This is the first lookout (Karu) at Kata Tjuta, Valley of the Winds walking track (formerly known as 'the Olgas'). Just looked at tomorrow's forecast, and it's a comfortable 34c. January temperatures can reach 50c so best to do any touring early morning or at dusk. Or come in July / August as I did, with 0-20c temperatures.
There are 36 rocky domes in Kata-tjuta, and you can see several of them from this vantage point.
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mauro61 (52855) 2012-03-09 0:42
immagine che mi colpisce per la sua bellezza .
Escursionisti che entrano in questa valle selvaggia dove la natura esprime tutta la sua forza,
Nicou (133338) 2012-03-09 1:06
fantastique compo et iamge superbve vue quelle couleur de la roche tout en ocre avec ce paneau indicatif et les personnages sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
lousat (85018) 2012-03-09 1:20
Hi Chris,spectacular palce for the trekkers,and the right place too to take magnificent and colorfull pics,i like your perspective and the great contrast between the warm colors of the ground and the blue blue sky!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-09 1:30
A nice and so colorful place for trekking I think. Good use of DOF, sharpness and light control. An interesting image was created. Well done.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-09 3:57
This reminds me of Death valley National Park. Beautiful warm colors with red tones of the rocks. A nice spot for photographers. A lovely warm and sunny day.
pierrefonds (61868) 2012-03-09 4:56
The distance between the informsation sign and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Valley of the Winds. The quality of the light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (33861) 2012-03-09 9:34
Do you think Australia and Arizona were once connected? This look so much like Arizona desert. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Great lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Royaldevon (34665) 2012-03-09 13:09
Your details show a very rocky terrain, possibly creating difficult walking conditions, quite unlike anything that we experience. The light looks very strong, despite the long shadows, which suggest the right time for photography. I remember someone from Australia commenting on the enviable, soft light in England. I think I understand what they meant, now.
Your shot is well composed, the features being strongly positioned, and with the shaded slope terminating on the strong, horizontal thirds line.
Have a lovely w/e,
Are you still teaching?
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-03-09 15:22
What a spectacular place! I love the colors and the light, and the superb quality of the image.
Congratulations and TFS
Best regards dear friend
Cricri (113589) 2012-03-09 22:51
Une belle découverte de ce lieu sauvage, aride avec de merveilleuse couleurs et des formes spectaculaire, une très belle lumière en ce mois d'août ou la température est la plus agréable que celle de Janvier
SWEETFREEDOM (24100) 2012-03-09 23:08
interesting landscape, good vivid colors and light management.
emka (89301) 2012-03-09 23:14
Comfortable 34 degrees - hahaha. I can't imagine 50 deg. I remember one day in Assuan, it was 43. rather hot it was ;). Amazing landscape. Nice scene from the travelling.
danos (92538) 2012-03-10 0:19
nice the view of this rocky entrance of Kata Tjuta,valley with its reddish rocks to make the scene so beautiful and effective.I like to see the trekkers as adding life in the image.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-10 10:23
The scenery is always spectacular. Your note is interesting about extreme climatic conditions. Excellent light, colors and sharpness. Brao.
have a nice day
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-10 15:49
This is such a stunning view of the unique landscape. The Valley of the wind looks good during Australian winter and that rocky domes are well seen in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-03-10 23:19
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.
Excellent point of view,
Silvio1953 (133690) 2012-03-11 0:53
Ciao Chris, great view of fascinating place, lovely composition with people, fantastic warm colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-12 0:38
Hi Chris, just as you would expect the Aussie outback to bne- dry rugged amnd not much there.. its a big dry continent.. interesting note TFS Rich
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-03-12 1:17
Wow A trek up this super Valley of the winds, Chris, I'am ready but boy this place looks hot, think I will need loads of water(I wish).You have captured a super scene. Cheers Iain.