Thursday, 1 August 2013

Morning Light / Mid-winter Sun

Watching the sunset on the red rocks of Central Australia is a very popular things to do.  And watching the sun light up the rocks in the morning is equally good!

We did not arrive at the crack of dawn - sleepy children and the (continually) surprising distances made sure of that.  But the light was soft, and cut through with pastel colours.  Maybe it was the reflected light, but the sky took on a green cast at times.

From where we were stood you could look out towards the distant heads of Kata Tjuta or towards the closer mass of Uluru - either way the view was great.



You can find more images of the sky at Sky Watch Friday.

Enjoy the pictures.

35 comments:

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous light in these shots!

Gordon said...

Truely beautiful photos Stewart, they would look great framed on a wall.
All the best Gordon.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart Love the light in these shots although I think the first one is stunning. Glad you liked the Ibis tea party yesterday on my post!

Carole M. said...

I love that first image especially; magic landscape

Swati Singh said...

Very nice photos. Thanks for liking my India Heritage Sites blog :)

Nic van Es said...

dit is met recht genieten maar dan met een grote G. dit zijn foto,s met een gouden rand, geweldig.

Our photos said...

beautiful photos!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I want to climb that rock someday :) fantastic captures!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I can imagine how quiet it was then when you took those pictures.

Andrea said...

So were you able to capture that distance in the first photo? I can't imagine how far that still is!

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful!!

Digi-Irma said...

Hello Stewart,
Beautiful scenery.
The light is great.

Marcia said...

Such a majestic sight.

Karen said...

Oh Stewart, beautiful light! Magical!

Sylvia K said...

I do love that first shot and what incredible light indeed! Terrific captures for the day! Hope you have a great weekend!!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful rocks!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful painterly skies!

thewovenspoke said...

Beautiful place and great time of day to shoot it.

Dianne said...

On a clear day .... you can see forever. Wonderful capture of our beautiful country.

HansHB said...

So nice to see your post! very good!

I was at the same place in 2008 and took a lot of photos!

Small City Scenes said...

Love the red rock. The sun makes everything magical. MB

eileeninmd said...

Pretty skies and beautiful view of the Red Rock! Great shots, Stewart. Have a happy weekend!

Wally Jones said...

Terrific landscape!
Magical lighting!
Superb photographs!

Brian King said...

Wow! Gorgeous shots, Stewart! Beautiful country!

Timur said...

Oh wow....what a great landscape...Amazing photo !!

Enjoy your weekend

Greetings

Babs Helferich said...

WOW beautiful. regards Babs

Arija said...

Beautiful Stewart. You make me miss the place even more.

Tammy said...

Outstanding photos, Stewart! The landscape is beautiful with those magnificent rock formations!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great shots, Stewart... has some of the qualities of a great painting!

amanda | wildly simple said...

These are just fantastic shots of awesome views, Stewart!

DIMI said...

Very beautiful pictures Stewart!!!
Great shots!!!I hope you're much better now!!!Have a lovely weekend!!
Dimi...

limeslounge said...

Australien,
sooo weit weg.
Schön, wenigsten so tolle Fotos zu sehen!
regards, Petra

Nita Davis said...

Very beautiful, it reminds me of the landscape near Sadona Arizona, USA. That green tint to the sky is cool.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments. Have a great week.

CountryMouse said...

Beautiful photos taken at a lovely time of day.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Magnificent...
Driving up on this scene must take your breath away. Really nice shots Stewart.