This is one of the natural wonders of the world - the famous Bromo volcano of Java.
In fact you can speak of 4 volcanoes here. The biggest one is in fact the one I was on while taking this picture - Gunung Tenger (over 10km across its caldera, just try to imagine the eruption that created such a vast caldera...). You can see the opossite wall of the caldera back it the left. Inside Tenger caldera you can see two volcanoes - Gunung Batok (this cute small cone in front) and Gunung Bromo (the one with smoke). They are surrounded by the sea of clouds that covers the bottom of Tenger caldera. The fourth one is the distant Gunung Semeru - the highest volcano of Java.
Because sunrise is the best time to visit (later on the clouds rise and obscure the view), you can spend the night in a very atmospheric village of Camoro Lawang, perched right on the edge of Tenger caldera.
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Buin (42362) 2008-08-27 4:18
Impressive, really most impressive! A wonderful sight with a light which couldn't be better. This must have been an unforgettable moment ...
Congratualtions to this one!
Greetings from Germany!
Butterflyka (518) 2008-08-27 4:21
Incredible shot of this volcano!
Great POV, clarity and lighting.
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-08-27 4:21
A superb work Michal, a breathless view of this evocative place, so well done, compliments!!!!
have a nice day,
giorgimer (34935) 2008-08-27 4:21
what a great place! Extraordinary view with excellent sharpness and colors.
cigdom (2592) 2008-08-27 4:34
an incredible photo! I think, you are very lucky.This view looks very peaceful and mysterious.Very well captured! Great work
gezimania (6166) 2008-08-27 4:55
It's a fascinating scenery indeed and the time of the capture is optimum, the colours looks very soft and lively at sunrise time.
phwall (6785) 2008-08-27 5:10
Fantastic photograph, I've not seen anything like this before. Four Volcano's in the one capture, amazing.
You are well rewarded for your early rise, the light is beautiful.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-08-27 5:11
Lovely view of the Bromo from a high POV. I like top of mountains over of the clouds. Fine colours and details
TFS and greetings
mafegan (8624) 2008-08-27 5:14
So many volcanoes stretching above the clouds. A nice light at sunrise. TFS, Marlene
janusz2054 (2) 2008-08-27 6:04
Fantastyczne zdjęcie.Piękny widok wulkanów na tle
zalegającej w dole mgły.
Super kolory i oddanie szczegułów.
romalek (3126) 2008-08-27 7:59
Ładny widok, piękne kolory, bardzo dobra ostrość
Colombiana (2955) 2008-08-27 16:01
Breathtaking photo with an incredible view.
I agree with Buin, this must have been an unforgettable moment. It's so peaceful and surreal.
What was the altitude?
Saludos! Maryori :)
trekks (14348) 2008-08-27 17:59
I like this scenic photo captured with good sharpness and clarity especially in warm light with the floating clouds.
You have nicely included the FG which I find giving a good contrast to the clouds. Very pleasant view from a fine POV.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-08-28 1:17
I see you have a very nice collection of photos from Asia
this one is more than a classic, but it's always fascinating
smarcell (19963) 2008-08-28 1:41
This is one of the most amazing place on earth. The mix of light, steam, clouds and mist makes it amazing.
patdeph (35748) 2008-08-28 7:27
I have seen your last post showing a detail of the same place,but I prefer this photo,because I think it's stronger!The place is majestic,and there is a marvelous atmosphere with all these volcanos emerging from the smooth clouds and the smoke above!The colours given by the sunrise are wonderful!Superb!
ilDottore (5252) 2008-08-29 3:54
Twoje zdjęcia z Indonezji powalają!
Po prostu chylę czoła.
Bardzo użyteczny komentarz.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-08-29 10:04
I´ve seen Bromo, too, but not with this spectacular fog, you really were lucky. Excellent photo, compliments, Chris
leo61 (0) 2008-08-30 22:15
All four shots from this fantastic place are good,but I like this one most .
Perfect sharpness and wonderful colors.It must be great there waiting for sunrise and this magic view.
keda (1253) 2008-09-07 2:19
swietne ujecie, piekne kolory, calosc bardzo ladnie ulozona w kadrze...
mkamionka (32483) 2008-09-26 3:12
A ja widze, ze Ciebie raczej ciagnie na wschod.
Naprawde zapierajace dech w piersiach widoki.
Bardzo ladnie je pokazujesz.
- Copyright: Michal Strzelbicki (mikele_pl) (2400)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bromo volcano, Java, My top rated [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-27 4:15
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