Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Strath Creek, Molesworth and Thornton Regions, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Over a number of years now we have travelled around the regions of Strath Creek, Molesworth and Thornton, Victoria – Australia during our photography adventures.  Each time we discover new locations of interest or even revisit previous locations, but during a different time of the year.  It always amazes me how different regional Victoria can look from one season to the next. On this occasion we arrived at Murchison Gap Lookout at Strath Creek before sunrise which gave me an opportunity to photography some stunning images. As the sun crept over the Valley of a Thousand Hills, its golden warm rays created a beautiful soft other-world atmosphere. It was here I was able to capture the above image and the two below, at different moments during the early morning.

On our travels we sighted a small church named Christ Church erected about 1869 set aback from the Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth (image following below). It was a strange sight seeing this pristine small white and well cared for church against what felt like a rural setting. I was attracted to this composition because of the simplicity of the church itself, and how either side of it stood beautiful autumn trees. They were a wonderful contrast to the whiteness of the church.

At Thornton near Gilmores Bridge where Hubby fished along the Goulburn River, I sighted a scraggly autumn hedge and photographed (image at end of blog).  The day grew grey and I took the opportunity to rest in the car while hubby fished. We had gotten up very early that morning and I was feeling my age! I felt satisfied I had photographed what I wanted for the day.  Another wonderful opportunity to have been able to get out-and-about admiring Mother Nature handwork!

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image taken from Murchison Gap Lookout just as the sun crept over the darken mountain ridges.

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of a foggy view of ‘The Valley of a Thousand Hills’ at Murchison Gap Lookout during sunrise. 

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of a foggy view of ‘The Valley of a Thousand Hills’ at Murchison Gap Lookout just before sunrise. 

ABOVE:  Molesworth, Victoria (Australia) – Images of ‘Christ Church’ erected about 1869 on the Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth. 

ABOVE:  Thorton, Victoria (Australia) – Image of scraggly hedge near Gilmores Bridge and the Goulburn River.

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 – June 2021


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Photography 2021 – Landscape: “Strath Creek, Kerrisdale, Yea, Goughs Bay and Mickleham Regions, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Our photography adventure included a day trip around country Victoria (Australia) to the regions of Strath Creek, Kerrisdale, Yea and Goughs Bay. It’s still Autumn here, and the weather is mild and beautiful making it an enjoyable experience.  My photography goal was to seek out Autumn displays.  A stop at the Yea River Bridge in Yea revealed a magnificent autumn display riverside (image above and below).  The early afternoon sun shone through the oak tree leaves creating a wonder world of warm colours.  Pretty green ivy climbed the oak tree trunk and river reflections completed a glorious autumn image.  Along Broadford-Flowerdale Road Strath Creek a row of golden yellow leafed poplar trees stood tall against a mountain range and clear blue sky creating a truely lovely autumn portrait. A drive by the Kerrisdale Estate along Parrot Creek Road revealed again wonderful autumn displays.  Our last stop of the day was at Goughs Bay on Lake Eildon where we took in vast views of the bay from Bayside Boulevard.  The calm blue bay, orange rock foreground, distant green mountain range and clear blue sky during the mid afternoon sun was just magical, peaceful and a wonderful way to wind up our day’s photography adventure!  NB:  On another day we stopped at Marnong Estate Winery Mickleham where I managed to capture an image of the winery and distance fields and mountains showcasing glorious autumn colours (image at the bottom of this blog).

ABOVE:  Yea, Victoria (Australia) – Images of Oak Trees beside Yea River Bridge 

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Images of Oak Trees within the Kerrisdale Estate 

ABOVE:  Kerrisdale, Victoria (Australia) – Image of lone tree in grass field on King Parrot Creek Road. 

ABOVE:  Goughs Bay, Victoria (Australia) – Images of Bay within Lake Eildon from Bayside Boulevard. 

ABOVE:  Strath Creek, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Poplar Trees along Broadford-Flowerdale Road.

ABOVE:  Goughs Bay, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Autumn display near the Delatite River

ABOVE:  Mickleham, Victoria (Australia) – Image of Marnong Estate Winery Homestead views from Kinnear Road. 

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 – May 2021


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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Acheron – Goulburn River Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Some of our photography adventures take us to places where my hubby can do a spot of fishing.  One of his favourite locations is Acheron, Victoria – Australia where the Goulburn River runs closely alongside local farming properties.  While hubby fished I photographed points of interest along the well-trodden path beside the river.  It was a beautiful spring day, the temperature just right for being out-and-about.  No fish for dinner but still a most enjoyable photography adventure for sure!

 

 

 

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 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 – October 2019

 

 


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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Strath Creek – Valley of a Thousand Hills” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During our driving trip up to Bright, Victoria – Australia, we stopped at a number of scenic spots during this photography adventure. Our very first stop for the day was a spontaneous one!  We stopped to take photographs at the Murchison Gap Lookout. I was able to capture a magnificent sunrise with early morning mist drifting throughtout the valleys.  It’s a region titled Valley of a Thousand Hills. Cool blue skies and early morning golden sunlight bathed the region giving it a mystical feel and look.  It was truly a beautiful sight.

 

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 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 – September 2019

 

 


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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Strath Creek” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Strath Creek, Victoria – Australia is one of my favourite photography adventure locations, especially during the Autumn and Winter times of the year.  During these times, seasonal rains transform the local countryside from summertime dry brown to winter lush green!  It was just by good fortune we came across this particular location.  A dead-end road through local farming land revealed such beautiful panoramic landscape.  On our return home, we noted to come back again here to especially photograph birds.  Once again feeling tired but most fortunate to be able to take in some of the worlds most beautiful and peaceful locations – photographers’ paradise for sure…

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this 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 and my new (bird) lens, a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DGOS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. I handheld the camera or mounted it on a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. 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 – May 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!