The classic view of Mt. bromo on eastern Java, Indonesia. To reach this viewpoint I got up at around four in the morning and went by jeep for about one hour to this spot where I waited for the sunrise. Normally the place is really crowded, I've heard, but since the tourism in Indonesia has been getting some serious blows lately due to natural disasters and terrorism there weren't to big of a crowd around.
The smoke rising in the back of the photo is coming from the volcano G. Semeru. This mountain was on alert when I visited the area and was thus off limits. This even caused some trouble for me because the road I wanted to travel on to the south was closed.
I've done some basic digital editing but nothing serious.
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EastCult (33) 2006-07-25 12:38
Indonesia is an amazing place. Well done with this capture Jakob. The light is great, and so the fog dawn the valle.
nicoz (1979) 2006-07-25 12:39
Yes, classic, but still amazing! Your colors are truly excellent!
Kirych (2707) 2006-07-25 12:49
Beautiful view and soft colors. I like it.
Buin (42468) 2006-07-25 15:10
You show us an astonishing view, even if it's "classic". The colous and the play of light and shadows are incredible. A great picture! Thank you for showing!
Greetings from Germany!
Malyshev (2522) 2006-07-25 16:49
Hi,Jakob! Great shot! Realy fantastic place and wonderful picture! I like all here!!!Best regards! Yuri.
jmdias (65547) 2006-07-25 19:09
It is a very nice photo. Congratulations
guaranine (0) 2006-07-25 19:53
not what i'd call classic since i've not been familiarized with this mountain range before, but definately interesting. great comp. and well done showing the smoke rising.
smash2707 (3320) 2006-07-25 20:16
I might be classical, but it's still a beautiful composition. Great point of view, Yvonne
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-07-26 3:45
I fully agree, this view is amazing, completely phenomenal, I love it..my favourite, I cannot stop looking...
take care, Ivana
craiggc (2509) 2006-07-26 4:37
Pretty much a perfect shot Jakob - composition, saturation, sharpness.
And of course the subject matter is just amazing
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-07-26 6:43
Yes classic, but with a good light and therefore nice colors, its make a good picture.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-26 6:58
This is a really stunning shot, and you've timed it well in getting the smoke coming out of both volcanoes. I remember from when I was there that the volcano in the background only produces smoke at regular intervals.
The light is really beautiful, as is the layer of mist filling the valley in the foreground.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-07-26 12:35
a beautiful view. So strange and incredible. It was worth to stand up at 4 am for such a view.
A wonderful place and a great picture,
tigra (2968) 2006-08-10 18:13
Great view, Jakob, even if it is classic. The colors and composition are perfect! It is worthy of it to get up early in the morning to make this shot. Thank you for sharing!
partha (14023) 2007-05-11 5:17
Hi Jakob ,
What a great landscape. Excellent mood and atmosphere. The smokes add wonderful dynamism here.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-05-11 5:30
Beautiful landscape here with the smoke really doing wonders to the shot...I love the way sunrays r falling on the mountains...very warm colors and also very good POV..
- Copyright: Jakob Rutqvist (rutti) (249)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-25 12:35
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