Another view of Walpa Gorge at right, part of Katatjuta.
"Katatjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) are two prominent landmarks in central Australia, dominating a flat desert. The Central Australia of today is the result of millions of years of erosion with only the harder rocks surviving above the desert. Katatjuta is an Australian aboriginal word for ‘many heads’. The rounded domes result from stress inside the rock which causes huge slabs to split off parallel to the surface. The Uluru National Park has now been returned to the indegenous people to manage."
You can clearly see the 'many heads' here. Taken from an expensive & short helicopter ride ($250 Au) but soooo worth it! Again, taken with an old Pentax film camera using Fuji film. If anyone wants to do a workshop, please let me know, & I will upload the original, which had some really bad reflections on the inside of the helicopter.
I was lucky enough to spot a few wild camels too, but had a fixed 28mm lens. Would have loved to have had my new 55-200 mm lens & digital camera here.
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hidibyendu (925) 2012-02-27 1:08
A very nice picture with a lot of heads :).
A beautiful, informative note. Nice colors.
besnard (56130) 2012-02-27 1:23
Une belle image de cette terre aride et inhospitalière.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dkmurphys (57548) 2012-02-27 1:26
Amazing panorama over those mountains. Looks like gigantic ant hilloks. Good work, have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-27 2:33
Australia is a photographer's paradise, with spectacular landscapes also immense. The sky is superb. The light, colors and quality are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-27 3:01
what a fascinating looking view. Australia is such a beautiful place and full of such wonderful wildernesses like this. Glorious colours and textures in this ariel shot.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-27 3:11
It is not easy to take photos from the helicopter as I have experienced it in several places. You have done a very good job here. The view of these heads is beautiful with colors, lighting and textures.
npecanhuk (74932) 2012-02-27 3:46
Very attractive and beautiful aerial picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors and contrasts are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
dta (77185) 2012-02-27 4:06
Hello Chris ,
Despite of the difficult conditions , this is an excellent view of this fascinating landscape . Especially the round rocky formations .
pierrefonds (65336) 2012-02-27 4:43
The aerial view is sending my eye toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the Walpa gorge. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-02-27 4:50
Nice landscape in beautiful light and colours. Excellent DOF.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-02-27 6:01
particolare immagine di questa zona desertica con le strane montagnole al centro a creare un raggruppamento.
Bello il cielo di fondo e la testimonianza di questa zona a me sconosciuta,
jjcordier (79297) 2012-02-27 8:37
Une belle photo de cet endroit vraiment surprenant, surtout vu d'en haut comme c'est le cas ici.
rychem (34669) 2012-02-27 8:53
It is really a sspectacular landscape, attractive photo
lousat (89930) 2012-02-27 8:54
Hi Chris,this is relly an incredible and fantastic place,magnificent pic whit the top quality of sharpness and colors,i wish to be there...ehehhe...Have a nice week and thanks,LUCIANO
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-27 8:59
Very nice capture of those rock formations. Reminds me of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument just east of Zion National Park. Good lighting and good use of the shadows. Wonderful colors especially the red earth. Very well done, tfs.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-27 12:28
تصویرواضح بانوروکنتراست خوب وآسمان آبی باابرها
جلوه جالب به آن بخشیده
تبریک بهترین ها
Cricri (117961) 2012-02-27 23:10
C'est le genre de paysage qui me fascine, on se croirait sur une autre planète ( tout en restant les pieds sur terre :-) fantastique formation de ces rochers et le contraste des couleurs, magnifique
emka (95399) 2012-02-27 23:35
Woow, spectacular view of the helicopter ride. Expensive pleasure. And were you not frightened? I would be . No roads can be seen so this is only possibility to see it probably. Amazing heads, I haven't seen anything like this. I am looking forward to seeing more shots from your country (I wouldn't guess you are Australian).
Graal (102642) 2012-02-27 23:49
good shot from the helicopter. Unusual nature here. Film camera but quality of photo is very good. Amazing desert and "heads".
Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (28299) 2012-02-28 12:16
Sometimes money is spent very quickly ... but you were rewarded with a view you will never forget.
A very strange and fascinating landscape. Indeed those rock domes look a little like heads. With their pink colour they contrast well with that blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
Nicou (140194) 2012-02-29 2:24
quelle compo et iamge, superbe cpatage et ensemble cette vue avec les petites montagnes aux formes douce ces couleur l'immensité grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-03-04 7:01
These rock formations are splendid! I guess you've got the best POV ever! Superb capture on this one. I bet this looks even majestic seeing it in person. Lucky you! Our earth is indeed fantastic! Great post!
jmdias (63504) 2012-03-14 16:18
a marvelous image. I liked these details of the great landscape we can enjoy in this compo. perfect light and sharpness. a not usual view of the famous australian landscape. TFS.