There’s nothing more satisfying that capturing a photo you’ve wanted to get for a long time. For me, it was freezing a ball tack sharp between the pitcher and the batter with both out of focus. On Thursday I shot the Blaine vs Lynden Christian varsity boys baseball game for The Bellingham Herald. There was not a lot of action on the field, so I concentrated on the pitchers.
Blaine pitcher Brandon Watts (12) pitches to Lynden Christian third baseman Colby Flint during the first inning on Thursday afternoon Mar. 30, 2017, at Lynden Christian High School in Lynden, Wash. Blaine defeated Lynden Christian 12 to 5. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)
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The past few weeks have offered some blazing and glorious sunsets here in Bellingham, Wash. One of the things I like to shoot during sunsets are something different than what everyone else shoots: the sunset. It’s nice to get something better. During one particular evening, the sight of the setting Sun was too much to bear. I just had to shoot it.
Sunset over the old Georgia Pacific Paper Mill – Steam from the Puget Sound Energy Encogen power plant is lit by the Sun as it sets behind the old Georgia Pacific paper mill in Bellingham, Wash. Prints are available for purchase. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)
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March Madness began in the Pacific Northwest for high school basketball teams. Over the past week, I shot several games. The Lynden Lions girls played against the Burlington-Edison Tigers and the Lynden boys played the Bellingham Red Raiders in the District 2A Northwest Championship at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Wash.
Burlington-Edison def. Lynden 54 to 50 – The Lynden Lions girls get ready to play against the Burlington-Edison Tigers in the Class 2A Northwest District Championship varsity girls semi-final game on Monday evening Feb. 13, 2017, at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Wash. Burlington-Edison won 54 to 50 to advance to the finals. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)
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For Damian’s senior photos, we went out one beautiful day for a portrait session at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. He was a charm to work with and easy-going.
Damian at Boulevard Park – Senior photo session with Damian on Saturday afternoon Jan, 14, 2017, at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)
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In support of the Woman’s March on Washington, over 7,500 people participated in the Women’s March on Bellingham, Wash. Counts were unclear as the Bellingham police said the crowd is the largest they have ever seen for any kind of march, protest, or demonstration.
The National Anthem
Belting the Anthem – Bellingham singer Sarah Goodin belts out the Star Spangled Banner during the Woman’s March on Bellingham Saturday Jan. 21, 2017, at Bellingham City Hall in downtown Bellingham, Wash. Thousands gathered at city hall to protest the policies of President Donald Trump and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and others throughout the United States and in other countries. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)
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