This post is a bit late as I’ve dealt with the passing of my beloved father-in-law Todd. He was a great man, a retired Army 10th Special Forces member who spent time in Korea during the Vietnam War, in Iraq, Nigeria, and Afghanistan and other places that if he told me “(he) would have to kill me. He became a great friend who I admired and respected. His laugh was infectious. He was a great soul and loved by everyone. His loss weighs heavy on my heart as well as my wife Heidi’s.
As the year comes to a close, I submit what I would consider my best images from 2013. These range from landscapes to city scenes to portraits to events. It’s been a fun and eventful year as I’ve worked with Getty Images, the Mount Baker Experience magazine, Total Confidence Martial Arts, won photography awards with the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Tourism Board, Victoria’s Secret, and a few others.
During the past year, I also became more serious about pursuing portraiture and weddings. Although I love journalism and see not only its importance but its value, I must move my career towards more local work. And what’s more important that capturing the love between two friends?
I would like to give a big Thank You to all my followers and friends for reading and commenting on my blog. Without you, this blog would not exist.
Watching The Ships Roll In: – A man watches a sailboat during Sunset on the Boardwalk at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. –
Foggy Morning Walk:A pedestrian on Cordata Parkway during a foggy autumn walk in Bellingham, Wash. –
Sunset Jog: A jogger on the Boardwalk against the setting Sun in Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. –
Full Moon Rising: The super perigee Moon rises between the turrets of the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Wash. –
String of Pearls: Dew drops on a spider web –
Mount Baker Alpenglow: The setting sun bathes Mount Baker in its rays –
Lone Wolf: A red rose among a sea of yellow during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April –
Mt. Shuksan: Melting ice on Picture Lake –
Footprints: My foot prints in the snow atop a frozen Picture Lake while capturing Mt. Shuksan in alpenglow –
Little DJs: Kids playing DJ at the wedding reception of Chelsea and Ryan –
Soaring: An American Bald Eagle on Whidbey Island
Strength: Anna Haskin as she prepares for an upcoming bout –
Concentration: Anna as she prepares for an upcoming bout –
Bedazzled Bellingham: The setting sun ignites the Twin Sisters and Bellingham –
Celebrating Freedom: 4th of July fireworks of Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham, Wash. –
What A Show: Kayaking at sunset in Bellingham Bay –
Diving Over: Mt. Baker senior quarterback Andrew Zender (11) flips over a Meridian defender on Thursday evening Oct. 31, 2013, in Bellingham, Wash. Mt. Baker defeated Meridian 24-17.
Artemis the Archer: Ann Benem of Benem’s Body Work portrays the archer Artemis for an upcoming calender
Queen Amidala: Crystal von Oy portrays Queen Amidala during the 2013 Emerald City Comicon –
These may not be “THE BEST,” but they’re my favorite of the year.
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Paul “pablo” Conrad
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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.