Volcano Visit

posted on 10th of december, 2010

In the past week I was able to visit the destruction zone around the Merapi Volcano in Central Java, Indonesia.

As a photographer, what struck me was the black and white world I encountered.

I enclose this image as an example. I haven't changed a single level - just all the colour (and life) has vanished from this village.

This house was 14km from the volcano. It was thought safe. In fact people from the 0-10km zone had been moved here for safety.

Then the area was hit by a pyroclastic flow - the most feared volcanic eruption in which a super hot gas clouds descends from the mountain with temperatures of up to 1000degrees. There is no escape.

Many thanks to Dreamstime for the fast approval on this and other images from the area.

Comments (9)

Posted by Mariaam on December 11, 2010
Wow! Very impressive photo.
Posted by FabioConcetta on December 11, 2010
Wow,very interesting!!!
Posted by Scottysally2 on December 11, 2010
Great shot, hope there weren't any people in there when that happened.
Posted by Picstudio on December 11, 2010
Nice shot.
Posted by Laurasinelle on December 10, 2010
impressive photo
Posted by Mani33 on December 10, 2010
wow! Sorry if there were any victims! nice shot indeed!
Posted by Egomezta on December 10, 2010
Interesting. I would like to see a little more...
Posted by Piscari on December 10, 2010
- it look like a art performance. Nature is a great power! Good shot
Posted by BCritchley on December 10, 2010
Very interesting, thanks for sharing, hope you got a lot more shots :-)


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