Photographer, multimedia producer and artist Jimmy Chin has been working on a video project with Camp4 Collective, entitled Pause. In this post — How a 60 Second Video Can Change Your Day — Chin talks about the concept, which he describes it as “bite-sized visual poetry, something easily digestible.” Above is Pause #1, but there are many more on the website. Continue reading Pause

Summer bounty

It’s Farmers’ Market season in Pittsburgh; from May to November local farmers set up their tables at stands across the city and sell their bounty to their neighbors. I’m fortunate to live near one, and work near another. The above bounty is courtesy of Edible Earth Farm and CSA, based in Tionesta. It’s certified organic, and the owners are extremely nice, and knowledgeable about their vegetables.  I came for the heirloom tomatoes and walked away with $15 of other stuff. Normally when that happens in Target (I know you all have walked in there for deodorant and walked out with a … Continue reading Summer bounty

Salmon Watch

Thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, you can watch Sockeye Salmon in Steep Creek, Juneau, Alaska, via an underwater camera. From the Anchorage Daily News: The cam is nearing its peak of the season, with sockeye salmon arriving in large numbers in the middle of July, said U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Pete Schneider. “We’re just getting to the prime time,” he said Continue reading Salmon Watch

Allegheny County Trail Fest

Dig singletrack trails? Want to explore what Allegheny County Parks has to offer? Then check out Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) annual celebration, formerly known as the Mountain Bike Festival. Activities include hiking, trail running and mountain bike rides led by PTAG and Pittsburgh Off-Road Cyclists (PORC) members. Here’s the full schedule from PTAG’s website: Hartwood Acres Park: Friday, July 12, 2013 Parking at Middle Road Lot (between the concert stage and school) Rides, Run & Hike start at 6:00pm Boyce Park: Saturday, July 13, 2013 Soccer Field Registration opens at 9:30am Rides, Runs & Hikes leave at 10:00am & … Continue reading Allegheny County Trail Fest