On Assignment: My best images from May 2015


From self-assignments and freelance work. My best images from the month of May 2015. Sign up for email updates featuring tips & tricks to help you improve your photography. Also, prints available for any and all images on my website.

Making the Play:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Lynden Christian short stop Dylan Meenk (7) looks to throw to first as he hops over Burlington-Edison outfielder Wes Fleury (24) while he slides into second base during the sixth inning at Lynden Christian High School on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015. Fleury was called out as the visiting Burlington-Edison Tigers went on to defeat Lynden Christian Lyncs 8-0.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Lynden Christian shortstop Dylan Meenk (7) looks to throw to first as he hops over Burlington-Edison outfielder Wes Fleury (24) while he slides into second base during the sixth inning at Lynden Christian High School on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015. Fleury was called out as the visiting Burlington-Edison Tigers went on to defeat Lynden Christian Lyncs 8-0.

Safe? or Out?

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Lynden Christian right fielder Garrit Sterk (19) dives back to second base after over running it as Burlington-Edison second baseman Chris Cook (27) tags him out during the seventh inning at Lynden Christian High School on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015. Burlington-Edison defeated Lynden Christian 8 to 0.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Lynden Christian right fielder Garrit Sterk (19) dives back to second base after over running it as Burlington-Edison second baseman Chris Cook (27) tags him out during the seventh inning at Lynden Christian High School on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015. Burlington-Edison defeated Lynden Christian 8 to 0.

“I’m Safe!!”

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Lynden Christian outfielder Josh Heutink (22) signals through the dust he's safe at third during the fourth inning against  Burlington-Edison at Lynden Christian High School on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Lynden Christian outfielder Josh Heutink (22) signals through the dust he’s safe at third during the fourth inning against Burlington-Edison at Lynden Christian High School on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015.

Pitching:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Burlington-Edison pitcher Sean Ferdig (4) pitches to Lynden Christian during the second inning on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015, at Lynden Christian High School. B-E defeated Lynden Christian 8-0.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Burlington-Edison pitcher Sean Ferdig (4) pitches to Lynden Christian during the second inning on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015, at Lynden Christian High School. B-E defeated Lynden Christian 8-0.

War Stories:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  World War 2 veterans Bob Van Weerdhuizen, left, and Joe Moser share memories before the start of the 50th annual Festival of Flags and Remembrance Ceremony at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday afternoon May 25, 2015. Moser was one of this years honorees.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – World War 2 veterans Bob Van Weerdhuizen, left, and Joe Moser share memories before the start of the 50th annual Festival of Flags and Remembrance Ceremony at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday afternoon May 25, 2015. Moser was one of this years honorees.

The Old & the New:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  “The old and the new, that’s what we are” says World War II veteran Bob Lemke of Bellingham, right, as he shakes hands with Pfc. Matthew Montanez during the 50th annual Festival of Flags and Remembrance Ceremony at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday afternoon May 25, 2015. Lemke served with the 1st Marines in China and says he was

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – “The old and the new, that’s what we are” says World War II veteran Bob Lemke of Bellingham, right, as he shakes hands with Pfc. Matthew Montanez during the 50th annual Festival of Flags and Remembrance Ceremony at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday afternoon May 25, 2015. Lemke served with the 1st Marines in China and says he was “17 years and one week old” when he enlisted.

Dove Release:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Emily Borbon, 7, of Bellingham gets surrounded by doves during the 50th annual Festival of Flags and Remembrance Ceremony at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday afternoon May 25, 2015. The Thunder Birds 4H Club and Flights of Fancy provided doves for the ceremony.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Emily Borbon, 7, of Bellingham gets surrounded by doves during the 50th annual Festival of Flags and Remembrance Ceremony at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday afternoon May 25, 2015. The Thunder Birds 4-H Club and Flights of Fancy provided doves for the ceremony.

Night at Hannegan Pass:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - Long exposure using a headlamp against a translucent Nalgene bottle to light the tent and my headlamp as I walk to take another photo.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – Long exposure using a headlamp against a translucent Nalgene bottle to light the tent and my headlamp as I walk to take another photo.

Flowers in the Stream:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - Yellow flowers in a stream along Hannegan Pass Road near Mount Baker in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in western Washington.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – Yellow flowers in a stream along Hannegan Pass Road near Mount Baker in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in western Washington.

Birth of Creation:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - An egg used for a memorial or Moon light ceremony sits on a mossy rock along the North Fork of the Nooksack River in Whatcom County, Wash., near Mount Baker in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest along Hannegan Pass Road.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – An egg used for a memorial or Moon light ceremony sits on a mossy rock along the North Fork of the Nooksack River in Whatcom County, Wash., near Mount Baker in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest along Hannegan Pass Road.

Waterfall on the Trail:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - A waterfall is created by spring run-off on the Lake Ann Trail in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in eastern Whatcom County in western Washington.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – A waterfall is created by spring run-off on the Lake Ann Trail in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in eastern Whatcom County in western Washington.

Mount Baker View:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - Mount Baker, left, rises above the surrounding northern Cascade Mountains as seen from the Lake Ann Trail in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in eastern Whatcom County in western Washington.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – Mount Baker, left, rises above the surrounding northern Cascade Mountains as seen from the Lake Ann Trail in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in eastern Whatcom County in western Washington.

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Paul Conrad is an award-winning, nationally and internationally published freelance editorial photographer living in Bellingham north of Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazine throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.

His clients include Getty Images, Wire Image, AirBnB, The Bellingham Herald, and many local business in Whatcom County. Previous clients are Associated Press, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and many others.

His specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings.

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