Friday, May 23, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Mount Bromo

It's FRIDAY...my favorite blog day!!

A volcanic sky for Skywatch Friday...

Have a great weekend!!

41 comments:

Tommy V said...

WOW...You continue to amaze me with every new picture. Great job

kjpweb said...

That's really something. Full HDR or tonemapping only?
In any case - it's wonderful!
Cheers, Klaus

Pernille's ting og tang said...

WOW! Is this real? This is one of the most fantastic photos I ever have seen!

Have a lovely weekend:)

SandyCarlson said...

The color, depth, and texture of this photo are amazing.

Jules said...

Fabulous as always Scotty. So when did you take this one?

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Thanks for another great one - something we don't see too much up north!

JeFf & NoVa said...

nice photo... totally a great capture...

T.R. said...

where did you take this one? surreal!

David said...

This is an amazing picture! How did you do it? The framing is awesome, and it looks quite Jurassic!

Cheers,

David Webb - Nature Pictures

dot said...

Amazing photo! I've never seen anything like it.

Louis la Vache said...

Another Krakatoa in the making? :-)

Scotty Graham said...

To answer a few of your questions...

this photo was taken a couple of months ago at Mount Bromo which is located near Surabaya, the second largest city in Java, Indonesia. Bromo is still active along with Mount Semeru which you see in the back exploding.

I got up before sunrise to get up to the viewing point...it was REALLY cold. When I arrived there, there were literally thousands of people, and I felt frustrated as there was no place to set up my tripod and it was about 5 people thick from the edge of the viewing area. So, I did some climbing around to find a spot away from the other people, and found a small spot just below the viewing area...but there was a steep cliff dropping off very near to where I was sitting....a bit scary. I used my 10.5mm lens (fisheye) to capture this shot. I took it in RAW format, and then processed it in Photomatix (an HDR program) as an HDR from a single RAW file. Then moved into Photoshop where I did some exposure corrections and a curves adjustment to get the image as close as to what I remember seeing.

Bromo is amazing...a very unique place. If you ever get to Indonesia, it is really worth a visit...tough to get a bad photo from there...

Cheers,

Scotty

juliana rw said...

Amazing...

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Picturing of Life said...

I think you play with CS3. So...the photo looks like painting. Great. But the shot is SO wonderful. Well done

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Ida said...

AMAZING!!!
Admirable!
Just like a painting.
Have a nice weekend you too.
You and your lovely family.
Cheers, Ida.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my goodness that is so beautiful like a painting

Pretty Life Online said...

Green calm below, sky quietness above.... hope to see you too at my corner...

quinttarantino said...

Each photo of yours leaves us with no doubts ... it's a Scotty Graham!

cocabixinhos said...

Fantastic!!

John said...

Very nice photo!

babooshka said...

Wow! HDR seesms to add a real 3d effect.Great image.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow... exquisite... it dose not get much better than this... I think everyone who visits will be amazed at your pictures.. I know I have been since I stumbled in.

Petunia said...

Each one of your photos is a fairytail.
This one is almost magic:)
Love it!

Petunia's SWF

chrome3d said...

Quite a reveleation you have here. Looks like a painting to me. Excellent.

fishing guy said...

Wow Scotty: Another postcard shot from a beautiful place. Your framing is amazing.

me and my camera said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! What a wonderful skywatch contribution to view.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a magical photo. Glorious. Karen

Anita said...

I am just stunned... I can almost see a Pterosaur flying through this scene!

I really need to invest in Photoshop... I think my photos would look more professional...

Thanks for stopping by Prairie Visions!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Wow! I am without words! Just wonderful! Fantastic!

Stacey Huston said...

Scotty, I so look forward to you photographs each and every day..thanks for sharing.

chanpheng said...

The volcanoes are amazing. I'd love to go to Borneo some day.

pts said...

what a great work scotty!

Musings said...

You must be a professional photographer. Holey Moley! How in the world did you do this? The rest of the photos on this page are amazing as well! What a beautiful part of the world you live in.

Daniel J Santos said...

Amazing, fantastic.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Great shot.

byrningbunny said...

Wow, this is so incredible, it doesn't look real! I feel as if I could step into a fairyland, when I admire this shot.

Luiz.ramosforest said...

Great picture.

Gallicissa said...

It is otherworldly!
Looks almost like a painting.

Sandpiper said...

This is stunning, Scotty! As always, your pictures amaze me. Beautiful!

Suzi-k said...

scotty, I am so glad you visited, or I may never have found your blog, and that would be a shame. Your photos are absolutley stunning! I am blown away by this volcano shot, but your others are also cool, especially some of the underwater ones. Thanks for sharing your beautiful part of the world (and BTW I am very impressed that you climbed the side of Mt Bromo with your daughter, it must have been a tough climb, but I bet the views were worth it.)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Oh.my.gosh! That is beautiful! Looks like a Old Master's painting. Heheh... I guess it is, actually!