Central Australian Desert Aerial:

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Comments (6)

EVA_L on March 3, 2009

In truth, dear Yan, I'm afraid to fly planes, but when I see from the illuminator such beautiful panoramas, I forget about all my fears!


Ian Stehbens on March 3, 2009

Dear Eva,

Perhaps you might see this as a special tapestry, woven as a rich burgundy rug to hang on your apartment wall. Then you don't need to be afraid to examine it closely.

At 11000M above the ground, the plane is unlikely to run into anything, so it is ok. I love flying, Eva, for there is so much to see enroute and so many special people to enjoy at the destination.


Olga I. Yakovenko on March 17, 2009

Beautiful for looking, and for exploring...

Ian Stehbens on March 17, 2009

Thank you Olga.

I find this an interesting view of this range, and the way the (dry) river flows straight through the gap in the range (foreground) and that the sand dune desert has migrated through the gap in the background. And the line of alluvial fans along the foot of the range in the foreground is quite remarkable, I think.

Greetings to our Russian friend,


M and R on April 10, 2009

Good photo. R

Ian Stehbens on April 10, 2009

Dear Daughter,

You will probably realise that there is a great amount of detail in this image which I have enjoyed studying closely. For example, the greenish-grey areas are areas burnt by fires. And it is interesting to see the way the range has stopped the fire, and also to see where the bushfire has passed through a gap in the range. Such fires make up the mosaic of landscapes in the central deserts that the indigenous artists create as backgrounds to some of their paintings.


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