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Mt. Saint Helens

Mt. Saint Helens
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Copyright: Tom Peak (tkp1165) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 595] (3876)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D 80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni, 77mm Circular Polariser
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mountains, Mount St.Helens, Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas, lovely landscapes, Mount Saint Helens [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 3:38
Viewed: 2878
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mt. Saint Helens – The Eruption That Changed Washington Forever! At 8:32 am on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted. Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall mountain collapsed in a massive rock avalanche. Nearly 230 square miles of forest was blown down or buried beneath volcanic deposits.

At the same time a mushroom–shaped column of ash rose thousands of feet skyward and drifted downwind, turning day into night as dark, gray ash fell over eastern Washington. The eruption lasted 9 hours, but Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscapes and people were dramatically affected within moments. In 1982, Congress created the 110,000–acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument for research, recreation, and education. Inside the Monument, the environment is left to respond naturally to the disturbance. Mount St. Helens is 8,366 feet of volcaniclastic deposits.

Note from:heathmanlodge.com

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Hello Tom,
Seems to be quite and peaceful now...almost inviting:-)
Very good content and photographed with an excellent POV.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-02 5:13]

Great POV, very good light and color. Wonderful work, Tom!

A beautiful shot.

Hello Tom,
What I find most beautiful in this picture is this lighting. You also captured nice texture on the rocks with good contrast and DOF. Your notes are also interesting. It must be an impressive place to visit :) Thanks,

Hello Tom,
Looks like you got to Saint Helens about 6 in the morning with the exceptional lighting cast across her heart. Excellent detail and POV...

This is really nice, Tom. The wonderful light is what makes the picture. On a clear day I can practically see Mt. Saint Helens from home but I have never visited it after the eruption... though I remember the eruption and drove through all that ash on the highway just a few days after. The devastation is almost too overwhelming for me. I do like your photo a lot.

Evelynn : )

Hi Tom,
This almost feels like a painting. The pastel colors from the soft light and the smooth texture on the mountains is very beautiful. Such wonderful job on the exposure and capturing the feeling of this time of day.

Hi Tom
This is a breathtaking view of Mt. St. Helens. I remember the day well when she erupted. The low light shows off the many crevasses and valleys. Excellent detail, colour and composition. I like your frame as well. Very interesting notes.
TFS Janice

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-09-02 11:30]

Hi Tom

You have captured a wonderful light and long shadows in this picture. It shows the ravines/cravesses (?) so very well. Great capture and composition.


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-09-03 17:59]

Hi Tom. A very good perspective to show the side of the mountain. Ideal POV and clarity. TFS. Murray.

Hello Tom,
This a really a good piece of landscape photo!
captured real well in exposure and focus!
very sharp and beautiful especially the golden sunlight that comes from one direction, good use of the light and shadow!
very well done and well seen

Hi Tom,
nicely detailed shot of that famous volcano.I remember when it blew it's top back in 1980 and how the ash spread all over the US and even here in Canada.Good colour and focus plus an outstanding point of view make this a keeper.Tfs. Bob

What an amazing shot of the mountain, her eruption one of those "Where were you?" moments. I was on my way home from eastern Oregon when she blew and got to view the ash cloud most of the way. Where I live we received about 1/2" of ash, although Portland, Oregon had way more than us even though we're closer to the mountain. You captured just the right light in this shot, I love all the deep shadows in the foreground, well done.

Hello Tom,
I believe this is an example of where the phrase "Picture Perfect" came from. Absolutely stunning colors, POV, composition and detail. Going on my Favorites list!

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