Prompt: iPhoneography challenge – nature (click on the link to read more of Sally’;s challenge and see her beautiful image for this week)
I took these mobile phone photos of the oddly shaped and curiously named, Mt Elephant, on a recent road trip.
Mt Elephant is the core of long extinct volcano and is one of the largest scoria cones in the world. It rises abruptly out of flat, desolate, wind scoured plain. Pre white settlement it was a major meeting place for aboriginal tribes in the area but these days it is privately owned and inaccessible. I manipulated the contrast and exposure in my photos to convey something of the odd, haunted feeling of the place.
The walls surrounding the area are dry stone walls built by the early settlers.