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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

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

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

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

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing then I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find here above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2020

 

 


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

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2020 – Seascape: “Sunrise at Cape Woolamai and Summerlands, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved travelling to the coastal area of Cape Woolamai and Summerlands, Victoria – Australia, around the Phillip Island Nature Parks region.  Up at 3.30am, left home by 4am to arrive onsite at Southpoint Lookout to take in the great ocean and cliff views at sunrise.  Fresh sea breezes blow in on our faces and had us rugged up to ward off the cold, despite the fact it is summertime here in Victoria.  I was able to also photograph the iconic Nobbles Round Island and stunning ocean shoreline while the tide was out at Cats Bay.  Then onto our last stop before heading back home – the magnificent surf beach at Woolamai Park.  Here the morning light lit up the sandy beach that stretched for miles around the coastline.  Luckily we came when the tide was out far enough to show off rockpools and surf crashing at its edge.  This helped to add additional interest to the overall photograph making it a beautiful Australian summertime beach scene.  We headed back home late morning feeling good about our photography adventure, just love being out-and-about enjoying what our Blue Planet has to offer and knowing it is such a treasure…

 

 

 

 

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.  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. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2020

 

 


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

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2020 – Seascape: “Sunrise at Flinders and Cape Schanck, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure involved travelling to the coastal area of Flinders and Cape Schanck, Victoria – Australia.  We decided to arrive on scene just before sunrise to capture predawn images; and then just after the sun had risen with views of the coastline, big early morning skies and vast stretches of ocean.  It was a pleasant summer morning, mild temperatures and a soft sea breeze!  I managed to find a few good locations and photography compositions.  Then a drive back home during the early afternoon after visiting this beautiful coastal area of Victoria.  Felt good to get out-and-about to once more enjoy the natural wonders of the world…

 

 

 

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.  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. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – February 2020

 

 


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

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, blogging and motivational speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!

Photography 2019 – “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.

 

 

With each photography adventure, I have learned more about photography, about how to use light and contrast to enhance the images, how to improve my composition through really looking, how to use my equipment better, and also how to improve my skills while developing the raw images using Lightroom.

But overall, the most important part of this ongoing journey has been and hopefully will still be – time spent with loved ones while enjoying the great outdoors!  It has truly helped improve our sense of well being. It has deepened our appreciation for how fortunate we are, and about how important it is to value and care for this beautiful and wonderful blue planet we share with all living creatures…

 

 

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR 2019