According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills originated after an ice age (40,000 years ago) and are formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. The dunes are located just outside of Wentworth (6km from PO), and are a unique land formation of 400 acres of continuously shifting sand dunes.
Skeleton remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, lions, emus and wombats) have been found there. Aboriginal tribes used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift.
. Now, the area is utilised as backdrop for many films, T.V. shows and ads, theatre/music presentations
Secondo i geologi, i Perry Sandhills si formo dopo l'era glaciale (40.000 anni fa) e sono formati da erosione eolica nel corso di migliaia di anni. Le dune si trovano 6 Km. da Wentworth e sono un area di 400 acri, sabbia che continua spostarsi.
Tribù aborigene usavano questa area per campeggio e caccia, come la sabbia si sposta trovano anche dei scheletri di fauna gigantica (canguri, leoni, emù e wombats)
Queste Sandhills, ora sono utilizzate per film, TV, etc. etc.
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ifege (10225) 2011-05-10 0:49
Another good one in your Perry Sandhills series - must have a look at them next time I'm out that way. It'd be best a few weeks after rain I guess. Hope that you're looking after Francesco down there this week!
JFS (32459) 2011-05-10 0:59
Powerful image full of colors and sharpness. The contrast of colors is remarkable. Good work Santo!
mozzy27 (2) 2011-05-10 2:03
Great minds think alike, your posting is almost the same as mine, only your's is much more dramatic, very bold and a low POV. Good work
alex4ndru (1376) 2011-05-10 2:24
very interesting lanscape...cloros are beautiful and sharpness is perfect.
all the best!
daddo (24247) 2011-05-10 2:36
Santo, this is a stunning image. The colours are so vibrant, the light just magical and as for the POV, you must have been inspired surrounded by such beauty. The textures of flowers, the waves of sand and of the clouds above make this a feast for the eyes. My compliments. You have been keeping this treasure for yourself for quite a while. Ciao. Klaudio.
cornejo (31484) 2011-05-10 3:04
Santo cordials greetings. A very good composition, a wonderful photo, technically very well. A great shot and excellent work, congratulation. Have a nice afternoon and happy week, thanks for sharing.
jaywalker (16099) 2011-05-10 3:17
Hi Santo, A very beautiful photo with stunningly strong colours, the light is very welcoming & the overall composition is out-standing, I love your POV, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
sabermonajati (9537) 2011-05-10 4:00
amazing form from land and ince flowers in foreground you captured.
timecapturer (48706) 2011-05-10 4:09
a highly textured and captivating shot this. Amazing colours and textures with an impressive POV and composition. Outstanding presentation.
delpeoples (53009) 2011-05-10 4:12
Ciao caro Santo
I didn;t know you had ventured over the border! This is a wonderful shot, of a place not seen enough on TE. The flowers look 3-dimensional and the texture of the sand dunes and their amazing colours are fan-bloody-tastic. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a happy week with l'Assessore.
Wanda1 (14982) 2011-05-10 4:27
A nice idea to view the orange dunes through these pretty flowers, for a different take on sand dunes. Great patterns and textures as well as colour.
Sonata11 (33251) 2011-05-10 4:33
this is an amazing view of Perry Sandhills. Wonderful composition and framework as well. Gorgeous natural scene with beautiful colors, sharpness, super clarity, contrast, POV fantastric. I love it. My congrats. Excellent job!!!.
All the best,
Sergiom (60038) 2011-05-10 5:04
Cette photo est magnifique. Le point de vue au ras du sol donne une belle perspective sur les fleurs et utilisent tout ce sable comme arrière plan original.
npecanhuk (65470) 2011-05-10 5:10
What a lovely and beautiful nature picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, colors, exposure and comoposition with all those elements so harmoniously placed together!
The details of the sand surface look wonderful! The sky is very attractive! The flowers in the fg and that bush in the upper left corner are highlights!
TFS - congrats,
francio64 (38276) 2011-05-10 5:47
una bella immagine catturata da un bel luogo.
Bello il grafismo sulla sabbia.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo contrasto cromatico tra cielo e terra.
Ci vediamo domani. Ciaoooooo!
siudzi (33569) 2011-05-10 6:10
A lovely shot of this beautiful landscape. Really like colors of that place, they are so intensive! Great work.
annjackman (19603) 2011-05-10 6:40
Well done for this fabulous POV with those wonderful white and yellow flowers in the FG and the clump on the top of the dune. The ripples on the dunes add a nice texture. Great light and colours. TFS.
Guenther (10915) 2011-05-10 7:41
this is a wonderful composition of a very interesting and appealing subject! The light, the colours, the depth and the sharpness are just great... a wonderful shot!
Glint (6167) 2011-05-10 8:00
this has so much charm. I like your pov through the gangly flowers to the ridged sand.The clump of lfowers on top is perfectly placed and this is a nicely balanced composition. delightful colours too.
sacimar (25975) 2011-05-10 11:12
beautiful image, I like the colors and the details of the flowers, this is an interesting composition,
rbassin (18183) 2011-05-10 11:20
La couleur du sable est superbe, j'aime beaucoup aussi les légères ondulations en surfaces qui créent un bon graphique.
Bel ensemble avec le fleurs.
Jeppo (17645) 2011-05-10 11:26
che colori intensi ed avvolgenti...e che paesaggio. certo che gli aborigeni se ne intendono di posti!
PS: buona fortuna con l'assessore
SteveH (6239) 2011-05-10 15:47
Hi Santo, interesting to compare your take on this scene with Peter's. Textures in the dunes contrast nicely with the flowers and the blue sky adds another contrast. I'll be out of town till the w/e and won't be reading email - so give me a call if there is a get together planned. cheers, Steve
divail (8330) 2011-05-10 18:20
Les couleurs sont vraiment magnifiques. C'est une composition vivante et agréable.
fabianoleite (9551) 2011-05-10 19:12
Excellent contrast between the orange sand and the flowers and the sky. The result is fantastic and surreal. The waves of the sand are also very important in the composition. Congratulations!
danos (86691) 2011-05-12 8:18
the Perry Sandhills on the foreground and this goldish sand of the dune make the scene so great.I like the brilliant light as the vivid colours of the image with the contrast of the colours to are superb.
paololg (31448) 2011-05-12 11:28
Ciao caro Santo, ostia che bea! Te ga fato veramente un capolavoro, co dei contrasti de coeor beissimi! Me piase sopratuto l'efeto tridimensionae dei fioreti in primo piano, probabilmente dovuo aea perfeta nitidessa ea incredibie luminosità, quasi come stessimo vardando na diapositiva. Xe strano vedar e dune del deserto fiorie, roba che in tei deserti del nord Africa proprio no se vede mai. Interessanti e to note, magari a prossima volta te trovarà un bel scheetrin da fotografar (ma che casso xeo el wombats?) :-)
Ciao, stame ben e saeudame ell'assessor, e ricordate de farghe magnar el canguro, cussì el salta un fiantin anca lù! :-)))
holmertz (41017) 2011-05-12 12:27
I don't have much experience from taking pictures of sand dunes, but I believe the compositions require a bit of thinking so they won't look boring. You have done well with this low POV that makes the dune a backdrop to the screen of flowers. The contrast between the weirdly orange sand and the light blue sky is stunning.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-05-12 12:35
Che posto magnifico Santo!! questa collana di fiori al collo della duna è un elemento di grande bellezza, i colori sono gioiosi, il ciuffo di fiori isolato in alto appare come una piccola isola verde... bella davvero, solare, antica. congrats Santo :-)
bon fraidai ;-)
dal'emossion mè gò fin desmentegà de scrivarte in diàeto,,, pensa tì! ;-)
Kielia (23581) 2011-05-16 1:47
excellently composed impression of this fascinating piece of nature. You took a great advantage of this fantastic light that is so nicely illuminating the flowers. Very beautiful and natural colors!
siamesa (27741) 2011-05-16 6:24
Bom dia Santo
Lovely composition. These flowers make a romantic effect in the picture.
Ninello52 (7572) 2011-05-16 10:17
Complimenti! Bellissima immagine! Incredibile quel rosso della sabbia, uguale al deserto del Marocco, bella l'inquadratura con quei bellissimi fiori che incorniciano il quadro! Bravissimo!
Atousa (7131) 2011-05-18 23:38
A very nice view!.. the rich colors have made the shot attractive n I like your chosen pov n the way you used the flowers in the FG.. lovely texture on sands.. a fine work.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
s_lush (16134) 2011-05-19 13:02
This composition, with the nicely clouded blue sky, wonderful orange sandy dune and beautiful flowers, is very well thought-out and balanced. The light, colors, and qualities of the image also are perfect here. Excellent job!
Juntas (7960) 2011-05-27 3:18
Ciao Santo. A beautiful scene you have captured here. Strong light was well managed and provideded beautiful and vivid colors. Great sharpness showing beautiful details on the flowers, nice composition, well done.
HAve a nice weekend.
fotka (3563) 2011-06-27 16:11
An unbelievable color of the sand. The wild flowers in the foreground and the blue sky with white clouds in the background made a beautiful landscape.
fritzi007 (5352) 2011-07-09 3:29
Fantastic colors, really beautiful, congratulations!
Wish you a nice week
the other 007
korbee (6617) 2011-08-20 2:27
Unique colors of the sand Santo ,and theres only one place on earth where its so redlike this.
Always in great combination with the blue sky.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-09-18 10:57
Ciao Santo. Questa immagine mi ha tolto il respiro da quanto è bella. La linea diagonale che divide l' arancione della sabbia con il blù del cielo, è già bellissima ma con i fiori che seguono una linea ... infinita, sono fantastici. Per non parlare dei colori nitidi e brillanti.
Un saluto ed augurio di buona serata ... Marino&Desy
Holy Hello. This picture took my breath from what is beautiful. The diagonal line that divides the 'orange sand with the blue of the sky, but it is already beautiful with the flowers that follow a line ... infinite, are fantastic. Not to mention the sharp and bright.
A greeting and good wishes for the evening ... Marine & Desy
- Copyright: santo girotto (skippy007) (12510)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, 77mm Kenko UV MC
- Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favourites 2011 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-10 0:42