It was 40 years ago today

Kaboom! Taken with a 4.9 MP P&S and cropped to 3.5 MP pano. Taken in 2003

What technical feedback would you like if any? Noisy and poor color depth…

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Pertinent technical details or techniques: Nikon 5700 P&S

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Despite the noise and poor color depth, this is compelling. So many years later, those foreground trees blasted down still tell quite a story. As a geologist, I remember exactly where I was when we heard Mt. St. Helens had erupted, it was one of those moments.

This is a really neat angle, David. There’s been a lot more recovery in the last 17 years, but ti’s still an amazing landscape.

Where were you when the mountain blew?