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Ormiston Gorge,West McDonell Ranges,N.T. by Joe Mortelliti


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Part of the dirt circuit drive out of Alice Springs,taking in the West McDonall Ranges on Nimajira Drive and Larapinta Drive. Covers around 400km and can be done in a car except for Palm Valley that requires a 4wd.Camping and and some resort locations at each of the numerous destinations of gorges,water holes,chasms and valleys.


springs, nt, alice, west, ormiston gorge, mcdonell ranges


  • Barssel
    Barsselover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot – I love the tone, color, and the composition.

  • Thanks Ad for the visit and comment:-)

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 4 years ago

    I love this spot, how long ago did you take it Joe. One could only hope the tree remains. Wonderful composition.

  • Hi Barbara,
    I did this trip in 2005!.
    The light is so harsh and contrasty in these areas.
    I had bracketed these exposures and only now have got around to blending the exp/images in PS to get the dynamic range to handle this exteme of light

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 4 years ago

    Lovely spot Joe. This gorge looks stunning at first light in the morning.

  • I was asleep:-)…did this late afternoon

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinover 4 years ago

    So inviting! The light out there is something else!

  • Thanks TOTS, very harsh light, but the mauve and purple hues in background are always there making it so unusual

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • garts
    gartsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image, love that great old tree in the foreground.Looks a beautiful place.

  • Thanks garts:-)

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 4 years ago

    Wonderful, wonderful Joe. The colours are so real. Beautifully framed with that tree.

  • Hi John,
    Thanks for looking and leaving a comment mate

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Gaz Gazmajster
    Gaz Gazmajsterover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks again Gaz,and for the Favourite…and a favourite spot it is:-)

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • hugo
    hugoover 4 years ago

    this is gorgeous such lovely colors

  • Hi hugo,
    Have not seen you around for a while,thanks for stopping by and commenting on a few imges, much appreciated:-)

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful place Joe…lovely image!! *-)

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 4 years ago
    You Gotta love Orminston Gorge Joe, great composition.
  • A gem of a place:-)

    – Joe Mortelliti

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