Orkoskey Nature Photography Blog
Welcome to the Orkoskey Nature Photography Blog. Here you'll find articles I've write mostly about a lot of stuff, including nature photography, other types of photography, ecological issues, social issues, fine art, design, and more. Oh I also write warnings about some truly terrible companies. Does this all relate to nature photography? No, maybe not, but I need some place to put some of it so here it is. Enjoy!
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Building More Economically Resilient Communities
July 21, 2021: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about building more economically resilient communities through better design.
Design Challenge: Reducing Piles of Laundry in the Bedroom
August 18, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey discusses his design challenge: reducing piles of laundry in the bedroom.
Weight Loss As A Design Challenge
June 21, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about weight loss as a design challenge. Don lost over 100lbs in 1 year.
Cultural Consequences of Electric Car Charging
May 11, 2017: The cultural consequences of electric car charging have the potential to reshape the gas station experience in a profound way. Gasoline powered cars can be filled at a filling station in a few minutes and with the exception of full service stations the refueling requires us to remain at our car should the automatic shut-off fail or should it be a little overactive. Currently charging an electric car takes hours so it’s done while we sleep or while we work but all of that is going to change.
Calculating the Citizen Offset Cost Savings of Cities Such As Pittsburgh
May 10, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about calculating the citizen offset cost savings of cities such as Pittsburgh.
The Milk Bottle is Half Full
May 10, 2017: You might say that I’m a milk bottle is half full sort of person.
Heart and Soul
April 24, 2015: I’ve hear “poured our heart and soul into” a lot recently. Usually after a preventable failure. What would have prevented it? Brains
Hillside Hugelkultur Revisited
February 27, 2014: Hillside Hugelkultur Revisited by Pittsburgh photographer and permaculture designer Don Orkoskey shows what 6 months of natural erosion looks like.
Small Engineered Wetland & Climate Change
October 25, 2013: Photographer, artist, and designer Don Orkoskey talks about small engineered wetland & climate change mitigation.
Permaculture and relocation
July 6, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer, designer, and artist Don Orkoskey discusses permaculture and relocation. As a species we move.
Straw Bale Workshop
May 27, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey recaps his experience at a Strawbale.com Straw Bale Workshop in West Virginia.
Battery Free Power Storage Challenge
December 28, 2012: Our Natural House If you are a regular reader you know my wife and I are building a natural building out of straw-bales, earthen plasters, and sustainable harvested woods. The latest rendering of the house looks something like the image below. We’re planning to do grid-tied solar power because we feel obligated to not only use the sun to power
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