Uluru textures

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Comments (14)

ianwstokes on December 6, 2007

Fascinating landscape, looks as if it could be a partly excavated skull from an archaeological dig.

Marilyn Whiteley on December 6, 2007

When you realize the scale of it, you see it would be a giant's skull!

Ian Stehbens on December 7, 2007

Marilyn, this is a bit like guess the size of the "ice sheet in Hudson Bay" game. The trees in the other image minimize its size for those who do not realize the distance from which that pic was taken.

Тилигузов Сергей on December 7, 2007

Marilyn, you continue to surprise me!

Ingeniously! I am shaken! That really looks like a giant prehistoric skull! I admire an ingenuity of the nature and magnificent work of the photographer.


Marilyn Whiteley on December 7, 2007

Thank you, Ian and Sergej. Some places there are plants growing in little pockets of the rock, and they can help to give scale. But here there's nothing to show the how large and overwhelming this is! My other shot gives only a faint idea. Marilyn

© Stéphane RAVERDY on December 9, 2007

Hi Marylin !

Thanks for your nice comments about my "cliché"! I'm impressed by this strange rock configuration ! We could imagine being on Mars where an unknown and gigantic creature let his print ! Thanks for sharing with us those beautiful natural sculptures !

Greetings from Paris,


AlexMatos on December 9, 2007

HI Marilyn! This is a very well done photo, amazing place and natural sculpture.

Cheers, Alex

Marilyn Whiteley on December 9, 2007

Thank you, Stéphane and Alex. It is such an amazing place, with more opportunities for a photographer than I could ever have imagined.

And, Stéphane, when photographed in such a masterful way, a familiar subject rises far above becoming a cliché.

Cheers, Marilyn

Snemann on December 10, 2007

Fantastic shot, Marilyn. It was fascinating and fun tostudy this in full size. I am glad you posted it in high resolution.

A.SKINNER on December 11, 2007

Wonderful photo. lovely textures and colours...ANITA

Marilyn Whiteley on December 11, 2007

Thank you, Snemann and Anita, for joining me at Uluru--an amazing place with beauty so different from Norway or Yorkshire!

Cheryl Parkes on December 19, 2007

I think this is commonly referred to as "The Brain". I loved my trip here. We climbed to the top of Uluru/Ayers Rock (it is now pretty much frowned on). It was so much higher than I had imagined, and pretty steep. Cheers from Australia

Marilyn Whiteley on December 19, 2007

"The Brain" makes good sense to me! Thanks for that further piece of knowledge. Cheers from snowy Canada.

Antonio Cristerna on January 27, 2010

excellent and original photograph!!!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 6, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2007/09/10 16:50:45
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 30.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash