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“Chambers Pillar”. A desert monument

These are a couple images taken as the name suggests at Chambers pillar approximately 150kms south east of Alice Springs.It really is a stand out feature of the area and can be seen from 20kms away as you approach it. A magical place to sit and watch both the sunset and sunrise. The first one has been edited in Nik colour efex and Aperture and the star trail was a 15 minute exposure.

Posted by hodgy1 on May 14, 2010
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  1. 05/14/2010

    Both not bad , like to see the real colours in the top one as well as this one.

    A little light painting on the bottom one might have worked pretty well.

    • 05/14/2010

      Real colours have been done to death, time to try an arty approach. The whole scene was pretty bland on this evening so I was looking to try something different.

      No chance of painting this bugger unless you had one of the lights from the Waca.

      • 05/14/2010

        Arty with the red …..

        You could have pulled a spotty off and waved that around. 🙂

  2. 05/14/2010

    Fantastic colours in the first one Dad! I really love it!

    • 05/14/2010

      Thanks Dude, your my number one daughter now.

  3. 05/14/2010

    how rude dad! what about all your other daughters!?! its good to see some photos of your trip.

  4. 05/14/2010

    I agree with Merv on the light painting…make sure if you do it to ensure you paint the light 90 degrees to the camera so that you get the shadow effect.

    I hope you have your raincoat mate coz the forecast for Alice tomorrow is for rain, Rain Rain…and then some rain…Did I say it was gonna rain!!!

    • 05/14/2010

      Hi Mark,
      Not sure if you have been to this spot, but it would require a real effort to light the pillar. You have to walk in 450m on a narrow walking trail over sand dunes to get to it ( Driving is not an option ) and getting lighting gear powerful enough to do the job in would be a real challenge. getting close enough would be another issue as wandering off the designated paths is really frowned upon as it is a fairly sensitive area.

      Maybe Brent needs another challenge and I could take him out there ??

      Cheers Pete.

      • 05/14/2010

        Oh yeah it’s brewing up for rain alright, Should get some flowing water pic’s with a bit of luck.

  5. 05/15/2010

    Good to see something different Hodgy. Reckon that you’d be able to light paint if you transported one of the MCG towers…..I like the silouette

  6. 05/15/2010

    Hey Pete, love the star trails very cool and different indeed. Just imagine a 30min exposure and the length of those trails. I have to give this genre a try for myself!

    • 05/15/2010

      You should give it crack Adrian, Not the easiest images to get but great fun trying, Check out this guys work if you want to see how it should be done.

      • 05/16/2010

        There’s some good stuff there alright, sweet. He’s spent hours out there to get these.

        I see he must have dragged a WACA light out to Chambers Pillar , and it worked.

  7. 05/16/2010

    Natural light I would have thought.

  8. 05/16/2010

    Yeah the moon …. but I had to say it.

  9. 05/19/2010

    Hodgy get yourself one of these 🙂

    Looks like you’re mixing it up out there – nice shots.

    • 05/19/2010

      Ha Ha, trust you, I”d probably get arrested waving that thing around in the middle of the night. Looks like something a phase owner should have in his kit. Super torch, super camera.

      • 05/20/2010

        Not sure the torch would make much difference, you already look dodgy hodgy 🙂

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