Lone Evergreen - Mount St. Helens 2012
Fine Art Photograph by Connie Fox
One lone evergreen, plus a colorful ridge of grasses and bright flowers, form some of the renewal that one can see at Mount St. Helens, an active volcano in the Cascade Range in the state of Washington, USA.
As of May 17, 1980, Mount St. Helens was considered one of the most perfect mountains in the world. When the mountain erupted at 8:32 a.m. on a Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, it was not only shaken but reshaped by a deluge of catastrophic events. These began with an earthquake that registered 5.1 on the Richter scale,
The huge crater, shown here with what appears to be mist emerging, was created by that eruption. The north face of the tall, symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive avalanche of debris. This view shows the North Fork Toutle River, of which I plan to post more images taken downstream.
Copyright 2012-14 Connie Steitz Fox. All Rights Reserved. Please note: The watermark will not appear on your purchased image or notecards. Its purpose is to deter online theft, which can be traced.
Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens, ND filter, aperture priority, hand-held, minimal enhancements and sharpening. Reprocessed in Photoshop and resubmitted in 2014 with improvements. Image has been signed by the artist.
Featured on the homepages of Premium FAA Artists, February 2014, and Weekly Fun For All Mediums, July 2014. Featured on the homepage of Memories and Nostalgia, November 2014, and 500 Views, April 2015. My thanks!
September 12th, 2012
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