Sunday, May 30, 2010

Inside the UW Wind Tunnel

The fluids lab at UW has a wind tunnel that is used to study droplets (think clouds). I recently took some photos of the system and the graduate students who run it. They have lasers! More information about the lab is on the UW website.

Friday, May 28, 2010

UW Botany Greenhouse

I took a trip to the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse in search of Fibonacci. The final spirals are in the entry gallery here. More cactus and plants here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Olympic Penninsula

I spent a few hours on the Olympic Penninsula. Mostly a quick trip up Hurricane Ridge and around Port Townsend.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tidal Energy

This is a longer blog post than normal because these photos require a bit more explanation. I was invited out on the RV Robertson to photograph the placement of a tidal energy data system. The system is called a spider and it is loaded with equipment to measure velocity and record other data that will help the researchers place the tidal turbines in the correct location.

Once the spider is ready to deploy the team of researchers carefully positions the system and lowers it to the bottom of Admiralty Inlet where it will collect data over time.

The University of Washington research team will analyse this data and many other sources to help determine the best way to implement tidal energy in Puget Sound.

If you would like more information about this UW effort, please see the UW Marine Energy website. If you would like to look at the photos from the cruise they are in this gallery.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Seattle sunset

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Soccer action shots from team ME.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Live Music

I took photos at a benefit concert for Haiti that featured the Kate White Band, the GTM Band, and the Misty Mamas. Excellent music! (more photos)