Few Australians have ever heard of Walga Rock but it is a huge monolith like Uluru (Ayers Rock) but not quite as big and receives very little publicity. It is accessed from the old mining town of Cue in central Western Australia by a good 50km dirt road.
On out visit we had the whole place to ourselves which is a pity because is is such a great spot with good climbs, huge overhead hangs, plenty of kangaroos and a big gallery of good Aboriginal rock paintings.
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Royaldevon (21525) 2013-10-15 0:05
Maybe the isolation helped with the mood. I think I would like to view Aboriginal paintings with a sense of quiet, not jostled by many other tourists. Did you take some shots of the paintings?
You really have captured a sense of isolation. The dirt road is empty and leads succinctly to the rock overhang, resembling a giant fireplace, with no-one viewing its magnetic appeal. (People always gather before a fireplace, well, especially in colder countries!)
Your details are interesting: the rock face with its differing hues, the resilient bushes and the carpet of flowers, all put together in a fine composition.
Have a lovely day,
cargus (7556) 2013-10-15 2:16
Wonderful composition of colors you framed. The clarity, colors and lights very well managed. Well done.!!
Didi (51343) 2013-10-17 0:51
Great place with a good perspective of the path on the rock
Good sharp picture
You should try large version panoramics
ChrisJ (91342) 2013-10-17 20:47
Its always a delight to discover a little touristed region with time to compose shots and not have idiots jumping in front of you as they did in Spain simply because they spotted me photographing something of interest and decided THEY wanted to get the same shot too. Anyway, nice warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue and the dark overhang is intriguing. Tfs!
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8, Hoya 67mm Pro1 Digital DMC CPL
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Road trip to Western Australia
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 23:29