Uluru and Kata Tjuta Panoramas

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta in Central Australia.  I took a lot of photos as usual and most I am still fiddling with.   Below though are three panorama shots which I had printed off to 1 meter long shots for framing.  I’m pretty happy with them.

Here’s a bit of technical stuff for those who may be interested.   I use a Canon 30D and these photos were taken with a Tamron 18-250 zoom lens.  Each photo consists of around 8-12 separate images stitched together in Photoshop Elements.  I had to remove a few spots in the sky caused by some dust on the sensor and made some minor adjustments in the levels but other than that what you see is how it looked to me on the day.  The shots have been resized for web display.  You can click on the image to open a larger view.

 
 Uluru Sunrise
 
Valley of the Winds – Kata Tjuta
 
Kata Tjuta Sunset
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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Panoramas

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta in Central Australia.  I took a lot of photos as usual and most I am still fiddling with.   Below though are three panorama shots which I had printed off to 1 meter long shots for framing.  I’m pretty happy with them.

Here’s a bit of technical stuff for those who may be interested.   I use a Canon 30D and these photos were taken with a Tamron 18-250 zoom lens.  Each photo consists of around 8-12 separate images stitched together in Photoshop Elements.  I had to remove a few spots in the sky caused by some dust on the sensor and made some minor adjustments in the levels but other than that what you see is how it looked to me on the day.  The shots have been resized for web display.  You can click on the image to open a larger view.

 
 Uluru Sunrise
 
Valley of the Winds – Kata Tjuta
 
Kata Tjuta Sunset

Language Problems or Don’t drink 15 cans of beer before getting a tattoo

I just received this in an email from a friend and thought it was worth passing on. You can imagine the conversation –

“Ordering a cake by phone in Springvale, a southeastern suburb of Melbourne with a high proportion of Asian residents.

Cake-shop employee answers phone: “Harro, dis Springvale cake-shop, how can I helping you?”

Customer: “I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.”

Cake-shop employee: “What you be want writing on cake?”

Customer: “…’Best Wishes Suzanne’….underneath that…’We will miss you.’ “


This reminded me of Neville who on a visit to Thailand last year after his beloved Geelong Cats won the Australian Football League premiership, fortified himself with 15 cans of beer and visited a tattoo shop for a celebratory bit of artwork on his arm. Thinking he was helping out the artist he wrote down what he wanted on a piece of paper and in order to balance it up decided he would have one on both his right and left arms. So that the bloke got it on the correct side he labelled each of the drawings with “right arm” and “left arm”. Here is the result.


Note that instead of “Day Premiers” it actually says “Gay Premiers” which all non Geelong supporters will tell you is most appropriate. You can read more about it here.

Language Problems or Don’t drink 15 cans of beer before getting a tattoo

I just received this in an email from a friend and thought it was worth passing on. You can imagine the conversation –

“Ordering a cake by phone in Springvale, a southeastern suburb of Melbourne with a high proportion of Asian residents.

Cake-shop employee answers phone: “Harro, dis Springvale cake-shop, how can I helping you?”

Customer: “I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.”

Cake-shop employee: “What you be want writing on cake?”

Customer: “…’Best Wishes Suzanne’….underneath that…’We will miss you.’ “


This reminded me of Neville who on a visit to Thailand last year after his beloved Geelong Cats won the Australian Football League premiership, fortified himself with 15 cans of beer and visited a tattoo shop for a celebratory bit of artwork on his arm. Thinking he was helping out the artist he wrote down what he wanted on a piece of paper and in order to balance it up decided he would have one on both his right and left arms. So that the bloke got it on the correct side he labelled each of the drawings with “right arm” and “left arm”. Here is the result.


Note that instead of “Day Premiers” it actually says “Gay Premiers” which all non Geelong supporters will tell you is most appropriate. You can read more about it here.

Language Problems or Don’t drink 15 cans of beer before getting a tattoo

I just received this in an email from a friend and thought it was worth passing on. You can imagine the conversation –

“Ordering a cake by phone in Springvale, a southeastern suburb of Melbourne with a high proportion of Asian residents.

Cake-shop employee answers phone: “Harro, dis Springvale cake-shop, how can I helping you?”

Customer: “I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.”

Cake-shop employee: “What you be want writing on cake?”

Customer: “…’Best Wishes Suzanne’….underneath that…’We will miss you.’ “


This reminded me of Neville who on a visit to Thailand last year after his beloved Geelong Cats won the Australian Football League premiership, fortified himself with 15 cans of beer and visited a tattoo shop for a celebratory bit of artwork on his arm. Thinking he was helping out the artist he wrote down what he wanted on a piece of paper and in order to balance it up decided he would have one on both his right and left arms. So that the bloke got it on the correct side he labelled each of the drawings with “right arm” and “left arm”. Here is the result.


Note that instead of “Day Premiers” it actually says “Gay Premiers” which all non Geelong supporters will tell you is most appropriate. You can read more about it here.