Reader Photos: Louise Fahy
Digital Photographer reader Louise Fahy is a Canadian lawyer and photographer based in Paris, France. She has a deep interest in foreign travel and languages, and has traveled extensively throughout the world, capturing scenes of sprawling landscape and city life with her Sony D-SLR. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times and on various websites in France. Below is a selection of some of her powerful shots, as well as her thoughts on the images she captured, from a trip she took to central Australia in January 2008. More of Louise Fahy’s work can be seen at either of her online portfolios: http://louisefahy.redbubble.com or http://louise-fahy.fineartamerica.com.
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In Louise’s words…
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Central Australia. Uluru and Kata Tjuta are the two major features of the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area. It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Many parts of both monoliths are protected because of their cultural importance. Consequently, climbing and photographing them at specific times or locations is forbidden. The photographs viewed here have been approved by Uluru Media for publication.
When I visited it was summer and the temperature was over 40 degrees Celsius. Summertime is rainy season in central Australia, so rainstorms are common but short-lived. It provided the opportunity to take many fascinating and unusual photographs. I highly recommend a visit to this part of the country. Be sure to bring enough water wherever you go!