I composed a message along with the address of my website and sent it off. Ten minutes later he called. He said he was just looking for a photographer in the area who was experienced photographing bridges and construction sites. We agreed to meet at the site the next day to discuss details. I’ve been photographing the assembly of the bridge ever since, sometimes twice a day.
Thirty-three years ago this month, I got a call from Smithsonian Magazine offering me an assignment to fly to Washington and photograph the impending eruption of Mount St. Helens. I had only been to Washington once before, in 1962 when I took a school-sponsored trip to the world’s fair.
Since the topic of the City Council’s “Rules” is being bantered around, I thought I’d share a little history and some current analysis with you.
It’s one thing to read about climate change and global warming. It’s another to actually go out into the world and see the effects in person. That’s just what photographer Gary Braasch has been doing since the year 2000.
The Climate Prediction Center has come out with its spring forecast, and basically it’s more of the same. For the three months of April, May and June the CPC is forecasting a cooler than normal spring with a fifty-fifty chance it will be wetter than normal.
The idea behind the Biosphere was to see if people could exist in a man-made environment for up to two years at a time. If the experiment proved successful they would use the knowledge to create a self-sustaining colony on the moon, or Mars.