The rich red glow on the horizon, red and yellow dusk with the black of the night sky and in the presence of Kata Tjuta (Olgas).
Aboriginal colours: the rich glow on the horizon, red and yellow dusk with the black of the night sky and the ever presence of the Olgas.
I hiked in off the road for more than 1½ hours over the sand-dunes, looking to get closer and find a good vantage point to photograph the Olgas in its full splendour, with the sun going down behind it. The sun set and I was not as happy as I would liked to have been, so I waited longer, the moon had already risen and what a special place to wait. The glow in the perfectly clear night sky became more and more beautiful … ‘Dreamtime’.
By the time I had finished it was really dark, and difficult to make sure I hadn’t left anything behind. It was bright enough though to walk with the light of the moon, and every time we came to the top of a sand-dune we could see Ayers Rock in silhouette against the night sky. It was one of those special times, and I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t so tired and hungry. Finally we got back to the road but I was unsure if we had parked the car off to the left or to the right, we took the wrong way …
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – World Heritage Area, Central Australia.
location: Ayers Rock, camera: Tomiyama, lens Nikkor SW90, film: Fuji 50ASA, shutter speed: 20 seconds, filters: None, time and conditions: 50 minutes after sunset, Limited Edition: 360
Available as Limited Edition photographic prints, sizes from 100 x 32cm (6 x 20 inch) to 300 x 96cm (38 x 120 inch). Printed on the finest grade photographic paper, signed and numbered. Acrylic ‘Face-Mount’ framing is also available.
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