Tucson

Construction Photography: Basin Finishing Touches

Who says that University of Arizona students won’t get up bright and early on a Saturday morning? Especially if that Saturday happens to coincide with Valentine’s Day? This past Saturday, I worked with UA water harvesting students in the Rincon Heights neighborhood, which is just south of the campus. The students were joined by a…

Construction Photography: Putting Greywater to Work

This past weekend, I worked with the Watershed Management Group on a greywater harvesting project. This project will take washing machine water and redirect it to plants outside the laundry room. These guys are dry-fitting the ABS pipes that are part of the greywater drainage… After they were finished with the pipe-fitting, we filled trenches…

Construction Photography: More on Water Harvesting for Commercial Properties

This past November, I wrote a post on Tucson’s new ordinance that requires water harvesting for commercial developments. To show how this can be done, the Ward 1 City Council Office is creating a public demonstration site. Work on the Ward 1 site is now being completed. On Saturday, January 24, Watershed Management Group volunteers…

Event Photography: 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

On Monday, January 19, hundreds of Tucsonans commemorated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a march and festival at Reid Park. The festival featured music, mime, poetry, and dancing. Tariq Rasool and the Songhai Drummers got things going… My neighbors, Chuck and Beatrice, enjoying the festivities…

Website Design: University Online Course

March 2019 update: This website is no longer online. Nutrigenomics draws on research in nutrition, genetics, and several other scientific  fields. Although nutrigenomics is fairly new, there is a great demand for collaboration, training and education. I just finished working with Randy Burd, Ph.D., who is on the faculties of the University of Arizona, University…

Construction Photography: Reducing Pollution

The people in these photos may look like they are doing a landscaping project, but there is much more to it than that. They are volunteers in a Watershed Management Group project that aims to improve urban water quality… The focus of the project is on reducing non-point source (NPS) pollutants like pet waste, auto…

Event Photography: 4th Avenue 2008 Winter Street Fair

Care to visit one of Tucson’s hippest streets with hundreds of thousands of your best friends? Well, have I got a street fair for you! The 4th Avenue Street Fair has been going on since the early 1970s, and it features artists and artisans from all over the U.S. In addition to admiring the artwork,…

Photography Workshop: Downtown Tucson

This past Saturday, a handful of photographers met outside of the Downtown Main Library. We’re all members of the Tucson Photography Meetup group, and we’re always up for a chance to improve our skills. Our instructor was Roger D., who gave us a series of assignments to tackle. These included three studies in motion: Freezing…

Event Photography: Fall 2008 Bicycle Swap Meet

This past Saturday, thousands of bicyclists converged on Fourth Avenue near Downtown Tucson. While many of the two-wheeled legions rode to the semi-annual Bicycle Swap Meet, there was more looking than riding. With so many people gathered in one place, it was hard to get more than a couple of pedal strokes in. Besides, there…

Construction Photography: Water Harvesting for Commercial Properties

Last month, Tucson became the first American city to require water harvesting for new commercial developments. The new city ordinance requires new developments to meet 50 percent of their landscaping water budget with water that falls on the property. To show how the ordinance will work, the Ward One City Council Office is creating a…

Event Photography: All Souls Procession ‘08

Tucson’s dearly departed got a unique tribute during the 19th Annual All Souls Procession. This one-of-a-kind parade started shortly after sunset this past Sunday. Marchers gathered at 4th Avenue and University Boulevard, then wended their way Downtown for a grand finale at the Franklin Street Docks. I divided my time between being an observer/photographer and…

Event Photography: Living La Vida Verde

This past Saturday, Tucsonans held a huge party for the earth. Thousands came to Downtown to celebrate La Vida Verde. The festivities included tasty solar-cooked meals like this stew… Our furred and feathered friends also got into the act. Meet Hopi, the career-changing Harris Hawk… Hopi is a two-year-old male that came into the Forever…

Event Photography: National Park(ing) Day

Today is National Park(ing) Day in Tucson and other cities. It’s an an opportunity to celebrate parks in cities and promote the need for more parks by creating temporary public parks in public parking spaces. Tucson’s insta-parks were created by a wide variety of public and private entities. City High School set up an outdoor…

Event Photography: The Solar Society

Here in Tucson, we have an ample supply of sunshine. Which means that we can harness that natural energy and put it to good use. I’m part of a small group called The Solar Society. It’s made up of people who want to develop and build devices that use solar power for home use. Examples…

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