Volcano Visit

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.

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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.

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December 11, 2010

Mariaam

Wow! Very impressive photo.

December 11, 2010

FabioConcetta

Wow,very interesting!!!

December 11, 2010

Scottysally2

Great shot, hope there weren't any people in there when that happened.

December 11, 2010

Picstudio

Nice shot.

December 10, 2010

Laurasinelle

impressive photo

December 10, 2010

Mani33

wow! Sorry if there were any victims! nice shot indeed!

December 10, 2010

Egomezta

Interesting. I would like to see a little more...

December 10, 2010

Piscari

- it look like a art performance. Nature is a great power! Good shot

December 10, 2010

BCritchley

Very interesting, thanks for sharing, hope you got a lot more shots :-)

Brett

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Photo credits: OnAir2.