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

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

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

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

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

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

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CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being and at the same time – be creative. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2022

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

 

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LAUNCH NIGHT Solo Exhibition

‘Photographic Portraits of Nature’ by ©Karen Robinson’

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

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

To all of you — sincerely thank you. 

 

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

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

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being and at the same time – be creative. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2022

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

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

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

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

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being and at the same time – be creative. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2022

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

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WE ARE READY FOR THE LAUNCH!

‘Photographic Portraits of Nature – by Karen Robinson’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being and at the same time – be creative. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP:  Essential via Eventbrite Light refreshments provided

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

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

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

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

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

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being and at the same time – be creative. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – August 2022

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

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Photography 2022 – Seascape: “Williamstown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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We decided to go back to re-photographing Williamstown, Victoria – an Australian city seaside location frequented by local residents and tourists alike.  Most of the images are taken around Ferguson Street Pier area looking across Port Phillip Bay. It was a beautiful sunny winter morning, and the light was kind for photography, and before the crowds arrived on location.

This was going to be my first tryout with a new lens Tamron 35-150 F2-2.8 DiIII VXD for Sony FE Mount and paired up with my recently new Sony Camera Body A7RIV +A.  While the images were just about trying out this new combo – I was thrilled with the quality of the images and feel it’s been a great choice of systems for the type of photography I like to do.

The uploading of images onto social media can be a real challenge to showcase their quality.  Hopefully, these images will give some impression of how good the image quality is without viewing them first-hand via the computer and/or as a printed image. The above photograph and the following three images have been taken during this visit in June 2022, but I decided to include other images taken during previous years to help give a fuller story of this historic seaside location.

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being and at the same time – be creative. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – June 2022


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Portsea, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Another photography adventure back to Portsea, Victoria – Australia during our summer season and before the day’s stormy weather rolled in from the Bass Strait. We took a walk up to several lookouts where views of Portsea Surf Beach could be enjoyed.  A few locals engaging in their daily walks, and tourists strolling along the beach coastline taking in the natural beauty of the region helps to give scale to the vastness of this coastal beach.  We also visited the London Bridge Lookout where I managed to take a closeup shot of the surf creeping into a large cave-like rock formation.  A young person enjoying the location helped to give scale to its surroundings.  It was once more an enjoyable morning with mother nature, fresh air, beautiful sights, leaving us with a good to be alive feeling!

Above Photograph:  The above seascape photograph features a coastal view of Portsea Surf Beach.

Below Photograph: The below seascape photograph features locals and tourists enjoying the Portsea Surf Beach.

 

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph features a view from London Bridge Lookout of a cave-like rock formation with a young person enjoying the surroundings.

 

 

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 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 – March 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Lorne-Queenscliff Coastal Reserve, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure entailed going back to a region we had visited some time ago along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne-Queenscliff Coastal Reserve Region, Victoria – Australia.  We arrived sometime before sunrise at Devil’s Elbow.  It was a beautifully mild summer morning, clear sky, no traffic or people, just us and the seascape.  Once I had finished taking my sunrise shots from this location, we headed towards Lorne itself to Bert Alsop Track which runs closely beside the beachfront that includes large spans of rockpools.

Above Photograph:  The above seascape photograph features lovely views from a roadside stop.  Here I was able to stand on a small ledge with my tripod and camera and took this shot above!

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph was on the beach itself.  Lovely stretches of sand and rockpools in the foreground and petty blue sky and ocean made for a perfect summertime photograph of this region.

 

Below Photographs:  The below seascape photograph of a wide stretch of rock pools, ocean and mountain ranges in the distant helped to showoff the patterning of these rockpools.  The single person walking off along the sandy beachfront also helps to show scale and vastness.  In the distance, a soft mist hung along the coastline creating a beautiful mystical feel to the image.

 

Below Photographs:  The seascape photograph below was taken just as the sunrise happened at Devil’s Elbow.  It was difficult to position myself and the tripod in a good spot at this location as was situated on the edge of a cliff – did the best I could!

 

Below Photographs:  The seascape photographs below include one of my hubby looking out over the ocean and another of me positioned on the ledge of the cliffs taking photographs while the sun was rising over the ocean.

 

 

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 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 – February 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Sunrise at Williamstown, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Another wonderful photography adventure opportunity to set about photographing a glorious sunrise at Williamstown, Victoria – Australia.  It’s New Year’s Day 2021 and as we wondered along the Bay Trail Walk, looking across Port Phillip Bay towards anchored yachts and boats, and the Melbourne City Skyline – couldn’t help feeling good!  And at this time in the morning, only keen walkers and photographers could be seen, so peaceful!

Above Photography:  The above seascape photograph was taken during the blue hour and at high tide which meant I was able to capture beautiful sunrise reflections in at the shoreline.  The sky rapidly changed in colouration as the sunrise developed.  A truly magical early morning experience, the temperature was mild and with little to no wind it made for a pleasant seaside environment indeed.

Below Photograph:  The seascape photograph below was taken just upon the sun rising over the landscape to the right of the photograph.  Now the warm tones emerged across the lower clouds, and across the still Port Phillip Bay waters.  Once more, beautiful reflections in the foreground help create this magnificent shoreline image.

 

 

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 – January 2021


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Photography 2021 – Seascape: “Brighton, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

It’s summertime now in Melbourne – Australia and time to capture some beautiful sunrise shots at Brighton Beach. We arrived at the beach early morning to find a couple of people undertaking their daily exercise routine and a number of keen photographers seeking to capture a beach sunrise.

Above Photography:  After taking the photograph below, I turned around and sighted this above beach view.  It was just beautiful and the warm early morning sunrise poured orange into the clouds above and across the wide-open sandy beach.  Way in the distance the Melbourne City skyline was in sight and looking out over Port Phillip Bay.  Not a person in sight except for the occasional seagull.

Below Photograph:  While thinking about my approach for the morning I sighted this scene below.  As the ‘blue hour’ started to drift into the sunrise, the street lights lit up the sandy beach and one of the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes.  The view took in clouds hanging lowly in the sky with the Port Phillip Bay shoreline gently meeting the sandy beach. The lighting was gorgeous and something different for a beach photograph for me!

 

 

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 – January 2021


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

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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

 

 


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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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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!