Angela was one of my closest friends in the spring of 1994. She was attending classes at Oregon State University, but was originally from the Dominican Republic. Here, she surveys the shattered landscape at Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The bleak setting of seemingly endless devastation serves as a fascinating backdrop for this photo.
This photo is in honor of today's 30th anniversary of the most devastating eruption of Mt. St. Helens in recent history, on May 18, 1980.