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Caldera of Mt. Patuha

Caldera of Mt. Patuha
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-04 8:13
Viewed: 5637
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caldera of Mt. Patuha, an inactive volcano in West Java, Indonesia. Last eruption was during 11th century, very long time ago. It is located about 46 kilometers from Bandung, capital of West Java Province. There are two caldera at peak of this mountain, the one shown here is locally known as ‘Kawah Putih’ (means ‘white caldera’); however, actual colors of this caldera is dominantly yellow, color of sulphuric sediment. Early in the morning, this caldera is almost always fully covered by thick white fog. I guess this is why local people named it white caldera. Peak of Mt. Patuha is 2,434 meter above sea level, while this caldera is at altitude of 2,194 meter above sea level.

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To ariw: Click 'Contact Me'blakitan 1 11-06 01:01
To red45: Yes, H2S gas is in the air.blakitan 1 11-04 17:30
To uleko: Not in this calderablakitan 1 11-04 17:26
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Hello Mas,

I love very much the tonality of this pict...so clean and nice....beautiful view..
nicely composed too!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-11-04 9:07]

Great colors Ben ! Looks like another world to me, thanks !


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-04 10:13]

Hello Ben,
This view shows a fine composition of colours, the emrald colour of the water in the caldera dominating and contrasting with the sulphurous yellow surrounding it. This is a fine contribution, completely natural, to the diversity of TN.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-04 11:19]
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Hello Benyamin,
That's a very interesting shot, incredible colours! I don't suppose there is any wildlife up there, or?
Thanks for showing, Ulla

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-04 11:59]

Selamat malam Benyamin,
this is a beautiful picture of a nice landscape. The colours are impressive. Well chosen point of view. A picture from my favourite country, Indonesia!
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Benyamin,
it is very beautiful this volcanic landscape, I like the color of the water.
Best greetings,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-04 12:41]
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Hi Ben!

Superb colours of water here! Very interesting and rare on TN subject. Sulfur on surface looks amazing, isn't it dangerous? I saw similiar sulfur's sediments in Romania - they're dangerous because of present of hydrogen sulfide in the air.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-04 12:45]

Hi Benyamin,
A fantastic image that seems coming fromo another planet. Wonderful composicion and impressive colors.
Best regars, José M.

what vivid colours!!!

hi mario

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-04 15:05]

Hola Benyamin, magnífico paisaje volcánico, excelentes colores y compo. Saludos

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-04 17:49]

hi benyamin
rarely i see volcanos photos in this site. i like impressive colours and perspective in your photo. point of view, details and note are great
i prepared a workshop i hope you like it

Hello Ben,
Vey interesting and wonderful scene. In the northern regions of Turkey it is snowing at the moment and we will miss green leaves like this, for a while. You have done it very well. Bravo and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-04 20:48]

Hello Benyamin

Wow, what amazing colours.Excellent colour saturation and very good POV and DOF.The composition is lovely.Looks like a shot from another planet.TFS


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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-11-05 2:56]

Excellente photo, couleurs de l'eau magnifiques, bon contraste


Hello Ben,
Thanks for making us discovering such amazing places again. Yours notes are just great and this picture is wonderful! Nature is really amazing by its diversity. I wish I can visit your part of the world someday.

Hi Benyamin!
What a great place you took beautifully. Superb colours all in the frame! What a beautiful and interesting place, a volcano! Great notes also!
Thank you and best regards!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-11-05 15:26]

Hi Benyamin!
A surrealitic photo with these sulphuric colors! The qualities of the shot are very good!

Asombroso paisaje el de esta caldera(palabra española), con esos colores color azufre, el agua y los árboles que también dan su nota.
Saludos Benyamin.

super vue et belle composition, travail extra, jolies couleurs très nettes, bonne note aussi
merci du partage

  • jeanpaul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
  • [2006-11-05 19:41]

Salut Ben
Cette prise de vue de ce paysage est vraiment spéciale avec ses couleurs qui sont hors de l'ordinaires.
La présentation de ce site volcanique est de toute beauté.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful site of sulphuric caldera. Great composition with vibrant colors. My first time for such scene. TFS.

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  • ariw Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 8 N: 25] (179)
  • [2006-11-06 0:45]
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Hi Ben, suatu tempat yang nggak bosenin untuk dikunjungin, kawah putih, ciwidey, selalu aja ada spot2 menarik di daerah ini. Ben, bisa tahu email addressnya ? (saya lupa udah pernah dapat atau belum). Kali kapan2 kita bisa hunting bareng, senang ketemu anda di TN setelah TL, saya memang lebih banyak aktif di TL dan anda di TN, he .. he.. Salam motret!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-11-06 8:21]

Hello Benyamin,
A very well composed shot and excellent colours.
A very interesting note too.
Excellent work,well done.


les couleurs sont vraiment etonnante sur ce cliché,j'aime beaucoup.

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  • budi (296)
  • [2006-11-07 8:48]

indah sekali kawahnya..
jernih dan tajam fotonya..
mas ada yang agak jauh ngambilnya..
mau lihat suasana widenya..


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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-11-09 10:03]

Hi Ben,
Wow what an unusual landscape...as if from another planet.Such vibrant colours and such a dramatic coloured lake.Maybe a touch over sharpened but nicely composed and balanced.
regards, david

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-12 7:20]

Hi Benyamin.
Very impressive view of,really.A tall story combination colours.Very good composition.Thank you under very interesting view of volcanic landscape.
Greetings Milos

Hi Ben,
I like this color very much.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-11-27 8:28]

Hi Ben!
THis looks like an oter space landscape, ideal for sf and imagiationn, great view, great colours and realy good photo!

Belle photo,les couleurs sont superbes,bonne prise et très bonne photo car elle nous rend bien toutes ces teintes magnifique. Thomas

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-12-17 17:21]

Hi Ben. Excellent colours well displayed in this volcanic situation. Good to see and learn about this place through your lens. Murray.

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