Posts Tagged ‘University of Washington’

Via Sustainablog: My guest blog post “5 Ways the Pacific Northwest Is Pushing Green Forward”

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Portland, Oregon

Make no mistake about it – the Pacific Northwest of the US has long been a frontrunner in the green movement. Then again, this isn’t a huge surprise. The area features majestic mountain ranges, lush forests and continually evolving eco-friendly towns and cities. Many residents make sustainability a priority, and the following demonstrates five ways the Pacific Northwest keeps pushing green forward… To keep reading, just follow this link to Sustainablog.


Another Photography Post (Architecture)

November 7, 2011 2 comments

Yikes! Seems like I’m kind of getting into this photography thing. Today I went into downtown Seattle and tried to get some skyscraper photos. Here’s what came out best — plus a few other architecture shots. If you like what you see, please check out my Flickr!

Columbia Center: The tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi when it was completed, Columbia Center is the tallest building in the state of Washington. Standing at 932 feet, it's located in Seattle and was completed in 1985. The building is black, but combining some HDR techniques in Photoshop and thanks to the sun hitting the building, I was able to get these great colors.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue Skyscraper: This residential skyscraper in Seattle stands 440 feet tall and was completed in 2008.

Smith Tower: Located in the Pioneer Square district of downtown Seattle, Smith Tower was built in 1914 and was the tallest office building west of the Mississippi River until 1931. It stands 489 feet tall. With this photo, I tried out some interesting HDR effects in Photoshop.

Gas Works Park: Part of an old gasification plant.

University of Washington's Suzzallo Library (HDR): This is my first real attempt at HDR photography. I combined five photos to create this image of Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington in Seattle. One of my favorite buildings I've ever laid my eyes on, Suzzallo Library features collegiate gothic architecture and was built in the 1920s.

Washington State Capitol: The Legislative Building on the grounds of the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

University of Washington Entrance: The entrance to the University of Washington off of Northeast 45th Street.

Favorite Seattle Viewpoints

November 3, 2011 3 comments

Experimenting with Photography: Astoria, Cannon Beach, Portland, Seattle at Night

August 11, 2011 1 comment

I’ve been experimenting with photography during my trip down the Oregon coast, and then in Portland and Seattle. Take a look below and check out more on my Flickr photostream, where there are also much larger versions of these photos. Would love feedback and any tips!

Downtown Seattle from Alki Beach

Blazing Seattle Ferry

University of Washington Entrance

3 a.m. in Downtown Seattle

Husky Stadium (Cell Phone Pic)

Cannon Beach Sand

Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, OR

Cannon Beach Shoes

View from the Astoria Column

Captain My Captain Doughnut from Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, OR

Portland, OR Bridge

Final Project: A prospective students guide to the UW

For our final project, Josh, Preet and myself decided to create a website for prospective University of Washington students. Each of us has a separate page reflecting on our time at the UW and what the school means to each of us. Furthermore, there’s an introduction on the front page and a resources page where prospective students can find links to everything they need.

Link to homepage:

Link to my Soundslides and photo gallery:

Direct link to Soundslides (“Future, Hope & Progess”):

PostSecret comes to the UW thanks to student group Active Minds

April 29, 2011 2 comments

For my first full audio story, I used audio I collected while working on a story for The Daily. In the two and a half minute clip (below), you’ll hear both Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, and Katie McCorkell, a junior at the UW and president of the student group Active Minds.

The only disappointment I really had in making this was that I was unable to use any ambient sound. Luckily, I think the topic is extremely relevant (the event is tonight!) and PostSecret is an extremely popular website/event/book(s) — especially among college students.

My only real problem in putting this project together was uploading the .mp3 to SoundCloud. At first it would make a bunch of annoying noise that wasn’t in the original file. After a few minutes I realized I had forgotten to set the track to 44.1 kHz in Audacity. Once I fixed that, it was good to go! So without further ado…

File size: 2.37 MB / Time: 2:35 / Download

Photo-a-Day: Day #2 (Red Square)

April 27, 2011 1 comment

The smoke stacks in Red Square on an overcast day at the University of Washington in Seattle. Photo taken from a Kane Hall balcony.