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Monday, October 3, 2011

Somewhere Mondays


This is Mount St. Helens located in Skamania County, Washington. It erupted on May 18, 1980. Even here in Victoria some people heard it and there was a fine dusting of volcanic ash on everything. I had always wanted to see it and even now, over 30 years later, it has quite an impact. The crater and the surrounding area are beginning to come back to life but it's a slow process. Wikipedia has further information here. - Fern

10 comments:

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

What striking composition with that jagged stump!
Stay inspired!
Michelle

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s.c said...

Beautiful landscape again. The stump in the right corner gives a good idea of the force of the eruption. Great composition. Balanced colors. Keep them coming.

JoJo said...

After living in WA for 12 years I finally got close to St. Helens right before I moved. I didn't go as far as Johnston Ridge though. This is a great photo! One teeny tiny correction though, it's in Cowlitz County. :D The landscape is still very stark, but great to see the signs of life!

Abaayo Prezioso Fioritura said...

Wow. really like this :). I'm going to follow this blog!

Jack said...

Nicely composed image, Fern. Hard to believe it was that long ago. Seems like last week.

Dean Lewis said...

Great photograph Fern. I love the soft even light and detailed foreground.
I got to fly over this once and as here, what stands out is what is missing, .. a void of mass that you know went into the air in an amazing matter of minutes/seconds.

Benjamin Madison said...

Lovely landscape!

Jessy Gruet said...

cool photo's what camera did you use? Looking for a new one myself :) much love Jessy xx

Rob and Mandy said...

Fantastic shot! I remember the eruption quite well, and it surprises me to see that so little grew back, after 30 years.