Marietjie Townsend 2/17/2008 5:17:19 PM

Simply magical! #857088

Jim Zuckerman 2/17/2008 5:28:17 PM

This is an active volcano in Indonesia. I hiked up to the rim and then down into the crater to get this shot. There was a lot of smoke - sulfur dioxide - and every time the wind changed and it blew in my face, my throat burned. It was like my saliva turned to acid! I tried to hold my breath for as long as possible until the wind shifted.
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Yves Rubin 3/5/2008 7:02:24 AM

This is such a gorgeous combination of color tones, between sulfur deposits, the green water and deep blue sky. A special capture of this dangerous spot! #5595437

Jim Zuckerman 3/5/2008 8:05:03 AM

Thanks, Yves. I love this picture myself.
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Nancy Donnell 3/5/2008 10:00:26 AM

Wow, Jim! Did you ever work for this shot! But what a pay off. It is amazing. Wish I could hear about your trip. #5596286

Jim Zuckerman 3/5/2008 4:25:10 PM


Yes, I did work for this shot. It was a fascinating trip. The sulfur is mined, and laborers carry about 200 lbs on their back up to the top of the rim over a rocky trail (and they wear either thin rubber boots or thong sandals) and down the mountain, and they get $3 per trip. I speak Indonesian, and I asked one of the young men how many trips he can do in one day. He said if he feels strong, two.

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Nancy Donnell 3/6/2008 8:25:39 AM

Oh my gosh. Thanks for the glimpse into your experience! #5601459

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