I met some new friends at Siemens that are from Germany, and they invited me to go down to the Pittsburgh Light Up Night with them. I’ve been doing my best to show them some cool places in Pittsburgh. I’m sure that when I get the chance to go to Germany, they’ll do the same for me. Despite the heavy traffic in Station Square, the Light Up Night festivities are a lot of fun and the whole city seems to jump on the band wagon. Here are some photos and a video I took.
Nathan and I have been volunteering at Blue Heron for a few years now, and this year, we wanted to have a major contribution to the festival. Him being a prolific artist, and me being an atypical mechanical engineer, we brainstormed some ideas for a large art installation.
Yesterday, we had to get rid of two thing. A chicken coop and a 25 foot Winnebago Itasca. Luckily, my friends and I tend to be quite advanced in our methods of creative demolition, and naturally a heavy static object and a heavier moving object make the perfect couple.
A panorama I made while in Paris. This was shot from the top of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, and is the result of stitching 32 photographs. This required me to do very complicated color and exposure correction, lots of touch-up in the sky, and hours of aligning. Hope you like it!
Valerie’s birthday gift to me as a trip to Ohio to do a Hocking Hills Canopy Tour. The tour was through the tree tops over 10 zip lines and 5 sky-bridges, the longest zips were about 500ft! One of the zips ran across the river, another went over a cave, they were all different and very fun. If you ever need a gift idea, I highly recommend this.