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Rebirth at Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Washington, USA

When this mountain blew it took an entire forest with it.  Notice the stumps?  Many, at first glance, figure that those exist because of logging.  But no, logging is not the culprit.  The force of the eruption was so great that trees, and from these remaining stumps we can tell these were not small trees, were sheared completely off at their base during the eruption.  Can you even imagine the force it takes to shear a tree at its base like that?  It’s hard for me to even comprehend it.

But I can imagine the majesty of the earth and it’s ability to heal over time.  Today wildflowers thrive in the now extremely rich volcanic soil.  It is not just wildflowers, the forest is returning too.  New lakes are being formed.  Soon, in eco-time, the scars will hardly even show.  A Rebirth has occurred.

See Ya On the Trail!


Field Notes
Camera:  Arca Swiss RL3d Large Format  
Lens:  40mm
Aperture:  f11
Exposure:  1/15 Second
Film:  Phase One IQ180 (iso35)