My Best Photos of Aug. and Sept. of 2016.


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.

Youth Triathlon

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)

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)

Through the Bubbles

A volunteer sprays a participant with colored powder during The Color Run on Sunday morning Aug. 21, 2016, in downtown Bellingham, Wash. Several thousand participated in the

A volunteer sprays a participant with colored powder during The Color Run on Sunday morning Aug. 21, 2016, in downtown Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

During the month, I had about a dozen assignments covering everything from The Color Run to the 70th Annual Bellingham High School reunion. In addition, I went out to shoot the Perseid Meteor shower, landscapes through out Whatcom County, and a few portraits.

In the 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

Volunteer Nina Poliquit of Olympia sprays participants with orange powder during The Color Run on Sunday morning Aug. 21, 2016, in downtown Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

Not only did I have to shoot stills, I also delved into video. Still working on my shooting and editing, but I feel confident if I needed to shoot video only for an assignment, I would be able to.

A Celebration

Participants dance and play with oversized beach balls at the after party during The Color Run on Sunday morning Aug. 21, 2016, in downtown Bellingham, Wash. Several thousand participated in the

Participants dance and play with oversized beach balls at the after party during The Color Run on Sunday morning Aug. 21, 2016, in downtown Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

During the Perseid meteor shower, I not only shot the meteors, but also the galaxy as it appeared to come out of the mouth of Mount Baker.

Perseids Over Mount Shuksan

Perseids and Mount Shuksan - A lone meteor flares over Mount Shuksan during the 2016 Perseids Meteor Shower on Friday morning Aug. 8, 2016, at Picture Lake near Mount Baker Ski Area in Whatcom County, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Perseids and Mount Shuksan – A lone meteor flares over Mount Shuksan during the 2016 Perseids Meteor Shower on Friday morning Aug. 8, 2016, at Picture Lake near Mount Baker Ski Area in Whatcom County, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Birth of the Universe

Milky Way & Mount Baker - The Milky Way over Mount Baker during Perseids Meteor Shower on Friday morning Aug. 8, 2016, as seen from Artist Point near Mount Baker Ski Area in Whatcom County, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Milky Way & Mount Baker – The Milky Way over Mount Baker during Perseids Meteor Shower on Friday morning Aug. 8, 2016, as seen from Artist Point near Mount Baker Ski Area in Whatcom County, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Landscapes are fun. Not only do people like a nice landscape, but as a photographer, they give you time to stop and think. As you usually shoot at a lower ISO, you also have to set up your camera on a tripod. This gives you the opportunity to really think of the shot in terms of composition, depth of field, shutter speed, any filters you may want to use, and focal length.

Moonrise over Mount Baker

Full Moon over Mount Baker - The near full Moon rises over Mount Baker on Wednesday evening Aug. 17, 2016, as seen from south of Lynden, Wash., along Guide Meridian. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Full Moon over Mount Baker – The near full Moon rises over Mount Baker on Wednesday evening Aug. 17, 2016, as seen from south of Lynden, Wash., along Guide Meridian. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Mount Baker Alpenglow

Last Light on Mount Baker - Mount Baker appears to loom over Bellingham and Western Washington University on Thursday evening Sept. 29, 2016, during sunset as seen from Lummi Shore Drive. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Last Light on Mount Baker – Mount Baker appears to loom over Bellingham and Western Washington University on Thursday evening Sept. 29, 2016, during sunset as seen from Lummi Shore Drive. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Pink Skies

Pink Skies over Mount Baker and Bellingham - Mount Baker appears to loom over Bellingham and Western Washington University on Thursday evening Sept. 29, 2016, during sunset as seen from Lummi Shore Drive. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography

Pink Skies over Mount Baker and Bellingham – Mount Baker appears to loom over Bellingham and Western Washington University on Thursday evening Sept. 29, 2016, during sunset as seen from Lummi Shore Drive. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)

Old Friends

Old Friends - Long time friends Fontella Lindquist, left, and Maxine Bell Rawls get excited while reuniting during the 70th reunion for the Bellingham High School Class of 1946 on Sunday afternoon Aug. 14, 2016, at Northwood Hall in Bellingham, Wash. Althought they attended separate high schools, the two say they have known each other since grade school. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

Old Friends – Long time friends Fontella Lindquist, left, and Maxine Bell Rawls get excited while reuniting during the 70th reunion for the Bellingham High School Class of 1946 on Sunday afternoon Aug. 14, 2016, at Northwood Hall in Bellingham, Wash. Although they attended separate high schools, the two say they have known each other since grade school. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

Football Jamboree

Jamboree - Mount Baker senior running back Jed Schleimer (4) evades Lynden junior defensive man Trey LaBounty (76) during a football jamboree on Saturday evening August 27, 2016, at Civic Stadium in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

Jamboree – Mount Baker senior running back Jed Schleimer (4) evades Lynden junior defensive man Trey LaBounty (76) during a football jamboree on Saturday evening August 27, 2016, at Civic Stadium in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

SMOTHERED!!!

Smothered!!! - Bellingham's Joseph Worley (44) gets buried by Lynden Christian's David Bladies (48), top, as Hunter TeVelde (33) pulls him down during the first quarter on Friday evening Sept. 2, 2016, at Civic Field in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

Smothered!!! – Bellingham’s Joseph Worley (44) gets buried by Lynden Christian’s David Bladies (48), top, as Hunter TeVelde (33) pulls him down during the first quarter on Friday evening Sept. 2, 2016, at Civic Field in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)

 

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Paul Conrad is an award-winning photographer living in Bellingham north of Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Although his specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings.

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.

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