Best of 2016 – Photography – Further afield

I took ~10,000 photos overseas this year on my travels to Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, the Galápagos, Georgia, UK and Australia. Here’s a far smaller subset of some of my favourites. All taken on my Sony Cyber-shot DCS-RX100, a pocket sized camera that takes some pretty good photographs. Follow the links for details of each trip. Buenos…

Sightings between Adelaide and Alice Springs

During nearly two weeks on the road from Adelaide to Alice Springs there were quite a few random sightings not captured in my other posts which might be of interest. You get some pretty big trucks out here, road trains up to 53m long, weighting up to 160 tonnes. I liked this UTE on top of…

Alice Springs street art and lights

Proving that you can find street art pretty much everywhere these days I found a fair amount in Alice Springs. There was one wall in particular that impressed with a sci-fi camel, robotic eagle, scary parrot, giant snail, alien flowers and a local fella. There was a somewhat surreal montage by the old Stuart Town…

Alice Springs

Lacking a spring and never visited by the ‘Alice’ it was named after, the idea of Alice Springs is far more romantic than the reality. A typically spread out sort of place, it is tricky to get around without a car. A couple of hours on foot provided some sights of interest though it’s quite…

Kata Tjuta and the Valley of the Winds

About 25km west of Uluru lies the magnificent many heads of Kata Tjuta, an equally massive but very different rock formation. From a distance at sunrise they appear smooth but are quite different up close. The Valley of the Winds is the main walk possible, though it is closed when temperatures reach over 36C, so…

Uluru

It is rare that a well known sight actually lives up to expectations when you finally visit it, but Uluru is an exception to the rule. It is easy to understand the spiritual importance when you see it, both from a distance, and up close, a huge organically shaped rock rising out of the flat…

Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park

Kings Canyon is an impressive demonstration of nature in Watarrka National Park, about five hours west of Alice Springs. While in my opinion not a match for the canyons I saw traveling from Darwin to Broome, the 6km rim walk made for a good morning wander. It starts with Heart Attack Hill, a decent little…