I was in search of images made with my Titan 4×5 pinhole camera. I love this camera. It’s durable and it makes wonderful images. Looking back through my pinhole catalog I discovered these three images I made up around Mt St Helens in Washington. Luckily no ash or steam was erupting from the mountain. I saw the mountain when it exploded in 1980. I had the perfect view of the mountain from my downtown Portland office.
My home was filled with fine ash. We were having it remodeled and they had cut holes in the roof for three large sky lights. Needless to say the ash filtered down through the cut outs. It also planted itself in our rain gutters and then when it rained it turned to cement. Another casualty was the new paint job on our restored 1964 Porsche 356C. The contractor had parked it outside while he was working and the ash did its damage to the paint. But all said and done, we survived and everything was fixed.
Enjoy these three images while the mountain is quiet.