Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bromo from Gardu Pandang & Madakaripura Waterfall - Kembara Jawa Timur Part III

Sunrise from Pos Gardu Pandang, Bromo
Beautiful sunrise from Gardu Pandang, Cemoro Lowong, Bromo.

Kembara Jawa Timur Part I - Mount Bromo from Mount Penanjakan
Kembara Jawa Timur Part II - Mount Bromo & Ranupani Village
Kembara Jawa Timur Part III - Bromo from Gardu Pandang & Madakaripura Waterfall
Kembara Jawa Timur Part IV - Kawah Ijen - A mountain of surreal pain and beauty
Kembara Jawa Timur Part V - From Kalianyar Village to Papuma beach
Kembara Jawa Timur Part VI - Human interest around Surabaya

On the 3rd day, some of us went to another view post located at another hill near the village where we stay. Assisted by several ojet, we went to the start of the few hundred metres hike (i think the hike is around 300m vertical up). Unlike Mt Penanjakan where the sunrise and bromo is at different location, from this hill you can see both location combined (provided you reached the peak before sunrise). We were late a bit and the sun rise first before we managed to reach the peak (me myself even went to a wrong jalur). A total of 3 person managed to scaled to this mini peak which is Azri, Jasni & Zali. Few other friend scouting around the village for sunrise scenery.

Compared to Mt Penanjakan, this view point has its own strength also. From my observation this area were once used as the view point as there were some structure built there for this purpose.This abandon place should be revived as an alternative to the view point at Mt Penanjakan. I personally prefer this place more. From this location you can also catch and capture the misty atmosphere at the Cemoro Lowong village. Below is the picture series taken from this view point.

Sunrise from Pos Gardu Pandang, Bromo

Sunrise from Pos Gardu Pandang, Bromo (Pano B&W)

Sunrise from Pos Gardu Pandang, Bromo (IR)

Misty morning at Cemoro Lawang, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park

Mt Bromo,Mt Batuk & Mt Semeru from Pos Gardu Pandang, Bromo-Tengger National-Semeru Park

Cemoro Lawang at sunrise, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park (IR)

After shooting sunrise, we continue shooting around the village. Vegetable farm, trees and people became our photography subject.

Kebun Sayur @ Cemoro Lawang, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
Vegetable farm at Cemoro Lowong Village

Beautiful scenery OTW to Madakaripura Waterfall

Beautiful tree formation around the village
After taking the breakfast, we went to Madakaripura Waterfall , a great waterfall not far from Bromo. After a short trekking about 20-30 minutes when we finally reach the waterfall everyone suddenly became amazed with elegant waterfall. Some even said it were more like the scenery from avatar movie. Sadly the picture wont do justice to this magnificent place. The rain and water spray made it almost impossible to capture the beautiness of this place without exposing your camera to the risk plus with the wide range of exposure needed. One point that might be helpful for potential visitor is about the help extended by the villagers there. The help is not for free and they expected some tips from their help. During our trip most of them requested 50,000 rupiah. Their asisstance is very helpful considering the risky and slippering surface but agreeing on the rate at the beginning would be better than when you suddenly came into a situation where you dont actually need their help but requested to pay for it.

Madakaripura Waterfall

Madakaripura Waterfall

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