Alan Forsythe is a newspaper publisher friend of mine in Squamish. I worked with him on his first paper, the Sea to Sky News, which met a sad end at the hands of our corporate newspaper overlords. A couple of days ago, he called me up and asked me to shoot pictures for his new Squamish paper, the Garibaldi Times, and if I could do it that Tuesday, as the first edition was coming out Thursday.
It was a pretty good first shift, as I was driving down the highway past the Chief climbing lookout, I saw a group of people looking up with worried expressions on their faces. I pulled off the road, grabbed my cameras, and ran over, thinking that a climber was stranded on the cliff face. I looked up and saw a tiny figure throw itself off the top of the mountain and realized it was a group of BASE jumpers flying off the 1800′ Squamish Chief. That made for way more interesting cover than Alan’s idea of a feature on the under funding of the boat canal dredging. After that we were invited to a bonfire on the Squamish water front, where our friends wished us good luck on the paper, and welcomed us back to the newspaper world. I think I’m going to enjoy this.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8