Photography 2022 – My Favourites for the Year: “Landscapes, Seascapes, Woodlands and Waterfalls”

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My 2022 Photography Favourites: It’s been a big year in many ways and my photography adventures with my family have been a fantastic way of staying connected with nature. It has also helped me to improve my photography skills and share these endeavours with others. These are a small selection of my favourite landscapes, seascapes, and woodlands photographs I have taken within the State of Victoria – Australia where I live.  Images were taken over in 2022 throughout Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. 

Thank you all for your support throughout 2022…greatly appreciated – Karen Robinson 

 

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CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – January 2023

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Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “42 Archival Limited Edition Prints – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

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Prints are available for sale and all monies will go to Amber Community, a not-for-profit organisation.  So please pass this on to people interested in purchasing to support this great cause – thank you…

Please find here images of the – 42 Archival Limited Edition Fine Art Prints. You will find them at my ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by ©Karen Robinson’ solo exhibition at the Broadmeadows Town Hall, Victoria – Australia.  It’s running from 28th November 2022 through to 5th February 2023 – 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at 10 Dimboola Road Broadmeadows (closed for Xmas/New Year from 22nd December and reopening 3rd January 2023).

Ultimately the best option for viewing prints is to go and look at the exhibition in person. It’s the best way to see and appreciate the quality of the prints. Looking at prints online does not help to convey the true colours/pixel quality and the overall feeling of the print.

For Print Sales please be in direct contact with me – Karen Robinson via email at ido_karenrobinson@aapt.net.au – All monies raised from the sale of prints at this exhibition will be donated in full to Amber Community Organisation (formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria) for an ‘Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program’ for volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma.

In memory of my son Ben James Robinson who was killed in a single-vehicle car crash on the 5th of November 2009 at the age of 25 years old.

All rights reserved. Documents/Images/Photographs/PPPSlides/Prints or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the author/photographer Karen Robinson.

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CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

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

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Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “LAUNCH NIGHT – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

 

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LAUNCH NIGHT Solo Exhibition

‘Photographic Portraits of Nature’ by ©Karen Robinson’

My solo exhibition launched last night (1st December 2022) titled Photographic Portraits of Nature which consists of 42 Archival Limited Fine Art Prints officially opened last night!  All our hard work and efforts resulted in a successful outcome and one that couldn’t have been achieved without the help and support of many people:  Hume City Council, Carmen Reid and her team, Northern Star Weekly Newspaper, Amber Community Organisation, my dear family, and those who were able to attend being friends, past work colleagues, neighbours and supporting Hume Council members. I also need to thank those who were unable to come to the night – a big thank you also for your ongoing support and encouragement along the way.

Below is the speech that I delivered at the Launch of  Photographic Portraits of Nature.

To all of you — sincerely thank you. 

 

  • Thank you, Carmen Reid – Hume Galleries Curator & Community Development Officer, Arts and Culture Hume City Council, Melbourne – Australia for the work that you have done on behalf of Hume City Council in opening this event tonight. And for the work you and your team did in putting together this solo exhibition for me.  A wonderful job and greatly appreciated by me and my family.  
  • I want to express my sincere gratitude to Hume City Councilfor giving me this incredible opportunity to showcase my photography work here at this grand Town Hall of Broadmeadows.
  • Thank you to Northern Star Weekly for featuring the story in their paper today -especially when it was expected to be in the paper sometime later.  It was very good of them to have brought forward the publication of the article.
  • Thank you to members of Amber Community Organisation – CEO Bernadette Nugent and Gillian Scaduto for coming across town to support the Robinson Family here tonight. And I can see other faces from the organisation as well thank you!
  • To my dear family, my husband Mark, daughter and our beautiful little granddaughter – thank you for your ongoing support, encouragement, and endless help – I am a fortunate woman to have you in my life.
  • But not to be forgotten – all of you who have kindly taken time out to attend here tonight – sincerely thank you and I hope you enjoy being here and viewing the photographic portraits of nature. Please consider purchasing prints either framed or unframed as all monies raised by their sale will be going directly to Amber Community(formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria). My family and I have been involved with this incredible organisation for over ten years now helping to raise awareness about road safety in the hope it will help prevent road trauma. All monies raised here from the sale of prints will be going towards an Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program at Amber Community for those who have been impacted by road trauma – in memory of our son, my daughter’s brother Ben.
  • Before I sign off here tonight – Just a little about the exhibition and myself. These portraits of nature shown here tonight have been a small selection chosen from a much larger collection of prints.  My hubby and I and along with my daughter and granddaughter over the years have been on many photography adventures within Victoria.  It has been a wonderful way for me to be creative, and nurture my relationships with my family and has helped to maintain a healthy sense of well-being. 
  • It’s been an incredible journey with photography and again I must say a big thank you to Hume City Council for the opportunity to share with you here tonight.  From the bottom of my heart … thank you one and all…Karen Robinson

Please Note: The exhibition will be running from now up until the 5th of February 2023. Opening hours of the Town Hall Broadmeadows are 9am to 5pm (but will be closed from 22nd December to 3rd January for Xmas & New Year). For Print sales – please contact me directly via email: ido_karenrobinson@aapt.net.au and I will respond ASAP. All monies raised from these sales will be donated by the Robinson Family in full to the Amber Community Organisation to help run an Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program for volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma in memory of Ben Robinson. 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

Karen Robinson’s Instagram click the link here!  Facebook click the link here!

 

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

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Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “Promoting Launch – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

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PROMOTING THE LAUNCH ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by ©Karen Robinson’ Solo Exhibition

Yesterday – Hume City Council organised for Photographer Joseph Mastroianni to come to the Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery to take photographs for Reporter Millicent Spencer’s Star Weekly newspaper article promoting ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature Solo Exhibition‘.  Tomorrow night 1st December 2022 Thursday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Town Hall Broadmeadows will be the LAUNCH NIGHT.  It’s a FREE EVENT and everyone is welcome to come. Please come and support the Robinson Family – we would love to see you there…

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

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Photography 2022 – Solo Exhibition: “We are ready for the Launch – Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson”

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WE ARE READY FOR THE LAUNCH!

‘Photographic Portraits of Nature – by Karen Robinson’

Selecting the 42 archival limited edition FineArt prints from my (Karen Robinson) overall photographic collection to exhibit, preparing/documenting and signing of prints, framing prints, producing information booklets for the exhibition, formulating short videos for three locations within the Gallery, transporting prints to the Gallery, handing across to Hume City Council Staff to then put together the Gallery Exhibition has been one big effort – all done and ready to go now!

The Robinson Family would like to extend an invitation to the launch of ‘PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF NATURE by Karen Robinson’ to help raise funds for Amber Community Organisation (formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria). 

When:  Launch Night – Thursday 1st December 2022. 6.30 – 8.30pm

Where:  Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery, Town Hall Broadmeadows, 10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows

RSVP:  Essential Please via Eventbrite Light refreshments provided (just so Hume City Council know how many people to cater for)

Exhibition dates:  28th November 2022 through to 5th February 2023

For more information, please visit hume.vic.gov.au/gallery

Prints will be available for purchase, either framed or unframed details available at the exhibition.  All monies received from the sale of prints from the ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson’ Exhibition at the Broadmeadows Town Hall will be fully donated to the Amber Community Organisation from the Robinson Family in memory of Ben James Robinson, our son killed in a single car crash 2009 at the age of 25 years old.

Amber Community is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and well-being of road users.  They provide counselling and support to people impacted by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.  Counselling services are provided free of charge to anyone who has been impacted by a road incident.”

The Robinson Family ask that the Amber Community Organisation award the said donated funds received to be put towards an ‘Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program’ to help support Amber Community Organisation volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma.

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – November 2022

Karen Robinson’s Instagram click the link here!  Facebook click the link here!


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

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LAUNCH INVITATION – ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature – by Karen Robinson’

Exciting News – I am now able to share with you all – that Hume City Council (Melbourne, Victoria – Australia) will be launching an Exhibition of a selection of my photographic works.  It’s a solo exhibition of archival limited-edition fine art pigment ink prints, featuring Victorian landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, sunrises, waterfalls, trees, animals, birds, and flowers as ‘photographic portraits of nature.

This exhibition was meant to have taken place a couple of years ago but due to COVID restrictions and usage of the Broadmeadows Town Hall as one of the COVID testing sites – it was postponed.  Lucky for me they still wanted to go ahead with the exhibition – and I am so grateful to Hume City Council for the opportunity.  Details in relation to said are below:

The Robinson Family would like to extend an invitation to the launch of ‘PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF NATURE by Karen Robinson’ to help raise funds for Amber Community Organisation (formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria). 

When:  Launch Night – Thursday 1st December 2022. 6.30 – 8.30pm

Where:  Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery, Town Hall Broadmeadows, 10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows

RSVP:  Essential via Eventbrite Light refreshments provided

Exhibition dates:  28th November 2022 through to 5th February 2023

For more information, please visit hume.vic.gov.au/gallery

Prints will be available for purchase, either framed or unframed details available at the exhibition.  All monies received from the sale of prints from the ‘Photographic Portraits of Nature by Karen Robinson’ Exhibition at the Broadmeadows Town Hall will be fully donated to the Amber Community Organisation from the Robinson Family in memory of Ben James Robinson, our son killed in a single car crash 2009 at the age of 25 years old.

Amber Community is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and well-being of road users.  They provide counselling and support to people impacted by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.  Counselling services are provided free of charge to anyone who has been impacted by a road incident.”

The Robinson Family ask that the Amber Community Organisation award the said donated funds received to be put towards an ‘Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program’ to help support Amber Community Organisation volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma.

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 – August 2022

Karen Robinson’s Instagram click the link here!  Facebook click the link here!


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

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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Sailors Falls, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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It’s been many months since my last blog.  With the onslaught of COVID and the changes in my daily life rhythms, I found it difficult to get back to this endeavour.  My photography adventures with my hubby and my daughter and granddaughter hadn’t waned though, we managed to still be inspired to get out and about in nature and look for interesting things to photograph.  I did manage to periodically update my Instagram account instagram.com/ido_karenrobinson and Facebook page facebook.com/karenrobinsonart if you would like to take a look.

Just this last weekend on Sunday 5th June 2022 hubby and I decided to take a drive to a new location for us called Sailors Falls, just off Ballan-Daylesford Road, Sailors Falls in Victoria – Australia.  It’s a short drive from home, an hour and 1/2 approximately, not taking into account our little stops on the way looking at nature.  It was a typical winter’s day in Victoria, cold and overcast but there wasn’t a strong wind which was good, and we had rugged up appropriately to ward off the chill of the weather.

The location proved to be a little gold mine for me as a photographer.  Because of recent heavy rainfalls, the falls themselves had a good flow of water falling over the rocky shelf.  During dryer months it would be unlikely to see this amount of water falling.  The falls’ base was surrounded by lush green vegetation – lovely huge ferns at its base and tall gum trees along the steep sides of the gouge.  Low lying bushes and vines helped to provide wonderful habitats for the local bird life. We sighted numerous small Ribbons and Fantails and could hear Kookaburras in the far distance.  The overcast sky ended up being a benefit to me while taking photographs of the falls.  The soft lighting helped to ensure I didn’t ‘blowout’ any of my image highlights thankfully!

Our time at the falls proved to be most enjoyable.  The weather was kind, and I was happy that I had the opportunity to photograph the falls at a perfect time of the year.  After spending time here, we headed into Daylesford for a pie and sauce for lunch and then back home.  Another lovely photography adventure with my hubby.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – The image is taken from the top of the stairs and looks across to the top of the falls. Photographed by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Karen Robinson photographing the falls (photographed by Karen’s husband on his Apple iPhone phone). 

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Image of the cascading staircase leading down to the base of the area where a closer view of the falls where can be found (photographed by Karen’s husband on his mobile phone). 

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Overall image of Sailors Falls taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Close up image of Sailors Falls taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

ABOVE:  Sailors Falls, Victoria (Australia) – Even closer image of Sailors Falls was taken by Karen Robinson using a Sony A7RIVA+ camera body with a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG Dn Os Sports Lens for Sony Camera.

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being 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 2022


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!