The Friday Photo: Sunrise over Uluru

In an attempt to improve my photography, I’ve been reading an ebook called Getting Out of Auto.

To motivate me, I’m going to post a regular photo every Friday. This week? A shot of Australia’s sacred Uluru, showing the colour change from sunrise to dawn.

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27 Responses

  1. Gosh, why haven’t I been to Australia?

    • Theodora says:

      It’s not the most exotic destination but the centre is absolutely stunning. It is kind of pricy, though…

  2. TJ says:

    beautiful photos! (“,) thanks for sharing!

  3. Excellent photo – I lived in P for a year and am now venturing to my A mode – it’s scary when you want to capture that perfect photo!

  4. Oh wow, now THAT is magnificent. Love the positioning of the sun in the top shot!

  5. Jen says:

    Absolutely beautiful! The sun looks like it was placed right in the middle of it. And I can’t get over the contrast in colors from the first photo to the next!

  6. That book is paying off. These are two stunning shots that show the contrast of color really well. I love seeing how the light changed through out the day. It’s one of the big reasons I want to get out there. Keep shooting. I can’t wait to see what you show us next week!

  7. Sarah V. says:

    Lovely! Can’t decide which photo I like better. Both are magnificent!

  8. Jessica says:

    From the looks of those pictures, I need to invest in that book. Fantastic!

    • Theodora says:

      I’d recommend it. It’s much better than the print book I was using. It explains the whole aperture/shutter/ISO thing so beautifully it’s untrue.

  9. Sonja Key says:

    You’re doing well! Great shots! Lookin’ forward to more.

  10. Lauren says:

    Love the photos! Can’t wait to visit Uluru next year 🙂

    • Theodora says:

      Give it enough time. Don’t miss the Kata Tjutas and King’s Canyon: I found both more spiritually dramatic and special than Uluru. Allow yourself time with Uluru for a bad sunset or sunrise, and check you’re going to a good viewpoint (there are several different ones).

  11. Tracy says:

    Those are some lovely photos! I have to say I had a friend point out a blindingly obvious thing on my expensive DSLR the other day that I didn’t know! I’ve only been using it for 2 years. So perhaps I should read the same book!!!

  12. jade says:

    Love it- great contrast!

  13. Scott says:

    Ah, your post has inspired me to change my Gravatar pic to one of me standing in front of the big red rock. Great pics 🙂

    • Theodora says:

      Thank you! I didn’t really think I’d got any good ones until I found them months after the event…