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.
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
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