Another aerial shot of the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta, (the Olgas), taken from inside a helicopter using a film camera. This region is often called the red heart of Australia. Here, you can see the drainage patterns of the water running off into the desert. Quality is not as high as a digital camera, but I think saturation is better. My old polarizing filter was about 3 times stronger! There are trees growing in the little elevated plateaux in the centre. The tallest peak (Mount Olga at 3500 feet above sea level,) is just shy of 1,800 feet about the surrounding plain:
"The 36 domes, covering an area of 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi), are composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstone. The highest point, Mount Olga, is 1,066 m (3,497 ft) above sea level, or approximately 546 m (1,791 ft) above the surrounding plain (198 m (650 ft) higher than Uluru). Kata Tjuta is located at the eastern end of the Docker River Road."
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kata_Tjuta
This area of Australia reminded me of Moab, Utah, & parts of Arizona & Nevada.
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Royaldevon (36169) 2012-03-11 0:39
Good Morning Chris,
You talk about quality but I am amazed how good it is, taken from a moving helicopter. You have fine thirds composition, with the detail of the mountains craeting the separation line. From this height, it is possible to get the full effect of the light and shadows.
The drainage pattern makes a good guide.
Have a lovely day,
mohammad_H (9830) 2012-03-11 0:45
Excellent prospects for good resolution. Interesting picture of the dry plains demonstrated.
dkmurphys (55933) 2012-03-11 0:56
An amazing aerial view over that impressive land. Picturesque place, truly beautiful wildness.
Have a lovely Sunday.
lousat (87202) 2012-03-11 1:03
Waaw Chris,what a view,another spectacular orange and blue composition whit these very strange hills,Australia is really an another world,and your pics the best way to discover these spectacles,great quality of sharpness,beautiful colors and composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
paololg (31448) 2012-03-11 1:19
Ciao dear Chris,
fantastic bird's-eye of this fascinating place that probably was a forest with rivers and streams. The signs are still evident. Congratulations also for the photoscanning, you've really done a good work. Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice week!
mauro61 (52855) 2012-03-11 3:15
immagine che mi colpisce per la bellezza dei colori con l'arido FG e la pianura sullo sfondo .
Un cielo dalla bella tonalitŕ azzurra sovrasta la scena.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-11 3:52
great ariel shot - full of amazing colours, textures and tones. It gives a great impression of the wide openess of this part of the world. Fascinating!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
jhm (148772) 2012-03-11 3:56
Thank you very much for your interesting note.
Technical a very good mountain landscape picture.
A splendid light exposure, taken with high quality.
Composition and color are wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-11 4:03
These rocks looks absolutely unique and wonderful! Like the warm red tones combine here with blue sky. Very nice visual effect achieved. Like it a lot! Have a nice day!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-11 4:26
I don't know how you managed to take such a sharp and beautiful image from the helicopter. I am really not very good at it. Beautiful panoramic view showing all the details of the mountain. Great color contrast between the blue sky and the red mountain.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-11 4:29
a very spectacular landscape with romantic atmosphere and I like the vibrant colours and the POV, great endless view, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot kívánok!
brianmcc (6219) 2012-03-11 4:45
another excellent aerial picture. i was here about 20 years ago and went over the olgas in a small airplane, but my pictures didn't turn out this well. your picture brings back a few memories. the colours of the rocks are superb and contrast nicely with the wonderful blue sky. as you say, you can really sea the topography of the area so much more from the air. excellent picture.
dale54 (6972) 2012-03-11 5:48
nice work here,hi chris.super color in the rock,against the blue ski !beautifull job on this! tfs! have a great day! dr
pierrefonds (63372) 2012-03-11 6:00
The point of view is sending my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. It is also allowing me to see the details and colors of the Kata Tjula which is impressive. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-11 8:12
the place is spectacular and your POV from a helicopter shows it very well, despite the movement you have managed to frame the scene well, the colors are marvelous and even light...
Cricri (115557) 2012-03-11 8:37
Une autre vue de ce paysage aux formes et couleurs incroyable, magnifique POV et contraste avec le bleu du ciel
pajaran (57989) 2012-03-11 8:57
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled iz vazduha na surovu prirodu, a ipak lepu, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar snimak i prikaz, lepe boje.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
A nice aerial view of the brutal nature, but still a nice, good composition.
Good recording and display, beautiful colors.
All the best.
axiotea (21651) 2012-03-11 9:29
I guess it was a marvellous trip to fly above this barren yet beautiful landscape! Excellent lighting making the orange tones come alive. Love the shape of the "domes"...really special! A good depth too!
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-11 9:33
Hi my friend
Combined with the color to the beautiful and the best
rychem (32297) 2012-03-11 11:19
Excellent bird's eye view, amazing landscape with fantastic rock formations and colors
delpeoples (56726) 2012-03-11 13:45
Utterly impressive: from a moving helicopter and from a scan. The clarity and sharpness is excellent. And look at those marvellous colours. What an advertisement for the Northern Territory, it's spectacular.
Thanks for sharing
Gigidusud (19939) 2012-03-11 13:53
Beautiful landscape with nice colors and light.
Thanks for sharing.
emka (91544) 2012-03-11 15:36
Another great shot of the amazing desert landscape. Fantastic place and excellent presentation from helicopter. Anywhere no sign of human life - no roads or houses. Is the plane trip only possibility to see this? No fear of it? Thanks for sharing
Sonata11 (33737) 2012-03-11 18:40
This is an eye catching photo of this amazingly beautiful place and its beauty. Beautiful and impressive surroundings with splendid colors, sharpness, clarity and fabulous POV. Love it. Awesome photo. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
Graal (101738) 2012-03-12 0:31
amazing landscape like from any unknown planet. Good panoramic composition. I like the colours also. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
siolaw (38292) 2012-03-12 0:35
that looks like a warm place! Great contrast with the blue sky and interesting rock formations there... Great to fly above such views with a camera at hand!
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-12 0:42
Hi Chris a fascinating range of photos of this litttle photographed area- in fact I had not heard or seen it until your photos- I remember flying over Aus last year - 5 hours and being fascinated by its ever changing terrain.. and in the time I only saw two cities/towns.. Sydney ( place of departure) and Alice Springs.. a great post Rich
jjcordier (79295) 2012-03-12 0:58
Belle vue générale sur ce superbe paysage australien.
Nicou (136236) 2012-03-12 1:47
fantastique vue et iamge quelle couoeur cette roche et terre presque tout rouge avec les belles formes et quelle immensité sueprbe compo et image.
bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (73494) 2012-03-12 3:02
Wonderful nature picture!
Very beautiful colors!
Chosen high pov, simple composition, exposure and sharpness really pleased me here too!
TFS - congrats,
jemaflor (93299) 2012-03-12 5:38
So beautiful pov from plane ...geat contrast of colors, perfect sharpness, tfs.
danyy (0) 2012-03-12 7:18
les couleurs typiques de l'endroit, presque aveuglantes.
Une profondeur d'enfer et il est vrai que cet endroit fait penser ŕ certains coins des USA.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-03-13 9:45
Impressive scenery from a continent from which I know about nothing or so little
Perfectly then in the spirit of TE, and further a very good one from high above
Have a nice evening
korbee (6617) 2012-03-17 15:03
A classic one this photo,I like the wide and endless view here,and ofcourse the classic red land and blue
sky so typical for the outback of OZ1