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Joel Santos

Dec19

Chasing volcanoes in Indonesia

By Joel Santos, Thursday December 19, 2013
Bromo volcano, on the left side, stands at 2,329 metres and its name derives from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. In the background lies Semeru volcano at 3,676 metres, erupting ash clouds every 30 minutes, known as the “The Great Mountain” or “the abode of gods”; a designation derived from the Hindu-Buddhist mythical mountain of Meru or Sumeru. Taken on a Canon EOS 300D, the exposure was 7 seconds at f/16, ISO 200.

Bromo volcano, on the left side, stands at 2,329 metres and its name derives from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. In the background lies Semeru volcano at 3,676 metres, erupting ash clouds every 30 minutes, known as the “The Great Mountain” or “the abode of gods”; a designation derived from the Hindu-Buddhist mythical mountain of Meru or Sumeru. Taken on a Canon EOS 300D, the exposure was 7 seconds at f/16, ISO 200. © Joel Santos – www.joelsantos.net

There’s a primordial feeling inherent to volcanoes. Their overwhelming force has carved and shaped landscapes since the beginning of times; reminding us that our blue planet is also made of fire, one of the so many contrasts on this amazing bubble in which we travel through space. Every time we look at an active volcano we can immediately understand that Earth is very much alive; bursting lava, ash or sulphur fumes into the skies, shouting with a roaring and thundering voice. This scenery lures our attention and feeds our imagination — at least mine...

That’s why I’ve been photographing them in the past few years, not only in my country [Portugal], which has several volcanic islands in the Azores archipelago, but also in Indonesia, which is the home of some of the most remarkable volcanoes in the world. Three of them are shown here: Bromo (Java Island; still active), Kawah Ijen (Java Island; dormant, but with fumarole activity) and Kelimutu (Flores Island, dormant, but with fumarole activity under the water).

These are the exact same volcanoes that I’m planning to revisit in 2014 — it will surely an exciting and challenging environment to photograph. Do you dare to come along? See more about Indonesia and photo tours at: www.joelsantos.net

Kelimutu volcano contains three striking summit crater lakes of varying colours. Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is usually turquoise blue, as in this photo. The other two lakes, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red respectively. Taken on a Canon EOS 350D, the exposure was 13 seconds at f/13, ISO 200.

Kelimutu volcano contains three striking summit crater lakes of varying colours. Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is usually turquoise blue, as in this photo. The other two lakes, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red respectively. Taken on a Canon EOS 350D, the exposure was 13 seconds at f/13, ISO 200.
© Joel Santos – www.joelsantos.net

Ijen volcano has a one-kilometre-wide turquoise-coloured acid crater lake with an labour-intensive sulphur mining operation, in which sulphur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. It's the largest highly acidic crater lake in the world, with a measured water pH of 0.5, due to sulphuric acid. Taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with an EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, the exposure was 1/30sec at f/16, ISO 100.

Ijen volcano has a one-kilometre-wide turquoise-coloured acid crater lake with an labour-intensive sulphur mining operation, in which sulphur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. It's the largest highly acidic crater lake in the world, with a measured water pH of 0.5, due to sulphuric acid. Taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with an EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, the exposure was 1/30sec at f/16, ISO 100. © Joel Santos – www.joelsantos.net