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The Ghost of Chidiya Tapu


Camera : Sony A7iii

Lens : Sony 12-24 F2.8 GM

Tripod : Really Right Stuff TVC 45

Head : Arca Swiss D4

Sky : 240secs F2.8 Iso 800

Foreground : 240secs F2.8 Iso 800

Filters : Kani Night Filter

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami occurred with an epicenter off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. It was an undersea mega thrust earthquake that registered a magnitude of 9.1. A series of massive tsunami waves grew up to 30 m in height and communities along the surrounding coasts of the Indian Ocean were devastated. The tsunamis killed an estimated 227,898 people in 14 countries, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. It hit the Andaman islands hard, and the resulting devastation can still be seen 17 years later with many uprooted trees lining the coastline. That they form ghostly foreground subjects for astrophotography, is a grim reminder of the horrors of the day…..

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