A time to Contemplate the destruction

Posted by
Jerry (Aberdeen, United States) on 10 November 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photo: Mount Saint Helen's, Washington state, USA

I took this photo a few years after Mount Saint Helen's blew-up, it killed 57 people, and caused billions of dollars in damage. An est. ten to eighteen million trees were later planted to replace those that were destroyed here. Where this guy is sitting was once a deep forest, now the area is covered in displaced rock from deep inside the mountain.

Finally, I could tell that this guy was engrossed in emotion and deep thought because I had done the same when I found out that my good high school friend named Tom Gadwa was killed here. Tom and I use to walk to and from High school together, he was never found after the eruption. This was truly a nightmare for the Pacific Northwest - always remember that the earth, weather and climate are dynamic and always changing, they always have and always will. Never underestimate their destructive power.


CASIO EX-Z70 1/800 second F/4.4 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very sad story of this disaster Jerry, especially when you know someone who lost their life there.

10 Nov 2019 12:17pm

Devi from Chennai, India

You are very correct!!
We are nothing in front of the mighty nature.....
A lush green area can be converted into a desert in a micro second !!!
But man does not realise it ! Sad!

10 Nov 2019 3:07pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Nov 2019 7:57pm

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Yes, the lone figure adds a strong poignancy

10 Nov 2019 9:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A very powerful image full of emotion and impact.

10 Nov 2019 10:53pm

1/800 second
38 mm (35mm equiv.)