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December 1967 Colin J Clarke

Son of Krakatoa
Pentax SV

In 1883, the volcano 'Krakatoa' in the Sunda Strait, West of Java (now Indonesia)
exploded violently. The island volcano literally blew itself off the face of the
earth. It is referred to as the loudest sound the Earth has known.
The explosion was heard up to 3000 miles away.
A tsunami, of at least 120 feet (40m), swept thousands of islanders to
their deaths. The resulting worldwide upper atmosphere
dust caused climate changes, and brilliant sunsets. In Poughkeepsie, NY,
firemen were called to an apparent conflagration. It was the sunset.
In 1927, the Son of Krakatoa emerged from the sea, and over time
formed a new island and a new volcano. It has rumbled
ever since. In December 1967, I sailed through the Sunda Strait,
off Anak (son of) Krakatoa. With great timimg, ash and smoke spewed
from the mountain. It was 'one of those moments'. :-)
This lengthy explanation, for Jason who likes a good story,
explains why I have posted this rather ordinary picture.

Pentax SV 35mm SLR Super Takumar 55 lens,Kodachrome 64
Latitude: 42.6931 Longitude: -0.00976857 (just south of the Equator) full exif

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)10-Aug-2011 10:47
Excellent work my friend! Vote
Zina Sutton 25-Oct-2008 07:19
I think it is a great photo!!!! Have been enjoying looking through all your photos - you haven't lost your creative flair - a big fan - Zina (Adelaide)
Colin Clarke21-Oct-2008 14:07
Hello Shiara. Thanks for the visit and note. I am very sure there are many wonderful photographs for this volcano. My image just happens to record a moment of time, at dusk, as I sailed through the Straits. Nothing fanciful. Not a 'volcano photo'. Just a record of a moment on time. Cheers, Colin
shiara 21-Oct-2008 03:00
UM............. I know you can get a photo of idk................ A BETTER VIEW OF THE VOLCANO?!!
Baine Carruthers10-Jun-2008 12:20
subtle but powerful
James Clarke25-Oct-2007 13:39
Wow, that's a totally awesome place, would love to know more about your sailing trip.
jypsee20-Oct-2007 14:21
Ordinary? I think not.
Jason Hopkins17-Oct-2007 18:05
Nothing ordinary about this Colin. =) I am tellin need to write a book!! V
Naomi Sheaffer17-Oct-2007 17:17
Lovely soft colours. I like this a lot. V
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