Here comes the sun . . .

here comes the sun

Every time I stay in a certain place to wait for a sunrise, I always remember the song sung by The Beatles titled “Here Comes The Sun”Β  πŸ™‚

Last July, once again I waited for the sunrise, this time at a place called Pananjakan. It is a hill located on the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, in East Java. many people said, that at 2770 meters above sea level, Pananjakan is one of the perfect spot to catch the sunrise.

Usually, travelers started to get to Pananjakan early in the morning by chartered jeeps that started either from Cemorolawang, Wonokitri, or Ngadas. Those three names are the names of small villages close to Pananjakan, where travelers spend their night before starting their trip to see the sunrise at Pananjakan.

At that time I chose to spend a night in a nice hotel with a spectacular view of Mt. Bromo in front of the hotel, at Cemorolawang. I came to the place via Probolinggo, a small city about 102 kilometers or 2 hours drive from Surabaya. It took another 1 hour drive from Probolinggo to Cemorolawang.

Early in the morning, at around 3.30 AM somebody knocked my room’s door and said that the time had come to go to Pananjakan. So after wearing my thick jacket to fight the chilly temperature, I went directly to the hotel parking lawn and started my journey in a 4 wheel drive jeep which I rented the day before. By 4.00 AM, I was already at Pananjakan, only to found that there were so many people had already gathered at that place. It was quite difficult to find a clear spot to capture the spectacular moment 😦 . At last, I found a spot where at least I could stand safely to enjoy the sunrise even-though that was not a good spot. Perhaps I have to make a plan to visit to Pananjakan again in another time.

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40 thoughts on “Here comes the sun . . .

  1. Waaaa…..

  2. Wow – lovely photographs once again!

  3. Ely Meyer

    foto fotonya mas .. woow .. bikin iri mau ke sana lagi, lihat sunrise lagi bareng suami πŸ™‚

  4. There's a frog on my Sprocket!

    Amazing photos! And the great account of how they came to be makes it even better. You are not only a fantastic photographer but an incredible writer as well.
    I’m glad I found your blog, I really enjoy it,

  5. Stunning sunrise!! Well worth the early rising I would say. Thank you.

  6. Wow, the trip was worth it. Your photos are spectacular and I wonder how you could take any photos that are better then these. Beautiful. πŸ™‚

  7. amazing change of colors! great captures!

  8. wuih keren sekali om cris

  9. lovely lovely photos and i love that song too ^^ i feel like humming it every time we have a family excursion during summer ^^

  10. Keren fotonya, Mas. Temennya juga banyak bule, hehe…

  11. Sunrises and sunsets are such beautiful moments and beautifully captured here.

    • Yes I agree that those are the most beautiful moments to be captured in pictures.
      And as for my pictures here, I just captured those moments πŸ™‚

  12. Wowww! Baru liat yang ini. Ngilerrr

  13. Well, good spot for viewing or not, your photos definitely captured a beautiful scene. As for going back… I certainly would. πŸ™‚

  14. all I can say is… WOW!

  15. jane jane

    so beautiful…

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