Photographer's Note

In my quasi-travelogue I finally came (by The Ghan) to Alice Springs. The mainreason to go to the Alice is to go farther (around 500 km) to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. again, we bought three-days trip by local agency. The second day we got up very early to observe sunrise near Uluru. Then we dirctly went to Kata Tjuta for a nice several hours hiking.
Kata Tjuta are a group of large domed rock formations in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. Uluru and Kata Tjuta form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
The 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta are composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstone.
The highest point, Mount Olga, is 1,066 m above sea level, or approximately 546 m above the surrounding plain.
The alternative name, The Olgas, comes from the tallest peak, Mt. Olga. At the behest of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Mt. Olga was named in 1872 by Ernest Giles, in honour of Queen Olga of Württemberg (born Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas I).
There are many Pitjantjatjara Dreamtime legends associated with this place. A number of legends surround the great snake king Wanambi who is said to live on the summit of Mount Olga and only comes down during the dry season. The majority of mythology surrounding the site is not disclosed to outsiders.

This is the view soon after the sunrise. Uluru was behind me. This is my first photo in RAW. There will be no more for a while, I made only a few to test.

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11653 W: 123 N: 29611] (139388)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-20
  • Categories: Natura
  • Naświetlenie: f/4, 1/30 sekund
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-06-27 2:16
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