Posts Tagged ‘Climate Shift’

Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project Annual 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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I just created a permanent Page on my site for the CIGP 2013 Annual Newsletter.   However, it’s slightly different than the one that I sent in emails and posted JPGs of the PDF files earlier.  This one will gradually grow with media content as it is developed during the Winter.  Also, the image quality is better than the JPG post earlier.   Please check back for continued enhancements of the Newsletter page.  I will also do my best to make a blog post whenever I update that page.

For those of you who caught the Panographers episode, I apologize for the technical difficulties that chopped up my presentation.

Please remember you can custom order prints by contacting me directly.  The base price for panoramic prints is $45.  The base price for metal and Plywerk prints is $100.   Shipping is determined on a case by case basis.

I was recently and pleasantly surprised by a  customer’s comment after a holiday print purchase:

It came with a white boarder.  It was just perfect!  I sent it in for a custom frame already and it’s scheduled to be done a couple days before Christmas and I even made room for a name plate listing you as the photographer and name of the print :)  I’m super excited to get it back!  I’ll send you a copy of the completed project in a couple weeks :)
Thanks again for all your help in making this gift possible.


However, if you want to directly support the CIGP you can also send funds directly to be used specifically for image acquisition this next year.


CIGP: Saskatchewan Glacier

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The plan is to shoot a Gigapixel panorama of the Saskatchewan Glacier from the same location or as close as possible to this shot taken in 1924:


This will be accomplished on the next trip to the Icefields by request of Dr. Mike Demuth. If this shot is successful it will coincide relatively with Mass Balance studies performed this last July. I plan on heading up in a week. I’ll also be going for more remote locations, weather permitting.

New Arctic Study: Methane

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


“The pair calculated that a release of 50 billion tonnes would be possible within a decade, through known areas of melting and geological faults. Since methane is a greenhouse gas 25 times as potent as carbon dioxide, such a scenario would trigger a “climate catastrophe”, they say, increasing the methane content of the planet’s atmosphere twelve-fold, and raising temperatures by 1.3 ˚C.” – New Scientist


Some bad news whether or not human activity has aided the increase. But when this giant release occurs…the window of opportunity to acquire high resolution images of the Columbia Icefield such as my recent shot of the Athabasca Glacier area will quickly fade. I only have funding for one more trip this season. Then it’s back to applying for grants for next season, sadly none of which came through for this season. Time is running out quickly.