Inner Blast Zone. Mount St. Helens
Photograph - Outdoor Color Photo
Two boulders and some smaller rocks, plus one tiny plant, create shapes and shadows on this bleak and barren hillside in the Inner Blast Zone, the area closest to Mount St. Helens, an active volcano in the state of Washington, USA.
This image was taken on a rugged path near the Visitors Center at the Mount St. Helens National Monument in 2012. Though outlying areas have been replanted and appear to be flourishing again with the presence of evergreens, not much will grow here. Still, a few native plants and wild grasses manage to find a crevice in which to grow, but overall the landscape is bleak and barren. One really has to look hard to see the beauty that remains, but it can indeed be found.
Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens (circular polarizer) and ND filter, shot outdoors with available light. No sky; no people.
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June 12th, 2021
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