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Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens
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Copyright: JC Ramos (jramos) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 44] (168)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-07-06
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon Powershot S40
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-14 20:52
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Points: 12
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Mount St. Helens is most famous for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980.[1] The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens was the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. (In 1912, Mount Katmai, Alaska, was the site of the largest volcanic eruption in U.S. history.) Fifty-seven people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles (24 km) of railways and 185 miles (300 km) of highway were destroyed. The eruption caused a massive debris avalanche, reducing the elevation of the mountain's summit from 9,677 feet (2,950 m) to 8,364 feet (2,550 m), and replacing it with a mile-wide (1.5 km-wide) horseshoe-shaped crater.[2] The debris avalanche was up to 0.7 cubic miles (2.3 km³) in volume, making it the largest in recorded history.[2] However, the scale of the blast pales in comparison with debris avalanches that have occurred in the geological past elsewhere on Earth.

Like most other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens is a great cone of rubble consisting of lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice and other deposits. The mountain includes layers of basalt and andesite through which several domes of dacite lava have erupted. The largest of the dacite domes formed the previous summit; another formed Goat Rocks dome on the northern flank. These were destroyed in the eruption of 1980.

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens

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  • marty Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-15 1:58]

Beautiful picture with a nice note. Good job.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-15 3:40]

Preciosa Vista, una panorámica muy bien fotografiada, excelente amigo... buena nota infotmativa, Saludos JC Ramos

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-15 3:58]

Impressive view of Mount St. Helens. You have taken the picture from a good point of view, showing interesting details, like this kind of lavastreet(?) in the middle.
Best regards

Interesting content...do like the blue light with the white clouds at the mountain's top.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-11 13:08]

Hi JC,

Very impressive capture of this Mountain.
I like the colours, especially the blue sky.
And very nice details in both the mountain and the clouds.
Good POV and composition too.

Greetings, Nel

I definitely feel a close connection with your photography. Not only have we both photographed Antelope Canyon but we've photographed Mount St. Helens as well. Here is one of mine at TrekLens:
Mount St. Helens

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