Photo of the Day Contest
30 Years Later by Justin Reznick
Wednesday, 25th August 2010

30 Years Later

by Justin Reznick

This image was taken a few weeks back from Norway Pass looking down into Spirit Lake, the massive log jam, and the magical last light striking the rim of Mt. St. Helens. I returned here again last week with my client, and even though sunset was absent of color, he was awestruck by the incredible scene, unique to a volcano only 30 years after its last eruption.
Justin Reznick

30 Years Later by Justin Reznick was photo of the day on Wednesday, 25th August 2010. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


25th August 2010 at 2:05 am

Beautiful view, great death of field.

Tim Andes

25th August 2010 at 6:09 am

Great depth and color. The log and the water are just touching and are also inverse shapes of each other, which really balance out the picture. Brilliant composition and timing :)


25th August 2010 at 8:12 am

Excellent photo. Great composition!

25th August 2010 at 8:33 am

Is it really hirty years already? Thanks for this; it is a beautiful picture from an amazing place.

25th August 2010 at 11:29 am

Outstanding Justin!

25th August 2010 at 2:11 pm

30 years already?! Oh dear I am getting old. Eee-gads.
Beautiful image– a place on my bucket list.

25th August 2010 at 2:12 pm

The dead log really leads your eye right into the subject matter…!

25th August 2010 at 2:14 pm

Beautiful, and with a history too!


25th August 2010 at 2:52 pm

Also the sky is very stunning!

Helen Hart

25th August 2010 at 3:00 pm

Looks like a painting and an awesome one at that! 30 years ago I lived in Bellingham and we heard the blasts all day long, not knowing what was exploding…

25th August 2010 at 3:07 pm

This is one of my favorite places on Earth and you have captured it beautifully. For now I have set it as my desktop background so that I can enjoy it over and over again.

Ralph Durham

25th August 2010 at 4:00 pm

As beautiful as this is, it’s not like being there and seeing the awesome destruction still visible. Excellent job!

25th August 2010 at 4:15 pm

Magnificent job on this shot! I flew over a few weeks back and even got a couple of shots. They didn’t look anything like this though. ;) Thirty years – I wouldn’t have guessed!

Carlotta Gazzei

25th August 2010 at 5:24 pm

Wow, beautiful picture! 30 years, I’m Italian but I remind the event.

25th August 2010 at 5:36 pm

Nice, strong composition Justin, very nicely done, indeed!


25th August 2010 at 5:55 pm

just incredible!

25th August 2010 at 7:00 pm

Great scenery and colors.

Marie Dunphy Harding

25th August 2010 at 11:07 pm

This is beautiful work; Congratulations Justin, and thank you for bringing it to us.

25th August 2010 at 11:44 pm

Terrific detail and colors. The photo makes the mountain appear very calm and serene.


26th August 2010 at 12:32 am

Beautiful, peaceful picture!!! Just there last weekend. Brings back many memories. We were in the path of the ash plume.


26th August 2010 at 12:51 pm

How very beautiful! It’s amazing how the planet recovers on its own. Congratulations!

26th August 2010 at 2:58 pm

Very well executed; I love the setting and the colours.

Shirley Hill

29th August 2010 at 2:20 am

One word says it all.

2nd September 2010 at 8:35 pm

Thanks everyone! I’m really proud of this shot, it’s so wonderful to get all this positive feedback!

10th September 2010 at 6:42 am

Very nice image. I really like your composition and the lighting looks so ethereal.

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