Domes at Night

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Comments (6)

Ian Merritt on September 21, 2008

Awesome shot. What are the particulars? When was it taken, what time of night, how long was the exposure, what equipment, etc?

Kris Minnear on September 21, 2008

Thanks, shuttereye. The photo was taken 9/20/05 with my 20D and 100-400L lens at 400mm. It was a 5-min. exposure at f6.3 and ISO 800. I still kick myself for not getting up there earlier and going for about an hour-long exposure at ISO 100 to help prevent the noise, but moonlight was begining to fill the crater and I was worried that it might wash-out the glowing domes if it hit them.

BaitBoy on December 13, 2008

That is a real cool shot!

I never knew that lava/magma could be seen at St. Helens, but then again, I never visited the area at night before.


Kris Minnear on January 6, 2009

Thanks for the comment, BaitBoy. I am not sure if the molten rock can be seen anymore since the volcanic activity has slowed-down lately. At the time, the only way I could see the glow was with either a long exposure on the camera, or a night vision scope. I once used a film camera also. It showed the glowing, but the lens was too small (wide) for any more detail than a red speck on the mountain.

Tardigrade K on June 18, 2011

I read the comments, very interesting....Great shot btw ;) Like1

Rubrwing on July 24, 2012

Exciting photo. Great shot!

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  • Uploaded on August 13, 2007
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    by Kris Minnear