March Madness Begins in the Pacific Northwest!!!

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.

Getting Pumped!!!

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)

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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Hot Portraits of Fire Dancers with Everlife Entertainment at Sunset

A few weeks ago, I have the fun of photographing a trio of fire dancers for their official company portrait for Everlife Entertainment at sunset. It was a fun, yet challenging, photo session. The three stars were fantastic to work with and am looking forward to another session. Perhaps maybe in the mountains against a star-filled sky?

Trio of Fire

Trio of Fire - Fire dancers Ignus Amar'e, Tettra Hydra, and Ericka Baumgarter of Everlife Entertainment performing tricks on Wednesday evening Jan. 4, 2016, at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash.

Trio of Fire – Fire dancers Ignus Amar’e, Tettra Hydra, and Ericka Baumgarter of Everlife Entertainment performing tricks on Wednesday evening Jan. 4, 2016, at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

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Tips to Photograph a Full Moon and Mountain Alpenglow

Ever wonder how some photographers can balance the light of a rising Moon with the Sun lighting the mountains? How they get that “perfectly” exposed Moon with a beautiful color on the mountain peaks? It’s really not that hard.

Waiting on the Moon

The Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Wash., against as sunset washed Mount Baker on Wednesday evening Jan. 11, 2017. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Before the Moon – The Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Wash., against as sunset washed Mount Baker and Twin Sisters on Wednesday evening Jan. 11, 2017. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

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