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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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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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
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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From sweeping landscapes to portraits to news, these are my “best” photos from 2016. A night shooting the Perseids at Artist Point, documenting the Presidential Election, a surprise engagement, a rare snowstorm, and vigil for the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims topped my favorites.
After a rough edit, these are the 18 I’ve picked as my favorites. To see my rough edit, visit my gallery Year in Photos: My Favorites.
Ferndale’s Jordan Cristelli moves to pin Bothell’s Nicholas Mitchell during the Graham Morin Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday afternoon Dec. 17, 2016, at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash. Cristelli won the contest to advance in the tournament. (© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald)
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