Morning sun warms the sandstone monolith of Uluru, Northern Territory, casting cool shadows that reach into the folds and are mirrored perfectly in the overflowing Mutitjulu Waterhole after recent rain.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the most recognisable geological featured on the planet. Rising 348m from a flat desert landscape, even the familiarity of Uluru cultivated from countless pictures and other forms of media fails to diminish the awe-inspiring power of this extraordinary landmark. One of the interesting and spectacular features of Uluru is its ability to appear to change colour at different times of the day, especially at sunrise and sunset. Regardless of its arresting presence, the challenge for any landscape photographer is to create a unique perspective in a highly popular and familiar location. There are also many federal government regulations surrounding the taking of photographs for commercial purposes, and many locations are banned due to Aboriginal cultural reasons.
To this end, I am unashamedly proud of this photograph. It is a unique perspective and a rare opportunity also to have the waterholes full and calm enough to for a mirror reflection. The contrast in colours and hue between daylight and shadow is perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this image, which is mesmerizingly reproduced in the final print.
capture: film | paper: fujiflex crystal archive | edition: limited 200