This is a shot of the western side of Mount Saint Helens, which 29 years ago blew her north side off over 1300 feet. Her once beautiful 9667 foot symmetrical cone lost over 8.8 billion cubic yards of ice, rock and dirt with several eruptions that began on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 am. The blast of her eruption was felt as far away as 700 miles, while her ash spewing reached the corners of the state of Washington and parts of Oregon. As one of America’s most famous natural disasters, she unearthed landscape of mud, ash and steaming craters which downed thousands of trees.
The power of nature to destroy, and to heal which proves a cycle of destruction and creation that constantly changes the world in which we live.
Shot taken at sunset (3/2009), edited in photoshop7 with Redfield plug-in fractilius and poster edge filters.