Ok well Mount St Helens isn’t an active volcano per se. It last erupted and basically blew its top off in May of 1980. Like most people in Seattle of a certain age, I remember what I was doing on that date. I was rollerskating around Gasworks Park to Donna Summer. Ok then.
Anyway, the result of the happenings on that date back in 1980 are a very photogenic crater in SW Washington. I have a friend who likes to fly and we went up last night and headed down to Mount St Helens. I brought two Zeiss prime MF lenses and my Sony a7r2. My friend who was also shooting had his 5DSr and 24-70.
I was in the front seat, wearing all black to reduce glare. Kurt basically flies wherever we need to get the shots we want. I had the camera set to internal stabilization and the MF lens set to infinity. When I shot out the side window, glare creeped in but shooting through the curved front glass cut it down considerably. I watched my shutter speeds to keep them above 1/300 as much as possible.
I got about 1000 RAW files and so far about 85% are keepers…I love this perspective of the mountain and I think we both did a nice job of capturing the sunset light.