Friday, August 29, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Mount Merapi Sunrise

A few months ago, scientists thought that Mount Merapi was going to blow big time, so I flew down to central java to get some shots of the possible eruption. It never came, but we sure got a nice sunrise...

Have a great weekend!!

39 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Spectacular. Wonderful light. Beautiful SWF :-)

Louise said...

Wow! I guess that shot was worth the flight by itself.

I've never seen a volcano erupt. Once I lived near an on-and-off active one. If it would have been erupting, I would have seen the glow from my window. It did not. It did right after I left. But never smoke while I was there. This one is fantastic.

Tommy V said...

Agreed a fabulous sunset

Petunia said...

Love the light:)
Amazing shot.
Do you give lessons in taking pictures?

Petunia

Berit said...

WOW, great photo, love this color!!

Yen said...

Beautiful shot! Love the photo effects too! :D Drop by if you got a chance, HERE.

fishing guy said...

Scotty: Timing is everything with volcanoes and you captured this well. I was near one in Costa Rica when it did this and it smelled like sulfur.

Bradley Myers said...

I guess all I can say is AWESOME!!!

imac said...

Fantastic, what a beautiful photo.

Pretty Life Online said...

stunning shot for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.... Happy weekend!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Amazing shot with lovely light! It's awesome!

I have to ask for the same as Petunia. Do you give lessons in taking pictures?;) You can come to Norway anytime and teach us;)We will be a happy bunch!

Have a nice weekend:)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Magnificent photograph! What a sight! Thanks for sharing this one on Sky Watch.

Maria said...

Oh my god, this is the most beautiful SWF picture I have seen today! Really! The golden volcano! Great shot! Hope the golden thing will not erupt?
Happy SWF!

The Texican said...

Looks like a good backdrop for a King Kong remake. Excellent. Pappy

Photo Cache said...

This is fantastic. You have a very nice blog.

Cátia said...

wow! just wonderful!

Kelly said...

Stunning amber photo o this volcano! It looks like it's pointing up to the sky! Great picture!!!!

Leora said...

Fiery. I've never seen anything like that!

Rose said...

Awesome! this is a stunning photo!

Mary said...

Wow, I'm speechless. That is just stunning!

Arija said...

What a glorious shot and light, really magical.
Except for the filth, I loved the way the fish eye draws the composition of the next one together.

Wren said...

wow - some consolation prize for no eruption!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

amazing great pic!

behindthebins said...

This has got to be one of the most amazing photos I have seen. It is absolutely fabulous!!!!!!

babooshka said...

What a golden wonder.

Andy said...

Worth the trip Scotty, nice capture! Thanks for sharing!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Marvelous post!
A great capture!
I invit you to post here:
TODAY'S FLOWERS!
Have a nice weekend!

Santilli

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess it's a good thing it didn't erupt since it would have spewed more pollution into the skies, but I'm sure it was a disappointment. Great sky photo. though!

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Captivating. Really fabulous. I really love it. I am full of admiration. Thank you for sharing.

kjpweb said...

Awe! Some! Wonderful image! And a unique SWF!

Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: You'll be on on the 18th!

Enigma said...

Man what a shot!!!!! Incredible. Worth the trip I would say, even if you did miss a (hoped for?) eruption. Thanks for sharing. Hope you will stop over to my place to see my contribution. More stark -- a first effort with SkyWatch. Cheers!

Paz said...

Awesome photo.

Paz

pts said...

fabulous!

Kim said...

you have such superb & colorful photos on your blog!!
And that sunrise photo is just gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!!

Denise said...

Oh my, this photo is absolutely stunning. I just showed it to my husband. His ship sailed through your part of the world in 1974 on its way from Hong Kong to Australia. He said it is one of the most beautiful places he's ever seen.

nonizamboni said...

An amazing photo and from a place we don't often see with our own eyes. And then there's the volcano aspect. . .very, very nice work. Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Huston said...

Stunning, but didn't anyone tell you that your supposed to go AWAY from the impending volcano?? LOL wonderful image

Abraham Lincoln said...

Absolutely stunning photography and the subject is, itself, frightening. Wow. What a combination.

Maree said...

Good post.