Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Blue Range Road at Rubicon, 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 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

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Jacksons Creek at Sunbury, 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 the Jacksons Creek flowing through rolling hillsides:  Exposure 1/1500 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; iPhone 8 Plus and back dual camera 3.99mm f/1.8

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A gorgeous winter day at Sunbury, Victoria – Australia, Jacksons Creek on Settlement Road for this photography adventure!  Here we rediscovered beautiful lush green rolling hills where cattle quietly grazed.  Also found some Australian native trees in flower which was a treat.  Hubby and I enjoyed our time here along with our daughter and granddaughter.  Lovely family moments…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of cattle grazing the beautiful green pastures with Jacksons Creek flowing through the centre of the frame:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/16; Focal Length 126mm; 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 featuring green pasture hillside:  Exposure 1/60 sec at f/13; Focal Length 89mm; ISO 64; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of an Australian Nature flowering bush called ‘Pincushion Hakea’:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/4.5; Focal Length 90mm; ISO 100; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

 

 

NO. 5 & 6  PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph featuring ‘Pincushion Hakea’:  Exposure 1/460 and 1/1000 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; iPhone 8 Plus and back dual camera 3.99mm f/1.8

 

 

NO. 7 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph featuring Corymbia Ficifolia ‘Fairy Floss’ Eucalyptus tree flower with insect:  Exposure 1/160 sec at f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; ISO 200; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 90mm Macro G OSS

 

 

NO. 8 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph featuring Corymbia Ficifolia ‘Fairy Floss’ Eucalyptus tree flowers:  Exposure 1/60 sec at f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 90mm Macro G OSS

 

 

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: “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

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Seascape: “Sunrise at San Remo and Pyramid Rock at Ventnor, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Sometimes you can just be so lucky to be at the right place at the right time.  And this was the case for this particular photography adventure!  Hubby and I left home at 4 am to arrive on location at Black Beach/Bore Beach in San Remo, Victoria – Australia.  It was dark and to our surprise, a lone fisherman had pulled up in behind us at the Black Beach Carpark/Lookout.  We all walked down to the beach in the dark together.  The fisherman walked up ahead to some rocks that lead out near the surf where he set up fishing during the beautiful morning sunrise.  I set up my tripod and camera so as to be able to capture the sunrise with this lone fisherman within the frame, thus allowing for the viewer of the taken photograph appreciate the vastness of the beach/surf scene (re photograph above).  On our way back to the car which involved a steep and long climb upstairs (well for us oldies it was steep), I turned around and looked back at the beach scene and took the photograph below which was in the opposite direction to the rising sun. On our way to another location, I spotted another photo opportunity at Newhaven, looking across the Western Port Bay where boats floated on gentle waters.  The sky at this point was overcast which turned the whole scene a silver grey with the sun hanging like a moon in the upper sky.  Then it was onto our last stop for the day being Pyramid Rock Lookout at Ventnor before heading back home. Here I found Pyramid Rock sitting amongst pretty blue waters.  By then the sky had cleared up and it too showcased a blue backdrop for my image.  Also found a lone tree precariously perched on the side of a cliff and managed to take a photograph of it surrounded by colourful vegetation and with the pretty blue sea and sky backdrop, it made for an interesting photograph I felt.  What a wonderful photography adventure here within this region, beautiful and scenic, and one hubby and I will return to sometime hopefully in the near future…

 

 

 

 

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.  I also use a BH-40 Ballhead with my tripod which makes taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. My Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone is used for quick spontaneous photographs and to also gain GPS location readings on location.

 

 

 

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 – February 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 – Animals: “Kew – Yarra Bend Park – Flying-Foxes” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On our way back home from our recent Craigieburn Camera Club photography adventure visit to Studley Park – Kew, Victoria – Australia, we stopped off at one of the Flying-Fox Viewing Platforms alongside the Yarra River, Yarra Bank Park. Here I managed to photograph some of the roosting Grey Headed Flying-Foxes high up in river gums within their colonies. We spent some time at the platform waiting for better light and to spot moments where they stretched out their wings to let in the warm sunshine. It wasn’t until I got back home and took a close look at these photographs them that I realised just how beautiful Flying-Foxes are!

 

 

 

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 and a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs, I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. 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 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 – June 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!

Photography 2019 – Animals: “Parkville – The Royal Melbourne Zoo – Lemurs” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved hubby and I visiting, once again The Royal Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Victoria – Australia. I decided to direct my efforts on photographing the Ring-tailed and the Black and White Ruffed Lemurs! We were lucky on this day as the temperature was just right for these delightful creatures.  They were out-and-about socializing, sunbathing together and relaxing in yoga-like positions, and spent a lot of time grooming each other.  “Unfortunately, habitat destruction from farming and logging has caused the Lemur to be listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List (Zoos Victoria 2019).  It was saddening to realise this fact and it made our experience studying and photographing them even more meaningful and special…

 

 

 

 

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 a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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 – March 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!

Photography 2019 – Insects: “Parkville – The Royal Melbourne Zoo – Australian Butterflies” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Hubby and I decided to spend another photography adventure at The Royal Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Victoria – Australia. I decided to direct my efforts towards photographing the native Australian tropical and subtropical butterflies situated within the zoo’s renowned Butterfly House!  I wasn’t sure what to expect and how I was going to set about taking photographs, but we have learnt through other photography adventures that taking one’s time is important.  To stop and observe, take-in the ambience and really look.  These delicate, colourful and beautiful winged creatures danced and fluttered throughout the glasshouse allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities.  While photographing them I thought about how their life span is so short with some living only one day, others around two weeks and some species living up to nine months.  Their life cycle starts with the adult butterfly mating, the female laying eggs, the eggs hatch and the life cycle starts over once more. Photographing them close up truly allowed for us to appreciate their beauty and the importance of their presence in our earthly world.

 

 

 

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.  For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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 – February 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!

Photography 2019 – Animals: “Parkville – The Royal Melbourne Zoo – Western Lowland Gorillas” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved hubby and I visiting, once again The Royal Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Victoria – Australia. I decided to direct my efforts on photographing the Western Lowland Gorillas! They are classed as ‘critically endangered’ as their numbers are falling in the wild due to habitat loss caused by mining, logging and the illegal bush meat trade.  It took two separate visits to the zoo for me to be able to photograph these engaging creatures.  As we waited, watched and studied them it became evident just how much we and these animals have in common.  Their facial expressions, body language and moodiness all too familiar to us as humans.  We enjoyed our time with them and so appreciative of being able to see them close-up, but saddened at the same time to see them enclosed and without freedom.

 

 

 

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 a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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!

Photography 2019 – Animals: “Parkville – The Royal Melbourne Zoo – Sumatran Tiger” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved hubby and I visiting The Royal Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Victoria – Australia for the 4th time. I decided to direct my efforts on photographing the Sumatran Tiger! They are classed as ‘critically endangered’ as their numbers in the wild are dwindling on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  We spent a number of hours observing and photographing this beautifully marked animal while it paced within its enclosure.  There was something sad about the way it constantly walked the same path over and over again.  While I understand and appreciated that these animals receive the best of care and treatment, and the importance of Zoos helping to prevent the extinction of these animals, it still had me feeling poorly for the animal.  It was a very warm day and we were lucky enough to see the tiger take a swim in its small lagoon.  Many people came and went to see the tiger during the time we were there which was good – but I found myself wishing they stayed longer to truly appreciate the importance of acknowledging the tiger’s existence…

 

 

 

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 a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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!

Photography 2019 – Animals: “Parkville – The Royal Melbourne Zoo – Sumatran Orang-utan” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved hubby and I visiting The Royal Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Victoria – Australia for the third time. It is just a short distance from where we live and provides some good photographic opportunities. I decided to direct my efforts on photographing the Sumatran Orang-utans!  Zoos Victoria state that “while this peaceable family group lives in safety at the Melbourne Zoo, Sumatran Orang-utans in the wild are under great threat.  They are classed as critically endangered, with numbers in the wild rapidly falling. Numbers have dropped by close to 95% in the last 100 years and there may now be fewer than 3500 in the wild. Their rainforest habitat is being rapidly destroyed to make way for logging and agriculture, particularly palm oil plantations. They are also hunted for the pet trade and for meat” (Zoos Victoria 2019). Our time there while I photographed these kindly and beautiful Orang-utans had me appreciate their place in the world.  We felt sadden by the fact that they were caged, that their existence is being threatened by us – humankind. But hopefully greater awareness of their plight will ensure that they are here in the wild for future generations of us to respect and appreciate. And to know and understand that we all play an important part on this blue planet of ours…

 

 

 

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 a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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!

Photography 2019 – Birds: “Westmeadows – Sulphur Crested Cockatoo” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On this photography adventure day, we only had to take a 5 minute drive from home!  Beside one of Westmeadows, Victoria – Australia local backstreets there stands a tall old gumtree with a large hollow.  At this location each year, around November, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos come and nest at what is perhaps an unusual location.  Cars and people busily pass by daily under their nest, but they seem to have adapted to the suburban lifestyle.  I cannot help feel sad for our bird wildlife.  Melbourne’s ever emerging urban sprawl means that tree felling of large areas of land is therefore – stripping large areas of bird habitats.  Thus leaving birds to find unusual locations to subsist or not at all – hence bird numbers dwindling.  So I hope in years to come to continue to find these iconic Australian native birds revisit this old gum tree…

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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 a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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!

Photography 2018 – Animals: “Parkville – The Royal Melbourne Zoo – Elephants” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved hubby and I visiting The Royal Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Victoria – Australia for the second time this month. I decided to direct my efforts on photographing the Asian Elephants! These gentle giant mammals gracefully drift to-and-fro throughout their home – “the award-winning Trail of the Elephants which allows the elephants considerable scope to roam and forage: it is estimated they travel as far (or further) than elephants living in natural non-extreme environments (6.21–15.00km/day vs. 5–10 km/day)” (Zoos Victoria). The decision to restrict myself to just photographing this mammal gave me the opportunity to better capture their features — their essence I feel. We enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning soon…

 

 

 

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 a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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 – December 2018

 


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 2018 – Birds/Animals: “Parkville – The Royal Melbourne Zoo” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

Above Photograph Story:  During my time photographing the Giraffes – I noticed this one staring into the far distance.  It had stepped up into a patch of dirt surrounded by large rocks positioned as the highest point within its territory. From here it craned its neck towards the view.  I couldn’t help ponder “what must it be thinking?”.  This elegant Giraffe appeared forlorn as it studied the far distant terrain over tall green tree tops and towards the clouded blue skies’.  As I stood there observing, I suddenly found myself feeling sad for this beautiful long-legged, long-necked creature…

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved hubby and I visiting The Royal Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Victoria – Australia.  It had been decades since our last visit and probably with our own children when they where small. We spent a morning there with the intention of returning many more times during 2019.  I decided to concentrate my photography efforts on just the Giraffes.  As the Zebras lived with the Giraffes they too were photographed.  I also managed to photograph some noisy colourful Rainbow Lorikeets while they feed at the Zoo’s bird feeders, and a Bell Miner more commonly know as Bellbird because of their beautiful call.  Making the decision to restrict myself to just a couple of zoo animals and birds gave me the opportunity to better capture their features — their essence I feel.  We enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning soon…

 

 

 

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 a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used 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!