Posts tagged ‘Northern Territory’

8
Jul

Shot of the Day #57


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Alice Springs was named after the waterhole ‘Alice Spring’ that was named after the wife of Sir Charles Todd (the Postmaster – as the town was originally a Telegraph Station). This photograph is a stitched panorama of two images – my polariser was able emphasise the reflections on the waters surface and create a more vibrant look to the overall photo.

Alice Spring - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Alice Spring - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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29
Jun

The Red Centre – Outback, Northern Territory, Australia


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At the end of last month I flew to Alice Springs and explored the surroundings of Central Australia over an extended weekend. It was an unbelievable trip and the experience of almost pure Outback was so unfamiliar/unique to me that I found it was amazing how Australia offers such a dynamic range of landscapes and culture from cities to the vast outback. I documented my trip visually as you’ll see as you scroll down – although some of these images are very revealing of Central Australia it is still nothing compared to being there, however with the use of panoramic photographs I hope it offers a better representation of the broad spacious lands that I experienced.

The Red Centre - Northern Territory, Australia

The Red Centre - Northern Territory, Australia

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16
Jun

Shot of the Day #47


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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


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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: https://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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10
Jun

Shot of the Day #41


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Ripples in sand and dunes formed by strong winds is the very first thing I associate with the Desert! There isn’t alot of dunes around the Alice Springs and surrounding regions, however you do see a few small patches on the highways between Uluru and Alice Springs. This is one of those, I used my polariser here (I did nearly everywhere) especially to cancel the glare out and allow the true red/orange colours to be captured, while darkening the blue sky. Not quite the same as the old Windows XP background, but the result I wanted :) !

Sand Dune - Outback, Northern Territory

Sand Dune - Outback, Northern Territory

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