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Pt 2 Memories from 'Outback Australia' (inc. Uluru Ayres Rock)

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Iconindustries, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    This is Pt 2 of my series called Memories from 'Outback Australia' and Pt 1 and introduction is here https://www.mu-43.com/f57/memories-outback-australia-pt-1-a-30394/


    Going for a camel ride!

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    The Valley of the Palms

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    Chatting around a campfire.

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    That campground was a perfect spot to see the sunset.

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    Getting bogged haha

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    Snapshot from Kings Canyon

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    Yay!
    348 m high
    3.6 km long
    1.9 km wide
    9.4 km around the base
    and an estimated 4 million tons in mass.

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    Starting the 2km round trip (climbing) up the rock.

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    Following the imaginary road

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    Sun setting over one of australia's most recognised icons. (the other being me lol)

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  2. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Some stunning imagery. Thanks for sharing. I hope to make it down under before I hit 60.
     
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  3. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I love Ayers Rock framed by the tree branch.

    The whole trip reminds me a bit of the American West.
     
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  4. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Beautiful set of pictures, but this one is book worthy - imho :2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:



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  5. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Great Images. Really great. But......

    We haven't called Uluru "Ayres Rock" for twenty years now and the indigenous population find it a bit insulting. In respect for the traditional custodians of the land we should use the correct name.

    Gordon
     
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  6. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    There's lots of driving between places but it's worth it. It's a whole different lifestyle to the coast.

    Sounds good. I'm heading to the Grand Canyon soon!

    I used Ayres rock here because I'm not sure how many people know what Uluru is. It's registered as Ayres Rock and when I got to the top the survey mark says the same. I think it's most commonly referred to as Uluru Ayres Rock, not sure. Thanks for your concern anyway.
     
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  7. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog Mu-43 Regular

    Great Stuff, Brady

    Again your such a great ambassador for Australia! Keep up the great work
    DUD
     
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  8. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's a pleasure to share our great country with others. Thanks for your encouragement.:smile:

    PS. there were lot's and I mean lot's of Victorians traveling around. Nice friendly bunch :smile:
     
  9. Drummer_gal

    Drummer_gal Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 13, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Rena
    Great images! The outback is on my (very long) list of places I would love to visit one day!
     
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  10. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mum had been wanting to take us out there for ages and I'm glad we finally did it. I didn't realise but if you're strapped for time you can even fly directly to Uluru Ayres Rock.
     
  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Incredible images Brady and my daughter is totally facinated by them.Do u have the full set on Flicker ?
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
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  12. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You'll have to take her there mate, she'll love the walks around the surrounding Olgas 'kata tjuta' and gorges.

    There's only a few extra ones on flickr that I didn't put on Pt1 & 2. I tried to find the most interesting so it wouldn't bore people to tears. haha
     
  13. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Nice work again Brady.

    And that sunset, simply stunning.
     
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  14. Ralser

    Ralser Mu-43 Regular

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    May 28, 2011
    Thought about going there on our trip (leaving the 9th), but it was just too expensive for the 5 of us going. Mainly going to see my family in Canberra, but will spend some time on the coast and a couple of days in Sydney.

    Steve in Madison.
     
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  15. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    The sunsets out there were different to what I'm used to. It must have something to do with the ground being so flat. There was a strange light that blanketed the horizon at night also, a kind of glow.



    Thanks for dropping a line Steve, I hope you enjoy your holiday as much as I did. Don't get lost in Canberra with all the circular streets!
     
  16. Ralser

    Ralser Mu-43 Regular

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    May 28, 2011
    I got used to the circular streets, having grown up there.
     
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  17. Buddy

    Buddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Florida
    Very nice shots and one incredible sunset..!
     
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  18. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Great finish to the set - really hadn't thought of camels in the outback! The colors are excellent. :thumbup:
     
  19. Ralser

    Ralser Mu-43 Regular

    67
    May 28, 2011
    As i remember from years ago, there is more genetic variability in camels In Australia than In the middle east, and at the time Australia was exporting camels to the middle east ( especially for racing).

    Steve in Madison.