Bromo - B&W

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    A few days before I left to Indonesia, Mount Merapi erupted on the West side of Java, injuring and killing several people. This is the heavily photographed Mount Bromo on the east side. Just a week after this was taken, this mountain also erupted...

    On Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 16.30 Western Indonesian Times, the Indonesian Center of Vulcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation had risen the activity status of Mount Bromo to "alert" because of the increasing activity of tremors and shallow earthquakes in the mountain. The potential volcano eruption might take place soon. As precautions the refugees encampments were erected, the locals and tourists must cleared the area within radius three kilometres from the caldera. Currently the Bromo is off limits for visitors, as the volcano is the most famous tourism attraction in East Java.

    Bromo started to erupt ash on Friday 26 November.

    From Wikipedia:
    Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 metres (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia.

    Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the "Sea of Sand" (Javanese: Segara Wedi or Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 ft) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The best views from Mount Bromo to the Sand Sea below and the surrounding volcanoes are at sunrise. The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours. From inside the caldera, sulfur is collected by workers.

    Also, I have been updating my website and blog, and will have some new posts detailing my travel experiences soon (if you are interested of course :))

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    1. brein964 [deleted] 51 months ago | reply


    2. Sayid Budhi 51 months ago | reply

      Beautiful in its simplicity and another excellent B&W. Terrific work, Jesse!
      also thanks for sharing the story behind the scene.

    3. Greg-0 51 months ago | reply

      Are you kidding me!!! This is surreal with how incredibly cool looking this eruption looks. That's too bad about the people though, as being in, by far, the most volcanically active area in the world makes life incredibly difficult. But yet they continue to thrive. This is actually not that far from the infamous Krakatoa volcano, which had an eruption in 1883 that was so loud it was heard over 1,200 miles away with sounds waves circling the earth a recorded seven times. Or, the 1815 explosion of Tambora on the other side that put so much ash in the stratosphere that partially blocked the sun to the point of it snowing in New England in July 1816, "the year without a summer", inspiring the short story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. An incredibly dangerous area to live in. It's so awesome you got to travel there and see the culture, and capture views like this. One day I would love to visit this area as well.

    4. Doug Solis 51 months ago | reply

      What a dramatic shot and setting. I mean where do you find multiple volcanos with one nearly erupting. Those poor people have lived with seismic and eruptions forever. Krakatoa East of Java erupted in 1883 and killed tens of thousands. Great job on the B/W conversion.

    5. FlipMode79 51 months ago | reply

      Brilliant Image Jesse : ) Bravo my Friend!

    6. ferencgazda 50 months ago | reply

      Very scenic photo,graphic,surreal...

    7. farbspiel 50 months ago | reply

      Wow! What a spectacular landscape shot! Wonderful b+w version! Great stuff, Jesse!

    8. McCoy352 50 months ago | reply

      The continued birth of far as new land goes!

    9. tschaus 50 months ago | reply

      wow! fantastic sight!

    10. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Very great shoot

    11. TheFella 47 months ago | reply

      Truly amazing capture!!

    12. Soopasmash 38 months ago | reply

      this is so out of this world!

    13. Persodan 38 months ago | reply

      ♥ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
      Sometime, there is a presence, something witch never arrived. the light move, the colors are doing a show. All is special and the time pass and don't pass ... The magic time is present.
      You shoot it !
      Well done. Congrats

      Les ombres de sable

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    15. Cangkrukan Community 6 weeks ago | reply

      Amazing photo! I just now found an interesting website about Mount Bromo and it makes me absolutely want to go there soon.

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