• Mt Batok, 2,440m
  • Mt Bromo, 2,392m
    highly active, perpetual white smoke
  • Mt Semeru, 3,672m
    highly active, some black smoke every 15 min
  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital
    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/5
    Focal Length: 22 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 1 EV

    taken with a stack of 2 ND 0.9 filters

    straightened, shadowed, lightened, warmified, sharpened
  • beautiful! - Nanayof2


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There I was, squinting through the fog swirling everywhere from where I stand in Mount Penanjakan, some 2,770 meters above sea level. Slowly, the sea of white started to dissipate to reveal a caldera as wide as 16 kilometers from end to end... As the white blanket of cold fog – or are they clouds? – sank deeper, a family of not one, not two, but at least five peaks are revealed, all stately, reaching anywhere between 2,400 to 3,700m... The most famous of them, easily recognizable by its seemingly endless spew of dense sulfurous white smoke is Bromo. Pictures cannot do justice to the experience.

phototip: There is a short time around sunrise when the colors are still soft. This was taken 30 minutes after daybreak, when the fog lifted.

the Tengger Caldera featuring the volcanoes of Bromo, Semeru and Batok in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

blogged in the Road to Bromo

(I am going out of town tomorrow but will be back Sunday. 'til then!)

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  1. shila.wilson 83 months ago | reply

    The "wow" factor is very high here!

  2. [2]rokbot[2]y 83 months ago | reply

    d gyud mabang2x. pwerte ka nindot!

  3. lehang_6982 83 months ago | reply

    Unbelievably amazing! I'd love to climb this mountain one day ^_^

  4. sevenbrane 83 months ago | reply

    Amazing scenery!

  5. .emong 83 months ago | reply

    fantastic shot farl!...it has an eerie atmosphere...pang-national geographic!

  6. John Adkins II 83 months ago | reply

    Amazingly beautiful shot!!! Would love to see it from your perspective.

  7. Fianna [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

    This is spectacular Farl.

    There is a time to come and a trime to go. It's time to go!

    Thanks for your concern and well wishes! / Joe

  8. Spinnin Chalie 83 months ago | reply


  9. Roy Ramos Photography 83 months ago | reply

    ako nalang e fave master kai ila naman ge sulti tanan =D

  10. troyscan☆n 83 months ago | reply

    Simply amazing!!

  11. FlowrBx 83 months ago | reply


    I see I am late getting here but sooo glad I did not miss this! From reading your blog, it sounds as though this awesome sight was not the goal of your trip but a convenient side trip. Am I reading that right??

    I am thinking that I would fly and ferry many, many miles just to see this glorious sight alone! What a spiritual experience it would be!! If this is only a side trip, I can't wait to see what was the main reason for the trip!

  12. CraigMarston 83 months ago | reply

    I can't believe my eyes - it's amazing!! :•])

  13. mab888 83 months ago | reply

    Wow, ka nindot. It could be on the front page of national geographic.:)

  14. ∞furbychan∞ 83 months ago | reply

    Just AMAZING!
    great work!

    This is Perfect!

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  15. eye speye (if-I'm-not-here-I'm-there !!!) 83 months ago | reply

    Fantastic !
    The best ever incentive to do morning walks and to look at what is around, the morning colours and so on.
    Thank you once again Farl.

  16. LeszekZadlo 79 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best of Geology (Add 1, Award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. aDySa_CaBaDiNg 79 months ago | reply

    top of the line------------GOD'S WONDER----------------WOW
    JAW DROPPING-------AMAZING---------------------------WOW

  18. Laurent Tironi 2 weeks ago | reply

    This place is amazing during sunset !

  19. Cangkrukan Community 2 weeks ago | reply

    Cool image! I just now discovered an interesting website about Bromo Travel Guide and it makes me trully want to go there soon.

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