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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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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A few photos of Bellingham and Mount Baker as the setting Sun cast a pink hue over Bellingham Bay a few weeks ago. I didn’t expect the clouds to break and the sky to light up.
Pink Skies over Mount Baker and Bellingham, Wash. – 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)
Prints of this image are available from 8×12 to larger on my site at Pink Skies over Mt. Baker.
Here are two photos of the same subject but with different light and I’d like to ask which one is your favorite, and why. Please vote in the poll then post your reasoning in the comment section.
A few weeks ago I went out to shoot the last sunset of the year. I headed to one of my favorite places to shoot. The sky was clear, the air crisp and cold, the views were fantastic. Plus, with the cold air, the visibility was astonishing.
From Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash., you could see Mt. Robie Reid in British Columbia. The added bonus was the beautiful light cast upon it by the setting Sun
Photo A: Mt. Robie Reid 15 Min Before Sunset
Mt. Robie Reid on Fire – The setting Sun ignites Mt. Robie Reid in British Columbia in its glow as seen from Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. (© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography)