• this hyperacidic water was not as warm as on the crater lake, but it could make your skin itch!
  • siapa yg abis jongkok sini dan buang kulit kacang di sini ya :D - ツMaaar

Hyperacidic Stream

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Ijen crater lake, one of the biggest in the world, holds about 36 million cubic meters of water. It’s about 200 meters deep and the water temperature varies between 20 and 60 degrees Celsius. Although regularly replenished by rain, this is no dilutant. Gasses burping from the bowels of the earth through the water like bubbles in a fizzy drink create extreme pollution.

About 50 liters per second leaks of acid water in the crater lake had infiltrated and contaminated surrounding rivers and wells. As a result, local people were affected by tooth decay and bone degeneration, while agricultural production was reduced.

Have a nice weekend everyone:)

Canon EOS 50D + EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EXIF: 0.2 sec • f/13• 11 mm • ISO 100
Exposure Mode + White Balance: Manual
Filters: Singh-Ray Vari N Duo
Software: Digital Photo Pro + Adobe Photoshop CS3

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  1. Raymond Larose -> raylarose.com [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Really lovely shot - I love the feel of shooting from downstream up a fairly steep run of the stream. Great color too!

  2. robsen71 59 months ago | reply

    Like this, the river looks so harmless but I guess taking a bath in it wouldn't be fun.

  3. mutalib59 59 months ago | reply

    thanks for sharing

  4. Tato C 59 months ago | reply

    Excellent long exposure shot! Nice POV

  5. David_Rees 59 months ago | reply

    Nicely composed Jess - looks great!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

  6. D Breezy - davidthompsonphotography.com 59 months ago | reply

    great color and detail! looking good, looking real good! nice work my friend.

  7. Dimart gr 59 months ago | reply

    Magnificent shot, lovely perspective and process...!!!

  8. Ivan Sohrakoff 59 months ago | reply

    That is some fizzy goodness, or at least the image is! These images you've been posting are fascinating. Not something I've ever seen or heard of before. The flowing bubbles here are really cool.

  9. Helga* 59 months ago | reply

    Wow so many awesome details captured... what an amazing country you live in.. I hope someday i will be able to visit :)

  10. TLPhotography66 ~ 59 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot ~J~
    Wishing you a great weekend too.........!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Hugs & Kisses*

  11. MangAndri ...on/off 59 months ago | reply

    great shot
    sangat indah

  12. Firman Kamil 59 months ago | reply

    nicely captured... the angle n composition are awesome...

  13. ツMaaar 59 months ago | reply

    wah sudut yg jarang di share ama orang lain...

  14. JeremyRambles 58 months ago | reply

    Remarkable - and frightening.....

  15. hillsee 58 months ago | reply

    Great image of this toxic place....doesn't sound like a good neighbour!

  16. *jos* 58 months ago | reply

    awesome!! (have a nice summer jessy)

  17. Sayid Budhi 58 months ago | reply

    asli belum kebayang buat aku foto begini bisa jadi bagusss....
    Luar biasa...

  18. Abu Emir 52 months ago | reply

    iyaa.. luarbiasa.. pengen utk ke sini..

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