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

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INTRODUCTION

The photography club I belong to asked its members to produce some images using the photographic technique of ‘Intentional Camera Movement‘ also known as ICM. In intentional camera movement, I am required to move the camera during its exposure in the hope of acquiring an image that appears creative or artistic in effect. It can take a bit of doing but is quite liberating as it frees you up to do something out of the norm for photography.

So this photography adventure took hubby and me to one of our coastal beaches in Melbourne, Victoria – Australia, the famous Brighton Beach.  On this part of the beach looking over Port Phillip Bay, famous colourful Bathing Boxes can be admired.  The sea was beautifully calm and the sky a pretty blue with dark clouds looming in the far distance.  I managed to create two ICM images – one of the Bathing Boxes and the other looking out over the ocean.  Fortunately, the beach wasn’t crowded and I was able to photograph this iconic location without having to dodge people on the beach or in the ocean.  A beautiful sunny day and a wonderful way to spent time at the seaside!

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – Using the ICM technique, the image was taken focusing on the line of colourful Bathing Boxes at Port Phillip Bay seaside.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – Using the ICM technique, the image was taken focusing on the ocean, sky and sandy beach only.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – the image was taken (without ICM) looking out over Port Phillip Bay from the beach.  A small rocky outcrop of seagulls and cormorants stood bathed in the midday sun.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – Using the ICM technique, the image was taken focusing on the line of colourful Bathing Boxes at Port Phillip Bay seaside.

ABOVE:  Brighton Beach, Victoria (Australia) – the image was taken (without ICM). Here the iconic colourful Bathing Boxes curve around the beach shoreline.

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 – July 2021


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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: “Regions of Tooborac, Baynton East, Nulla Vale and Pyalong, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Over a couple of weekends, Hubby and I travelled around some of Victoria’s rural countryside discovering and rediscovering locations to photograph. For these locations we decided to rise early so as to be on site for sunrise shots. It proved to be difficult to do due to the cloud coverage, but I made the best of what was available.  No matter the weather conditions it was wonderful to be out-and-about early in the day!  The fresh air, sounds of nature, cool temperature, and the solitude of the locations was spiritually uplifting.  

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia  “Zochs Lane” looking out over beautiful fields and distant mountain ranges.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing the sunrise from local dirt track running alongside farming properties. Photograph featuring Karen Robinson PhotographerAbove Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing the sunrise from local dirt track running alongside farming properties.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Nulla Vale, Victoria - Australia 'Sunrise Views on Zig Zag Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early Autumn morning viewing sunrise from local dirt track running along side farming properties.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Nulla Vale, Victoria – Australia from Zig Zag Road, around sunrise.

 

Pyalong, Victoria - Australia 'Basin Hill Road Views' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Stunning views across vast stretches of farming land and mountain ranges.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Pyalong, Victoria – Australia from Basin Hill road, later on in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia from Laddenhill Road, later in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn.Above Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia from Laddenhill Road, later in the morning.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Zig Zag, Laddenhill Roads and Zochs Lane' Photographed by Mark Robinson April 2021 Comments: Early morning drive through the region at the beginning of Autumn. Photograph featuring Karen Robinson PhotographerAbove Photograph: The above landscape photograph features an image taken in Tooborac, Victoria – Australia  “Zochs Lane”.

 

Tooborac, Victoria - Australia 'Tooborac-Baynton Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comments: Morning drive through farms amongst fields of huge granite boulders. Photograph of cattle while grazing.Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a grand old gum tree amongst grazing cattle Tooborac, Victoria – Australia. 

 

Baynton East, Victoria - Australia 'Views from Tooborac-Boynton Road' Photographed by Karen Robinson April 2021 Comment: Decided to create a black and white image of this Gum Tree Scene.Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features gumtrees growing amongst huge granite boulders Baynton East, Victoria – Australia.  I decided to make this a black and white image to help dramatise the scene. 

 

 

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 – April 2021

 

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

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INTRODUCTION

We decided this time to venture back to a beach location. I wanted to capture some sunrise images before summertime was over here in Melbourne, Australia.  Sorrento Jubilee Point and Blairgowrie Spray Point proved to be wonderful photography adventure locations. The mild summer morning with little to no wind, golden yellow-orange sunrise help to colour the sky in varying beautiful blues. Just a lovely peaceful way to spend an early morning with the world as it wakes up! NB:  On the following weekend, we visited Sorrento Back Beach just before the predicted coastal storms arrived on the scene.

Above Photograph:  The above seascape photograph features a view from Jubilee Point in Sorrento just as the sun rose over a distant mountain range. A glorious mild summer morning! The view also takes in views of the Bass Strait open ocean and towards the Bay of Islands.

Below Photograph: The below seascape photograph was taken at Sorrento, Victoria – Australia Sorrento Back Beach. Here I captured a beautiful beach scene inclusive of visiting tourists as they walked along the sandy beach and while others played and explored the rockpools.

 

Below Photograph: The below seascape photograph was taken at Sorrento, Victoria – Australia Sorrento Back Beach by my dear hubby of me relaxing in a chair on the beach as the storm started rolling in towards the coastline.

 

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph features a closer view from Jubilee Point just before sunrise.  The sky was full of beautiful orange-yellow colours and varying blues!

 

Below Photograph:  The below seascape photograph features several images of my hubby and me at Jubilee Point.  Hubby helping me set up the camera equipment so I could get going quickly taking photographs as the light changed during the blue hour and as the sun rose.

 

Below Photographs:  The below seascape photograph features views from Spray Point Blairgowrie just after sunrise. A beautiful scenic coastal location.  

 

Below Photographs: The below seascape photograph features views from Spray Point Blairgowrie just after sunrise but this time concentrating on Spray Point itself.

 

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 – Landscape: “Kimbolton, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

For this photography adventure, an early morning start was required to ensure we were on-site at around 6am in order to capture a sunrise at Kimbolton, Bo-Bay – Lake Eppalock region, Victoria – Australia.  Here I was able to scout out some lovely images of the lake’s edge where stark tall trees stood silhouetted against the warm yellow/orange morning light. It was a very beautiful moment, no wind, mild temperature for summer, with many native bird calls abounding and sights of kangaroos hopping off into the distance after their early morning feed.

Still, within the region of Kimbolton, we took a drive along a track called Crazy Evely which winded through dense native bush.  To our surprise, we stumbled on a large waterhole that featured amazing native gum tree reflections.  Because there was little to no wind and the sunlight came from the side, I was able to take a beautiful photograph of this unique waterhole and its reflection.  We stayed at this spot for some time, just enjoying nature and for a spot of lunch.  Beautiful and magical Australian bush surroundings and with not another soul around.

 

Above Photograph:  The above landscape photograph features a view from the edge of Bo-Bay Lake Eppalock at sunrise.

Below Photograph:  The below landscape photograph features me setting up a shot of the sunrise taken on an iPhone by my hubby.

 

Below Photographs:  The below landscape photograph features the same location but I decided to develop it as a black and white image as the tree silhouettes make for a wonderfully stark contrast to the overall scene.

 

Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features the same location but just from the top of the crest looking back from where the car was parked and back towards Bo-Bay, Lake Eppalock.  The golden sun side-lighting was just beautifully lighting up the spindly gum trees.  A lovely Australian bush scene.

 

Below Photographs: The below landscape photograph features a water-hole we came across while travelling along a bush track called Crazy Evely.  Here we found amazing reflections of gum trees which mirrored the surrounding landscape.  It was magical, quiet, isolated, and just beautiful.

 

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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

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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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

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 – Landscape: “Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Mount Franklin Road, Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/13; Focal Length 30mm; ISO 80; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Before Melbourne Australia’s current lockdown, hubby and I took a photography adventure back up to Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia.  We arrived early enough to capture the sunrise from Mount Franklin Road.  A beautiful morning, not a cloud in the sky and the sun’s golden rays stretched across the plains creating long shadows! As we commenced our journey back home, I managed to take a photograph of green pastures covered in a light frost, and once more the winter morning sunlight was soft as it stretched out across the vast landscape.  Lovely morning drive and managed to capture some nice shots of this region.

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Mount Franklin Road, Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/11; Focal Length 24mm; ISO 160; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Midland Hwy, Mount Franklin, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/20 sec at f/13; Focal Length 101mm; ISO 80; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

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 – June 2020

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Yarra Glen, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

cold frosty winter morning at Yarra Glen, Victoria – Australia. From an advantage point along the Skyline Road, we could see vast fog-covered plains and mountain ranges. Skyline Road has been a favourite location for our photography adventures over the years with wintertime being the best time of the year to visit!  We also travelled along Wise Road later in the morning on our way back home where I managed to capture another mystical image. It was a lovely early morning photography adventure and once again our spirits lifted by spending time with nature.

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/16
  • Focal Length 144mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

The above image truly reflects the beauty of this region during winter, misty sunrise.

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/250 sec at f/16
  • Focal Length 69mm
  • ISO 80
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Just managed to capture this image as the sun nestled within the fork of a tree.

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 110mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A view from Skyline Road looked like a fairyland showing off white fluffy mist drifting throughout the trees.

 

NO. 4 on left – PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/850 sec at f/1.8
  • Focal Length 3.99mm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

NO. 5 on right – PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/120 sec at f/2.8
  • Focal Length 6.6mmmm
  • ISO 20
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Make Apple

As we rolled up to our favourite location we joined another keen photographer taking photographs of the mist gently shifting across the plains.

 

NO. 6 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/200 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 101 mm
  • ISO 50
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This image above was taken on Wise Road.  Another pretty view as the morning sun rose across rolling mountain ridges.

 

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 – June 2020

 

 


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

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INTRODUCTION

Out-and-about doing another photography adventure!  So appreciative that we are able to do now because some of the COVID 19 social distancing requirements have been revised.  Hubby wanted to do some fishing and this combined with my need to photograph landscape had us deciding on revisiting another part of the beautiful Goulburn River near Gilmore Bridge on the Goulburn Valley Highway, Thornton, Victoria – Australia.  While hubby fished I spent a good period of time standing on the bridge that overlooked the river.  Here I managed to capture images of early morning misty conditions across the river.  As the mist lifted, it revealed a beautiful river setting.  Later that morning I followed my hubby up the river to take more images during the midmorning sunlight.  It was truly beautiful, scenic and spiritually uplifting.  So worth getting up at 3.30am to be on site for the sunrise!

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/45 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 image was taken further along the Goulburn River – at Thornton. I took this image near where hubby was fishing. A little river pond reflected images of the sky and gum trees. Beautiful, tranquil place!

 

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 0.7 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Black and White image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I stood on the side of the bridge safely for two hours taking a series of photographs as the sun rose and as the mist lifted during that period of time. A beautiful mystical Autumn morning. 

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/4 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 69mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

A misty muted coloured image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I took this image looking in the opposite direction from the bridge.  It was ghostly and beautiful at the same time. The autumn colours of the riverside trees were still evident through the mist and the river’s soft blue simmering colour helps tell us it was very cold!

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/60 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This sunrise image of the Goulburn River taken from the Gilmore Bridge at Thornton. I took this image nearly two hours later.  By then most of the mist had lifted and the sun was rising on the left and shining across onto the right-hand side of the riverbank.  Its rays of yellow light warming up the scene beautifully!

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/30 sec at f/11
  • Focal Length 38mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

Here I managed to capture an image of hubby fishing as the sun rose up and over the trees onto the righthand side riverbank, casting shadows across its stone bank.

 

 

NO. 5 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph

  • Exposure 1/90 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 54mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

This image above was taken further along the Goulburn River at Thornton. I took this image of my hubby fishing. It was later in the morning by then and the lighting along the left side of the stoned river bank helped to illuminate tall river gums.

 

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 2020 – Landscape: “Coastal Beach, Kilcunda, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another photograph pulled out of my 2018 Lightroom Catalogue archive!  An image that captured a dark and stormy day at the beautiful coastal ocean beach of Kilcunda, Victoria – Australia.  Far in the distance, you can spot two beach walkers with their dogs enjoying the isolation of this vast sandy beach scene.  The unusual lighting comes from the sun on the left of the image that had momentarily broken through the clouds, thus illuminating the sand and surf within the centre of the image.

I had developed this photograph previously, back in Feb 2018 but upon reviewing it just recently, I felt it I hadn’t done a good job.  Now, with a lot more experience as a photographer behind me, developing images within Lightroom Classic I decided it was worth giving it another go!  To my surprise and pleasure, I was able to improve the quality and mood of the image overall. and now feel it tells the story of the moment captured much better…

CAMERA SETTINGS

  • Exposure 1/50 sec at f/18
  • Focal Length 80mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

NB:  To look at the original post for Kilcunda – please click here!

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 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Sunrise, Bonnie Doon at Lake Eildon Region, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Out of my Lightroom Catalogue archives once again! One day I will get back to photographing this beautiful part of Victoria, Australia, around the Lake Eildon region. This photograph was taken from the lakeside, near Bonnie Doon as the sun rose, on a cold July morning back in 2019. It was such a beautiful morning with not a soul to be seen or heard. The lake itself was relatively still, but it was the peculiar cloud formation that became the star of this image! 

Camera Settings:

  • Exposure 1/90 sec at f/13
  • Focal Length 34mm
  • ISO 100
  • Camera Make Sony
  • Model ILCE-7M2
  • Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

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 – April 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: “High Camp, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

High Camp, Victoria – Australia ‘Granite Boulder Region’ December 2019 Camera Settings:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/13, Focal Length 37mm, ISO 100, Camera Make Sony, Model ILCE-7M2, Sony Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS and developed in Lightroom Classic

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This week Craigieburn Camera Club conducted its first Zoom Club Photography meeting to present the April Photographic Open Competition 2020.  In the Intermediate Section, I received a Merit Award for the above photograph. Judge Paul Robinson (NB:  No relation to me) was the independent judge for said and this is what he had to say about my above photograph of High Camp, Victoria – Australia ‘Granite Boulder Region‘ taken on a beautiful early morning around sunrise.

The judges comments:  You have captured the mood of a crisp summer dawn commencing its glitter on the grasslands with a deal of sensitivity.The warm coloured sky and the grasslands are harmoniously in colour balance where one can sense the oncoming heat of the day.It has the look of a classic Australian landscape particularly from the Australian Heidelberg School of painters (aka Australian impressionists) as well as some of the early colonial painters such as John Glover in Tasmania.It is worthwhile to continue to explore this kind of domesticated landscape which has not been pursued much since the advent of digital photography.

 

was thrilled to have received this award and thankful to the club for working out a way to continue on with these events despite the limitations we all facing currently.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this photography adventure back in December 2019 – 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 which 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.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul. But over the months to come – these adventures will need to be put on hold.  It will be a time to discover home photography – perhaps Macro!  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!

Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – April 2020

 

 


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Photography 2020 – Landscape: “Sunrise at Elphinstone and Dog Rocks Harcourt Region – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We decided to revisit the areas of Harcourt and Elphinstone for this photography adventure.  Another early morning start in order to be on location around sunrise.  I found a couple of compositions that worked for me.  One being at Elphinstone just as the sun rose over a far distance hillside, backlighting scraggy old leafless trees.  The golden autumn sun helped to silhouette their limbs creating a striking image. In the foreground, a rippling pond appeared silver like in this beautiful early morning light.  The photograph directly below was taken at Dog Rocks, Harcourt which is located within Mount Alexander National Park.  I worked on two compositions, one portrait dimensions and developed as a colour image; and the other landscape dimensions developed as a black and white image.  During the taking of both these photographs, soft side lighting from the sun allowed for great highlights, deep shadows thus overall good contrast.  This was a short trip for us and I was happy with the photographs taken during the morning.  Then back home to recover from the 4am early rise for us oldies.  Just great to be able to get out-and-about once again!

 

 

 

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 – March 2020

 

 


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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “High Camp – Victoria” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventure hubby and I travelled to a rural location called High Camp, Victoria – Australia. It’s just an hour from where we live.  Here we discovered a landscape featuring large granite boulders scattered across stretches of summer golden grasslands. We managed to arrive on-scene a good hour before sunrise (the blue hour) where I was able to find the best place to photograph a sunrise (photograph featured above).  The lighting was just so beautiful.  Keeping us cool during this summer early morning adventure was a soft breeze that floated across the long golden coloured grass fields. We stayed here for some time, just enjoying the moments as the sun rose up and over the distant mountain ranges.  Then we drove around the local region scouting for possible future photographic opportunities.  This is an area that we will definitely return to – such a scenic, quiet and beautiful Australian summer gem of a 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.

 

 

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!

 

NB:  Below is a photograph I have taken at a different time of the year – winter 2020.  It just helps to show how different the landscape looks from one season to another.  The above images were taken during summer where the grass is dry and golden under the hot summer sun.  During winter, rains green up the pastures, rejuvenating the whole scene.

 

 

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 – December 2019

 

 


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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Penshurst – Lookout at Mount Rouse” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During our photography adventure journey between Melbourne and Warrnambool – Australia, we decided to get up early one morning and head towards Penshurst which has within its region, a lookout positioned atop of Mount Rouse.  Here we found magnificent 360-degree views stretching across vast farming fields.  While the early morning was cold, rainy and cloudy we experienced a beautiful sunrise.  We were the only ones there at that particular time of the day and it was spiritually uplifting watching a new day being born and hearing all the native bird wildlife chirping away as the sun rose. On our way back down from the top of Mount Rouse, we encountered numerous mobs of Kangaroos hopping on and alongside the road. We found it most enjoyable to watch them as they bounded off into the surrounding native bush.  Another photography adventure achieved and leaving us feeling good about the world around us…

 

 

 

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 – November 2019

 

 


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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 – 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

 

 


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!