Merapi Crater

Title – Merapi Crater

Photographer – Adentya Maryo Santosa

Description of place:

I took the photo while climbing Mount Merapi in Indonesia. Mount Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. At the top, I can see a very beautiful panorama,  and I am very close to the clouds. Underneath there is a huge crater and issued a stinging smell of sulfur. In 2010, the volcano erupted and lava issuing crater and volcanic rock very much. To get to the top, I had to walk approximately 6-7 hours and over a variety of terrain is quite heavy.

Technical information 

Camera – Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i)

Lens – Canon EF-S 18-55mm II IS

HDR Software – Photomatix Pro

ISO – 100

Aperture – 11

Number of exposures – -2 0 +2

Tripod/handheld – Handheld

 Extra processing information:

First, I use Photomatix to combine 3 different frames. Then i fix vignetting, distortion, and reduce noise using Adobe Lightroom. Last, I sharpened the image and use the burn and dodge tool using photoshop.

Photographers bio

I like traveling and photography since high school. I previously used a pocket camera to just travel documentation. I bought the first DSLR camera in 2011. with the camera, I tried to capture the beauty of Indonesia through pictures I have. I hope to capture the natural beauty of the future not only in Indonesia but also worldwide.