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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10
Categories: Desert
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My east Australian desert trip [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-14 6:12
Viewed: 8888
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well here’s something different from me, a selection of landscapes taken on my recent trip to the Strezlecki desert area.
The top shot is a stony plain in Sturt National Park taken on 1 October. 1/900 sec, f5.6.
The middle shot shows the beautiful red rolling dunes near Bollards Lagoon in the north eastern corner of the desert taken on 2 October. 1\1000 sec, f6.3.
The bottom shot illustrates the yellowish hummocky sand dunes near Montecollina bore in the eastern part of the desert taken on 3 October. 1/500 sec f5.6.
All are cropped at a ratio of 3:1 from the original images and put together in Photoshop.
Hope you like them, thanks for looking.

red45, Toni, dew77, ellis49, livios, thistle, wallhalla15, liquidsunshine, coasties, klemmg, marhowie, gerhardt, bobcat08 has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-11-14 7:36]
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Hi Chris!

Nice to see piece of Australia with Polish name ;-) Beautifull place and you captured it in great way!

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki (July 20, 1797 - October 6, 1873), known as Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki in the United Kingdom, was a Polish nobleman, explorer and geologist.

Born in Głuszyn near Poznań in Poland as the third child of a struggling landowner of nobility, Strzelecki was educated in Warsaw and then he lived in Kraków. After the national uprising against tsarist Russia in 1830, he was forced to emigrate to London. His explorations and voyages gained him great popularity abroad. He visited North and South America, Cuba, Tahiti and New Zealand.

In 1838 he travelled to Australia, where at the request of George Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, he made a geological and mineralogical survey of the Gippsland region of eastern Victoria, where he made many discoveries. The Strzelecki Ranges in Gippsland are named in his honour. Later, in 1839 he set out on an expedition into the Australian Alps and explored the Snowy Mountains with James Macarthur. In 1840 he climbed the highest peak in Australia and named it Mount Kosciuszko, to honour Tadeusz Kosciuszko, one of the national heroes of Poland. In Australia his surname and things named after him are pronounced "Strezleky."

He moved back to London in 1849 where he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a member of the Royal Society. He gained widespread recognition as an explorer as well as a philanthropist. He helped impoverished Irish families to seek new lives in Australia. He was also active in helping injured soldiers during the Crimean War (being personally acquainted with Florence Nightingale).

He received:

* an honorary degree from the University of Oxford
* the Order of St. Michael and St. George
* Knight Companion of the Bath

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-11-14 8:31]

Hi Chris
Nice collage which really shows how varied the Australian desert is. Thanks Grzegorz for the Australian History info which my wife didn't know about.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-14 11:01]

Hello Chris!
Very nice landscapes and presentation.All frames are well detailed and composed.TFS...:-)

Hi Chris,
A very good collage with nice presentation.
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
Good note and with Greg's it's very informative.
Very well done.

Hi Chris,
this is wonderful, I like your arrangement.
The colours are so marvelous, special the red sand on the middle-photo. The view is so pretty, very good job, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-14 13:14]

Chris, I like all of them; all of them have excellent composition, vivid colors and great pov.

Hot colors and mood indeed.

Superb set of shots Chris!
I like every of them very much, they are nicely framed and have great colours. I just think they could've been a bit sharper but that's a minor nit.
I like it very much.

Hi Chris, you have made an excellent collage with great landscapes. It´s a super work. I like it very much. Thanks for posting.

Very well presented Chris,
I like to see landscapes from other countries. Each image has good colour, detail and sharpness.
Nice work, thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-14 23:48]

Very original presentation of some beautiful landscapes, Chris. Each desert scene is well captured with sharp details and gorgeous light and colors and excellent composition. Great job and TFS. : )

Hi Chris

Nice set! I like them all, but my favourite is the middle with the bright rusty coloured earth. The blue of the sky gives a nice contrast and the grasses gives texture. Congrats, a great job!

Nice work, I could spend hours there shooting landscapes.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-11-16 13:57]

Hi Chris,

Perfect presentation. I like all three picture and especially the one in the middle. Your photos show dow deserted this place is. Beautiful! Well done & TFS!


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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-23 23:22]

Excellent landscape shots well put together in a visually strong presentation. Good one!

Nice work Chris. Well presented with three great views..

This shows off some of the lovely desert landscapes I have heard of Chris. Its amazing the difference between the three settings. That orange sand is just amazing. This is just as interesting as some of the critters you have shared here.

Hi Chris,
Excellent three in one picture, displays the typical australian desertic landscapes that I´ve seen in many tv programs and photos. I love all the view, are wonderful.
Good job!

Hello Chris,

A very good collage with nice presentation. You get now a good idea what a difference on landscapes Australlia has. Special the red dunes. I fly in 2005 above Australia to NZ and you can see the great red landscape underneath the plane. Now I can see it by your photograph. I like also the reaction from red45. Interesting. You do a great job. Thanks. All the 3 photos, hase a good BG and POV. Regards and TFS Bob

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