AYERS ROCK, Australia

By: thekorzens

Jan 06 2016

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Category: AUSTRALIA, AYERS ROCK

2 Comments

Aperture:f/3.3
Focal Length:4.3mm
ISO:180
Shutter:1/30 sec
Camera:COOLPIX P610

Ayers Rock is a massive sandstone rock in central Australia that is sacred to the Aborigines of the area, who are known as the Anangu.It is an isolated sandstone rock standing 346 meters high and more than 8 km (5 miles) around. Roughly triangular in shape, it stretches for over 2 miles in length and nearly 2 miles in width. It is completely bare without the least bit of vegetation. The rock derives its rust color from oxidation, and the glowing effect at sunrise and sunset is due to the arkosic sandstone of the rock, which contains reflective minerals and changes color according to the attitude of the sun.

Viewing stations have been set up to allow people to enjoy the color changes at sunset. But to see the rock in all its glory nothing beats hovering over the area in a helicopter as the sun slowly sinks on the horizon.

 

 

2 comments on “AYERS ROCK, Australia”

  1. Really beautiful Enjoy your trip looks great. What is a sun with an attitude? (maybe altitude ) Keep the pics coming

    Naftali

    • Thanks for the comment. Attitude is the inclination of the three principal axes of the sun relative to the ground, whereas altitude is only refers to the height.


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