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

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

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: “Lake Daylesford, Daylesford, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Lake Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/15 sec at f/13; Focal Length 24mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Lovely winter’s day at Daylesford, Victoria – Australia for this particular photography adventure – pre-Melbourne lockdown!  At Lake Daylesford itself, there was little-to-no wind, so perfect for capturing mirror reflections in the lake.  Spindly, leafless lakeside trees helped to create almost abstract images.  The weather was perfect and the lighting worked well for these images.  Another great day out-and-about enjoying mother nature and marvelling at how the landscape changes from one season to the next.  Thus offering wonderful creative opportunities…

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Lake Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/8 sec at f/13; Focal Length 141mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph Lake Daylesford Region, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/30 sec at f/13; Focal Length 166mm; ISO 50; 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: “Views from Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of a view from Heidi Way just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/13; Focal Length 94mm; ISO 125; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A photography adventure just down the road from where we live was enough for us on this day!  During winter Mickleham, Victoria – Australia, becomes a wintergreen visual feast featuring lush green grass-covered fields, dotted gum trees here and there, and in the far distance, Mount Macedon Ranges can be seen.  The morning light was just beautiful on this day, and I was able to capture these images before the clouds covered the whole of the sky.  So nice to be able to just drive locally to capture great landscape scenes.  Sadly, since the time I took these photographs, Melbourne – Australia has gone back into ‘lockdown’ due to increased numbers of people with Covide-19 virus.  For me, my photography adventures will now need to be around the home.  There will also be photographic opportunities across from where we live as there is a big open field and creek which I will be able to explore during this time safely. Hubby and I are more fortunate than some, not doing badly during this period of time, but it is a constant worry because of our ages, so time to be ever so careful!

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph taken from just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia looking over rolling hills towards Mount Macedon’:  Exposure 1/1800 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; Camera Make: Apple iPhone; Model: 8 Plus.  NB:  Taken on iPhone for GPS!

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of a view from Heidi Way just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia:  Exposure 1/125 sec at f/13; Focal Length 94mm; ISO 125; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph taken from just off Old Sydney Road, Mickleham, Victoria – Australia looking over rolling hills towards Mount Macedon’:  Exposure 1/1800 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.99mm; ISO 20; Camera Make: Apple iPhone; Model: 8 Plus.  NB:  Taken on iPhone for GPS!

 

 

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: “Blue Range Road at Rubicon, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

NO. 1 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of frosted covered ferns and grass:  Exposure 1/15 sec at f/4.5; Focal Length 62mm; ISO 50; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A freezing cold winter’s day drive along Ribicon‘s Blue Range Road in Victoria – Australia for this photography adventure!  We firstly stopped at ‘Little River Bridge Cool Temperate Rainforest‘ where we discovered a beautiful little river that supported moss-covered trees and large tree ferns.  Further along Blue Range Road, we stopped to observe and take photographs of heavily frosted vegetation.  This scene was just in one small part of a bend in the road beside a very small creek that runs under the road itself. A magical sight, especially when viewed up close.  Little water crystals clung to branches, leaves, flowers and blades of grass. It was a challenge for me to take photographs of this white spectacle and will need to return at a later date with more knowledge and understanding of this subject matter.  But what a lovely drive and discovery, another wonderful opportunity to be out-and-about enjoying mother nature’s wonders!

 

NO. 2 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of ‘Litte River Bridge Cool Temperature Rainforest’:  Exposure 0.5 sec at f/9.5; Focal Length 53mm; ISO 64; Camera Make Sony; Model ILCE-7M2; and Lens FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3OSS

 

 

NO. 3 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of Karen Robinson preparing to shoot at ‘Little River Bridge Cool Temperate Rainforest’:  Exposure 1/17 sec at f/1.8; Focal Length 3.9mm; ISO 40; Camera – Apple Model iPhone 8 Plus

 

 

NO. 4 PHOTO CAMERA SETTINGS – for the above photograph of frosted covered ferns and grass:  Exposure 1/10 sec at f/6.7; Focal Length 92mm; ISO 50;
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: “Coastal Beach, Kilcunda, Victoria – Australia” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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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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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 2019 – Landscape: “Eildon – Goulburn River View” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventure, my hubby and I stopped at Eildon where views of the Goulburn River were magnificent.  The early morning light created beautiful river reflections of Wattle trees in bloom!  Their bright yellow colouring against the blue of the river was just magical.  I was pleased to be able to capture these images knowing that the wattle will only last a few months and by the time we would come back to this location – they would no longer be flowering.  Such a beautiful day and near the end of this year’s winter. It’s the best time of the year to come and visit this region as it is looking it’s best…

 

 

 

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 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 – August 2019

 

 


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

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INTRODUCTION

For this post, I am just showing the one photograph I took which is not like me but I felt it so beautiful that not sharing it would have been disappointing.  It’s a view from the bridge crossing over the Goulburn River, Thornton, Victoria – Australia.  We decided to get up early for a photography adventure that being 4am which meant we were able to catch the sunrise at this location.  Within minutes, the sunrise changed colour with wonderful water reflections of the sky above on the river’s surface.  The riverbanks curled along and up into the distance giving the effect of lace edging as the sunlight bathed the surrounding landscape in warm golden yellow and orange.  Just wonderful being able to witness the beginning 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 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 – August 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…

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Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Toorongo Falls Walk – Toorongo” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

It’s winter and on this particular photography adventure day, there was a weather forecast consisting of much rain and snow around the higher regions of Victoria.  We decided not to allow this to deter us from venturing out-and-about.  So at 5am, we headed off to visit Toorongo, Victoria – Australia Toorongo Falls Reserve which took us approximately 3 hours to reach.  A number of roadblocks caused some delays due to minor flooding of country roads which meant we had to take alternative routes. We also encountered light snow as temperatures dropped.  On our arrival at Tooronga Falls Walk Reserve, we found ourselves the sole occupants.  The walk itself took up 3 1/2 hours which was inclusive of photography time frames.  Because of the heavy rain and snowfall both the Toorongo and Amphitheatre falls were spectacular! Toorongo River and the Little Toorongo River had expansive amounts of water flow. This is not usual and clearly demonstrated just how much rain and snow had fallen within the last couple of days and overnight.  It was a very beautiful region with thick natural vegetation.  The walking track was in good condition and not too hard to manage.  Despite our fears of getting drenched and freezing, none prevailed.  The rain held off and our extra layer of clothing meant our time at this location was most enjoyable.  Another successful photography adventure

 

 

 

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 – August 2019

 

 


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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

 

 


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 – Landscape: “Bonnie Doon – Lake Eildon Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another cold, wintery early morning start for this photography adventure!  We decided to visit another part of the Lake Eildon region, Victoria – Australia, that being Bonnie Doon. We drove to a part which was quite different from the other locations we have covered this winter being Devils River, Howqua Inlet and Jerusalem Creek.  There were views that extended out across the lake towards snow-covered Mount Buller way in the distance.  We were there for the sunrise where I was able to take some photographs of the sun rising over the distant mountains.  As the morning progressed, mystical clouds covered the region periodically which gave the surrounding region interesting lighting and photographic challenges for me.  Beautiful and peaceful Lake Eildon is and especially during winter when only the locals living in the area are out-and-about.  After taking photographs lakeside, we travelled up along Sunnerg Drive to the Skyline Road Lake Eildon Lookout where I was able to capture panoramic views of Lake Eildon. What a stunning view – then it was off back home, another fantastic day and photography adventure!

 

 

 

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:  Below I have included a photograph of our car’s portable GPS which shows the car in on the lake its self.  This just shows how low the waterline is at Lake Eildon this July!

 

 

 

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 2019 – Landscape: “Jerusalem Creek, Eildon – Lake Eildon Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Another cold, wintery early morning start for this photography adventure!  We decided to visit another part of the Lake Eildon region, Victoria – Australia, that being Jerusalem Creek. Jerusalem Creek while wet and cold offered some surreal photographic opportunities.  Some moments we experienced dark rainy conditions, and then within minutes, we experienced moments where the sun peeped out from behind clouds to illuminate the newly sprouted green grass river bed.  Darkened trees that during good seasons would be partially submerged in the lake’s water, now stood blackened by the morning rain, a stake environment.  My dear hubby was a great help during the morning, assisting me to keep the camera dry, and lugging the equipment around and over the rain-drenched river bed.  On our way back home, we travelled along Mt Pinniger Road, Eildon to Foggs Lookout where I was able to photograph panoramic views of Lake Eildon.  While we were rain-drenched ourselves, the morning was a great adventure and a wonderful time to be out-and-about exploring what nature has to offer…

 

 

 

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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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 – Landscape: “Howqua Inlet, Piries – Lake Eildon Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The Lake Eildon Region, Victoria – Australia is just spectacular at this time of the year.  The water levels are very low and meant, we were able to walk out onto this part of Lake Eildon at Piries – Howqua Inlet that otherwise in goods times, is usually covered in water.  We arrived earlier enough to view the sunrise over the mountains. I was able to capture photographs of the sun hitting large stretches of frosted moss-covered plains.  A black water river flowing through the region reflected beautifully everything in its view.  We enjoyed the tranquillity and beauty of this mystical region and felt very privileged to be there. During our time at this location, the only other person we sighted, was a man and his dog taking an early morning walk.  Another amazing photography adventure!

 

 

 

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

 

 


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 – Landscape: “Devils River, Taylor Bay – Lake Eildon Region” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

After our recent photography adventure to the Lake Eildon region, we decided to venture back and visit another part of Lake Eildon, Victoria – Australia.  Another early morning rise meant we were able to arrive on scene at a good part of the day for me to capture photographs.  As we travelled through Devils River and Taylor Bay along the Skyline Road, I was able to photograph incredible panoramic views of Lake Eildon. Early morning mist and clouds gently hang over the lake and throughout the surrounding tree-covered mountainous terrain.  Later that morning we finished up our journey at Lake Eildon Spillway Lookout on Embankment Road.  Here we were able to view Lake Eildon closeup on what ended up being a beautiful winter’s day.  The pretty blue skies and the lake itself was truly a magical sight.  It was a long drive there and back home again, but so worth the effort…

 

 

 

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 – June 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!

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Studley Park – Kew” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This photography adventure with the Craigieburn Camera Club had members venturing out early on a Saturday morning to meet up for coffee, engage in conversations about photography and just enjoying the company of like-minded photographers.  Studley Park in Kew, Victoria – Australia was the chosen location which is situated along and around the Yarra River.  Even though the weather was cold and there was some rain, the early morning offered some good photographic opportunities for all. I managed to take these photographs of Kane’s Bridge, a pedestrian single-span suspension bridge, and of some boats moored beside the Boathouse.  

 

 

 

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 – June 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!

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Devils River at Lake Eildon” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

It’s now winter time here in this part of the world and venturing out for photography adventures early in the morning can be challenging! The goal was to photograph landscape scenes around Lake Eildon National Park, Victoria – Australia amongst Victoria’s Central Highlands.  While travelling along Fraser Park Road towards Devil Cove Campground, we stopped to take a look at a location near the mouth of Devils River.  Weather can mean well-planned photography adventures change at a moments notice, but during this particular photography adventure, the weather conditions provided some amazing photography opportunities – it was just magical.  What a surprise for us!  The river was dry and Lake Eildon’s water levels were so low that at this location, no water could be found, just a beautiful mystical landscape that had once been covered in water.  As the sun rose, and the mist lifted and moved across the landscape, the lighting changed dramatically.  Moment to moment, new and beautiful views were revealed thus providing some stunning photographic scenes. During our time at this location, not another soul could be seen or heard.  We felt most privileged to have experienced such a moment with nature…

 

 

 

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 – June 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!

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Mount Elephant at Derrinallum” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Our photography adventure this time had us arriving at Mount Elephant, the volcanic hinterland of Derrinallum, Victoria – Australia.  Amazing views around the base of Mount Elephant and views from walking tracks on the side and top of Mount Elephant itself – were spectacular!  The day’s weather allowed for great photo-taking opportunities.  The walk itself was a bit of an ordeal for both of us, now that we are in our mid 60’s. We decided to only do part of the walk this time, leaving reaching the very top for another visit during September/October when farming fields of flowering canola can be viewed from the very top of Mount Elephant.  A beautiful day’s drive there and back, the energising walk and opportunity to photograph another scenic location had us feeling most fortunate once more…

 

 

 

 

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 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 – June 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!

Photography 2019 – Landscape: “Lake Rosine at Duverney” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During this photography adventure, Hubby and I decided to stop and take a look at Lake Rosine Wildlife Reserve – Duverney, Victoria – Australia.  It was early morning upon our arrival and while a little chilly, the weather was kind.  The sun kept peering out from behind the clouds spasmodically causing the lake and surrounding landscape to vary in colour highlights.  Birdlife was abundant and a large gathering of Black Swans could be seen along the lake’s shoreline.  It was a beautiful serene location and one we know we must come back to later on in the year.  A lovely first stop for the day – we left in high spirits!

 

 

 

 

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 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 – June 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!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Masons Falls – Kinglake West” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

A beautiful winter’s photography adventure day walking around the Kinglake National Park at Masons Falls, Kinglake West, Victoria – Australia!  I had the wonderful opportunity to also enjoy the company of my daughter, granddaughter and husband.  During our time here, we did the walk to the falls where from a large viewing platform, we were able to take a number of photographs.  It was difficult to obtain varying shots with trees obscuring the overall view of the falls but it was a very beautiful outlook.  Along the walk we found tall Black Wattle trees showing off their beautiful pom-pom like flowers.  My daughter and I also managed to photograph Superb Fairy-Wren that were easily found hopping amongst the ground vegetation within the picnic area but not so easy to photograph as they move very quickly.

 

 

 

 

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 both hand-held and on the tripod with a remote control. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.

 

 

The above photograph on the right features my daughter holding her Sony A7II camera with a lens – Sigma 150-600 contemporary suitable for capturing photographs of birds.  Here we found small Splendid Fairy-Wrens hopping around looking for morsels of food visiting tourists had left behind after their visit to the Masons Falls.  Below here is a lovely photograph of a female Superb Fairy-Wren which she managed to achieve. It has to be noted I wasn’t able to achieve the same result and my dear daughter has allowed me to show her photograph.  These little creatures were just too fast for me!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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 – September 2018

 


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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!

Photography 2018 – Landscape: “Baynton – Sheep Grazing Pasture” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Some days are just best to stay indoors and Sunday 19thAugust was one of those days, especially if you are a keen photographer! We took a short morning drive on this day to see if there were any good landscape spots to photograph. Unfortunately, the predicted looming bad weather followed us and eventually after some hail, snow and rainfall, we decided to head back home and do our photography adventure – on a better day. I did manage to capture this photograph though (featured above) at a spot in Baynton, a small rural community, central Victoria – Australia and near the Bourke and Wills track.  Here, the sheep had made their way up towards the top of the hill, after they had spotted our car pull-up beside their lush green grazing pasture.  I managed to take this photograph seated within the car, through the passenger’s window as the weather conditions were just too dismal to be standing out in the elements!

 

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 this photograph – I used the camera hand-held as I took it from inside our car through the open car window.  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 and developed the photograph into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  During the process of developing it I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.

 

CONCLUSION

Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul – even if the weather is dreadful!  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 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!