Posts Tagged ‘uluru’

Uluru Outback

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Uluru Outback

Another shot of Uluru and the Australian outback.  Shot at 10mm you can really get a feel for how unique Uluru (Ayers Rock) really is in the vast outback.   There is nothing around it for many, many kilometers and the top of Uluru is about 1100 feet high so it really stands out .

This may not be the world’s largest monolith (some claim that Mt. Augustus is bigger–it’s also in Australia) but it certainly is the most impressive.

Uluru Sunrise

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
Uluru Sunrise

We woke up at 4:45am to drive to a location offering a great view of the rising sun, Uluru, and the Australian outback.  It was worth it, but the magical sunrise only lasted a couple of minutes (literally–all my shots were within a two minute window).

Some minor exposure correction was done in Lightroom to bring out the foreground, and noise reduction was done in Photoshop.

I should mention that this image was taken using my GorillaPod SLR Zoom that I had as a camera support.  A tripod would have been better, but luckily at this location there were sturdy handrails that I could attach the GorillaPod to.  It worked out quite well.

Gum Trees at Uluru

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
Gum Trees at Uluru

A pair of dead gum trees in front of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia.