Mt Saint Helens Paintbrush

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Comments (6)

Tom on July 27, 2009

I love it Tom. Subtle color and great detail...a winning combination in my book. Is it Indian Paintbrush that's in bloom in the foreground(among others)? Lovely capture.

Best regards, Tom

Hank Waxman on July 27, 2009

The giant is asleep again. It's a beautiful scene in its own right, but when you add what happened here within our own lifetimes it underscores how we deceive ourselves that we have, somehow, tamed nature. Gorgeous.


whoelius on July 27, 2009

This is pretty special in full size, especially.

Tom Ringold on July 27, 2009

Thank you gentlemen. It was an unusual experience to be photographing some thing as fragile as this environment in an area that had seen so much trauma and violence. That is Paintbrush and Lupine as well as boulders from the crater of the volcano on this ridge Tom. The avalanche topped over the ridge at this point, at one time 1,200 feet above the river valley. Mother nature is truly amazing in many ways!

Best Regards


Larry Workman QIN on July 28, 2009

A really great capture Tom! So many people take photos of the mountain from near there, but you really captured a feeling for the landscape and mountain that most people miss. It is almost like a painting.

Best regards, Larry

Tom Ringold on July 28, 2009

Thanks Larry! We were the last ones there that evening. I was hoping for more color as the sun went down; but the clouds made up for it. You make a good point about how saturated this spot is and so many of those shots are the same. I have to commend you on your great coverage of the St Helens area, It helped to inspire me.

Best Regards


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 24, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tom Ringold
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2009/07/10 20:42:23
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash