Unique Uluru photo

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 01:17
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I thought I would share with everyone here this unique photo of Uluru. I am proud to say I took this photo, sitting out for about 4 hours trying to get the perfect one. It has not been photoshopped (only contrast etc.)

I was lucky though a storm was passing behind the rock.

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Reply By: Member - Alanc - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 01:24

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 01:24
Great photo Barnesy , you have every right to be proud of that one
Regards
Carms
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 07:25

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 07:25
Great photo Barnesy.

I've been there lots of times but it still awes me every time I see it.

Bob
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 08:10

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 08:10
That is a fabulous shot Barnsey. I do a lot of photography and wouldn't like to count the number of Uluru in my collection. I'd love to have done that one. My wife and I were artists in residence at Sails in the Desert last September and most mornings I was up before sunrise just watching ir from different spots. I have shot it in all kinds of weather and light, but to get that cloud detail, that foreground detai, that moment of colour on the rock plus the lightning strike all in the one shot is quite a feat. Technically I rate your shot as up there with the famous
purple rock" shot. Just how big is your original shot? It is potentially very commercial so I'd suggest watermarking it so it doesn't get pinched on the web (it happens.)
Isn't the way the light changes every moment on the rock stunning! I have often argued that Uluru is the Australian equivalent of Westminster Cathedral or Notre Dame.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:10

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:10
I bet it's in production on someone's calendar right now.

Great shot.

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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 14:14

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 14:14
I'm glad you like it MFewster. We sat out there at sunset for hours and 15 minutes after all of the tourists left (the sun had just gone down) the storm rolled in behind the rock. I caught numerous with lightning flashes but this is the clearest. The orange sunset does look good.

I already have it blown up to about 2X1 foot mounted on canvas on the wall. It could be blown up to about 3X2 I suppose. The rock isn't in good focus, it was too dark to focus the lens properly but would look ok from a distance blown up this much.

I didn't think about someone stealing the damn thing. I'm sure people on this site wouldn't do that.
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 08:17

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 08:17
Nice one.
Well caught.
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Reply By: Member - OzGazza (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:09

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:09
That's very cool indeed.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:30

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:30
Brilliant Barnesy. Wish I had been sitting out there with you.
Willie.
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Reply By: Mandrake's Solar Power- Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:31

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:31
A controversial thought here -
Have you got permission from the traditional "owners" of the rock in question to have this photo and display it ?

I am still unsure what photos I have of Uluru and Olgas can be used in photographic competitions and commercially should the opportunity arise .

According to one wbsite we visited the traditional owners have to vet any
photos and can reject your use of them for commercial purposes !!

But nonetheless THAT IS A FANTASTIC SHOT !!

thanks for sharing .

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:44

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:44
Not quite. You need permission if the shot is to be used commercially. There are a couple of angles on both the Olgas and the Rock that are not allowed. Some of my photos of the Rock are used commercially and getting permission was fast and cheap. One of the Rangers does it and has been briefed by the owners as to what is acceptable to them. If you drop into the Rangers station they will explain the angles that are banned, and why. It really isn't a hassle.
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Follow Up By: Bazza - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 15:07

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 15:07
The "traditional owners", ah ah.
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Follow Up By: Top Ender - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:49

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:49
To use photos of Uluru you need permission from Parks Australia not the traditional owners.
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Follow Up By: Top Ender - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:51

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:51
Sorry that should be for commercial use.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 17:17

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 17:17
Bazza and Topender, it is as I said, and I have gone throught the process of getting permission for some of my photos that are used commercially. The guidelines are set by the traditional owners. The actual process is carried out by a designated Ranger from Parks Australia at Uluru. Last September it was Ben? (Can't remember his second name.) It is no big deal. If you talk to Ben first he will tell you what areas/angles to avoid
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 18:37

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 18:37
We'll have to get permission to breathe the air there soon.

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Reply By: Member - Neville & Sally C (VI - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:32

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:32
Hi Barnsey,
You were lucky to be there then. Great photography, we'd love to see the rock with water pouring off of it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Take care Safe travels.
Bye Sally.
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Reply By: Fab72 - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:38

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:38
Rock on.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:36

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:36
Fabulous pic Barnsey!
We were there in 1974 when it rained.
Unfortunately neither our cameras or our skills were up to the job.
Can still remember the emotion of the time though and these pics revive it all again.








Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: D200Dug- Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 18:51

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 18:51
Outstanding ! you could wait years for a shot like that !

I hope the file size is big enough to stand a decent sized enlargement.

Do you know a good printer ?

E me if you need some contacts ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Phonga (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:27

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:27
Absolutely amazing!!!!
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Reply By: Member - GREENDOG - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:35

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:35
Great pic mate,we lived there for around 6 mths was soposed to be a 12 mths contract but things went hay wire with the resort managment but in the mean time got same great pics and memories of being there from Aug 1999- Jan 2000.cheers GREENDOG
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