Tryptich. Red centre rock
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
Original images captured in 2017 on a Nikon D810, edited and combined in Photoshop. Everyone has seen those iconic images of Uluru (Ayer's Rock) rising up like the fiery monolith it is from the flat desert floor. However, it is only when you get 'up close and personal' that this gigantic chunk of arkosic sandstone reveals itself to be etched with crevices, potholes, beautifully textured boulders and veins of many colours - reds, magentas, purples, blues and orange - running almost vertically down the rock face. It had been raining on the day the photos in the left and right hand panels had been taken and a stream of water is clearly cascading down the wet rocks. Rain is so rare in this region that it was pure luck to be around to record these tiny waterfalls. The textures and colours stand out beautifully in the moist rock surface and the Nikon captures them really well. It is a wonderful place to see up close; no wonder it is a sacred and revered place for the native Australian peoples. It should indeed be held in awe and respect.