The place of many domes
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
This image of Kata Tjuta in the Australian Red Centre was captured, in 2017, at sunrise, with a Nikon D810. The dawn weather was very bleak, surprising for this part of the world in April, and a rainstorm, carried on a strong, gusty wind, was rolling in across the vast expanse of bushland. Colours were drained to a dreary blue-grey and, where the rising sun was trying to break through, the troubled clouds were stained a wearisome yellow. Even so, this inclement weather brought a new and curious sense of drama to this usually static landscape, commonly bathed in sunlight and red ochre. Kata Tjuta (place of many domes) is home to many spirits of the Dreaming, including Wanambi the snake, Malu the kangaroo and Mulumara the lizard. A place of ancient legend made even more mysterious by the rare, racing storm clouds.