24/02/2010

Central Australia

A few images from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon – I have been challenged by one of my daughters to show her only my BEST 10 PHOTOS when I get home – this is out of around 3000 that I have taken during the last 3 months of my rambles! So I will eventually be posting the ones I’ve chosen but it will take me several weeks to sort through them!

Meantime here are a few images from the last couple of weeks in the heart of Australia (you can click on the image to enlarge them) – It is truly magnificent country and I hope to return one day to ramble further north in Broome, Darwin and Cairns – so much to see here and the distances are huge!

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First stop from Alice Springs was the Camel Farm!

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I was getting excited but NO it’s not Ayers Rock/Uluru but Mount Conner. It’s a long and lonely road – just under 500 kilometres!

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Sunset at Uluru – I took a series of about 30 photos while the sun was setting!

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It’s a very spiritual place and difficult to do it justice with photographs

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Around the base walk of the rock I came across this marvellous piece of burn wood! I thought it was a sculpture at first but it was completely natural.

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The Olgas or Kata Tjuta (the aborginal name) are every bit as awe inspiring as Uluru

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Finally a 6 kilometre walk around the rim of Kings Canyon – this is where they filmed the final desert scene in the movie ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ – and yes I climbed all those steps and stood on the top shouting into the canyon below – a fantastic echo!

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Now I’m back in Sydney for my last few days here in Australia – I fly back to the UK on Monday – I’m really looking forward to being back home again now!

7 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

BIG, OTHER WORLDLY, OTHER SHAPES, and shadows and even the odd shaped burnt wood...shapes and textures that are unusual to my eye. The Olgas, also have amazing shape and color...good luck on the sorting photos!

Ro Bruhn said...

It was lovely to meet you Rosie, I hope you take back some happy memories of your time here. Have a safe trip.

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing another great set of shots. That has to be the ultimate challenge - finding the 10 that sum up your trip!

Art said...

Wow-- top 10 photos is quite a challenge, but I like it.

Maybe you could show us too?

femminismo said...

What a wonderful trip with such gorgeous photos. And thank you for reminding me of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." I need, need, need (!) to watch that again soon.

layers said...

Wow, you really do travel and ramble about-- and in Australia-- what a fascinating country-- these rocks and formations are magnificent and I am sure more so in person. beautiful photos!

grrl + dog said...

Nice to finally catch up with your adventures...

how hard was it ot edit the 300 or so photos?