Devastation and Regeneration

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Mt. St. Helens, WA

When Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980, we were living 50 miles south in Portland, OR and received quite a bit of fallout from the ash clouds. The top 1300 ft was blown off leaving a crater measuring 1 mile across. When viewed in X2, you can see the dome rebuilding itself in the center of the crater.
I’ve made several trips to the mountain since then. This photo was taken from Johnston Ridge, about 5 miles from the crater. It was an exceptionally clear day in July 2006. And the sun was such that there were few shadows. Processing was mostly in LR3.

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