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Gunung Merapi (Firing Mountain) is located not far from Yogyakarta in Central Java, Indonesia and is said to be the most active volcano in Indonesia (most recently erupting on 26 & 29 October 2010), and one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Here I was happily shooting away thinking the peak of the mountain was at a similar height to the hills in the foreground. It wasn’t until after I’d taken a few shots that I realised the peak was right up there – almost out of the frame of most of my shots so far! (us Aussies aren’t used to seeing real mountains!). Unfortunately, I’ve therefore had to crop this image a little to improve the composition.

We were hoping that the mist/cloud would clear, but it only got thicker…

Canon EOS 450D, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

501 viewings to 8 Aug 2013.

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This work was featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it.


cloud, gunung merapi, indonesia, java, mist, volcano

Tim is from Australia and has a keen interest in the spectacular Created world. This interest in “the Great Outdoors” combines with an interest in photography as he seeks to record the majesty, beauty and/or uniqueness of places visited in a way that will also be memorable to his audience.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks as always Audrey.

    – Tim Coleman

  • photontrappist
    photontrappistabout 4 years ago

    wonderful atmosphere!

  • Thanks Photontrappist – I was actually wishing it was clearer (it’s quite a spectacular mountain).

    – Tim Coleman

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Sarnia, have you heard about this place in the news recently?

    – Tim Coleman

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thankyou very much Trish!

    – Tim Coleman

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

    Yes indeed. Awful!
    It was on our news.

  • Well, it’s one of the things you expect (or should expect) living near an active volcano! I think things have settled down a bit by now though.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 1 year ago
    • 5th April
  • loiteke
    loitekeover 1 year ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    August 4, 2013

    Beautiful work!

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