Monday, November 10, 2008

Black and White Landscape Photography: Crater Trees



These crater trees grow around Kawah Ratu (The Queen Crater) of Mount Tangkuban Parahu about 45 kilometers north of Bandung.

Tangkuban Parahu, which literally means Capsized Boat, is a popular tourist destination in West Java. I'll tell you about the legend behind the name tomorrow as I post another photo of this beautiful crater. If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you may remember that I have previously posted a distant view picture of this mountain here.

I took this photo with my pocket, 3.2 megapixel camera.

This photo is my participation for the Monocrhome Maniacs meme. Click the link to see other particpants' great black and white photographs.

24 comments:

Photo Cache said...

This is superb, really excellent image. One of my most fave so far.

Aileni said...

That is a very good picture - strong contrast. I like it.

Lo said...

this is wonderful photo!!

rob said...

Wow! We are really close today! Great shot, of course!

JM said...

Beautiful shapes in b&w! Great photo!

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

This looks great in b&w. Nice shot.
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Rashai said...

Great shot! when I saw your photo, I thought it was 'Kawah Putih", but I was wrong.

Daryl said...

Excellent capture!

Catherine said...

I'm sure this B&W could be the original colors of your picture.
In South of France, after forest fires, we can see such desolated tree, trying to resist on a lunar landscape.
Maybe, in fact, your ground, earth is red, or really grey, anyway, your picture excellent.

Virginia said...

Get outta here!!!!! A P& S with 3.5 Megapixels and you got this fabulous photo????? Oh my, Eki this is one of your best, but there are a lot of those. Wonderful image and the BW or maybe not? is perfect.
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~Just Me~ said...

Very haunting shot! Looks like that tree has a few stories of its own.

uncleawang said...

This is wonderful B&W photo!!!
Oh ya..you are asking about the Malay Cakes that sold here(Serian).
To name a few Penyaram,cakoi,pulut manis,seri muka & some I don't even know the name.
Have a nice day.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The tree in the foreground works well with the background. Lots of texture, which is very nice. ;-)

the donG said...

i believe the mountains are really beautiful in indonesia. it was featured last year in one of national geographics issue.

aditryan said...

amazing !

Mo said...

Great textures. I would also like to see this one in colour.

nobu said...

Beautiful.
And the background is impressive.

Share my point of view... said...

Fascinating, you should frame this photo...I'm sure it'll look awesome on the wall.

babooshka said...

This hightlights everything I have been saying. No point in having a good camera if you can't take photographs.Incredible image.

Blognote said...

That is so beautiful, Eki!!

Hilda said...

Beautiful, Eki!

Julie said...

Great shot, I have been looking through your blog, great photos, thanks for sharing your city with us

Rambling Woods said...

This looks like a charcoal drawing that my mother did and is hanging in my house. There is something so striking and haunting about the photo

Mona said...

What a wonderful picture!