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Morning Mist at Merapi by Tim Coleman

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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 grew up in Canberra, Australia and developed an interest in the spectacular Created world, prompting him to travel. 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 Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks as always Audrey.

    – Tim Coleman

  • photontrappist
    photontrappistover 3 years ago

    wonderful atmosphere!

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

    – Tim Coleman

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

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

    – Tim Coleman

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thankyou very much Trish!

    – Tim Coleman

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 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 Clarkeabout 1 year ago

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 1 year ago
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  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 1 year ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    August 4, 2013

    Beautiful work!

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