Ijen Crater (Kawah Ijen) : A Story of Sulfur Miner

A Sulfur Miner colected the sulfur in Ijen Crater. (yunaidi joepoet)

In the middle of February 2010, i was traveled to Ijen Crater. Located In East Java, Indonesia lies Kawah Ijen volcano, 2,600 meters tall (8,660ft), topped with a large caldera and a 200-meter-deep lake of sulfuric acid. The quietly active volcano emits gases through fumaroles inside the crater, and local miners have tapped those gases to earn a living. Stone and ceramic pipes cap the fumaroles, and inside, the sulfur condenses into a molten red liquid, dripping back down and solidifying into pure sulfur. Miners hack chunks off with steel bars, braving extremely dangerous gases and liquids with minimal protection, then load up as much as they can carry for the several kilometers to the weighing station. Loads can weigh from 45 to 90kg (100 - 200 lbs), and a single miner might make as many as two or three trips in a day. At the end of a long day, miners take home approximately Rp50,000 ($5.00 u.s.). The sulfur is then used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes nearby.

Photos Slideshow : The Story of Sulfur Miner (22 photos)



All photos i taken with Canon 350D + 10-22 mm. I hope someday i can capture Ijen Crater in the night.

17 komentar:

  1. Nice Brader...Kamu memang fotografer Handal, Penulis yang fenomenal dan artis ACI yang terkenal :) sukses selalu, suatu saat harus trip bareng neh

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    1. Thank you brothers.
      Halah, saya yang harusnya belajar sama artis pejalan Ibukota. Saya masih iri sama video-videomu mas. Joss semua :)
      Siap, semoga segera terealisasi trip barengnya.

      Hapus
  2. Komposisi samakin maut diak...exposure samakin jagok, angle dan capturenyo jagoan..iyo bana alah tarasah diak...jagoan...
    essay fotonyo hebat diak....
    sukses selalu diak..ovik :)

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    1. Terima kasih bang ovik :)
      Tapi saya masih harus banyak belajar tentang documentary.
      Sukses selalu juga bang :)

      Hapus
  3. Balasan
    1. terima kasih bang Johan, tapi saya belum kesampaian ke Papua seperti Bang Johan. :)

      Hapus
  4. wahh..muantap deh..jempol++ buat yunaidi...
    salut..

    btw, congrats ya masuk 10 besar. hebaattt....

    BalasHapus
  5. hwah keren-keren mas :) barusan aku juga buka flickr mas yuna bagus-bagus fotonya. Salam kenal ya mas dari ira :)

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    1. Terima kasih mbak sudah visit flickr saya ya. Salam kenal juga :)
      Keep in touch ya. Salam

      Hapus
  6. salut sm ajo ne.
    sukses ya :)

    BalasHapus
  7. Keren Foto-fotonya Mas Yunaidi,salam kenal..ini foto paling berkualistas dari semua foto2 mengenai kawah ijen yg pernah saya liat.

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    1. Terima kaish Mas Ogi :)
      senang bisa dikunjungi sama Mas Ogi, sukses selalu ya :)

      Hapus
  8. kueereenn mas foto2nya, lipuatnnya juga mantab

    salam dari malang,

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    1. Terima kasih mas :)
      salam juga dari Pekanbaru :)

      Hapus
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    BalasHapus