Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Views from Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of a view from Heidi Way just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/13; Focal Length 94mm; ISO 125; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A photography adventure just down the road from where we live was enough for us on this day!  During winter Mickleham, Victoria – Australia, becomes a wintergreen visual feast featuring lush green grass-covered fields, dotted gum trees here and there, and in the far distance, Mount Macedon Ranges can be seen.  The morning light was just beautiful on this day, and I was able to capture these images before the clouds covered the whole of the sky.  So nice to be able to just drive locally to capture great landscape scenes.  Sadly, since the time I took these photographs, Melbourne – Australia has gone back into ‘lockdown’ due to increased numbers of people with Covide-19 virus.  For me, my photography adventures will now need to be around the home.  There will also be photographic opportunities across from where we live as there is a big open field and creek which I will be able to explore during this time safely. Hubby and I are more fortunate than some, not doing badly during this period of time, but it is a constant worry because of our ages, so time to be ever so careful!

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph taken from just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia looking over rolling hills towards Mount Macedon’:  Exposure 1/1800 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; Camera Make: Apple iPhone; Model: 8 Plus.  NB:  Taken on iPhone for GPS!

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of a view from Heidi Way just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/13; Focal Length 94mm; ISO 125; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph taken from just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia looking over rolling hills towards Mount Macedon’:  Exposure 1/1800 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; Camera Make: Apple iPhone; Model: 8 Plus.  NB:  Taken on iPhone for GPS!

 

 

CONCLUSION

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 natural 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 2020

 


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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Warrnambool 64th Convention and Inter-Club Exhibition 2018” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure was all about attending the 64th Convention & Inter-Club Exhibition 2018 at Warrnambool, Victoria – Australia.  My hubby and I drove there – taking about four hours by car to join up with other Craigieburn Club Members at a rental house just outside of Warrnambool.  The convention which is run by VAP’s (Victorian Association of Photographic Societies) had over 220 delegates plus – in attend over three days.  Our club, the Craigieburn Camera Club had submitted the required 15 prints per club from members.  I had been fortunate enough to have had one selected for the club.  It was a photograph I took back in January 2017 of farmland in Mickleham, Victoria – Australia.  January is usually a dry time of the year, and with the sunset looming behind the clouds, the fields yielded a beautiful golden colour, which posed a lovely contrast to the ominous clouds to the left, and a pretty blue sky to the right.  My photograph of this landscape rated 12 out of 15 which was the highest rating within the Craigieburn Camera Club set of prints submitted at the convention.  This made my hubby and I happy and it was such a pleasant surprise.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography of the Mickleham Farmland, I used an old camera which since then I have had to replace.  It was a Canon EOS 1100D with a EF-S18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 lens.  The capture time was 6.29pm on the 31 Jan 2017.  Exposure 1/200 sec at F/8.0, focal length 27mm with an ISO speed rating of 100.

 

THE PHOTOGRAPH

On my return home, I always download all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs This process helps to establish what I need to work on to ensure my photography skills improve overtime.

 

CONCLUSION

It was a great trip to Warrnambool, spending time with other club members, having the opportunity to experience what others are doing in the world of photography.  We came away knowing that this is the right interest for us now at this time of our lives, as it gives us much pleasure getting out-and-about looking for and enjoying photography adventures …

Happy photography all!…

 

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