Monday, May 11, 2009

The Flower Moon

Mount St. Helens and the upper Toutle River Valley, Washington
Nikon D700, Nikkor 28-80, 4 stop nd, 6 sec @ F8, iso 800

One of the grandest views I have ever laid eyes on. It is here that Castle Creek (right), the North Fork Toutle (center), and Coldwater Creek (left) come together as one. These ribbons of rain and snowmelt have cut their way through the May 18, 1980 debris avalanche that now covers the upper Toutle River Valley. It's a symphony which carries a story of time and constant motion to the highest ridges of this open landscape.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

This picture is absolutely magnificent! Tyson, you are seriously and incredible photographer.