Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Goulburn River, Seymour, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A day with our daughter and granddaughter was such a treat after 8 weeks of restricted photography adventures.  We decided to revisit the Seymour region of Victoria – Australian where we could fish and take photographs of this beautiful part of the Goulburn River.  I was able to capture these two photographs of this picturesque river scene.  It was a lovely autumn day, mild and the temperature kind for this time of the year.  We had a picnic lunch together, fished, feed some local ducks and enjoyed our time together.

 

CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above Goulburn River view featuring the two ducks skimming across the nearly still waters made for a beautiful river image.  The sunlight shone strongly upon the river gums and bushes along the river banks, which created mirror reflections of themselves in the blue waters. The foreground while in the shadows did help to create a deeper blue colour contrast.  The ducks’ wake across the waters added some definition as well.

 

 

CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/90 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above photograph features in the foreground, overhanging river gum trees.  The sun played an important part in being able to highlight them, helping to cast shadows upon the river and also along the grassy riverbank.  Their trunks became a window for me the show off the tree-lined banks in the distance thus helping to showcase this beautiful scenic Goulburn River in the background.

 

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 – May 2020

 

 


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Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Goulburn River Bridge Seymour” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This particular photography adventure, back in June 2018, was more about spending time with my daughter, baby granddaughter and hubby on one of Victoria’s beautiful sunny winter days. As we travelled along the Northwood Road which winds alongside of the Goulburn River, Seymour, Victoria – Australia, we came across the historical Old Goulburn River Bridge. From 1853 to 1966 it was an important river crossing, but now stands as an impressive monument of its time! This elegant wooden structure today nestles quietly in amongst native Australian bush. Beautiful river reflections help show-off its well-preserved 19th century construction of rolled steel joists, transversely and longitudinally planked grey box timber deck supported on cross-beams (Heritage Council 2006). We had a lovely time together enjoying the beauty of the Goulburn River.

 

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. 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!  Because the day was really about spending time with my family, I didn’t take very many photographs and the above is the only one I was truly happy to show here within this blog.  Beautiful reflections in the Goulburn River of the historic bridge make it a very attractive place for photography.

 

 

 

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

 


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 public speaking – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!