Ranawe long Tavuvur by bobfoto

Ranawe long Tavuvur

You've seen photos of the Volcano, the super cool Tavurvur, well I've changed perspective here. Here I am standing on Tavurvur looking away (not the smartest idea), but as it rumbled behind me with the sound of a Fokker F28, I took a shot of the old airstrip, soap factory and golf course, then wandered back to the Landcruiser and left this steaming mountain once again.

Photo taken 6 October 2007. Title reads Fleeing Tavurvur.

Hey meanwhile The Seven is 3 JD shots away from history... http://365project.org/theseven/365/2012-10-02
Nat
Ranawe plenty kwiktaim! Great capture - the mist? in the background makes it look eerie.
October 3rd, 2012  
lovely tones in this sir
October 3rd, 2012  
@natr - the mist? That be falling ash!
October 3rd, 2012  
@houdiniem - its my grey on grey period....
October 3rd, 2012  
Nat
@bobfoto I did put a question mark as I wasn't sure. Comment still stands :)
October 3rd, 2012  
great monochrome jd! :)
October 3rd, 2012  
@natr - touché

@agentzuckerguss - Thanks Katia :)
October 3rd, 2012  
Very moody looking. Standing on an active volcano is a memory that will stay with me forever!
October 3rd, 2012  
Breathtaking view....the jeep travelling off in the ripple of the sand adds a story.
October 3rd, 2012  
Very cool shot, crazy. Funny that the only other soap factory I know of was in Pompeii in the shadow of Vesuvius! Maybe people should stop locating their soap factories so close to their volcanic raw materials!
October 3rd, 2012  
it almost looks like a moon shot, if that jeep wasn't there - well, and those huge tall palm-looking trees on the hill. another sci-fi feeling shot. your photos amaze me - then reading the story that goes along with it - i get astounded all over again.
October 3rd, 2012  
Looks pretty barren
October 3rd, 2012  
Lovely. It is a very moody shot. Cool work.
October 3rd, 2012  
Ohmygiddyaunt...!! Was it warm underfoot or just like any hill in-the-middle-of-an-earthquake?! What a shot!!
October 3rd, 2012  
Super landscape capture!
October 3rd, 2012  
@onie - Indeed!

@angeliquenordal - Hope it doesn't go too far, that's my ride!

@archaeofrog - Wonder if there's a soap factory at the base of Mount St Helens?

@catsmeowb - Coconut trees!

@tthompsonca - keeps getting dusted in ash :(

@netkonnexion - Thanks Net!

@filsie65 - The soil is warm in patches... beneath me and I didn't get it in this shot, but the ocean is around 70ÂșC and steams away. The locals will cook a megapod egg for you in the sand.

@carolmw - Thanks Carol :)
October 3rd, 2012  
@bobfoto Not any more!
October 3rd, 2012  
@archaeofrog - LOL! One of my High School Maths teacher lived at the base of St Helens and he once brought in some photographs of the eruption. I was amazed, I so wanted to see a volcano!
October 3rd, 2012  
@bobfoto You know, not everyone understands that reaction.
October 3rd, 2012  
@archaeofrog - Even when younger seeing inactive or extinct Volcanos, I was always like "when do I get to see one blow up?" My Geology teacher at High School told me I needed to stand at the base of one, and I didn't think it would ever happen. PNG was a cool place to live!
October 3rd, 2012  
This shot looks moody to me. One of the rules of a great photographer: take shots from various angles and perspectives. This shot fits that "rule".
October 4th, 2012  
@daisy - Thanks Kathryn, thank you. :)
October 4th, 2012  
Nice tones, a bit eerie.
October 5th, 2012  
@kjarn - Was always a bit spooky driving around there, no roads anymore, just watch out for the fissures and cracks...
October 5th, 2012  
You are a brave one. Nice shot.
October 6th, 2012  
@ptowncook - Kinda glad a big rock didn't fall on my head... ;)
October 6th, 2012  
Great pov. Lovely shot.
October 9th, 2012  
@boatpainter - Thank you Janet :)
October 9th, 2012  
it's an amazing view.
October 19th, 2012  
October 19th, 2012  
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