Photography 2019 – Seascape: “St. Kilda Pier – Port Phillip Bay” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventure hubby and I visited the St. Kilda Pier at Port Phillip Bay, Victoria – Australia, not once but twice in the one day!  We came during the earlier morning where the light was soft and blue and during the late afternoon with members of the Craigieburn Camera Club to photograph the sunset where the light was golden.  We really enjoyed our time at this location.  During the earlier morning there were only a few local people populating the Pier and surrounding area but by mid to late afternoon, the area was crowded with tourists out-and-about enjoying this iconic Melbourne location.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.  NB:  And part of the photography equipment as featured below is us – and especially my dear hubby who helps lug around the equipment for me!

 

 

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 above only, 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 – September 2019

 

 


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Photography 2019 – Seascape: “Ferguson Street Pier – Williamstown” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

My hubby and I decided to go back to a location that had a view across Port Phillip Bay from Ferguson Street Pier in Williamstown, Victoria – Australia for this photography adventure.  Fortunately for us, the early morning was pleasant – no wild winter winds to bother our walk along the pier and shoreline! From this advantage point, I was able to photograph across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne’s city skyline while the last of the night’s street and city lights glowed before sunrise.  Anchored Yachts rested in plain sight with a couple of exceptions, one being a keen yachtsman heading out for an early morning joy ride around the bay and the other, a large container ship heading in from the open seas towards Port Phillip Bay’s container shipping docking area.  After I had satisfied myself that I had taken enough photographs of this location, we headed off for a much-needed cup of coffee and a chat about how we had enjoyed the fresh sea air and the sunrise – the birth of a new day…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Recently I had purchased a Right Angle L Plate Bracket for my camera so that I could turn it to do portraits or landscape photographs more easily which worked a treat.  I also purchased a BH-40 Ballhead for my tripod and once more, it made taking my photographs not just easier but much more enjoyable. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  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 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 – July 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 2017 – Seascape: “Point Lonsdale Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

Lonsdale, Victoria - Australia 'Seascape and Sunset' photographed by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late in the afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit region to capture seascape and sunset photos. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture - written by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com

Lonsdale, Victoria – Australia ‘Seascape and Sunset’ photographs by ©Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late one afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit this region to capture seascape and sunset photographs. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture – written by ©Karen Robinson  NB:  My dear husband took this photo of me using my Samsung Galaxy 6 Mobile Phone as I was photographing the sunset from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this photography adventure was to capture seascape and sunset scenes around Point Lonsdale region, Victoria – Australia; a small coastal town not far from Geelong where I had worked earlier on this particular day.  We arrived late afternoon at Point Lonsdale front-beach, which is a small beach located at the mouth of Port Phillip Bay.  Here I took photographs of the beach’s stone sea-wall, wide ocean views and of white crashing surf breaks, seaside bush vegetation and of local surfers taking advantage of high-tide waves. Then we moved on – towards the Point Lonsdale Pier where I was able to capture varying shots of the pier while the tide was coming in towards the coastline.  Once the ‘golden hour’ arrived I settled into taking photographs of shoreline rocks and then glorious sunset photographs looking out and across to Barwon Heads. Once more this occasion offered myself a wonderful opportunity to take photographs of our local region but also gave me precious time to spend with my husband – a win-win for me!

NB:  The ‘golden hour’ and also know as the ‘magic hour’ is the period just shortly after sunrise or before sunset where the lighting is just beautiful, soft and where a photographer really can feel like they are painting and drawing with light…

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT POINT LONSDALE’S SECTION OF ‘PORT PHILLIP HEADS MARINE NATIONAL PARK’

 

Point Lonsdale is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula.  The Point Lonsdale section of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National park is located between Queenscliff and the western side of the Port Phillip entrance. Many of the rocks that make up the reefs as well as rocks and cliffs above the water are made of ancient dune limestone or calcarenite. This readily weathered rock is made of sand grains that have been cemented together by the high amounts of calcium carbonate derived from shells. The outer limits of the park at Point Lonsdale can be subject to strong currents when water is moving in and out of The Heads.

Lonsdale, Victoria - Australia 'Seascape and Sunset' photographed by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late in the afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit region to capture seascape and sunset photos. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture - written by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com

Lonsdale, Victoria – Australia ‘Seascape and Sunset’ photographed by ©Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late in the afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit region to capture seascape and sunset photos. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture – written by ©Karen Robinson

The intertidal reef is a great place for beginner and advanced snorkellers, as well as divers, to explore and experience a diverse array of Victoria’s marine life.

Visitors can find a channel through Lonsdale Reef, around 20m wide and 2-4m deep, which contains a small forest of Giant Kelp. This was created by fishermen seeking an easier entrance to the bay through the Rip in their small fishing boats.  Snorkelling around Point Lonsdale jetty and nearby reef is very popular in the summer months.

The deeper waters of the area contain fascinating structures including deep water cliffs, caverns, rocky reef walls, sponge gardens and kelp beds.

Lonsdale, Victoria - Australia 'Seascape and Sunset' photographed by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late in the afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit region to capture seascape and sunset photos. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture - written by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com

Lonsdale, Victoria – Australia ‘Seascape and Sunset’ photographed by ©Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late in the afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit region to capture seascape and sunset photos. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture – written by ©Karen Robinson

The popular dive site, Lonsdale Wall, is composed of a series of ledges which mark the edge of the historical course of the Yarra River.  Starting at 15m deep, the ledges drop to 90m and extend for up to 1km. Vertical walls, sheltered caves, ledges and overhangs support dazzling sponge gardens, over 43 species of fish and encrusting algae. Other creatures include corals, anemones, gorgonians, hydroids and sea tulips.

Lonsdale Reef near Point Lonsdale has four visible and recognisable shipwrecks – the iron sailing barques George Roper, Holy head and Gang, and the gold rush steamer Conside (Parks Victoria 2016).

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this seascape photography exercise – I used my new 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.  This was the second time I had used this new camera and lense. I am still getting use to understanding its abilities.  It was such a pleasure though to use, and good for someone like myself trying to learn to be a better photographer!  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

Lonsdale, Victoria - Australia 'Seascape and Sunset' photographed by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late in the afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit region to capture seascape and sunset photos. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture - written by ©Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com

Lonsdale, Victoria – Australia ‘Seascape and Sunset’ photographed by ©Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com April 2017. Comments: Late in the afternoon my hubby and I decided to visit region to capture seascape and sunset photos. It was an exhilarating experience with lots of walking involved and the sea breeze rushing against our faces. The sight of the sun slipping away for the day was beautiful to watch and capture – written by ©Karen Robinson  NB:  My dear husband took this photo of me – he used my Samsung Galaxy 6 Mobile Phone as I was photographing the surf at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse with my Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame Camera and Lense Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS.

 

 

 

 

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 particular late afternoon at Point Lonsdale.

 

 

 

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CONCLUSION

The experience of feeling fresh sea air brush across our faces, viewing the expanse of the open sea, hearing the waves crash onto the shoreline, and watching the beautiful sunset at Point Lonsdale rejuvenated out bodies and souls.  Photography is just another way I choose to improve my sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!  It definitely works for me and once more we finished up our day tried, but in high spirits…

Happy photography all!

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

© Karen Robinson – April 2017

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Photography 2017 – Seascape: “Williamstown/Port Phillip Bay” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com Feb 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ Williamstown Pier.  © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com Feb 2017 Photo of Karen taken by her husband using a Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Once more my hubby and I packed up the photography equipment and headed out for the day! The aim of this photography adventure was to capture seascape scenes along the shoreline of Williamstown, Victoria – Australia.  The first visit was after sunrise, early to mid-morning and mostly around the Williamstown Pier where numerous boats and yachts were anchored within the safe harbour of Port Phillip Bay.  From this advantage point we could see Melbourne’s cityscape in the far background.  My second visit on another day was at a time where I could capture the ‘before and during’ sunrise views.  This time we located ourselves a little further alone from the Williamstown Pier; a location that gave us a clear view across the harbour and allowing us to see some of Melbourne’s cityscape with the Dandenong Ranges deep in the background.

 

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ Passenger Ship at sunrise coming back from its Tasmanian voyage – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017 – Taken with Sony Camera & Lense

 

 

 

 

ABOUT WILLIAMSTOWN – Today!

 

Williamstown is the oldest continuous settlement on the shores of Port Phillip and is an area rich in maritime history (Parks Victoria 2016).

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this seascape photography exercise and during my first visit to Williamstown, I used my EOS 1100D Canon DSLR camera on a tripod with a remote timer for the big shots.  The second visit – I used my new compact system camera a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a new lense Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS hand-held. It was the first time I had used this new camera and lense, but once I got the hang of it – it was such a pleasure to use.  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ looking back towards Williamstown.  Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera & Lense.

 

 

 

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.  But considering it was my first time out using my new Sony Camera – I was pleasantly surprised with the results.  The Sony Camera was easy to use and made my old camera feel like a dinosaur in comparison.  Most of the photos required little adjustment out of the camera which was pleasing. But I did decide to turn some into black and white photographs that I had taken on my old camera in order to gain the best raw photographic details – using Lightroom 6.  Please find both above and below the best of what I took during these two days.

 

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  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia  NB:  Looking out from Williamstown Pier across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne Central Business District
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson taken with Canon Camera & Lense
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  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia  NB:  Looking out across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne with the Dandenong Ranges in the background
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson taken with Sony Camera & Lense
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Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring a local fisherman at dawn – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera and Lense.

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring Cargo Container Vessel heading out towards the ‘Heads’ of Port Phillip Bay at sunrise – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera and Lense.

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring Cargo Container Vessel heading into towards Melbourne’s Container Terminal at Sun-raise – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera and Lense.

 

 

 

 

  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia   NB:  Looking out across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne with the Dandenong Ranges in the background
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson taken with Sony Camera & Lense
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  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia   NB:  Looking out from the Williamstown Pier across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne Central Business District
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson with Sony Camera & Lense
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Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ Williamstown Pier.  Photographed by © Karen Robinson just after sunrise – http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

 

 

 

 

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CONCLUSION

Being on location before sunrise and by the sea – was such a beautiful experience.  Watching the sun creep up and over the horizon, releasing its glorious colourful display of golden yellows and mellow oranges was visually breathtaking.  And the fresh salt sea air brushing across our faces made us feel good to be alive!  Thus using photography to improve my sense of wellbeing definitely works for me; we left in high spirits!

Happy photography all!

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

 

 

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© Karen Robinson – March 2017

 

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