Photography 2019 – Seascape: “Ferguson Street Pier – Williamstown” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

My hubby and I decided to go back to a location that had a view across Port Phillip Bay from Ferguson Street Pier in Williamstown, Victoria – Australia for this photography adventure.  Fortunately for us, the early morning was pleasant – no wild winter winds to bother our walk along the pier and shoreline! From this advantage point, I was able to photograph across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne’s city skyline while the last of the night’s street and city lights glowed before sunrise.  Anchored Yachts rested in plain sight with a couple of exceptions, one being a keen yachtsman heading out for an early morning joy ride around the bay and the other, a large container ship heading in from the open seas towards Port Phillip Bay’s container shipping docking area.  After I had satisfied myself that I had taken enough photographs of this location, we headed off for a much-needed cup of coffee and a chat about how we had enjoyed the fresh sea air and the sunrise – the birth of a new day…

 

 

 

 

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 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 – July 2019

 

 


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Photography 2017 – Seascape: “Williamstown/Port Phillip Bay” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com Feb 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ Williamstown Pier.  © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com Feb 2017 Photo of Karen taken by her husband using a Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Once more my hubby and I packed up the photography equipment and headed out for the day! The aim of this photography adventure was to capture seascape scenes along the shoreline of Williamstown, Victoria – Australia.  The first visit was after sunrise, early to mid-morning and mostly around the Williamstown Pier where numerous boats and yachts were anchored within the safe harbour of Port Phillip Bay.  From this advantage point we could see Melbourne’s cityscape in the far background.  My second visit on another day was at a time where I could capture the ‘before and during’ sunrise views.  This time we located ourselves a little further alone from the Williamstown Pier; a location that gave us a clear view across the harbour and allowing us to see some of Melbourne’s cityscape with the Dandenong Ranges deep in the background.

 

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ Passenger Ship at sunrise coming back from its Tasmanian voyage – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017 – Taken with Sony Camera & Lense

 

 

 

 

ABOUT WILLIAMSTOWN – Today!

 

Williamstown is the oldest continuous settlement on the shores of Port Phillip and is an area rich in maritime history (Parks Victoria 2016).

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED

During this seascape photography exercise and during my first visit to Williamstown, I used my EOS 1100D Canon DSLR camera on a tripod with a remote timer for the big shots.  The second visit – I used my new compact system camera a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a new lense Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS hand-held. It was the first time I had used this new camera and lense, but once I got the hang of it – it was such a pleasure to use.  I also used my Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ looking back towards Williamstown.  Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera & Lense.

 

 

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS

On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom 6.  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.  But considering it was my first time out using my new Sony Camera – I was pleasantly surprised with the results.  The Sony Camera was easy to use and made my old camera feel like a dinosaur in comparison.  Most of the photos required little adjustment out of the camera which was pleasing. But I did decide to turn some into black and white photographs that I had taken on my old camera in order to gain the best raw photographic details – using Lightroom 6.  Please find both above and below the best of what I took during these two days.

 

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  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia  NB:  Looking out from Williamstown Pier across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne Central Business District
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson taken with Canon Camera & Lense
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  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia  NB:  Looking out across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne with the Dandenong Ranges in the background
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson taken with Sony Camera & Lense
  • Please click on the images to view in full

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring a local fisherman at dawn – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera and Lense.

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring Cargo Container Vessel heading out towards the ‘Heads’ of Port Phillip Bay at sunrise – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera and Lense.

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ featuring Cargo Container Vessel heading into towards Melbourne’s Container Terminal at Sun-raise – Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017.  Taken with Sony Camera and Lense.

 

 

 

 

  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia   NB:  Looking out across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne with the Dandenong Ranges in the background
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson taken with Sony Camera & Lense
  • Please click on the images to view in full

 

 

 

 

 

  • Williamstown, Victoria – Australia   NB:  Looking out from the Williamstown Pier across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne Central Business District
  • Photographed by Karen Robinson with Sony Camera & Lense
  • Please click on the images to view in full

 

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ Williamstown Pier.  Photographed by © Karen Robinson just after sunrise – http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

 

 

 

 

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CONCLUSION

Being on location before sunrise and by the sea – was such a beautiful experience.  Watching the sun creep up and over the horizon, releasing its glorious colourful display of golden yellows and mellow oranges was visually breathtaking.  And the fresh salt sea air brushing across our faces made us feel good to be alive!  Thus using photography to improve my sense of wellbeing definitely works for me; we left in high spirits!

Happy photography all!

 

Williamstown, Victoria - Australia 'Port Phillip Bay' Photographed by © Karen Robinson www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

Williamstown, Victoria – Australia ‘Port Phillip Bay’ Photographed by © Karen Robinson http://www.idoartkarenrobinson.com March 2017

 

 

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© Karen Robinson – March 2017

 

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