Saturday, May 16, 2009

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Panoramas

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta in Central Australia.  I took a lot of photos as usual and most I am still fiddling with.   Below though are three panorama shots which I had printed off to 1 meter long shots for framing.  I'm pretty happy with them.

Here's a bit of technical stuff for those who may be interested.   I use a Canon 30D and these photos were taken with a Tamron 18-250 zoom lens.  Each photo consists of around 8-12 separate images stitched together in Photoshop Elements.  I had to remove a few spots in the sky caused by some dust on the sensor and made some minor adjustments in the levels but other than that what you see is how it looked to me on the day.  The shots have been resized for web display.  You can click on the image to open a larger view.

 
 Uluru Sunrise
 
Valley of the Winds - Kata Tjuta
 
Kata Tjuta Sunset

12 comments:

Peter said...

These are real beautiful "stones". I hope that one day I can see them myself.

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Andrew said...

I didn't realise you were so talented Loz. The are really great photos.

Mum-me said...

Lovely, lovely shots of a beautiful part of our country. I am just learning how to stitch multiple shots together. Would love to see more of yours.

suzen said...

What a gifted photographer you are! Those vistas are lovely! Thank you for sharing the beauty of Australia - it's awesome!

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Romany Angel said...

I am so envious Loz. I miss that place sometimes...there is something quite mystical about it.

Steve Parrish had better watch his back with shots like that to rival his.

Loz said...

Thanks Peter - Uluru is like an iceberg, 90% is underground. I don't know if it's the largest "stone" on the planet but it would go close.

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Loz said...

Andrew it's hard to stuff up photographs of a place like that.

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Loz said...

I'll get some more up soon. I'm working on some of Cradle Mountain at the moment and a few taken in Thailand last year as well.

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Loz said...

Thank you Suzen. The photos don't do justice to the place itself. It is magical.

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Loz said...

Hi Kaz - flattery will get you everywhere :)

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Guest said...

Beautiful shots. I love the look of the sky behind the orange stones. It makes me want to be there.

Guest said...

By the way, that last comment was made by me, Scarlet in Miami (your "Guest").