Mount Bromo, Indonesia, 2016

I had been wanting to photograph an erupted mountain. When I heard on the news that Mt. Bromo was erupting, I immediately headed to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. It’s located approximately 3 hours from the city that I live in.

At the time, no one was allowed to go near the mountain. This photo was taken from the patio of a local hotel where I was waiting with my camera. I was afraid of the wind blowing ashes in my direction, but luckily the wind was steady and kept blowing to the right of the mountain.

Just as the volcano erupted, the sun was rising and the ashes seemed to glow with light. This photo is very special to me—a rare eruption of Mount Bromo with excellent lighting.

Location: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia
Photograph Date: 2016
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Edition: 200
Available Sizes: 40cm

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Reynold Riksa Dewantara

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