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Crater Life by LeashaHooker Crater Life by LeashaHooker
Many of us remember when Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980, today the crater is a site to see, new growth is everywhere but to see the valley and the changes in the landscape it created is humbling. More info here [link]

Mt. St. Helens, Washington
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
This is why I love photography.

I've been there this summer.  Pretty cool when you look into the crater with binoculars and can see the individual vents smoking and steaming.
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CR99nut Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Simply gorgeous! I love the contrast between death and life (and the fact that life is slowly making its way back up what's left of the mountain). And those clouds really add drama to the whole scene. While they don't look like ash clouds from the eruption, their color is dark enough to cast an ominous tone to the piece... and yet, the bright sunniness of the foreground, the lively colors of the flowers seem to hold the clouds back.

Ah, this makes me regret even more that I missed an opportunity to visit this place about a decade ago (ran short of time on a vacation). I shall definitely add it to my 'bucket list' of places to visit!
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
WOW, what a photo!!!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I love these pictures! How did you get the incredible DOF??
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XxFairyNaturexX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Awesome! :love:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!!
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Kairoze Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Foreground works really well with the background! Beautifully captured!
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,.... you are featured [link]
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you look closely, you can actually see the new lava dome building up in the middle of the older crater.
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Photographer
Good eye! Thanks for pointing that out! :)
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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scottyboy-72 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunningly beautiful! The sky, the mountains, the flowers in the foreground! Great composition. This photo makes me want to jump in the car and drive across the country just to see this.
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ReneHaan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Nice!!!
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badchess Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well done. I've not been to this side of the mountain in a few decades.
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missjessicajoy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love all your pictures!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Gorgeous
You have stunning landscapes in your gallery
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LuanaRPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Photographer
You have been featured here :) [link]
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is truly beautiful! :D
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kbayne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dang, I've never seen such a breath taking photo of Mt. St. Helens. I've been up there many times, you've really captured the beauty.
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Photographer
Thank you soooooooo much! :huggle:
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CryptikFox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a fantastic photo!
We were at st hellens a few years ago and I NEED to go back now that I have actual cameras! :)
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! It was awesome, I want to go back next July, the wildflowers should be rampant then :)
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droy333 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
awesome shot! Love it! GREAT GREAT GREAT!
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
great use of the flowers as foreground interest and colour, iLike
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Shoayb Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture , great framing :)
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CrowsReign Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
:jawdrop:wow!!!!this is a true masterpiece!!!!
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent picture :)
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ljenda Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMFG, heavenly!
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TheMateriaMaster Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Just thought you should know #ArtistSanctuary has added this wonderful picture to it's group favorites :heart:
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Photographer
wow.. fantastic photo!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Iwas expecting St. HElen must be taller...:nod: excellent photograph with it's colorful surroundings :D
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Your beautiful art has inspired this feature [link]
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very very much! :heart:
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
The pleasure is all mine :rose:
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ChrisDonohoe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Dramatic beauty.
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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xavierrey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
superb !
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!!
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baarisa Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
this photo was featured in groups :iconphotoforall: facebook page: [link]
daily feature
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Photographer
I am so very grateful! Thank you :)
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digitalHD Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Another amazing shot! I'm headed to Teton and Yellowstone for my birthday present and cannot wait to see those places!
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much Rod! You are going to love the Tetons and Yellowstone, I was there last August and hoping to return soon myself :hug:
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digitalHD Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! This weekend is either Arches National or Canyonland's National Park.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
:faint: Awesome Leasha.
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much LeeAnne! :huggle:
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo. You can almost see the clouds move...
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! It was a bit windy up there and the clouds were moving at a nice pace :)
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DreaErvin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Photographer
Exquisite shot! I was born just two days after the eruption.
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