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Mad Aussie
12-04-2010, 08:05 PM
The town of Nimbin is mostly known for it's rather open marijuana culture. It even has a Museum of Marijuana! We drove through it twice last weekend and I struggled NOT to see people without dreadlocks, men with ponytails, or tie dyed clothing! Things are mellow in Nimbin.

However, Nimbin also sits near the rim of an ancient volcanic caldera and a remnant of such is the Nimbin Rocks.
The Nimbin Rocks are volcanic extrusions of rhyolite left over from the Mount Warning Tweed Volcano that erupted around 20 million years ago in what is now northern New South Wales, Australia.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5005/5233116750_4ef49fa282_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5232524745_e31576d279_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
12-04-2010, 08:08 PM
Hmmm ... seem to be loosing sharpness again when posting from Flickr.

Iguanasan
12-04-2010, 11:40 PM
My "Passing By" shot was 1024 wide but only shows up as 800 wide on the forum... can't imagine why as it was an upload....

I like the second of these the best as I like the foreground interest with the animals and fence. Also, it reminds me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind ;)

Mad Aussie
12-04-2010, 11:59 PM
Close Encounters huh? Maybe you'd fit right in at Nimbin!! :)

Gem
12-05-2010, 10:31 PM
Cool shots :thumbup: I like I'm more partial to the second; there's a more sense of depth, and, really, just how big this thing must be.

Mad Aussie
12-06-2010, 01:05 AM
cheers Gem

MoinMoin
12-06-2010, 02:06 AM
Great picture composition here, MA.

Mad Aussie
12-06-2010, 02:30 AM
Great picture composition here, MA.

Thanks MM :)

Wicked Dark
12-06-2010, 07:46 AM
nice ones. reminds me a lot of Pinnacles National Monument in California which is also made from ancient volcanic activity.

kat
12-06-2010, 12:12 PM
Very cool! Just sitting there with nothing around them. Nice shots.

Mad Aussie
12-06-2010, 02:29 PM
Thanks WD and Kat.

Many of our 'mountains' are simply these volcanic plugs that are remnants remaining after erosion has removed the softer soil. I should go and take photos of the Glasshouse Mts which are quite close to where I live and like these ... but much bigger.