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By Jasper87  
A familiar image with lots of information on the internet but what I didn't know is that photography is prohibited in certain areas around the base. These places are of special sacred and cultural significance to the local Anangu people, and are also male or female exclusive sites. The knowledge about these places is only passed down through the relevant sex and never to outsiders... intriguing.

The image was captured from the sunset viewing area. The iconic image is one of a glowing red monlith at sunset or sunrise. Alas not to be for me, overcast on both occasions! I've taken a wider view including the vegetation to give added colour and given a bit of 'grunge' filter to bring out the sky a bit.

Many thanks for all your comments on my 'Bondi Babes'. It was a bit of a candid grab shot and very unusual for me but I liked the result in an aesthetical sort of way. I also very much enjoyed the witty responses it invoked so thank you all.


Tags: Australia Uluru Ayers rock Landscape and travel

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Feb 2012 6:58AM
A fine image, Dave, good pov and presentation. Carol

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Glyn1 9 4 1 England
8 Feb 2012 7:14AM
Excellent narrative, very interesting.

Hi Dave, nice shot of Ayes Rock. The reason for the restriction on close up's is that the Aboriginal people own it now. If you want to see a close up look
at my last page and I have a picture there and the Sydney Bridge. Well done. WesternRed.
mhfore 11 6 176 England
8 Feb 2012 8:50AM
Another good shot Dave. Good foreground interest with the two green bushes leading your eye diagonally to the left of Ayes Rock before allowing you to explore the rest of the image Wink Cor blimey old lad, that wasn't my normal tablet I've just taken. Nice shot Dave.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 8:51AM
I've always dreamed of going there; great shot.

Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
8 Feb 2012 8:57AM
Excellent shot here Dave, even though it is in the distants this still has impact especially with all the native
shrubs around. It is a sacred place to the Aborigines as it has a big part in the 'Dreamtime'…
Look forward to lots more Aussie photos' and surprised to got as far as Uluru, quite a trek……….Jocelia
9 10 10 England
8 Feb 2012 9:02AM
Like the wider view.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 9:06AM
So .... you got there ... Great stuff
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 9:10AM
Super image, nicely composed and captured, interesting write up too.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 10:10AM
Always an impressive sight in the midst of this semi desert landscape: I had no idea there were restrictions on photography in the way you describe.
This more distant view does set it in the context of the area so well.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 11:17AM
I don't think I've ever seen this wonderful lanscape in quite this way before and I love the fact you have included the plant life and a sky which adds to the magic and vastness of the landscape.

luckybry 8 3 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 11:28AM
wow factor in this one excellent image
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 1:38PM
So it's either 5 grand worth of lens or buy a postcard....or copy your fine image and lie about where you've been. I'll get the screen grab later Wink A super shot out of nothing ! And thanks for the info.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 2:37PM
A fascinating image - love the sky (you've done it well) and the shrubs too.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Feb 2012 5:57PM
Thats the problem with a short visit, you get weather whatever it is. A great POV anyway

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Feb 2012 6:06PM
Love both the lighting and foreground Dave.


Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 7:39PM
great image all the same mate, as you say shame about the light, but I would love this to be mine for the experience and all Smile

Good work!

8 Feb 2012 8:46PM
This is a wonderful view Dave.
I like the lead in through the foreground vegetation.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 10:17PM
Must have been a great experience to see it Dave. Very nice shot. Moira
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
9 Feb 2012 9:10AM
A very good shot of Ayers Rock and a dramatic sky to go with it Smile

9 Feb 2012 12:48PM
Hi Dave great shot, nice to learn a bit more about this place, thanks regards gray.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Feb 2012 12:54PM
well, I think the plants come out much better this way!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 1:55PM
bit different to your last upload but you have my approvalWink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Feb 2012 2:23PM
Very interesting and something new to think about!
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 3:27PM
Interesting information and well taken image Dave
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
9 Feb 2012 6:06PM
You certainly did get about in Oz.

A grand shot to add to your tour photo's.

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 6:17PM
A place I'd love to visit.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
9 Feb 2012 8:30PM
Oh I envy you this visit.
Wonderful scene, and it is good to see more of the
wider, natural setting.
You added info new to me, thanks for that too.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2012 4:57PM
Nice image Dave, this is somewhere else that is on my to visit list...
Nice to see a different perspective of an iconic landmark...very Well captured
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2012 8:21AM
Nice to see more of the area and a different view, the information is really interesting too.

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