This is a super late post as I’ve been recuperating from a hernia surgery. Nothing worse than getting one and your doctor telling you not to carry more than 10 pounds. That’s pretty much one of my bodies and my 70-200. Sucks. These are my favorite photos from August and September 2016.
Cory Deter of Bellingham, left, helps his son Haiden, 8, put on his shoes at the transfer station during the 2016 Youth Triathlon on Sunday morning Aug. 7, 2016, at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)
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Football has returned to the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday, a jamboree was held at Civic Stadium featuring the Lynden, Mount Baker, Squalicum, and Everett varsity and junior varsity squads. I was assigned by The Bellingham Herald to photograph the event not only for the next day’s paper, but get specific players in action.
Lynden’s Rylan Severson (3) is gang tackled by the Mount Baker defensive line during opening football jamboree on Saturday evening August 27, 2016, at Civic Stadium in Bellingham, Wash. Varsity and junior varsity high school teams from Lynden, Everett, Squalicum, and Mount Baker played to test their skills. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)
On Sunday July 21, 2016, my assignment for The Bellingham Herald was to photograph the 2nd annual running of The Color Run. I shot it last year and had a lot of fun as well as learning the limitations of my camera. These were highlighted in my blog post Debut of The Color Run
In The Face!!!
In Your Face! – Volunteer Nina Poliquit of Olympia sprays participants with orange powder during The Color Run on Sunday morning Aug. 21, 2016, in downtown Bellingham, Wash. Several thousand participated in the “World’s Happiest 5K” fundraiser to help benefit the Whatcom Family YMCA. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)
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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to document love first hand. Alex asked me to do their engagement photos. He planned a surprise proposal at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash., during sunset.
Happy Couple – Alex and Rose during their engagement session at sunset on Sunday evening Aug. 14, 2016, at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)
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Just a quick post. As most of the world knows, the peak for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower was this morning August 12, 2016. Many said it was a fantastic show. It was nice, but I wouldn’t say it was one of the best I saw.
Milky Way Above Baker
Milky Way & Mount Baker – The Milky Way over Mount Baker during Perseids Meteor Shower on Friday morning Aug. 8, 2016, as seen looking south from Artist Point near Mount Baker Ski Area in Whatcom County, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)
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