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Spirit Lake Blowdown

Spirit Lake Blowdown
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Copyright: steven warnstaff (wahclella) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 7 N: 224] (1119)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-04
Categories: Trees
Camera: samsung GX, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-06 0:37
Viewed: 3386
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Our trek along Johnston Ridge to Harry's Ridge was to view the carnage left on Spirit Lake as what seems like the entire forest that once stood proudly above the lake and below Mt. St. Helens now either lies in or around the lake.
Harry's ridge is named after Harry Truman, not the past president during the end of WW II, but the owner and curator of the lodge that once welcomed thousands of visitors and campers alike to the Mt. Fuji of the Americas. As the police attempted to warn him of the possible eruption he obligingly stated that he would rather die where he was the happiest and that if he were to leave he would die a sad and lonely death without his home with Lawala Clough. And now, he lies buried somewhere beneath 600 feet or so of ash and pumice left by the initial phase of the blast as it swarmed over his cabin and into the lake where the water was washed up the sides some 700 feet or so on the opposing bank's walls.
Have A Great Week...

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-06 9:46]
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Hi Steven,

A very beautiful landscape!
I love creating and playing the pictures.
Excellence and the description offered.
Have a pleasant day,

Hi Steven
Wow, Taken into affect shooting directly into the bright low morning sun. This turn out pretty good.
Nice job with difficult lighting.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-14 2:04]

Hello Steven,
This one from last year I missed. I like it for the silent atmosphere you caught so well and the light on the lake with the reflections of the mountain in the back. A picture we have to look at several times to feel what is all contained in it.
I'm fine and hope you are doing well too.

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