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St. Helens Sunset by LAlight St. Helens Sunset by LAlight
After a long day of being precariously perched on some questionable hillsides while chasing waterfalls, it was a relief to stand still and watch the light play on Mount St. Helens as the sun set. I was happy just to have seen her for the first time; in two and a half years, this was our first face-to-face encounter. Well worth the wait. :) 

Mount St. Helens
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA

Volcanic by LAlight


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:icontriplehearts:
TripleHearts Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot LeeAnne! so peaceful! I'm glad you stood still long enough to capture this beauty! :clap:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks Sheila! :)
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RavenAlexandra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colors!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   General Artist
Fantastic capture, love the light and depth :)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Dan! :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
welcome :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
omg, this is spectacular!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :hug:
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NatashaShaty Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Beautiful shot!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, Natasha! :)
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Love that color on the middle band of blue.  Hope you had a Happy New Year, LA! :rose:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thanks Jean! A very happy new year indeed, I got to spend an extra day in WA because of the snow storms back east! Hope yours was good as well. :) 
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Yeah, it was fun.  I went to a big party at a winery.  There wasn't a countdown (!), but great bands played.  
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Sounds like fun! We went to see the fireworks but it was too foggy to see anything from where we were. :(
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I heard that it was horribly foggy.  I may go with a friend to take moon pics during the full moon at Kerry park next week.I asked Addam if he wanted to meet us there, but that guy never responds to my messages!  I must've scared the poor shy guy off! Tell him hi for me, ;) lol
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Haha...I scolded him on your behalf. ;)
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thanks, LA!  ;) He responded!
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
brrr..can feel the wind and chill all over again! was a spectacular light show that night..though not necessarily in the sky but on the hills, trees and of course the purple mountain majesty :D love the depth, layers and gorgeous hues you captured, sweetie..captured it just like i remember it and enjoy experiencing it all over again even with the chill! :heart:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hehe...was soooo cold that evening! So glad we decided to stay there for sunset instead of rushing back to Vancouver for the night. Always love when those times pay off and are worth it (not that I don't enjoy them anyway!) Had such an amazing weekend Gorge trip with ya...can't thank you enough for constantly inspiring and pushing me to greater things! :cuddle:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Happy cry (Tears of joy) has been and will be a pleasure, LA!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Beautiful shot, a peaceful light :)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you Dominique. :) 
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glorious ! She is a beauty and majestic!!!You Have Been Coloredinlove! by Sugaree33-Art  Judina's roses by kmygraphic  love ! by Nina1love1  
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
She sure is! Thanks for the love, Brenda. :aww:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
well this is sublime :clap:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
well thank you kind sir :bow:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
welcome ma'am ;)
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Emily! :)
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
So serene...  I love those purplish blues in the middle and the delicate light on the mountain.  :-)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Tris! It was so awesome, I even remarked on the purple to Addam while we were standing there. It's amazing how much the light can paint a mountain, something I didn't witness until the west coast!
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Western mountains are so different than those back east... but I love them all!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh so do I! They're all pretty fantastic. :)
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous colors and lines here! Beautiful moment and place :)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. :winner:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly. :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome, my good fellow. :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
:clap:  Fantastic way to end a shaky day, LeeAnne!  What a great capture!  I think I still have a plastic bag with Mt. St. Helens ash in it from when it blew it's top. 
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lol: wish I could say the same but I wasn't born yet! ;)
Thanks so much John!
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orinoor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Really great shot!!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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orinoor Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
You're welcome!
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Ratabago Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Beautiful tones, and warm/cool colour contrasts. It reminds me of a Japanese block print.

--Are you sure that's not Mount Fuji in the distance? ;)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lol: Actually, the next day we were commenting on how much Mt. Hood looked like Fuji off in the distance... ;)
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful capture, LeeAnne! :wow: Such a tranquil and gorgeous scene, I love the softness of the colors and light, gives it a nice painterly quality.
Well done, as always! :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Charlie! Appreciate it as always. :)
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