Johnston Ridge Observatory view - 200812LJW

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Once covered by evergreen forests the land was transformed it to near desert conditions by the eruption. Since the area receives so much rain, it would become a green forested land barring an eruption.

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Comments (6)

Nick Weall on December 12, 2008


Larry Workman QIN on December 13, 2008


Tom Lussier Photogra… on December 15, 2008

I can see, through your great images, that this is a very beautiful place Larry. Your capture of the light is perfectly done here. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us. :)

Best regards, Tom

Larry Workman QIN on December 16, 2008

Tom, it is amazing that this place, which was once covered by evergreen forests, was transformed to near desert conditions. But because the area receives so much rain, it will once again become a green forested land, until the next eruption.


Pennington Geis on December 30, 2008

Larry -- you have several really good photos of Mt. St. Helens, but this is my favorite - really, it's just spectacular.

Larry Workman QIN on December 31, 2008

Thank Penny!

This is the view that about 90% of the visitors see when they visit Mt St Helens. Few stroll beyond the developed visitor’s area. Most of them are also there at mid-day when the lighting is generally not as good. Those few that visit early or late in the day are generally treated to the best lighting conditions. Still, no matter when one visits (except when everything is obscured by clouds) it is a spectacular place to see.

Happy New Year! Larry

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 12, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Larry Workman QIN
    • Taken on 2008/12/11 15:09:46
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 46.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash