Last light on Mount Giles, West MacDonnell National Park, Central Australia.

A lucky break in the clouds illuminated the mountain while the foreground remained out of the sunlight.

792 views at November 3, 2014.

This massive mountain (that is by Central Australian standards, 1389m) is part of the Chewings Range. This was taken at the end of a long day of trackless walking across Ormiston Pound towards the base of the mountain. This is dry country and the water in the foreground was a bonus after some heavy rains in the days before this was taken. Our plan was to climb Giles the next day but we picked the wrong route up. Five years later we had better luck during a 3 week walk from Mount Zeil to Alice Springs.

Kevin Mcgennan lives in the Ovens Valley of Northeast Victoria, Australia. His particular photographic interest is the Australian wilderness which he has been exploring on foot, ski and 4WD for 35 years.

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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture Kevin.. Wonderful depth and reflections.

  • Thanks Barbara. I was lucky!

    – Kevin McGennan

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Kevin, the colors are just gorgeous.

    Cheers Jude

  • Cheers Jude. Yes I love the colours but I can’t claim the credit!

    – Kevin McGennan

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely colours, Kevin!

  • Thanks Mieke. As you would know it’s hard to beat Australian outback colours but I was really lucky here.

    – Kevin McGennan

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful,Kevin. One of my first favourites was a landscape version of this!

  • Thanks so much Bette. The square format fills the frame more fully in calendars which is why I’m in the process of uploading them, but yes, I still love the landscape/portrait versions of these images.

    – Kevin McGennan

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    I love the colours, lighting & reflection. Nice work Kevin.

  • Cheers Michael, appreciated as always.

    – Kevin McGennan

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    Wow brilliant colours

  • Thanks Trudi.

    – Kevin McGennan

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, beautiful capture of Mother Nature at her Finest…

  • Sincerely appreciated Andrea, thankyou.

    – Kevin McGennan

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 3 years ago


  • Cheers Sal, thankyou.

    – Kevin McGennan

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature !!!
    Nature In Its Entirety-NOTHING MAN MADE FEATURES January 31st 2012

    This work is eligible to enter in our Featured Work February 2012 Challenge
    Good Luck

  • Many many thanks Evita.

    – Kevin McGennan

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Kevin McGennan

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