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View from Bromo Mountain (Gunung Bromo) by Tim Coleman

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Inside a large volcanic crater is the Lautan Pasir (Sea of Sand) and Gunung Bromo (Bromo Mountain), Taman Nasional Semeru – Bromo – Tengger (Semeru – Bromo – Tengger National Park) in Jawa Timur (East Java), Indonesia.

This is the view from Gunung Bromo towards another ‘hill’. Gunung Bromo and is one of Indonesia’s many active volcanoes. During the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011, it became more active than usual, releasing thick clouds of dark smoke and blanketting the surrounding region with ash (as can be seen in this image!).

In the foreground, you can see the staircase (which assists in the last section of the climb to the crater rim) has had to be ‘dug’ out of the lava/mud flow from the recent activity.

Canon EOS 450D, EF 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, CPL filter.

505 viewings to 26 Apr 2013.

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This work was featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL

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volcano, bromo, mountain, indonesia, java, timur, gunung, ash, sea of sand, lautan pasir

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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Comments

  • orko
    orkoover 2 years ago

    Great image!

  • Thanks Orko!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Dieter Tracey
    Dieter Traceyover 2 years ago

    awesome spot, great shot! :)

  • Thanks Dieter – it certainly is quite a spectacular spot. The first time I went there to watch the sunrise but it was raining, the second time we couldn’t get near the place because it was erupting, this time I got ‘favourable’ conditions!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Dieter Tracey
    Dieter Traceyover 2 years ago

    This reminded me of how cool it looks on Google Earth (feel free to delete)…

  • That does look quite cool – I kept meaning to look it up on Google but never thought of it while I was online…
    That image was obviously taken before the recent volcanic activity which spread grey ash all over the surrounding areas!

    – Tim Coleman

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 2 years ago

    This would be something to see in reality. Great shot.!!

  • Thanks Nautilus! It certainly is quite something to see – while it’s not as spectacular as some of the larger volcanoes, it’s a whole lot easier to climb!

    – Tim Coleman

  • AzureSky
    AzureSkyover 2 years ago

    pretty cool shot!

  • Thanks AzureSky!

    – Tim Coleman

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

    P.S. This mountain looks like a Giant “Jiffy Pop”!-lol

  • Thank you very much Robyn!!

    But, err, what is a “Jiffy Pop”?! A lolly/candy?

    – Tim Coleman

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!!! So very well deserved!

  • Thanks Cee!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Stunning location Tim..nice capture mate..cheers.

  • Thanks Wazza! Unfortunately not such a kind environment for a camera with all that ash/sand/etc. flying around in the wind!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    Interesting image. It looks like there are two people walking/climbing along a wall of some kind? Strange seeing a wall on the edge of a volcanoe. I love your angle for this. :)

  • Ann, it’s actually a set of steps leading up to the rim of the crater, and has concrete ‘balustrades’. The recent eruptions buried the stairway up to the top of the balustrades but the stairs have been dug out again.

    – Tim Coleman

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