Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Sunrises and Sunsets in Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

While out-and-about with my hubby on our photography adventures, we encounter some of the best parts of the day, that being sunrise and sunset.  It is during these moments that we realise how fortunate we are to be able to see the beauty of the landscape. To feel the fresh air brush against our skin, wether it be freezing cold in winter or scorching hot in summer, it helps us appreciate our planet earth. There is a spiritual wonderment when gazing into the sky as the sun rises and sets, thus signalling the birth of a new day, and the closure of another; how this event is fleeting and full of beautiful colour, changing with every minute until the brightness of a new day shifts into play or darkness takes over for the night.  Here below are a series of photographs I have taken over the last year or so that capture those moments…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape 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 these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod and also handheld when needed. 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 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 – July 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “Maldon Railway Station Trains and Carriages” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

With the Craigieburn Camera Club, hubby and I visited the region of Maldon, Victoria – Australia. I took the opportunity to photograph a number of trains and carriages located within the railway yard of the historic Maldon Railway Station set on the Victorian Goldfields of old! It originally opened on 16th June 1884 and closed to passenger services on 6th January 1941.  It is now opened for tourist services over a short 1km section of the line out of Maldon.  The weather on this day was unpredictable, one moment we had sunshine and the next we had rain, so a little challenging photography wise which limited our time spent photographing at this location.  But we did have a lovely lunch and coffee at one of the local Maldon cafes, and we also did a bit of sightseeing around the region’s best know tourist haunts.  Hubby and I had a lovely day, despite the weather conditions – always good to get out-and-about enjoying our photography adventures

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape 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 all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

Some of the photographs of the trains and carriages I felt would do better being developed as black and white images.  It also gave me a chance to experiment and be more creative.  Two of the photographs I left in colour and mainly because they looked better left as taken but also due to the fact they were both taken on my mobile phone and the quality wasn’t there to produce a fine black and white version.

 

 

 

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 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 – July 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Hopkins River at Warrnambool” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

While at the 64th Convention & Interclub Photographic Exhibition in May 2018, hubby and I took some timeout to visit a scenic area of the Hopkins River, Warrnambool, Victoria (Australia). The Hopkins River estuary is approximately 9 kilometres long and culturally significant. It marks the tribal border of the Kirrae Whurrong, Gunditjmara and Tiap Whurrong peoples; once a place for gatherings and trade. Now provides a premier fishing experience for both local and visiting anglers. On this day during the late afternoon, the weather was beautiful and a lovely way for hubby and I to chill-out together. I was particularly happy to be able to photograph a pair of Australian Pelicans that were drifting happily alongside of the jetty.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape 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 these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod and also handheld when needed. 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 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 – May 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “King Valley Balloon Festival – Night Glow!” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Part of Hubby’s and my photography adventure to the King Valley Balloon Festival last weekend involved an amazing visual sensation which featured a ‘Night Glow Light Show‘.  At 7pm, located at the Brown Brothers Airfield, hot-air balloons put on a colourful light show that was backed dropped against a starry night sky. This spectacular event was witnessed by some 3,000 people!  I have to confess, it posed a huge photographic challenge, well for me at least. We very much enjoyed both the morning King Valley Mass Balloon Ascension and this Night Glow Show.  Will definitely try to come back in 2019!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this miscellaneous 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 all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod.  I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.  Taking these photographs with a night sky, bright lighting caused by the flames and having people moving about the balloons continuously – did posed a big challenge for me!

 

 

 

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 man-made wonders, 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 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Miscellaneous: “King Valley Balloon Festival Mass Ascension” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Last Saturday, at 3am in the morning, Hubby and I headed off to Milawa, Victoria – Australia to see the 6.45am King Valley Balloon Festival ‘Sunrise Balloon Mass Ascension’ at Brown Brothers Milawa airfield. The grey overcast morning didn’t stop the event taking place thankfully, and spectators were able to view for free this spectacular yearly event.  We also had the chance to walk around and experience the ascension close-up which gave us an appreciation of just how big these balloons are once in flight. We enjoyed our time marvelling at these giants of the sky and this photography adventure certainly provided me with a challenge in trying to photograph them.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape 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 all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod.  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 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 2018

 


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Photography 2018 – Seascape: “Kilcunda” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

On this particular photography adventure day, the skies became engulfed in grey sultry clouds, with the sun making spasmodic appearances! The panoramic views from the coastline at the seaside town of Kilcunda, Victoria – Australia looked out over the Bass Coast Ocean.  Here surging surf rolled over near deserted sandy beaches.  I managed to also capture some photographs of the Kilcunda Trestle Bridge. This iconic heritage-listed structure was constructed in 1911.  It stretches 91 metres across the Bourne Creek and is 12 metres high, making it a must see when visiting this region of Victoria.  While I was worried that the weather conditions wouldn’t allow for some good photography, I was happy with these taken on the day.  The photograph below featuring an expansive view of the Bass Coast Ocean coastline – is my favourite.  In the far distance, thunderous clouds loom, yet in the foreground, the sun shines brightly over the whites of relentless incoming surf.  On the sandy golden beach, two people stand peering out across the ocean.  It almost looks like a painting to me…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this seascape 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 all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  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 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!


 

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© Karen Robinson – February 2018

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Photography 2017 – Garden: “Tesselaar Tulip Festival” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

For a lover of colour and photography, Tesselaar Tulip Festival gave me the opportunity to photograph swathes of beautiful blooming tulips.  Despite a late start this year, the lovely warm weather had resulted in a stunning display of tulips for all to appreciate.  The Tulip Farm is situated within Silvan’s soft rolling hills. With my husband, daughter and son-in-law we meandered through what seemed to be an overcrowding of these fields. It was a Sunday, and people had come from far and wide to see the tulips before the end of their season.  At one point, it felt like there were more people than tulips!  I managed to be able to take some photographs I was happy with on the day…

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE DUTCH ARRIVE IN SILVAN – ALONG WITH THEIR TULIP BULB

In 1939 Cees and Johanna Tesselaar arrived in the Dandenong Ranges from Holland. They had left on their wedding day and brought with them little else except a willingness to work hard and a love of Tulips (see the About Tesselaar page for more information). Over the next few years they settled into the area and began growing Tulips. News of their “little piece of Holland” spread and so many of the ‘Dutchies’ who arrived during the 1950s flood of immigrants headed straight for the Tesselaar farm where they found a place to stay and a steady job. Many of these people stayed in the area and began their own farms so that today the area is dominated by the “Dutchies” and their beloved Tulips. (It is also the home of the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival).

Thanks to the many stories like these being mirrored around all around the globe, the popularity of the Tulip remains strong almost world-wide. Thankfully today there is also a ready international supply of the bulbs to ensure that these graceful and elegant blooms are readily affordable for most gardeners.” (Tesselaar 2017).

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this garden 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 Lense. For some of the shots, I used the camera hand-held, and for others, I used the camera mounted on a tripod with a remote timer.  Each photography adventure helps me learn more about my camera and lense; and hopefully helps me becoming a better photographer. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

MY PICK OF THE DAY PHOTOGRAPH

My favourite photograph I took on the day is featured here below.  It is the best of the close-up photographs.  I like how the background is darkish which in turns helps to highlight the wonderful colour and form of the in-focus tulips.

 

 

 

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY APPROACH

In future, I will be selecting some photos from each photography adventure, and be a little more creative during the development within Adobe Lightroom 6.  Here below is two photographs where I used the ‘Clarity’ setting in the ‘Development Module’ within Lightroom 6, as a tool to ‘mystify’ the image.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  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 travel and photography adventure!

 

  • Please click on the images to view in full and find camera setting details

 

 

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CONCLUSION

Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way I can improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  NB:  Please click here to visit my ‘Photography – About’ page where you will be able to find blog links and photographs about other photographic adventures…

Happy photography all!

 

 

 


 

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© Karen Robinson – October 2017

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Photography 2017 – Landscape: “Lerderderg State Forest” Blog written by Karen Robinson

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Lerderderg, Victoria - Australia 'Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area - Lerderderg State Forest'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com - Feb 2017

Lerderderg, Victoria – Australia ‘Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area – Lerderderg State Forest’_Karen Robinson tucked away within the natural vegetation taking photographs of Australian Gum trees.  Photographed by ©Karen Robinson’s husband using a Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com – Feb 2017

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this photography adventure was to capture amazing river and bush scenes within the Lerderderg State Forest Park.  It is a 14,250-hectare park located between Bacchus Marsh and Blackwood, an hour’s drive from Melbourne – Australia.  The Lerderderg river itself “has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and slate, almost bisecting the park” (Parks Victoria 2016). To our surprise, the Lerderderg stony river bed was mostly dry with some occasional small water holes and lagoons to be found – as we ventured by foot along the expansive stony river bed.  My husband explained to me that some 50 years ago and when he was a young man, he would trek this area; and back then – there was no shortage of water flowing through this river’s watercourse way.  It was a shock to view this once mighty river so dry!  We will probably need to come back over winter and at the beginning of spring to see what difference the winter rains have made on this region of Australian bush.   The native wildlife surrounding the river greatly depend upon its water resources for daily sustenance, and this lack of water must mean that animal and bird wildlife would be suffering.  It is a beautiful region to visit; its isolation added to our overall experience, it was a magical day…

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT LERDERDERG STATE FOREST

Lerderderg State Park encompasses scenic and geological gorge formations surrounding the Lerderderg River as well as the volcanic cone of Mount Blackwood.  The adjacent and separate block called the Pyrete Range forms part of the park.  The park is known for its remote setting and the 300 deep Lerderderg River gorge is a dominant feature.  Private land abuts the park to the south and the Wombat State forest abuts to the north and west (VEAC.Vic.Gov – 2017).

A range of vegetation types, including a riparian Blue Gum and Manna Gum community of State significance and 23 significant plant species present in Lerderderg State Park, together with nine significant animal species.  The vegetation changes dramatically from north to south in accordance with the rainfall gradient.  Dry Stringy-bark-box forests are found near the gorge mouth, and Box-Iron-bark woodlands along the high ridges of the south.  There is a change to taller, damper Messmate-Peppermint-Gum Forests along the northern boundary of the park.  The river margins support Blue Gum and Manna Gum, while grevilleas, wattles and hakeas are found in steep and rocky sections.  Late winter and spring are best times to see the spectacular display of wildflowers.  The Lerderderg River is a proclaimed Heritage River and there are 3 reference areas in the park (VEAC.Vic.Gov – 2017).

The Wurundjeri and the Wathaurung are Aboriginal tribes known to have lived in the area.  European occupation of the area commenced during the 1830s when squatters took up large pastoral runs around Bacchus Marsh.  Gold was first discovered at what is now the township of Blackwood, in 1851.  The area was rich in alluvial gold and large nuggets were found chiefly in the bed of the Lerderderg River and its tributaries in what is now the Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park (VEAC.Vic.Gov – 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this landscape photography exercise – I used my EOS 1100D Canon DSLR camera on a tripod with a remote timer for the big shots. I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and to also gain GPS location readings.

 

Blackwood, Victoria - Australia 'River Crossing - Lerderderg State Park'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_February 2017

Blackwood, Victoria – Australia ‘River Crossing – Lerderderg State Park’_Karen Robinson taking photographs within and along the stony river bed.  Photographed by ©Karen Robinson’s husband_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_February 2017

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  I developed a small selection of photographs.  It was once more a new experience, especially developing the landscape photographs where some of the skyline was over exposed.  A number of the photographs I decided to crop the sky out of the photograph itself. I also decided to turn some into black and white photographs in order to gain the best raw photographic details – using Lightroom 6. Overall though I was happy with my efforts and feel that the essence of the natural Australia bush was captured. Please find both above and below the best of what I took on the day.

 

 

 

MacKenzies Flat, Victoria – Australia

Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Lerderderg, Victoria - Australia 'Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area - Lerderderg State Forest'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com - Feb 2017

Lerderderg, Victoria – Australia ‘Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area – Lerderderg State Forest’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com – Feb 2017

Lerderderg, Victoria - Australia 'Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area - Lerderderg State Forest'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com - Feb 2017

Lerderderg, Victoria – Australia ‘Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area – Lerderderg State Forest’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com – Feb 2017

 

 

 

Blackwood River Crossing, Victoria – Australia

Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Blackwood, Victoria - Australia 'River Crossing - Lerderderg State Park'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_February 2017

Blackwood, Victoria – Australia ‘River Crossing – Lerderderg State Park’_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_February 2017

 

 

 

Shaws Lake, Victoria – Australia

Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Blackwood, Victoria - Australia 'Shaws Lake - Lerderderg'_Photographed by Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_Feb 2017

Blackwood, Victoria – Australia ‘Shaws Lake – Lerderderg’_Photographed by Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_Feb 2017

 

 

 

 

 

SLIDE-SHOW OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS

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CONCLUSION

Another magical day taking landscape photographs.  I would encourage anyone to take up photography as a way of tapping into one’s creativeness; a way to reconnect with nature. Photography as an art form used as therapy – helps to improve one’s sense of well-being and gets a ‘thumbs up’ from me…

Happy photography all!

 

Blackwood, Victoria - Australia 'River Crossing - Lerderderg State Park'_Photographed by ©Karen Robinson_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_February 2017

Blackwood, Victoria – Australia ‘River Crossing – Lerderderg State Park’_Karen standing in the river bed taking photographs. Photographed by ©Karen Robinson’s husband with Samsung Galaxy 6 mobile phone_www.idoartkarenrobinson.com_February 2017

 

 

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© Karen Robinson – March 2017

 

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Photography 2017 – Garden: “Cloudehill Gardens” Blog written by Karen Robinson

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Olinda, Victoria – Australia. Cloudehill Gardens Photographed by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com Feb 2017.

Olinda, Victoria – Australia. Cloudehill Gardens Photographed by ©Karen Robinson – Feb 2017.  Here in this photograph, I (Karen) was setting up my EOS 1100D Canon DSLR camera on a tripod and photographing the lower meadow of Cloudehill where bulb flowers are in bloom.  It was such a pretty location.  Featured in the background is my daughter and son-in-law.  My husband took this photo of me with my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone.  NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another photography adventure! With my husband, and this time joined by our daughter and son-in-law, it involved visiting the glorious Cloudehill Gardens.  We drove through the highly scenic Dandenongs to reach our destination.  It was hard not to want to just stop every few minutes to photograph this beautiful region of Victoria – Australia. During this garden photography exercise – I used my EOS 1100D Canon DSLR camera on a tripod with a remote timer for the big shots. I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 Mobile Phone for quick spontaneous photographs.  The aim of this photography adventure was to gain some experience taking garden photographs during a time of day not ideal – being late morning and over mid-day.  I found it particularly difficult to work out how to shoot sky and garden together without over exposing the sky.  Although shady spots proved to be interesting – as filtered light offered soft lighting photographic opportunities.

 

 

Olinda, Victoria – Australia. Cloudehill Gardens Photographed by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com Feb 2017.

Olinda, Victoria – Australia. Cloudehill Gardens Photographed by ©Karen Robinson – Feb 2017.   As I (Karen) was setting up to take this photograph the lighting changed a few times as the clouds covered and uncovered the sun.  At one point the clouds uncovered the sun allowing for it to filter through the over arching tree branches and leaves.  The dappled lighting was just beautiful which help create this wonderful natural tunneling effect.  The location for this particular photograph was just behind the Marquee Lawn area. The trees run alongside of Woolrich Road