In the shadow of Uluru

In the shadow of Uluru

By |2014-04-06T22:22:12+00:00Apr 6th, 2014|
Yesterday afternoon, the we landed at Connellan Airport near Yulara. We’re spending the next few days out in the bush, exploring Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), Alice Springs, and other points within Australia’s vast Northern Territory outback. After getting settled into our rooms, we made our way to a particular lookout that is supposed to provide a great vantage point for sunset. Because the people who run the national park that Uluru is in have such stringent restrictions around where we can and can’t photograph, or even what we can or can’t photograph, we were limited to a relatively small swath of land to set up. By the time sunset rolled around, the entire place was teeming with other visitors, all clamoring to stake a place in the ground from where to nab their own photographic memories.

As you can see in this photo, there wasn’t much of a sunset to speak of. We did have some very impressive clouds roll through. One particular cloud even hugged the top of Uluru (as you can see), which was a welcome addition.

The goal for today is to get on the bus at 5AM with hopes of being the very first vehicles at the park gate when it opens. This will give us the best chance of finding primo spots for sunrise. Not much sleep lately, but thankfully there are photos that all make up for it!


  1. Serap Yavuzbas April 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    That continent looks great on pictures…but just on pics. Thanks to few people makes it possible to see it here!

  2. Angel Lewis April 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    now..that's amazing really realistic cool 

  3. Tom Karlo April 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Back when I visited in about 2004 they'd let you climb Uluru – there are even metal handles drilled into the rock. I think they've banned that, which is probably a good thing. Hope you get a good sunrise, that thing is unbelievable during a proper golden hour.

  4. Dave Valler April 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Nice to see it from this perspective. Good shot.

  5. Sunny Wu April 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Great shot! 

  6. abi lash April 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply


  7. Duy Bình Nguyễn April 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    awesome ! like it

  8. Louise Endean April 7, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply


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  10. Sonja Grinstead April 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    …I love to see your works …their very inspiring to me,  I'm a   t r e e   and  sky freak!

  11. George Fletcher April 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! Maybe one day I'll get out there:)

  12. Fototaker Sf May 10, 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

    sleeping during a foto trip??? wot's dat??? hahaha  know that feeling well…  hoping your stay in aussieLand went well and had a blast in gorgeous Sydney!!

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