Monday, 15 July 2013

Kings Canyon

As I mentioned in my last post I have just come back from a week and a bit in central Australia.

Wonderful trip - even my kids agreed! We flew into Alice Springs before setting off into the less populated parts of the world!

One of the first places we visited was Kings Canyon - which was at the end of a 2 1/2 hour drive along a dirt road.  I'd like to shake the hand of who ever invented four wheel drive!

Kings Canyon has a famous canyon!  And these are not pictures of it!

I need a bit of time to get organised here, way too many pictures to deal with  - so here are a few shots I took at the start of the walk that I have already sorted out!  More to follow.






The sky was not as blue as it could have been, but that did seem to make for some rather good contrasts between the rock and the sky.  I love the pale trunks on the gum trees.

For those of you who have not been to this part of the world, the overwhelming colour is red!

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

Enjoy the pictures.

25 comments:

Timur said...

Awesome photos....My favorite is no. 1 + 4 !!

Absolut brilliant photos !

Greetings

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty area! No. 4 is my favorite, the tree and sky look beautiful! Looks like a great trip!

Marcia said...

Reminds me of Sedona, AZ. Main color there is red too. Was it cold? Are the kids on vacation?

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart Yes it i very red but as you say it makes for interesting contrasts, Looking forward to seeing more. Can't do WBW this week! Margaret

Arija said...

Lovely place, isn't it? Did you swim in the big pool at the end of the canyon? We did. Also met Noel Fullarton, the camel man. A great place to walk the upper as well as the lower track.

Babs Helferich said...

beautiful. the area is fantastic.
great captured. greetings babs

Digi-Irma said...

What a beautiful setting!
The trees and sky and rocks looks beautiful!
Regards, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

wow, the colors, the terrain, the cool skies!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful place indeed and terrific captures, Stewart!! Looks like a great visit for all of you! Thanks for sharing!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Look just like you were visiting our deserts of the Southwest.

nic.b van es said...

Wat is dit mooi zo groots en dan die hoge bergen met die diepe ravijnen,wat moet het als je daar loopt grote indrukken maken.

Fun60 said...

Those colours make it instantly recognisable.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful start (I can't imagine it getting a lot better, but I guess it's gonna' from what you say).

Pat Tillett said...

My kind of country! Love the photos Stewart. Where you are looks VERY much like many parts of the South Western part of the U.S. If you go to my post today there are photos from very similar looking scenery. Unfortunately, much of it had just burnt over.
In my state (California) we have a National Park named Kings Canyon.

With your love of nature and photography, you would LOVE my part of the world. Just like I love where you live.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Frank said...

Interesting location and so different to what I see every day.

Magia da Inês said...

⊱✿✿°

·.¸.•♪♪
Região de natureza agreste.
Cores bonitas.

Boa semana·..¸彡
♪♫° Beijinhos·..°♡♡
°❤❤ Brasil✿✿·..

ladyfi said...

What a great adventure! Gorgeous.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The glorious red of the earth is breathtaking! And love the lone tree in the midst of all those delightful earthy rocks!

Carole M. said...

beautiful photos of spectacular country Stewart

Ken Schneider said...

The red rock reminds me of our recent visit to the Grand Canyon!

Jay said...

The sky might not be blue, but you wouldn't have got that wonderful picture of the clouds radiating from behind the tree if it had been! That's my favourite.

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!!
Alice Springs is such a beautiful place to visit!!Wonderful photos!!
Have a lovely day!!
Dimi...

Noel Morata said...

gorgeous landscapes, that must be fun to explore regularly

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amanda | wildly simple said...

Fantastic shots, and funny to know this is only the start of the walk, that we aren't even there yet!
Those are some great clouds in the sky - I'm smitten with the tree against sky shot.
Glad your family had all enjoyed your trip!