These are the limestone rock formations known as the Pinnacles. Indigenous Australians shunned this area, as they considered the rocks resembled giant fingers of an underground monster, reaching up through the surface. Incredibly, they were not discovered by Europeans until 1936. I've actually reduced saturation here a little. Taken just before sunset on a tour. I would have loved more time here.
Cervantes was the author of Don Quixote
"The town was named after a ship that was wrecked nearby. The ship, in turn, was named after Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote." (Wikipedia)
The stones in the fg are markers for the four wheel drive & off road vehicles to stay on the track.
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lousat (89134) 2012-02-29 3:23
Hi Chirs,spectacular place whit this lot of strange rocks,your choice of the moment is fantastic,perfect light to create this great game of shadows on the ground,impressive sharpness and light balance too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-29 3:30
This is a fantastic panoramic view Chris. Beautiful golden colored rocks of limestone occupy most of the frame. The rocks indeed look like fingers. The green trees make a nice color contrast against the blue sky in the background and yellow field of rocks in the foreground. The sharpness, lighting and colors are superb.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-29 3:43
This is fantastic composition of light, colors and colorful details! i really like this POV which gives a great perspective..suerb light management! very well done
pierrefonds (64768) 2012-02-29 5:21
The wideness of the field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the rock fomations. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
danos (96059) 2012-02-29 6:21
very nice the place with all these rocks to coveer almost the are you are presented us.I like the yellow colour of the image, with the blue of the sky to contrast perfect the image.Your informative note makes the image even more interesting and unique.
Royaldevon (37563) 2012-02-29 6:26
What an eye-opener!
I have never seen anything like this!
I must admit, some of them look as if they are trying to emerge from the ground.
The long shadows help to define the surface relief and produce even more drame to these rocks.
I just wish thet there was something in view to help give a sense of scale. Despite that, I am impressed. Australia has so many secrets!
Have a good day,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-29 6:34
this place looks fascinating and captured perfectly. Love the colours and shadows it is definitely one of natures wonders. Excellent sharpness, light management and textures. A compelling view of yet another amazing Australian landscape.
JFS (32459) 2012-02-29 6:43
A quite special scenery masterly captured, good light management, not easy. Good work!
robmal (2127) 2012-02-29 7:02
Fantastic photo of this amazing place, great POV, colors and Sharpness, interesting note, well done.
Best regards Robert.
dkmurphys (57033) 2012-02-29 7:23
What a weird and interesting place. Great panoramic view with all those shapes and contrasts. Well taken, have a nice evening.
danyy (0) 2012-02-29 7:35
des teintes dorées, en tous cas d'un jaune très vif, ces pierres ressortent comme des pépites d'or et les ombres en accentuent le relief.
Beaucoup de profondeur avec un arrière plan qui manque peut-être un peu d'atout.
My best regards.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-02-29 9:30
Hello Chris! Great landscape photo, great, balanced framing and composition! Great light management, beautiful gold colours and sharpness! Wow, very impressive place, very impressive , excellent panoramic view photography! Great composition and framing,
mohammad_H (9896) 2012-02-29 9:30
Post your photo and the clarity of light and attractive landscape of rock protruded above the soil and the natives believe is unparalleled
besnard (56030) 2012-02-29 9:53
Un bon cliché d'un site assez extraordinaire qui a une histoire très intéressante. C'est curieux ces pierres qui me font penser à des petits ménhirs que l'on peut voir en Bretagne.
Bravo et bonne fin de journée.
rychem (33967) 2012-02-29 11:39
Wow! Very impressive. Fantastic formations and fantastic colors, simply excellent
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-29 12:21
Hi my friend
What a good picture and a good light with interesting
color combination making the best greeting
brianmcc (6219) 2012-02-29 12:29
this is an amazing place. i was here many years ago and was fascinated by the rock formations. your picture is excellent and really displays the landscape superbly.
vasilpro (41261) 2012-02-29 14:06
Wonderful view to that interesting place with the limestone rocks, lovely light and colors, excellent POV and DOF, TfS!
Cricri (117237) 2012-02-29 14:16
Une composition incroyable, spectaculaire, qui me fascine beaucoup, superbe couleur et note
PaulVDV (27816) 2012-02-29 14:18
I was already wondering how it comes that a place in AU can have a Spanish name ... Interesting story of how names are given to places.
Again a very fascinating but bizarre landscape.
Like someone else already noted, some of these rocks look a little like menhirs.
Good high POV to give an excellent overview.
Best regards, Paul
adores (44819) 2012-02-29 16:45
This is a really unusual and magnificent landscape! Good pov and colours! The stones bordering the road are a very curious detail! A really impressive place!
delpeoples (57264) 2012-02-29 19:57
Hi dear Chris
bartleby, SteveH and now you - all shooting this amazing landscape so superbly. I think you're trying to tell me something - and that's to get my lazy backside over to WA and have a look. A beautiful POV, superb light control and amazing natural colours. Even more amazing that you had to reduce the saturation. A kick-a*s photo, congrats.
Have a beaut day
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-02-29 20:05
Wow!!! amazing place. Wonderful capture of scenery and interesting beautiful place. Fabulous colors, sharpness, clarity, perfect POV and DOF as well. Perfectly well done. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
emka (94356) 2012-02-29 23:18
Strange view indeed. It seems that one can see very strange and various landswcapes. Again, this remind me Utah. Every day we saw u nusal things. Spectacular shot.
Have a nice day
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-02-29 23:30
I like the title and this is unique that I have never seen before on earth. These pinnacles looking like solidified clay in amazing wide field.
Thanks and kind regards,
Nicou (138998) 2012-03-01 0:42
fantastique vue et iamge superbe cpatage et compo quel rochers qui se fondent sur le sole quelle vue et immensité grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Waylim (25502) 2012-03-01 18:47
This is really a very intriquing landscape with all the pinnicles, you are right it would have been really cool to shoot the sihouette of them against the sunset. There are places we just couldn't stay till sunset.
Love the golden tone of the whole area. Good POV show the overall of the area with so many pinnicles. I might have tried to avoid the path to give the feeling of all natural environment.
Graal (102446) 2012-03-01 23:15
unusual landscape. Good captured theme, place and presentation. Amazing nature. Fine comparison to Cervantes' novel about Don Quixote. Is lacking only the windmills.
Have a nice day.
Angshu (56750) 2012-03-02 3:08
Did you post a picture of this amazing landscape earlier? Quite amazing how the rock formations stand out from the sandy bed...appears that selective erosion would have created this natural marvel.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-03-11 4:02
These rock formations are interesting! The yellow tones all over are really nice. Fascinating! Great capture!
kwekwekan (1078) 2012-06-14 16:08
Stunning scenery. Great composition, lighting & saturation of colours (incredible that you actually had to decrease it)
ikeharel (69179) 2016-01-06 2:01
Magnificent view of this extraordinary earth formation, Chris, standing stones seem as far as the eyes can see.
Fine pic. of a place I could spend hours enjoy nature's creations.
Have a nice day,