Mt. St. Helens.... Sorta-kinda... by RodS ()
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This is a 4-shot panorama of Mount St. Helens. Really. It's in there. I promise. Somewhere... It went BOOM several years ago...
I drive 1800 miles to see this, and this is what I get! 😂 Ah, well - it was a fun and scenic drive anyway despite the fact Mike, Jo and I froze our butts off in the frigid winds waiting for the clouds to clear. They didn't.
We'll be starting the trek home tomorrow, but we're already thinking about our next trip.. After resting up..
Hope everyone is doing well! I'll be catching up on your galleries once we get home (and sleep for 2 or 3 days...LOL).
Thanks for all the wonderful comments and support!
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I have a 12 oz. pickle jar on my bookshelf that is 3/4 full of ash from the Mount St. Helens eruption, courtesy of friends who lived in Portland, Ore. at the time. The house tops and cars and the ground were covered in several inches of ash and they decided to bottle as much as they could and send it to friends. . . wasn't that thoughtful (LOL). Even the sky down here in the San Francisco Bay Area had a brown tinge to it for a few weeks. Glad nothing blew up on the day you were there! Hope you're having a great trip.
Not much of it was left after that blast. I recall wiping a quarter inch total of volcano ash in a week period or more several times. Cool pano shot my friend. Hope u and Jo are enjoying Mike and his state. Gonna swing by fae valley?
Drone penalty? Geez..
Nice capture--too bad it wasn't a day with those nice fluffy clouds...when I was visiting Oregon and Washington, I just couldn't bring myself to visit MSH...I so dislike looking at destruction--seeing it from a distance was enough for me. Folks should notice just how long it takes for nature to heal after an event like that...the trees are just babies...I noticed that at Yellowstone---many years after that horrific fire, the trees were still quite young...have a safe trip back home, and, if you have the time and have never been to Yellowstone, try to spend at least a day there...
I got Discharged from the Air Force from Fairchild A F B Washington Jan 1980 But when It Blew on May some of My Friends got sent To California with some of the Planes So I Got To Visit with them and they gave me a jar ash it is interesting Stuff not Like Sand and not like Ashes next time you go any were Check The Internet Like https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recreation/recarea/?recid=66100
Did you see Elk? Elk with collars that will close the roads and form a pathway across all 4 lanes so they can saunter across the highway in peace?? we didn't either. Did you see bald eagles gracing the skies?? We saw that, and miles and miles of Heather!
First, don't worry about being 'late' with comments...I've been late for days on end, and other artists also can only get here at certain times. Everyone knows you've had a ton on your plate, so you have nothing to apologize for. Second, I voted for you for AOM (writers, and digital comics---the first time I've ever seen the two combined---and it's a great combo!) I know there's other talent in the group, but the work you put into your series, in both amazingly detailed and beautiful visuals, and your always gripping, funny, entertaining and well-plotted narratives with dashes of tongue-in-cheek and fine storylines deserves all the votes you can get. If you win, it would be 2 times in a couple of years, right? You deserve it. I truly hope you're honored!
As for this panorama: I gotta tell you, if I didn't know MSHelens was back there, I wouldn't notice its absence: I just luuuuv your detail and your sweep. You get such detail, beauty, balance and sweep with that 6D, and the multi-hued landscape really shows its variety (full size is a MUST!) And you arranged it so that that huuuuge valley is the center of the shot, with two high shoulders on either end. It's magisterial, Rod, and from all the landscapes I've seen of yours, this is pure Rod. You do these landscapes so well---they're monumental, and yet gentle. Don't know how you get both feelings in one shot, but you do it often. And the clouds---softening the mountain in the background---is a worthy picture in itself. (Did you shout to MSH, "I come 2 gazillion miles to get ONE SHOT of you, you #&$@((!!!!, and you couldn't blow those clouds away for 2 SECONDS???") I love this. And those splintered trees on the left are beautiful, as are those patches of jaundiced green across the valley. Terrific, Rod. You have a whale of an eye.
Wow - I had no idea I'd been nominated until I read your comment! 😲😀 Thanks much, buddy! I've been nominated once before for AOM, but never won. I was "Member Of The Month" last year, if I remember right - quite an honor. I see I'm in the company of two cool artists, one of whom is a good friend (Rajib), so it's a win-win all the way around! 👍