Photography 2020 – Landscape/Garden: “My Photographic Story of Trees within Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During my photography adventures over the years with my hubby throughout the State of Victoria – Australia, I have photographed many images which strongly feature trees.  Trees whether in gardens, lining country or suburban streets, whether lining parcels of land of farmers, or trees that are found in forests and reserves – all serve an important part of our natural world.  They are the homes of many animals, birds and insects, they deserve our respect and need our help to be protected.

As a landscape photographer, trees are an important focal point in any photograph.  Some help to frame the image and others offer different colour and shape contrast. They can be stark and barren, lush and green with plentiful leafing; they can arrear like statues or sculptures upon the landscape or within a garden scene.  They can be towering in height like giant monsters or like delicate ballerina’s dancing in the wind, and at times appear like ghostly figures in mist and fog.  Some show signs of suffering from fire, floods, high winds and human degradation. A tree isolated can appear lonely and sad, but when they stand together they then appear like an impenetrable army that can be overwhelming, and leave us feeling small and insignificant! All these attributes of trees help to tell a visual story about the location in which they feature. They are life-sustaining, survivors, they are magnificent…

 

Please find here below a small selection of trees I have photographed over the years…

 

 

 

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 – April 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: “Teddys’ Outlook, Lorne, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Teddy’s Outlook, Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Victoria – Australia.  Camera Settings:  Exposure 1/200 sec at f/8.0, Focal Length 57mm, ISO 100, Camera Make Sony – Model ILCE-7M2, Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed image in Lightroom Classic.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We are living in a strange time in history.  The coronavirus has, is and will continue to influence how we go about our daily lives for some time to come!  For hubby and me, its only a matter of staying at home until otherwise advised except for medical needs, food requirements and daily walks around our neighbourhood.  We know we are fortunate but at highrisk being over the age of 65 years of age now – so no photography adventures outside our garden and house until further notice from our Australian government.

Our Craigieburn Camera Club has been helping us photographers stay active by giving us a weekly task to achieve.  This week we had to find a photograph from our archives and see if we could make improvements, or find one we may have overlooked and develop.  As I was scrolling through my Lightroom Classic Catalogue I came across the above photograph which I had overlooked back in 2017.  Noticing that it was sharp and had beautiful lighting I decided to process it.  It’s a photograph taken from Teddy’s Outlook at Lorne on the Great Ocen Road, Victoria – Australia.  The lighting allowed for me to be able to create a beautiful composition of this iconic scenic ocean view.

 

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.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 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: “Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We are living in a strange time in history.  The coronavirus has, is and will continue to influence how we go about our daily lives for some time to come!  For hubby and me, its only a matter of staying at home until otherwise advised except for medical needs, food requirements and daily walks around our neighbourhood.  We know we are fortunate but at highrisk being over the age of 65 years of age now – so no photography adventures outside our garden and house until further notice from our Australian government.

Our Craigieburn Camera Club has been helping us photographers stay active by giving us a weekly task to achieve.  This week we had to find a photograph from our archives and see if we could make improvements, or find one we may have overlooked and develop.  As I was scrolling through my Lightroom Classic Catalogue I came across the above photograph which I had overlooked back in 2017.  Noticing that it was sharp and had beautiful lighting I decided to process it.  It’s a photograph taken from Mount Franklin, Daylesford region, Victoria – Australia.  The evening sunset lit up great swaths of landscape with its golden light creating a most beautiful visual feast.

 

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.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 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: “Hells Hole Track at Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Hubby and I embarked on a short photography adventure to Mount Macedon, Victoria – Australia Macedon Regional Park Region just prior to having to stay at home due to the spread of Corona Virus.  We drove along a deserted track called Hells Hole. We found a beautiful lush green forest.  Fern ground cover and tall spindly trees helped to create a magical environment.  A wonderful retreat for natural wildlife! We are going to miss these times and hopefully this time next year, all of this part of our history will be over and we all have the chance to return to some kind of normalcy… 

 

 

 

 

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, 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. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  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!

Photography 2020 – Black and White/Monochrome: “Images taken within the State of Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Taking into account that hubby and I will need to put on hold any photography adventures that involve travel for some time during this year 2020, I have decided to blog about the black and white/monochrome photographs I have taken and amassed over recent years during our past photography adventures. They consist of many and varying subject matters from landscapes, garden, seascapes, city/streetscapes, abstraction, animals and birds, and people!  All photographs have been taken within the State of Victoria Australia. Details relating to each photograph above and below can be found by just hovering over the image where a small window will appear with relevant details about that specific image.

It is interesting when deciding to make a photograph into a black and white image – how it changes its story, focus and mood!  While I am a great lover of colour, there are times when I find myself really enjoying developing an image as a black and white.  Seeing how by taking away colour and introducing varying shades of black and white can transform an image into a completely different creative outcome!  Over time, this process has had me actually anticipating when a scene would work best in black and white rather than colour.  This approach has meant I have been able to do better at getting what I creatively want rather than just waiting to make the decision to do black and white during the development progress!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During these photography adventures – I have used my compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens or a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. Also would have used my Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which has 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, my usual practice is to download all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I develop just the photographs I feel are the best and/or should be included because they help tell the story about that particular photography adventure. During the process of developing them, I am able to see what I need to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below all the black and white/monochrome photographs I have taken over the years and amassed here for you to view.

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. While during early 2020 we will be limited to how much we will be able to get out-and-about, I will endeavour to find other ways to undertake photographic creativity from within our home environment – hopefully!

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!

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!

Photography 2019 – “My Favourite Photographs for the Year!” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

There have been many photography adventures in 2019 and all in the state of Victoria, Australia, and within car travelling distance from where we live in Melbourne. Most of my photography adventures have been with my hubby, but on some occasions with my daughter and granddaughter, and at other times, with the Craigieburn Camera Club.  Throughout each season during 2019 – I experimented and experienced photographing across numerous genres that being:- Landscape, Seascape, Animals, Birds, Butterflies, Garden, Street and People photography.