Awesome And Magical Mt. Bromo!

When things are too good to be described, there are no words. However, the recent trip to Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia, to shoot Mt. Bromo left us with two that Andrew cried, “Awesome and Magical!”

Mount Bromo

I was hoping to do a time lapse of lightning in the distance and wound up having this – star trails.
My focus was on manual to infinity but I didn’t do a good job in the dark and photos turned out blurry.

Mount Bromo

This scene is not real.
It is what I would liked to have captured – Stars and Lightning.

Mount Bromo

Unable to do a good job with the lightning, I turned back towards the stars.
And hey, there were 2 shooting stars (at different times on that night), too fast for me to capture but my friends did.
And is the cloudy patch in the middle of this photo part of THE Milky Way?

Mount Bromo

Pretty soon, the sun rose.
Our first sunrise since reaching Probolinggo.

Mount Bromo

It is Awesome!

Mount Bromo

The mountains looked deceivingly small.
The one with mist coming out is Mt. Bromo.
That’s where we’ll be heading the next day.
Our last stop for phototaking just before returning to Singapore.

Mount Bromo

After the sun rose, we headed back to the Lava View Hotel for breakfast – a meal that Benjamin said he was looking forward to in this hotel.
He had been to Mt. Bromo before and stayed at this very same hotel.

Mount Bromo

Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Mie Goreng (fried noodles) and an Egg Station alongside the toasts, butter and jams.
There’s fruits, juices, coffee and tea service, too!
Well Benjamin, this breakfast meal was not bad but nothing outstanding, either.
And if this was the most welcoming out of the 3 meals provided, I shudder at the thought of lunch and dinner.

Look out for more photos in my next post of this Awesome and Magical Mt. Bromo!

Happy traveling and bonding 🙂

15 Responses to “Awesome And Magical Mt. Bromo!”
  1. Mystical, magical… awesome…

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    It looks like a very beautiful place.

  3. Edwin Tan says:

    Nice! I’ve been thinking of making a trip there and was wondering whether to follow a photo tour or travel on my own. How did you go about on your trip?

    • Sam Han says:

      Hi Edwin, I joined Mentorgraphians (facebook group) in this organised 3day-2night trip with programmes tailored. I suppose you can go about alone but you will need pre-arranged transportation and know where to go. I would highly recommend getting a guide if you are not sure of your destinations. Mentorgraphians are making another trip later in the year with a more relaxed schedule mainly for star trails and milky way.

  4. faisal says:

    hi sam, great post! 🙂 i’m looking to visit bromo some time soon and was scouting for locations to shoot the milky way/stars online before i head there, but only managed to find most of the known views to be from penanjakan. where was your second photo (the one with the lightning and stars) taken from?

    • Sam Han says:

      Hi Faisal, thank you for visiting. I’m sorry I do not know the name of the place I went as it was an organised tour and some itinerary/venue were changed when we got there.

  5. yyastro says:

    Hi Sam,

    I’m planning to do time-lapse &/or star trails during the cold of the night/morning up those peaks. Did you experience any lens fogging? Awesome pics by the way 🙂

    • Sam Han says:

      Hi Yyastro, the mountains are very cold and it is very possible to have some fogging on lens although personally I did not have to use any heat packs on them. I would advise you bring some along just in case if you are doing very long time-lapse. Weather conditions can change so it would be better to be prepared. Thank you 🙂

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