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Across the Simpson Desert



The arduous journey across the Simpson from Birdsville to Poeple's Corner, the road is treacherous in places. The desert is closed during summer, and the ...
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The arduous journey across the Simpson from Birdsville to Poeple's Corner, the road is treacherous in places. The desert is closed during summer, and the road blows over in some areas, needing a new track to be pushed through once it is open again.
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Desert Vistas Photo ContestTop 20 class
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12 Comments | Report
gingasnaps
 
gingasnaps June 07, 2016
Fantastic shot
Carol_M PRO+
 
Carol_M June 07, 2016
Beautiful! Those colors!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake June 15, 2016
Spectacular amazing shot
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault June 15, 2016
naturalcolor palette with great depth of field; a masterpiece.
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch June 16, 2016
Fabulous image!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 19, 2016
Absolutely love this... Growin up in the desert, we would have fun on our dirt bikes on these roads!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 21, 2016
Beautiful shot! Voted Perspective.
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch August 07, 2016
Just voted, life and freedom good luck Great shot!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone September 18, 2016
Awesome.
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone September 18, 2016
Awesome.
kathyzeckser PRO+
 
kathyzeckser February 15, 2018
Great capture! I could hang this on my wall! Thank you fro joining my challenge.
geophotos PRO
 
geophotos March 15, 2019
Having been there, this is a magnificent capture. My pictures with film are all on postcard sized prints. :)

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at the magic hour, when the sun goes down and the moon is rising, on the Simpson Desert, Australia. Hundreds of miles from nowhere, we camped out in pursuit of trekking across to Poeples Corner, the border of three states.
Time
Taken in the early evening.
Lighting
There was no special lighting, more likely timing.
Equipment
I used my Sonya99, and a tripod.
Inspiration
The desert is an inspiration in low light, the colours of the sand are less harsh, and so is the heat too!
Editing
This image was more about the composition than the post processing.
In my camera bag
I travel light, using my Tamon 28-300 and I also carry my macro lens, a flash and tripod.
Feedback
The best advice for travelling long distances across a desert, is to be sure you have plenty of charged batteries and memory cards. Doing the milky way is the best place on the desert due to lack of lights.

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