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Sleeping Giants || Mt Bromo Indonesia

Sleeping Giants || Mt Bromo Indonesia
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Surely, I must be staring at some strange and fascinating alien world… Watching the stars dance above this extraordinary landscape...

Behind the scenes, Post-processing and Camera settings:

There are only a few places on our beautiful planet that I would be so confident to call otherworldly. Fewer still that can impose such a profound sense of awe and wonder, where the simple act of seeing is enough to satisfy an avid explorer’s wild curiosity.

Enter The Tengger Massif

Indonesia houses many visual treasures but Mount Bromo is widely recognized as one of the most impressive. Part of the Tengger Massif and situated in a large caldera, Mt. Bromo is the collapsed remain of a once larger giant. Still active today, it shares proximity with (the active) Mount Semeru, the largest mountain on the island of Java which stands tall at an impressive 3,676 meters (12,060 feet). To give a total sense of scale, the entire area of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park spans a massive 800 square kilometers.

I spent the better part of 4 days in the area surrounding these extraordinary mountains, sleeping very little, and investing my twilight hours enjoying and photographing the beautiful stars above. In that time, two of the mornings provided me the perfect recipe for crafting my vision - clear skies full of stars and epic fog below. To top it off, my last morning shooting from Penanjakan 1 was complemented with a beautiful cloudy sky.

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And you can find out how I was photobombed by the International Space Station. ;)
Date: 2013-09-24 13:04:12

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Absolute class!!! Blown away by this!!
icy wing 2013-09-24 13:07:41
Excellent Capture.!
rabano9196 2013-09-24 13:32:05
Arbër Curri 2013-09-24 13:37:39
Simply stunning!
Waving lights in the dark 2013-09-24 13:43:04
Very cool mate! I only had cloud when I visited there!
TheFella 2013-09-24 13:45:49
Ancora Marina 2013-09-24 13:46:41
Jealous, I am.
Mark, 2013-09-24 14:00:20
Un abrazo,
Pablo Arias 2013-09-24 14:27:08
That's incredible. Wow!
Della Huff Photography 2013-09-24 14:41:09
Magical Elia! Quite a stunner of an image. You know what else I think is stunning? You processed this on a 15" MacBook Pro!! Yowzer! :)
gimmeocean 2013-09-24 15:18:37
Amazing work! Thanks for sharing.
Tonx- 2013-09-24 15:24:49
beautiful shot

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_SG_ 2013-09-24 17:00:07
Amazing shot!!!
The Cyclophotographer 2013-09-24 17:10:55
What to say... if one image tells 1000 words this one is entire book!!!
Congrats and just keep up the good work!
Zoki Toki 2013-09-24 18:15:30
danilew 2013-09-24 19:05:27
That is one awesome photograph!
Arthnaly 2013-09-24 21:26:19
Obviously amazing
Aaron_S. 2013-09-25 03:46:41
this came out sick.. great work!
Mike Ver Sprill - Milky Way Mike 2013-09-25 10:20:16
Impressive stuff, love the atmosphere. Great shot.
EricP2x 2013-09-25 13:13:00
stupenda e perfetta, ciao
Fabio Lena 2013-09-25 16:03:27
Stavros A. 2013-09-25 16:27:43
Ottimo lo start trails a complemento di un paesaggio già magnifico.
luigig75 2013-09-25 21:08:56
Wonderful shot..and commentary .
Cruising, traveling & dive pics. 2013-09-25 22:31:37
So stunning work.
.Markus Landsmann 2013-09-27 08:06:11
AxuJIec 2013-09-27 21:42:57
OMFG mate... this is insanely good.
Justin Howard Photography 2013-09-28 03:26:54
Extremely cool shot. Well done!
ohagerup 2013-10-06 19:42:54
Great stuff.. a real stunner right here.
Clickumentary 2013-10-09 14:23:19
That is a beast of an image!!! ....... has to be The best of my Flickr favourites!!
Rob Escott - (E-form Photography) 2013-10-12 19:59:25
Wow superb!
∃Scape 2013-10-21 13:43:42
So beautiful ~^__^~
Sam Tang 0318 2013-10-29 00:14:04
Marvellous shot.
KR-Waleed 2013-11-03 19:09:39
for me, it's not a nice shoot! but the place you've shoot is amazing. Indonesia is so amazing country! :)))
tommywahyuutomo 2013-11-08 05:46:18
Amazing shot with great colors composition and lighting!!!! Congrats and have a nice weekend.
Mohammed Al Mahdi 2013-11-29 11:59:41
Gabriela DarkPrinzess 2014-01-01 04:13:50
Not a big fan of start rails, but a huge fan of this photograph
Vegar S Hansen Photography 2014-03-11 21:47:17
Brilliant! Superb throughout.
Gordon Hunter 2014-03-16 19:05:03
Awesome photo.
Michal Drzewicz 2014-07-15 12:48:16
I have the copy of 'digital camera' magazine with this on the cover. It's totally amazing and inspirational. Thank you.
mattwebb_photography 2015-01-30 22:47:12
amazing shot...
DBR95 2015-04-21 20:14:33
soberb, thanks to sharing for us these beautiful pics.
Frederico Pereira PhotoNatural 2015-07-14 13:38:35
Best picture, very nice:) Strong and powerfull
fabian_hack 2015-08-16 22:16:51
really stunning, bravo
Bajo Rogan 2016-01-13 21:52:59
An awesome photo and an impressive photostream. Congratulations!
* mariozysk * (OFF for a longer while) 2016-04-10 13:01:34
I've seen hundreds of star trail photos. Unquestionably, this is the best shot I've ever seen.
gregadams5522 2017-04-29 17:08:33
exceptional work elia! brilliant photostream! congrats!
itucker, thanks for 4.5+ million views! 2017-12-23 23:35:55

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