Our Mt. St. Helens trip

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by tdekany, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    The forecast was partly sunny for Saturday, so made a trip out of it. Total miles were 250. Either we were very unlucky in the past visiting Mt St Helens or we were lucky this time, as far as the weather was concerned. To see this much of it in November is unusual.

    All pictures were taken with the 12-50 kit lens.

    Once again, these are my wife's selections, out of 155 pictures.
    While I always had an interest in getting one in the future, I learned an important lesson this time. I need to get the 7-14 lens asap.

    The pictures are chronological as always.


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  2. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

    354
    Sep 24, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Lovely set! I went up there once in the pouring rain. Foggy at the top but what a spectacular view on the way back down!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice set! I hiked to the summit back in 1996. Looks like a little more vegetation is slowly making it's way back!
     
  4. I love soem of the shots where the road recedes into the distance and gives your eye a path to follow into the image.
     
  5. tsaieh

    tsaieh New to Mu-43

    5
    Jun 10, 2012
    quick... get that 7-14mm lens....
     
  6. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Beautiful scenery and magnificent shots!Exactly the type of photography i like!Congratulations!
     
  7. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Thomas,

    I loved your photos especially PB100117, PB100095, PB100057 and PB100013.

    I had only one problem with the thread and it is that you have posted 47 shots out of I am sure hundreds. This is too many shots for most people to to concentrate in. I think that if you could reduce the number, to shorter list your thread will benefit and be even more enjoyable.

    In the book "The Passionate Photographer- Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great" By Steve Simon he got this citation by Ira Glass

    “When you look at the footage, you know there’s a feeling
    you had about it, which isn’t in the footage. Then
    it’s time to be the ambitious, super achieving person
    who you’re going to be and kill it. It’s time to kill and
    it’s time to enjoy the killing because by killing you will
    make something else even better live.
    You have to be really like a killer about getting rid of the boring parts
    and going right to the parts that are getting to your
    heart. You have to be ruthless if anything is going to
    be good. Things that are really good are good because
    people are being really, really tough. I think that not
    enough gets said about the importance of abandoning
    crap.”

    When I have read it, I thought Ira was a bit harsh, but if you take out his strong word, you start to understand what is editing is all about. It about making your work better, make it stand out in the crowd and be more memorable.
    Well your pictures are nowhere crap but a little more editing would bring out only the gemstones and make your post even more interesting and enjoyable.

    I write this because I have enjoyed your pictures of the wilderness, and while I was scrolling down it started to get repetitive, till picture PB100117 of the winding road that has enlightened me. Allot of viewers would not get to it because they are too lazy to scroll down.

    So please do not take my post as criticism, it is just a friendly advice to make your post more enjoyable to the masses, who do not have the patience to examine lots of pictures.:wink:

    Best regards and keep on posting great pictures,
    Ehud

    P.S. I have looked at your Fliker set and really loved the weirdness of picture PB100017. You had a great trip.
     
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  8. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    539
    May 21, 2012
    Nice & thanks for sharing. Was there 05/1995.
     
  9. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Great color, texture and composition.
     
  10. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    459
    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Nice set. It seems you were the only one on the road or you waited until no cars were visible. I flew, in a small palne, over Mt. Saint Helens about a month after the eruption and the devestation was incredible. I'm glad to see a great improvement in the landscape.
     
  11. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Well done. Well done. :2thumbs:
     
  12. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    I knew I posted too many!

    First, I'd like to apologize to everyone who had look at all the pictures I posted. :eek:
    I reduced the original 60 pictures to 47 but I realize, that even that is way too many, however, I followed my wife's wishes. I can't help it. She loves to share. :smile:

    I promise it will not happen again.

    elavon - I appreciate your post and I agree with it 100%. While I always want a better camera (I now have that :D) and better lenses to take better pictures, I know I am the weak link, not my equipment. But I do love taking pictures and I rarely think about how they will look to others, because I take them for our own (mostly my) pleasure. Yet I still post them on this forum.:biggrin:

    PS: the guy gave us the finger as we were looking down at them, so I figured I'd take a picture of him. :confused:

    nueces snapper, caimi, incabloc: Thank you guys very much! We moved here in 2009!

    zpuskas - thanks! Lack of population in the PNW gives you nature all to yourself! There were very few people out that way this time. The bridge had a couple of cars go by and I had to wait a minute, but otherwise most of these roads are pretty dead, which we love.

    aragorn1980 - your replies are always so very kind!!!! Always appreciated! Thank you.

    tsaieh - I just ordered an Olympus 60mm lens and bought a Panny 100-300mm! Not sure what I was thinking, but the 7-14 is next! :D

    Luckypenguin - thank you!!! I had a few more in the set and I also like them a lot.

    Jonathan F/2 - thanks man! Yes, slowly, but the colors are coming back - you can see a lot of fresh greens. :smile:

    svtquattro - Much appreciated! Indeed it is very beautiful out here. We love traveling!
     
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  13. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    In the case of Force majeure we can do nothing.:wink:
     
  14. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nice, but rather lengthy set. I was there in 1980, the place looked a bit different.

    Gary
     
  15. North20

    North20 Mu-43 Veteran

    282
    Oct 18, 2012
    East of the Cascades, PNW
    Pat
    Many nice images in this set; you captured some dramatic landscapes and light.

    I had been considering an education and career in geology for a couple of years at that point in my life; oddly enough the eruption of St. Helens cemented that decision.
     
  16. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  17. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Thank you Gary and North20!

    No more lengthy threads from me.

    I am glad I wasn't around when it erupted.