Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Blue Range Road at Rubicon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

While you are here – please check out my home page!

 

 

“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of frosted covered ferns and grass:  Exposure 1/15 sec at f/4.5; Focal Length 62mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A freezing cold winter’s day drive along Ribicon‘s Blue Range Road in Victoria – Australia for this photography adventure!  We firstly stopped at ‘Little River Bridge Cool Temperate Rainforest‘ where we discovered a beautiful little river that supported moss-covered trees and large tree ferns.  Further along Blue Range Road, we stopped to observe and take photographs of heavily frosted vegetation.  This scene was just in one small part of a bend in the road beside a very small creek that runs under the road itself. A magical sight, especially when viewed up close.  Little water crystals clung to branches, leaves, flowers and blades of grass. It was a challenge for me to take photographs of this white spectacle and will need to return at a later date with more knowledge and understanding of this subject matter.  But what a lovely drive and discovery, another wonderful opportunity to be out-and-about enjoying mother nature’s wonders!

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of ‘Litte River Bridge Cool Temperature Rainforest’:  Exposure 0.5 sec at f/9.5; Focal Length 53mm; ISO 64; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of Karen Robinson preparing to shoot at ‘Little River Bridge Cool Temperate Rainforest’:  Exposure 1/17 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.9mm; ISO 40; Camera – Apple Model iPhone 8 Plus

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of frosted covered ferns and grass:  Exposure 1/10 sec at f/6.7; Focal Length 92mm; ISO 50;
Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

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: “Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

While you are here – please check out my home page!

 

 

“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure had us heading back to the Mount Macedon Region, Victoria – Australia.  Being the last days of Autumn, I hoped to capture some images of trees displaying autumn coloured leaves.  Fortunately, we found Alton Road which offered a beautiful display of trees lining its course.  Here we stopped and I took the opportunity to spend some time photographing colourful Autumn leaves close up!  It was wonderful to get out-and-about again and experience this lovely region.

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/5 sec at f/6.3
  • Focal Length 191mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image of beautiful golden-yellow autumn leaves appear like dancing ballerina’s balancing in mid air…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/5 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 49mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Some beautiful autumn coloured leaves silhouetted against a darken forest like tree garden.

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/10 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 29mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A view from the road of spindly trees and a scattering of coloured autumn leaves created an interesting abstract image.  I decided to make this into a monochrome image because the backlighting help detail the trees well.

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/5.6
  • Focal Length 80mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The star of this image is the Autumn leaves as they held tight to their spindly dark stems.

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 0.4 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length 144 mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Here I liked the contrast of the green gum leaves, the tree bark and the yellow-green Autumn leaves.

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/6 sec at f/5.6
  • Focal Length 52 mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

I loved how the colourful Autumn leaves appeared to cascade down towards the ground.

 

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: “Trees on Huge Granite Boulders, Nulla Vale – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

While you are here – please check out my home page!

 

 

“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

During this photography adventure hubby and I revisited a rural location called Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia.  During a previous visit, I had spotted this composition just off the side of the Lancefield-Pylong Road.  Atop of a huge granite boulder, a tree grows somehow!  Its long dangling trunk and roots caressing the boulder and finding its way to mother earth.  We stayed for a short time here before heading back home.  My main objective was to just photograph this composition.  On my return home and during the process of developing the photographs, I decided to see how it would look like as a black and white photograph.  For me, the monochrome image tells a more dramatic story and can be seen below.

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

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!

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Bruthen – Wards Road” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

While you are here – please check out my home page!

 

 

“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During our stay at my hubby’s brother’s place in Bruthen, Victoria – Australia, we decided to get up early and take a drive along the picturesque Wards Road. It winds its way though beautiful green local farming properties that have views that stretch for miles.  Despite the fact the morning was overcast, we found the temperature just right for this time of the year! Cool for a summer morning and perfect for enjoying such a treasure trove of quietness, fresh air and remoteness.  While we were there, we spotted some wild emus strolling across a grass field where they had been drinking from a watering hole.  They were then heading back towards thick bush up alongside of the property.  The photographs I took of them are not the best, but felt it important to include as we don’t get to see them very often.  This photography adventure lifted our spirits and had us feeling good for the rest of the day!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this 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 and my new (bird) lens, a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 mounted on a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. 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 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 2019


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!