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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia

Photograph and blog post by Jeremiah Cooper, U.S.A.

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia

Why is photographing Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia on the Snap Spotz: photographer’s bucket list?

Shooting photos of Bromo was the best sunrise spot I’ve ever been to because, unlike most places, this spot was actually worth getting up early for.

There are many variables to play with when shooting Mt. Bromo. Bromo is constantly smoking and Mt. Semeru behind it also belches out smoke plumes every couple of minutes. The rising sun changes the landscape with each passing minute. And the low sitting smoke adds a very eerie feeling to the surroundings.

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - Jeremiah Cooper
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park – Jeremiah Cooper

When is the best time to snap a photo of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park?

The best time to take a photo of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is at sunrise.

Where is the best spot to snap a photo of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park?

The best spot to snap a photo of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is from King Kong Hill / Seruni Sunrise Point 2.
If you hike slightly above the 2nd viewpoint you can find spots along the trail so you can have plenty of room to yourself.

If you’re staying in Cemoro Lawang you’ll want to begin your hike at 3 am. You can walk the whole way or be taken to the lowest viewpoint by bike or car. From that viewpoint you can walk or take a horse to the next viewpoint. Any higher than that you have to walk.

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is located in East Java, Indonesia, to the east of Malang, to the south of Pasuruan and Probolinggo, and to the southeast of Surabaya, the capital of East Java. It is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a sand sea, the Tengger Sand Sea, across which is the caldera of an ancient volcano (Tengger) from which four new volcanic cones have emerged. This unique feature covers a total area of 5,250 hectares at an altitude of about 2,100 metres (6,900 ft). The massif also contains the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru (3,676 m), four lakes and 50 rivers. It is named after the Tengger Kingdom.

Wikipedia

Tips or recommendations for Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

The land is publicly accessible. There is no entry fee for Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Toilets are near the lowest viewpoint.


Photographer

Jeremiah Cooper | Live Life Extreme

Jeremiah Cooper, Canada
Jeremiah Cooper, U.S.A.

Camera Settings

CameraNikon D600
LensNikkor 28-300
Camera Settings1/5 sec at f/11, ISO 100
Tripod, filters, wireless remoteTripod and timer
Photo editing toolAdobe Lightroom and Photoshop
Resources / Apps for preparationNone

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