look!

Use of Scotch-Blue Painters tape to define lines within Painting No. 44 Titled "My Melbourne" by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Use of Scotch-Blue Painters tape to define lines within Painting No. 44 Titled “My Melbourne” by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Below are the set of photos I had taken and used as a source of inspiration for this particular painting.  NB: Please hover over the photo to view details of the image!

 

I guess this painting really was/is about the love I have for Melbourne – my home, where I fell in love with a dear and great human being, married that person and now my husband for over 30 plus years; had two children, one daughter whom we cherish and my son, who so sadly was killed in a single vehicle crash in 2009.  His loss broke our hearts.  Melbourne holds many, many memories that are dear to me and this painting is a tribute to the joys I have experienced whilst living here…

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