View Full Version : Uluru a.k.a. Ayers Rock

07-31-2012, 06:18 AM
It is pretty hard to get a unique perspective on this much photographed Australian icon. Here are just a couple of sunset shots. The 2nd is a 4 shot panorama.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7683174946_0c3f758d0d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7683174946/)
Uluru (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7683174946/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7683175188_a17ca3d725_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7683175188/)
Uluru (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7683175188/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

07-31-2012, 08:09 AM
I can see why this place is an Icon. Really digging on image 1 Antz.

I have a philosophy on matters like these..... When you get to an iconic place and you are touched by the same conventional angle that makes the place an icon to begin with...you shoot the icon and it's yours. Even if it looks like everyone else's...it's not because you took it - you were there. You went to the trouble to get there. You spent the money. You framed the image and pressed the shutter. It's your image and memory and even though it may or may not look as good as the iconic photograph that the National Geographic photographer took...a gorgeous image is a gorgeous image and it will still look great in your living room.

Then after you take the iconic angle, you play like a jester in a sneaky attempt to get an even better more creative angle. :)

08-02-2012, 02:34 AM
Thanks for those thoughts Marko. Play like a jester I did (even some Marko inspired deliberate camera movement), but didn't get anything of value.

08-02-2012, 08:32 PM
Really like the detail in second one, but the overall comp in #1 is the winner for me. Love it!

08-03-2012, 10:58 PM
Gorgeous photos, look great.

08-05-2012, 09:12 PM
I really like the second one the details are great........good composition

08-07-2012, 06:04 AM
Cheers Chrisflees, AL & HBG - Thanks for taking the time look and comment - it is appreciated.

08-09-2012, 02:26 AM
Both are fabulous. What makes it so red? Everything about it is just so unusual.

Wow, I just left the wiki site for Uluru. It's on my list, now.

08-13-2012, 06:02 AM
Thanks Barefoot- It is amazing the way the rock changes colour as the sun sets. It is also pretty hard to visualise the actual size of it until you are there.