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Life After Death

Life After Death
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Copyright: steven warnstaff (wahclella) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 7 N: 224] (1119)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: samsung GX, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-05 13:19
Viewed: 3097
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have found that the most exhilerating time to visit Mt. St. Helens is on the 4th of July. Most years the wildflowers and animal life are thriving and the air clear, and when you have the opportunity to add bright, vibrant color as you see here with the Indian Paintbrush and ?Psentonems?, if anyone knows the correct name and spelling I would appreciate knowing myself, clinging to the scarred and scorched landscape that was once a thriving emerald forest that you could not see through, and took effort to walk through.
Each year life seems to reappear in greater numbers, and if Lawala Clough holds her temper before Pahto, in a few hundred years she may appear closer to what she appeared like a short time ago, but shorter in stature, as she has well deserved due to her past.

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To oanaotilia: Hi Oanawahclella 1 07-09 16:25
To nglen: Thank youwahclella 1 07-06 22:52
To nglen: Thank youwahclella 1 07-06 22:52
To oscarromulus: Thank youwahclella 1 07-06 22:50
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-05 13:23]
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Hi Steven. This is some beautiful looking place. The compostion in the shot is first class. You have taken it with such sharp focusing and fine detail . I can smell the fresh air. I love the mixe of colours int he flower right up to the blue of the sky. A fine picture. Well done TFS.

Hi Steve
The vegetation is slow to come back to this location but what is growing is beautiful. You captured a picturesque view of the wildflowers growing in front of Mount St. Helens. I love all the colours and textures against the big blue sky.

It's hard to believe it's been almost 30 years since she blew.
TFS Janice

Loved your notes too.
Mario from Canada wishing you well.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-06 2:09]

Hello Steven,
Again such a beautiful view on Mt St.Helens. Life is definitively coming back! Excellent composition, you have chosen a most beautiful point of view. Great shot!
Thanks and take care

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-06 23:41]

Very fine landscape of Mt.St. Helens with those lovely colors (flowers) in the foreground. tfs.

Hallo Steven
How striking is this landscape and how well did you capture it. The wide open spaces as far as one can see are just beautiful. The colours of the wildflowers appear so bright and with life, it is wonderful to look at, adding the blue sky with a fleece cloud here and there and rounding it off with blue mountains with blotches of snow shown in between. For sure a dream place to be.
Thanks for sharing and making me dream of being there and witnessing it for myself. Best regards.

Hy Steven
This is a beautiful picture: a perfect combination of new life growing on the slopes of the vulcano in the foreground, and the old mountain, partially covered by snow in the bg. The entire picture is very clear, in very fresh colors. Wanderful!
Regards, Oana

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