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Kawah Putih

Kawah Putih
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Copyright: Imelda Pratiwi (pratiwi) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 33 W: 11 N: 33] (233)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-13
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Experimental
Camera: Nikon D70s, AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-15 6:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kawah Putih [kawah = crater, putih = white]
Patuha Volcano, Ciwidey, West Java, Indonesia

Picture was taken on 5:31pm. It was a bit tricky to make a snapshot as the mood of the light was kept changing. It could be bright at one moment but really misty in the next second.

Frame and resize for TL.

Volcanic Form : Andesitic Stratovolcano
Elevation : 2359 m
Lake Diameter : 400 m
Temp. (oC) : 26-34
pH : 0.5-1.3

Geologic Setting :
Patuha volcano is part of the volcanically active Sunda Arc, formed from the subduction of the Indian-Australian Plate beneath the Eurasian plate. Volcanism in this area began during the Upper Pliocene-Lower Pleistocene, and has given rise to the unique system of volcanos and crater lakes present today. The island of West Java alone is home to twenty-five (25) volcanos, five (5) of which contain crater lakes.

Kawah Putih :
Two craters adorn the summit of Patuha Volcano. The dry crater of Kawah Patuha lies 600 meters northwest of Kawah Putih, a crater lake with approximately 8 meters of water depth. Kawah Putih crater lake represents a relatively stable volcanic system, with no records of magmatic or phreatic activity since A.D. 1600. Nevertheless, magmatic activity manifests itself in Kawah Putih as the hyperacid lakewater solution that results from condensation of SO2, H2S, and HCl gases near the lake bottom.


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To macedonia: You favepratiwi 1 10-11 04:42
To bupga: I'm Filipina?pratiwi 1 10-08 07:05
To chrisJ: Speak my language?pratiwi 1 09-27 01:32
To rewshearer: Thanks, Grain/Noise, ISOpratiwi 3 09-27 01:04
To hifimusicdai: Truly...pratiwi 1 09-26 08:58
To yopiefranz: Makasipratiwi 1 09-26 01:29
To colvert: Merci beacouppratiwi 1 09-26 01:19
To Rajasekar: Thanks & Suggestionpratiwi 1 09-26 01:11
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Hi Imelda..nice shot...great tones and details...nice shot.


Awesome color. Looks enchanted yet creepy at the same time. What a place.

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  • WTS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 52 N: 275] (1434)
  • [2009-09-15 7:05]

Imelda what a nice find, colors and various shades blend so well in this photo.
Like how the foreground branches create a frame for the main aspect of this photo.


Hello Imelda,

Very nice photo. Such a lovely mood is created. Great colours.


un très bon ton turquoise et j'aime le mélange de netteté et de grain,

bravo Imelda,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Beautiful pictire , great colors . I like this picture .

Hi Imelda,

This is an amazing capture of this beautiful place. The framing is lovely and tasteful with lovely composition that evokes that adventurous mood in all of us. Nice work here and TFS!



Amazing place - it looks like a scene from another world. The colours, light, and mood of this shot are great.
On my monitor there seems to be a lot of grain/ noise, I don't know what your ISO value was or if that contributed ...?

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-09-15 17:10]

A nice dreamy shot. Very good composition to frame the lake with tree limbs.

Hi Imelda,
Pemandangan berkabut yang bagus sekali. berasa sekali sejuknya.
Ditunggu foto-foto berikutnya.


Hi Imelda,
What a amazing capture of this beautiful place. The framing is lovely and tasteful with lovely composition that evokes that adventurous mood in all of us.
Good work.

Best regards,

Bonjour Imelda
A great mood there, not the place where I should like to spend my holidays, but which is worth to be seen.Your shot shows it really well and the stange colours and fog (or clouds)give the mood .
You have a nice gallery
Good day

Great timing. Wonderful composition. The noise/grain prevents this from being a calendar quality shot.


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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-09-20 13:48]
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Hi Imelda,

So beautiful the color in this photo, very attractive!
Very nice composition and a lovely natural frame by the trees.
Regards, Marga

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-09-26 1:53]

Hallo Imelda,

Excellent image, congratulations. I love the colors of the landscape.
Excellence and description provided.
Have a beautiful Saturday,

In your biographical note you say that you dont know anything about photography but the evidence suggests otherwise :-)
There is some grain in the shot buyt i think that it adds to the atmosphere. The colours and composition look good and it looks like a painting. Nice job
warm regards

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  • p43n6 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 5 N: 73] (294)
  • [2009-09-26 9:07]

wow this place is wonderful. i would love to have this hung on my wall. its a little creepy but yes i love it. the color is great and the composition is good. the grain made it look moody. i would prefer it cleaner though maybe less noise but thats just me.
overall ur photo is great and i love it.



Apa kabar imelda?

I've been to Tangkuban Parahu near Bandung, but not this interesting crater. Well framed & composed, with attractive pastel colours. The mist & steam add mood, mystery, & atmosphere. Terima kasih untuk poto ini bagus indah!

Hi Imelda!
very nice composition...nice mood with lovely colors and light...i little bit noisy but still great...

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-10-04 8:43]
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Hi Emilda,

First of all I thought you're Filipina. This is a very moody image, I like the way you place the dead trunk at the left side. The thick fog added drama in the scene. Well captured.


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-10-09 12:44]

Hi Imelda,

Such a moody image, excellent POV.
Well composed and framed...great job here.


cool, perfect framing, exposure... well done

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2009-10-16 19:05]

I like the mystical atmosphere that you were able to express in this photo. You did good in your processing in controlling the tonal values not overdoing the contrast in this properly cropped composition.


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  • xramm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 17 N: 23] (326)
  • [2010-06-28 4:06]

it is a good view of crater lake. Misty atmosphere suits well to the environment tones.

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