This is one of the 36 domes of 'Katatjuta' formerly known as the Olgas, which in English translates as 'Many Heads'. This 'head' forms the right hand side of Walpa Gorge. (Walpa in English is 'wind') so named for the whistling sound the desert winds make rushing through the canyon at left. Taken in August 2010, with an analogue film camera using Fuji iso 200 film.
"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)." Those are trees and a dry waterfall 1/3 of the way up.
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npecanhuk (75660) 2013-01-19 3:19
Impressive natural spot!
Special regards to the colors, sharpness, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-19 3:28
an immaculate capture of this wonderful and fascinating place. Love the colours and the superb fg textures. Exceuted perfectly with flawless light management and DOF. Stunning!
Enjoy the weekend - regards Brian.
gildasjan (43654) 2013-01-19 3:32
Image très bien composée avec une belle harmonie de couleurs entre la couleur de terre et le bleu de ce ciel.Très agréable visuellement ce premier plan végétal en bas à droite de l'image.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-19 3:40
bella composizione dominata dal contrasto tra i colori vivaci del cielo, delle rocce e della vegetazione,
Pochi ed essenziali colori contrastanti per fare una foto ricca di suggestione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
snunney (103215) 2013-01-19 3:54
Fascinating place. The rounded hill makes for a great graphical image. Well composed and captured under a good light. Excellent saturated colours and very good sharpness. Fine transfer to digital.
lousat (94698) 2013-01-19 4:10
Hi Chris,a great spectacle made by this crazy nature and by your camera and your hands,fantastic and impressive view and spectacular quality of details,colors and exposure,it's nice to see something to different,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2013-01-19 4:13
Hello Chris, very nice image here. Australia has some amazing landscapes and i can see that in your photo. Nice red-ish tones on the rock. Good contrast against the sky. Well done.
Angshu (56760) 2013-01-19 4:38
The rock has a curious shape almost like a butte I may say with rounded top smoothened by erosion. Good lead-in with the pebbled path & fine contrast of the warm tone of the rock with the blue sky
jemaflor (100107) 2013-01-19 5:03
A lovely shot about this hill, well taken, I like the pov and these colors, great blue sky in the bg.
PaulVDV (30703) 2013-01-19 5:04
The shape of this eroded rock and even more its red colour make it a very particular landscape.
A nice strong contrast with that blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
pierrefonds (68871) 2013-01-19 5:19
The distance between the vegetation and the dome is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the mountain. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
dta (80156) 2013-01-19 5:31
Hello Chris ,
A beautiful red mountain contrasting so well with the perfect blue sky . Interesting to see the thick vegetation in the FG .
Sergiom (84401) 2013-01-19 6:04
J'aime beaucoup la forme de cette bosse qui sort de la terre. La couleur rouge est impressionnante surtout lorsqu'elle se superpose à ce ciel très bleu.
dkmurphys (61985) 2013-01-19 6:35
Interesting shape of the Rocky Mountain. I like the POV and the colors. Well taken scene.
besnard (56798) 2013-01-19 6:56
Une belle mise en image de ce paysage grandiose et très particulier. Un bel assemblage de couleurs.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
Graal (103036) 2013-01-19 7:01
unusual dome here. Amazing nature. An interesting informations and well photowork. Beautiful colours.
Have a nice evening.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-01-19 8:13
I love the way you composed your photo, all these cylindrical lines are really beautiful. Very well chosen POV and interesting foreground: these grasses look almost like some kind of flowers. Very well managed light and colors.
Thanks for sharing!
Royaldevon (40990) 2013-01-19 12:29
A fascinating place to read about and to view. Are those trees dwarfed or what you might call full-sized? I am trying to use them as a reference for the size of the dome.
As always, you have a fine sense of composition, using an excellent dof, whilst the colours are very well saturated.
My warm regards,
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-01-19 13:04
Very beautiful landscape with good composition, bright clear colours, interesting impressive details.
Nicou (146762) 2013-01-19 20:52
quelle forme arrondie cette montagne et quelle couleur ocre et la sécheresse fantastique vue avec ce herbes blanches quelle captage.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (59184) 2013-01-19 20:59
Hi dear Chris
Wow, they're spectacular. And I never realised they'd changed the name from the Olgas! The things we learn here on TE! Beautiful colours and light management. The sharpness and depth are three-dimensional. Superb shot, thanks for the excellent note too.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-01-19 22:07
La forme de la montagne attire mais ce sont surtout les couleurs de l'image qui impressionnent. Un scan de bonne qualité.
Cricri (122510) 2013-01-21 10:13
Difficile de ne pas aimer ce paysage extraordinaire ou le contraste est fabuleux, ce mélange de terre aride avec la végétation, cette énorme montagne, magnifique
emka (102562) 2013-01-26 11:30
So Olgas is the same as Kata Tjuta? I thought they are different things. Well, now I know. probably the next week I will made decision and buy air ticket to Darwin and from there I will go to Alice springs and Ayers Rock. It is my dream to see the outback. And it looks fantastic here indeed. Incredible blue sky, red rocks and wonderful grasses. You used analog camera two years ago??
Superb shot, I will see it in my dreams now...
Miguel82 (27648) 2013-01-27 6:03
So long time you didn't come on Te
Hope you're ok
Very remoted place, the red heart of Australia
You can go there only with 4x4
High quality shot like the green vegetation spots
Good sharpness, fine colors and contrast
Bon week end