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Mt. St. Helens Devastated Trees

Mt. St. Helens Devastated Trees
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-27
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powershot G2
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): arbres - trees, Mount St.Helens [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-30 9:31
Viewed: 4512
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These two tree "skeletons" are some of the remnants of thousands of trees that were devastated by the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State. Thousands of acres of trees were flattened, rivers flooded, roads destroyed, and landscapes were changed. The volcano is still active and recently has been building the lava dome in the center of the crater at astounding rates. No large eruptions are expected right now, but scientists are constantly monitoring the mountain watching for the next possible "big one".

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Callie: Yes, there are lots of green trees, Elk, deer, sj_wyatt 1 12-31 02:30
To japie: Yes, there was a loss of lifej_wyatt 1 12-30 16:47
To LCannon: Yes, they just begged to bej_wyatt 1 12-30 16:44
To red45: Thanks! Our home is 23 milesj_wyatt 1 12-30 12:36
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-30 12:02]
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Clear, simply composition, saturated colours and good note. I like it.

I like the note "tree skeletons" because that's just what this looks like. I like that the branches on the taller tree don't really start until the lower tree stops. Kind of complement each other nicely. Photo makes the trees look tall, nice color in the sky, and you captured the silvery color of the tree trunks. Well done!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-30 16:06]
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Very good post and you did well to post it at the same time as the Tsunami tragedy. It just shows us humans that mother nature is not to be ignored.

Very well done and thanks for posting. May you and your family have a wonderful and prosperous new year.

Hi Julie
Sad! I remember this eruption weel - National Geographic covered it, up the the photographer who died taking his last pictures. It was Eden before the eruption, how does it look now? I know the skeletons are still standing, but is shuld be green with all the puice dust etc making for fertile soil?
I like these old, dead trees, they convey a feeling of lonliless.

Good record shot that has recorded the power of nature. Excellent note

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