Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Wetlands at Limestone, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A great photography fine at Limestone, Victoria – Australia! Here at Yea River Wetlands on Murrindini Road, we discovered a mystical landscape.  Beautiful tall gum trees stood in pools of water with their reflections adding further interest.  The winter mist drifted throughout the region helping to create a perfect opportunity for me to capture these lovely images.  As hubby and I walked around the wetlands looking for good compositions, we found ourselves being completely taken in by the silence and beauty of this special scene.  Truly a privilege to be able to experience mother nature’s best handiwork!

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/15 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 29mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Beautiful misty winter Australian wetlands scene…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/1.8
  • Focal Length 3.99mm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

A bigger view of the wetlands, just so beautiful…

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/10 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 30mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Gorgeous reflections and decided to do this image as a black and white!

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/15 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 30mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Another advantage point of the wetlands – misty with lush green mossy grass.

 

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 2020 – Landscape: “Yarra Glen, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

cold frosty winter morning at Yarra Glen, Victoria – Australia. From an advantage point along the Skyline Road, we could see vast fog-covered plains and mountain ranges. Skyline Road has been a favourite location for our photography adventures over the years with wintertime being the best time of the year to visit!  We also travelled along Wise Road later in the morning on our way back home where I managed to capture another mystical image. It was a lovely early morning photography adventure and once again our spirits lifted by spending time with nature.

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/16
  • Focal Length 144mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image truly reflects the beauty of this region during winter, misty sunrise.

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/16
  • Focal Length 69mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Just managed to capture this image as the sun nestled within the fork of a tree.

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 110mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A view from Skyline Road looked like a fairyland showing off white fluffy mist drifting throughout the trees.

 

NO. 4 on left – PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/850 sec at f/1.8
  • Focal Length 3.99mm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

NO. 5 on right – PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/120 sec at f/2.8
  • Focal Length 6.6mmmm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

As we rolled up to our favourite location we joined another keen photographer taking photographs of the mist gently shifting across the plains.

 

NO. 6 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/200 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 101 mm
  • ISO 50
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This image above was taken on Wise Road.  Another pretty view as the morning sun rose across rolling mountain ridges.

 

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

 

 


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: “Goulburn River, Thornton, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Out-and-about doing another photography adventure!  So appreciative that we are able to do now because some of the COVID 19 social distancing requirements have been revised.  Hubby wanted to do some fishing and this combined with my need to photograph landscape had us deciding on revisiting another part of the beautiful Goulburn River near Gilmore Bridge on the Goulburn Valley Highway, Thornton, Victoria – Australia.  While hubby fished I spent a good period of time standing on the bridge that overlooked the river.  Here I managed to capture images of early morning misty conditions across the river.  As the mist lifted, it revealed a beautiful river setting.  Later that morning I followed my hubby up the river to take more images during the midmorning sunlight.  It was truly beautiful, scenic and spiritually uplifting.  So worth getting up at 3.30am to be on site for the sunrise!

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/45 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image was taken further along the Goulburn River – at Thornton. I took this image near where hubby was fishing. A little river pond reflected images of the sky and gum trees. Beautiful, tranquil place!

 

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 0.7 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Black and White image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I stood on the side of the bridge safely for two hours taking a series of photographs as the sun rose and as the mist lifted during that period of time. A beautiful mystical Autumn morning. 

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/4 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 69mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A misty muted coloured image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I took this image looking in the opposite direction from the bridge.  It was ghostly and beautiful at the same time. The autumn colours of the riverside trees were still evident through the mist and the river’s soft blue simmering colour helps tell us it was very cold!

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This sunrise image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I took this image nearly two hours later.  By then most of the mist had lifted and the sun was rising on the left and shining across onto the right-hand side of the riverbank.  Its rays of yellow light warming up the scene beautifully!

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/30 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 38mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Here I managed to capture an image of hubby fishing as the sun rose up and over the trees onto the righthand side riverbank, casting shadows across its stone bank.

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/90 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 54mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This image above was taken further along the Goulburn River at Thornton. I took this image of my hubby fishing. It was later in the morning by then and the lighting along the left side of the stoned river bank helped to illuminate tall river gums.

 

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 – May 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: “Early Morning Mist at Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Troubling times and with the constant concern of either catching the Corona Virus and/or becoming a carrier of it means we currently live in fear and uncertainty. Its times like these that I revert back to my old mantra ‘doing something each day that ticks the happy box‘ to ensure I can maintain a good sense of wellbeing both in body and soul. So I can be a positive influence within my family circle and one with those I have some sort of relationship with – be it work or hobby-wise.  So hubby and I decided to do a photography adventure back to a region we had visited so time ago – Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia.  Now we didn’t make contact with other people, respecting the requirement of ‘social distancing‘ which meant a drive through Mount Macedon Regional Park around the Sanatorium Lake area was perfect – not a soul to be seen.  And this was before more stringent community requirements had been put in place. The early morning drive through this beautiful region revealed misty forests and lush green vegetation.  We drove along mostly unfrequented tracks and roads – truly magical, tranquil and spiritually rejuvenating experience.

 

Special Note:  Thank you to all those in the service of helping people be safe, recover from illness, help keep us in supplies of food and other necessities … sincerely and with much gratitude…from us photography adventurers!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

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 – March 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!