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Old Jul 24, 2005, 12:08 AM   #1
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went down to Mt. St. Helens today to take a look around. i'd seen pictures of it after the eruption, but never been there in person. the pictures don't really give you the feeling of what happened there, seeing it in person is an awe-inspiring thing. i shot these with my FZ20 from Johnston Ridge Observatory, 5 miles from the crater...

first, a wide angle shot of the mountain and its barren flanks...

then a bit closer....



closer still... about 3x zoom for this one...



and then, into the crater... the lava dome at 12x zoom, with TCON-14B, from 5 miles away...


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Old Jul 26, 2005, 7:06 AM   #2
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I love these shots! The austerity of the mountain is stunning. That is some crater... Very interesting pix.(The blue sky also sets of the mountrain wonderfully.)

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Looks very dry up there...

Great perspective

Last time I was there, years ago in the springtime, we climbed in early morn' and glissaded down on the snow.
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Old Jul 26, 2005, 6:00 PM   #4
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yeah, it was pretty warm this past weekend, and there was very little snow in the mountains this year. i can't help but think these pics would've been better with a bit more snow on the flanks of the mountain, but ya takes what ya can get, sometimes... it's a 3-hour drive to get to St. Helens from where i live, so it's not someplace i get to often... :G
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Nice shots!


Quite a difference a month makes....


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That's funny, I was sure I had responded to this thread. :roll:

Great series of shots; some of them a lot closer than I would like to be in real life. Good job.

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that's for sure! you got some nice shots from your friend's flying machine...


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These are great squirl. You captured the immense size of it all, and that's not real easy with a mountain crater. I remember when it blew the first time in the 80's-we had dust up here all over the place. Awesome power that mountain held (and probably still does). Well done.........thekman.
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These are great squirl. You captured the immense size of it all, and that's not real easy with a mountain crater. I remember when it blew the first time in the 80's-we had dust up here all over the place. Awesome power that mountain held (and probably still does). Well done.........thekman.
Thekman, here's one that REALLY gives you a feel for the size of the thing... the tour helicopter (lower left) is flying across the face of the mountain, in front of the crater, not inside it. compare this with the shot of the lava dome itself, and then the wider angle views... the top 3000 feet got blown off, but this is still a pretty big bump on the map!




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Awesome squirl! Ya, that really shows the perspective and size of it. ..........Cheers...thekman
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