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St. Helens - 27 Years Later
St. Helens - 27 Years Later
jbsmithana


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Mt. St. Helens, Wa., From Boundary Trail
Date: Jun 3, 2007
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

Mount St. Helens is still recovering and although there is vegetation it is still minimal after 27 years. Boundary Trail from the Johnston Ridge Observatory offers great views of the devastation that took place that day in 1980 that I watched it erupt. Well worth the trip for those who get in the area of SW Washington.

Converted from RAW in RSP w/ these settings:
Color Temp: 8100
Tint: -19
Exposure Comp: +.35
Fill Light: 37
Shadow Contrast: +30
Highlight Contrast: -16
High Contrast Curve

Cleaned in Noise Ninja set to auto

Used to PSE6 to crop, straighten, convert to B/W, layers to adjust foreground and clouds brightness and contrast, used Photo Filter to give Sepia tone w/o preserving luminosity, used levels to add back in some luminosity, used color curves to add brightness back to clouds and contrast, passed through Noise Ninja again, resized, USM, added border, saved for web.

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Votes: 243
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 09:57:20 PM
I remeber that 'Fire in the Sky' all too well.
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01/27/2008 04:32:49 PM
i dont think the two tone treatment works here. the mountain loses contrast against the sky. i think a brown or green mountain against a blue sky with streaks of white snow in it would have given the image a better feel.
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01/27/2008 12:54:20 AM
Very dramatic!...love the sky.
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01/26/2008 11:19:44 PM
She looks like a sad ice cream cone, and the sky is a girl hovering mournfully above it. This photo looks plastic and small, like a science fiction movie of the 50s. I want to see what emerges.
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01/26/2008 09:35:14 PM
The processing gives the perspective that this image is from circa. 1929. Very interesting result. Good Luck. 6.
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01/26/2008 03:42:14 AM
Neat looking. I'm not sure about the sepia, though. Love to see this in color.
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01/24/2008 10:23:52 AM
Great color tone and rugged look.
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01/24/2008 05:38:13 AM
dramatic image, I like the stark landscape and the big clouds.
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01/21/2008 12:54:20 PM
WOW you got up close, nice shot
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01/21/2008 02:50:27 AM
tones work very well
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01/21/2008 01:12:12 AM
Looks very surreal, like a dream, very beautiful! 9
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