Posts from the ‘Australia’ Category

17
Jun

Shot of the Day #48

The climb to the top of Uluru is well worth the effort – the panoramic view is amazing and the thought that your in the middle of Australia! This photograph is a panorama stitch of fifteen photos, and as you can see a polariser has made the colours very rich, however the dark spots in the sky are a result of the maximum polarisation being 90ยบ Degrees to the sun.

On top of the largest Rock on the Planet - Uluru, Australia!

On top of the largest Rock on the Planet - Uluru, Australia! (Click to view larger)

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16
Jun

Shot of the Day #47

A Road Train parked outside a petrol station in the middle of ‘nowhere’ or as the locals like to put it ‘the middle of everywhere‘! The Northern Territory, South Australia and simply the Outback is famous for the three trailer long trucks that cruse along the highways at speeds of up to 130 km/h carrying fresh goods from town to town. The best thing about this roadside station was the five dollar ‘Pig Dog Rolls’ a light, greasy, nutritious snack filled with a sausage wrapped in a slice of bacon and a crispy pastry to hold it all together :P !

Road Train at an Outback Roadside Station - Northern Territory, Australia

Road Train at an Outback Roadside Station - Northern Territory, Australia

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15
Jun

Shot of the Day #46

Northern Territory is ‘Outback Australia’ – as their number plates say :) The Northern Territory Flag consists of the Southern Cross, the Sturt’s Desert Rose and the red/orange colour of the Land (Ochre). This photograph was taken at Anzac Hill in Alice Springs looking directly up at the flagpole and with the use of my polariser I made the sky almost black – contrasting the colours of the flag. I made some small adjustments with the techniques used in my tutorial: http://www.scottphotographics.com/how-to-make-a-photograph-lomographic-in-gimp!

The Northern Territory Flag - Anzac Hill, Alice Springs

The Northern Territory Flag - Anzac Hill, Alice Springs

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14
Jun

Shot of the Day #45

Looking up at the enormous Rock is something you have to experience first-hand, before I visited Uluru I thought it was a reasonable large rock in the middle of Australia and I’d have no problem jogging up the side. I was completely wrong! Uluru is truly a massive rock emerging from the ground 348m high – only a third of its entire bulk! This is a panorama of three photographs stitched in Photoshop and I was using my polariser, which is such a necessity when photographing out in the Red Centre as it eliminates the glare and saturates the blues.

At the base of Uluru before the climb!

At the base of Uluru before the climb!

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13
Jun

Shot of the Day #44

Out on the Stuart Highway you rarely see wildlife during the day, but occasionally there is road kill which has occurred after dusk as the fauna becomes more active. Unfortunately I came across a poor Roo (Kangaroo) and two Wedge-Tail Eagles that were scavenging over the remains, I was pretty lucky to get this close to one of them (the other flew away) with my 200mm Lens I managed to capture the largest bird of prey of Australia!

Wedge Tail Eagle - Outback, Northern Territory, Australia

Wedge Tail Eagle - Outback, Northern Territory, Australia

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