While some posters think this is not special, I decided to really look at it and imagine... I think of multicolor blocks striped on a background of gold silk. :)
Interesting. Feel like the view of one portion of the land; Austraria from the passenger window of the plane.
Yeah I agree with some of the confused posters here. This photo doesn't remark any kind special skill in photography or film development. For a NAtGeo pic of the day, it just falls way short of the rest of what they usually post. I pass by parking lots filled with cars every day and it's not that impressive.
Kool, it is interesting how the vehicles are neatly lined up even though there are no parking lines on the ground.
I'm not an expert on Australian autos but more than half look to be from the same model, awhile about half seem to be the same model even.
Hi, just joined nationalgeographic. Is that possible to get a higher resolution of photos? 990x742 is too small. Thanks.
@Syed Yawar The location!!! It's isolation, the formation of 4x4s, invites you to think where is everyone, what are they all doing there.... Photography should spike our imagination to want to know more and this photo does, it is about Australia, it is about human nature, way of life, sad you can't see it
@Syed Yawar A valid question.
@Bergers Jeroen I very much agree with you. While the photo itself may be of good composition and framing, it also speaks volumes about the disgusting reliance on fossil fuels and the sheer enormity of the contribution of such events to global environmental destruction. I'm beginning to wonder if we will ever learn...
@Bergers Jeroen And some photos are a wasting my time
Birdsville is a country town
in central Australia on the edge of the Simpson Desert. It is 383kms to
nearest town, Boulia which only has a population of approx.250. The
normal population of Birdsville is approx. 115. Once a year this swells
up to 6000 - 8000 for a three day horse racing carnival. People drive
in from all over Australia. Due to the desert conditions, isolation and
condition of the road, most people will drive 4x4s. It is considered a unique event. Hope that helps.
@Cedar Waxwing @Bergers Jeroen Hi, When we upload our photos on Your Shot, we never know what the NG editors might choose to honor. They are looking for many things in a shot, color, perspective, creativity, use of the camera, etc. This shot was chosen. Why not congratulate the person whose photo was noticed? Or say nothing.
Your negative comments make me sad. Why even bother to speak out if it's a shot you don't like? You can just pass it by without trashing a person's work.
Cedar Wawing, it looks like you are a member, but have not uploaded any photos. Perhaps if you upload photos some day, you'll realize what it feels like to put yourself out there.
So far, I have experienced the Your Shot community to be nothing but supportive and open to new ideas. Today is the first time I have seen this kind of snarky negative commentary. I hope I do not have to see this again.
If you don't like a photo, pass it by, then it will not be a "waste of your time."
@Ginger Parish Let me ask you a question, Ginger: Should we have "passed by" slavery and ignored it because we didn't like it?
Think carefully before you respond to people. You may not like that they have said something negative, but every person is an individual and entitled his/her own opinion and to express that opinion. Your attempt to silence people because they disagreed with the validity of a photo is considerably more offensive than the comments posted here were.
I hope I do not have to see another posting like yours here on NatGeo...