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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fisheye view of Mt St Helens



A pair of views from my drive up to Mt St Helens a few weekends ago. I took this one from one of the many viewpoints along the highway to the mountain. Looking up the valley, you could see the wide riverbed below, washed out from the explosion. The 'thin' looking river that winds through the bed is a normal size river, but looks smaller due to the washed out banks. In the greenspace to the north of the river you could see elk grazing if you looked through the provided scopes at the viewpoint.




I took the photo below with my fisheye lens to capture a different depth and perspective of the valley. Above, you could see the beginnings of the 'sun halo' that I posted about earlier.


16 comments:

Liz said...

Both shots are stunning! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

EG Wow said...

I think a fish-eye lens would be very cool! The widest my camera will go is 18mmm. I like the effect.

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow these is an amazing shot! Are their people living in that mountain? Happy Thursday!

SWF

clairz said...

Incredible how this area has recovered from the eruption. I lived in Washington state at the time and watched the absolutely horrifying column of smoke rise from hundreds of miles away.

Beautiful shots of nature just going on its way.

Steffi said...

Wonderful views!Very beautiful place where you was!Have a nice weekend!

Jane said...

Great fisheye shot, and great capture of the Circumzenithal Arc ( sun dogs usually appear either side of the sun).

Mark Kreider said...

There is so much majesty in your photo, great depth.

Judy said...

Sometimes I wish we had some really good mountains, to make some variety in the horizon. But I have to make do with what people post...
I love the first shot - there is just so much to see!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, I guess I'd never given any thought to river valleys post-eruption. I remember hearing the eruption from my hometown of White Rock, BC, just across the international border. I had no idea what it was until later.
Amazing shots you got here.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Genie said...

Great work with your fisheye. I got so frustrated with mine I gave it to my daughter. To look at your first shot, you would not know that there was ever a distractive eruption there. It looks all normal and beautiful. Genie

Karen said...

What a beautiful view, and the fisheye shot is interesting.

Linnea said...

Both shots are wonderful. They really show the path of destruction. Enjoy the weekend.

Joyful said...

Stunning scenery.

Anette said...

Wonderful photos :)

nancy said...

Very well-detailed photos.

Here's visiting Late for SWF! Hope to see you around.

JoJo said...

I was just up there in May! Great photos!