The main place I wanted to visit during my trip to Australia was Uluru National Park, formerly known as Ayers Rock. I knew of course the view of the whole red rock, but to be close to it was also great experience. We went for a three days trip from Alice springs. It may seem close to Alice, but it is almost 500 km far. it was clear sky so you can imagine the stars above in the night, when there were no lights around. And we slept in swags, it is without tents. it was terrific!
it is allowed to climb Uluru but the Aboriginal who are the owners, ask not to do so because for them it is the most holy place. In our group all the people respected it. We made wonderful walk around the rock, about 10 km.
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lousat (64127) 2013-08-24 15:16
Hi Malgo,a perfect moment whit the best light to have the best from this beautiful corner,the contrast between the green of trees and the red of rocks is fantastic,great capture maybe just a bit overexposed but whit fine details and bright colors too.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano
jadesgran (3987) 2013-08-24 22:08
How refreshing to hear you respected the wishes of the Aboriginals by not climbing their Holy place.We have travelled to Australia umpteen times but have not visited here.A `must do` soon.T.F.S.
PaulVDV (17243) 2013-08-24 22:15
What a great contrast between the fiery red rock and the trees in front of it!
I don't know if that dark part behind the trees is a cave or not. But here we get the impression that the group is heading for a secret entrance.
I suspect that climbing the rock would attract me very much but I would also respect the wish of the aborigines.
Best regards, Paul
macjake (45588) 2013-08-24 23:05
so what exactly is a swag? never heard of that term before.
sounds like an interesting time! and sounds like you planned it all out in advance, just like me :)
well done in actually doing it too, thats always an accomplishment.
the large format photo REALLY brings the rock to the forefront and makes such a strong statement.
love the texture and the feeling it presents, very well done.
see you around
mesutilgim (72978) 2013-08-25 0:09
Nice capture of this natural wonder ! Nice bright colors and overwhelming compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
carlo62 (19399) 2013-08-25 3:07
bella composizione, la presenza delle persone è essenziale per capire le dimensioni.
Bello il contrasto tra le rocce e gli alberi.
Secondo i miei gusti la saturazione è un po elevata.
jlynx (12643) 2013-08-25 5:36
Niesamowita kolorystyka skaly i otoczenia. Swietny kadr znakomicie prezenruje sie na duzym ekranie. Ogladany w czesciach nie prezentuje wszystkich swoich mozliwosci.
Podoba mi sie bardzo.
willperrett (4075) 2013-08-25 7:19
This is a refreshingly different view of Uluru, where the distinctive red rock fills the frame. The inclusion of people helps, though for me it's a shame that they're walking on that artificial surface. I realise that it would be difficult to remove it from the frame.
saxo042 (33912) 2013-08-25 7:51
I am sure this was a highlight on your trip to Australia. The very red rock looks even more interesting this close, than "normal" pictures show. A very attractive picture with all these persons included.
limielski (2571) 2013-08-25 13:43
Ładny kolor ochry, swietnie kontrastuje z zielenią drzew, a mówiąc prosciej - super miejsce, przyciaga uwagę kolorytem.
nikkitta (8951) 2013-08-28 16:24
Good what you and your group did,to respect the aborigens wish, same happens in churques, mosques, sinagogues, respect what believers want
Quite eye catching capture of contrast green and orange, here overexposed works well
Greetings and congrats
mkamionka (27069) 2013-08-30 4:57
bardzo ciekawy sposob na pokazanie tego wyjatkowego miejsca. Fakt ze obcielas niebo pozwala wyobrazac sobie ze gora ciagnie sie w nieskonczonosc, a w kazdym razie jest bardzo wysoka. Wspaniale kolory w szczegolnosci zestawienie czerwieni z zielenia.
gus72 (3392) 2013-08-31 0:34
Hi Malgo !!
interesting how different people can be ..... I like to see people in your photos but not in mine !!!!
I love this image of yours..... splendid colours... with just a bit of green to add interest.... but the texture of the rock is the winner here.
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-05 2:42
I hope you visited Katatjuta as well! Even more spectacular than Uluru, imho. It's funny but until 2011 I had never been there yet thousands of overseas visitors had. When I aked them if they'd been to the Canadian Rockies, Grand Canyon, Great Wall, Hawaii, Neuschwanstein Castle etc, (their home countries) they also said they'd never been there! I hadn't been to Perth in WA either, until very recently. The textures on the bg red rock are wonderful here. Good sharpness and the tourists animate the scene. Tfs!
adores (30817) 2013-09-06 13:05
Did they put a pavement there? A walk around the rock must be a fantastic exporience. I like the composition with the people passing, but what really catch my eye is the colour and wonderful textures of the rock.
s_lush (16048) 2013-09-07 1:28
This colorful shot and your informative not say that your trip to Australia was very interesting and successful. Excellent composition, beautiful colors and good quality of this close view of Ayers Rock!
rigoletto (32754) 2013-09-08 4:52
how i missed this one... probably the ultimate close up to uluru. it beats numbers of other photos taken from far. i doubt the real color is so much red (as i see some traces of pushed contrast) but i can imagine that it is something close to that. i laughed hard after reading how you were given coke after visiting assuan village. maybe the aboriginals offered you some scottish whiskey after visiting uluru...