Burn succession, Asx‘ée, twisted tree On May 9th, 2020, some camper-kids with lighters ignited a pretty dramatic grassfire at Crow…2020 | Richard Carstensen | 14-page journal, 6-minute slideshow
Sometimes abbreviated RP, repeat photography is the art and science of precisely retaking historical photographs in order to document, analyze and understand change. We prioritize well-captured and reliably relocated scenes, offering opportunities to examine successional change in vegetational communities, and in some cases landform evolution.
In the original 2014 version of this RP page we embedded an interactive map, hosted by ESRI’s ArcGISonline showing locations of historic photos—both ground-based (red triangles) and aerial obliques (black arrows)—Symbols pointed in direction each photo was taken. Clicking on an arrow opened a pop-up with info about the photo and a thumbnail. Clicking on that thumbnail opened a medium-resolution view.
Initially developed and supported by the Southeast Alaska GIS Library, that map portal was ‘unplugged’ in 2019. One of my goals for JuneauNature is a much expanded assortment of ‘arc-online’ windows, using ESRI’s extraordinary tools for cartography and storytelling. Sorry, for this lapse, and here’s hoping it’s only a brief one, soon to be remedied with even cooler displays.
In this section
Repeat photography for study of seasonal change Until 1988 I abstained from cameras, content with pencil sketching and pen-&-ink illustration.…2020 | Richard Carstensen | 3.5 minute video & 63-page pdf
Repeat photography as a naturalist’s tool Kathy Hocker wrote this Discoveries feature midway through our 2004-to-06 Repeat Photography. On completion,…Spring 2005 | Kathy Hocker | 7 pages
Part of a 2012 slide show for Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Alaskan landscape painter Sydney Laurence. I co-presented with Mike…2012 | Richard Carstensen | 17 minutes
In 2011, Cathy Pohl and I received a drive with 22,000 scanned air photos taken by the Navy in 1948.…2011 | Richard Carstensen | 35 minutes
Background paper for 3 banners commissioned by the Juneau Douglas City Museum, showing changes to iconic landscapes of Áak’w Aaní…2017 | Richard Carstensen | 41 Pages
I created an early version of this compilation while still living at the Scout camp at Asx’ée, twisted tree (Eagle River),…2017 | Richard Carstensen | 33pages
Carefully framed retakes of historical photographs documenting vegetation and landform change in response to natural or human disturbance. . Due…2005/2013 | Richard Carstensen, Kathy Hocker | 39 pages