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Football collision | Photo of the Day

November 12th, 2011 at 8:25 am by Chad Coleman

Eastside Catholic Crusader DB Markell Sanders, left, and LB Zane Allen collide helmet-to-helmet while attempting to tackle Wolverine Jack Meggs during a 3A state playoff game at Bellevue on Friday, November 11, 2011. Sanders was briefly shaken up on the play. Sometimes you don’t know what you have until the play is over, and this elicited an audible “whoa” from me on the sidelines. I’m very happy both players were ok.

Note: This is a part of my effort to share single images here on Focus Northwest in the a “Photo of the Day” style, but it will admittedly be sporadic – aka not daily – with my work responsibilities. Hope you enjoy…

Quick hits, a sports feature portrait

September 27th, 2011 at 2:25 pm by Chad Coleman

The ability to adapt and think quickly are traits that will serve a photojournalist well… from a breaking news scenario to a simple deadline assignment dropped in your lap. Last week I had one of those photo assignments that cropped up at the last minute and had to form a plan on my drive to the location. The photo was slated as the main art for a two part sports feature about concussions in youth sports for the Bellevue Reporter.  The subject was no longer able to play football but was helping assist the coaches of his high school football team. I wanted to show the football aspect as well as the student-athlete, and had the the idea that looking out of a helmet may add visual pop. I think it worked out well. Above, senior Blake Miller photographed at Issaquah High School on Monday, September 19, 2011. Oh, and to follow up on a prior post on environmental portraits, this was all natural light.

 

Pictures of the Year 2010 | Bellevue and the Eastside

December 28th, 2010 at 2:17 pm by Chad Coleman

Sergeant Kurtis W. Bennett, looks on as son Austin, 2, inspects his father’s  the Purple Heart medal during a presentation ceremony by Sen. Patty Murray at the Jackson Federal Building in downtown Seattle on January 7, 2010. Sgt. Bennett, of Iron Company, 3D Squadron, 2D Stryker Calvary Regiment was awarded the medal for wounds received in action in Iraq in 2008.

Prep Football Preview | Bellevue Edition

August 27th, 2010 at 8:30 am by Chad Coleman

Friday Night Lights is upon us, a season that myself and a throng of like-minded folks smell fall in the air and get a little excited.  Above, the Newport High School football captains, from left, Louie Jachim, Matt Murray, James Dupar, Kevin Martin and Nick Clifford happily obliged a location I had spotted AFTER last year’s preview photo. More photos after the jump…

Kenechi Udeze

June 14th, 2010 at 11:34 am by Chad Coleman

Kenechi Udeze, a former NFL defensive end and first-round draft pick, had his professional football career cut short by cancer, but continues to work around the game as an assistant sterngth coach for the University of Washington football team and hopes to help others with cancer. I had the privelege to photograph Kenechi last week along with the task of converting the Bellevue Reporter office into a “studio.” More images after the jump…

People and Places 2009

December 31st, 2009 at 2:41 pm by Chad Coleman

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It is that time of year where everyone reflects on the past year and best-of and top story lists dominate the media landscape. In this spirit I’m adding my personal .02 cents on my favorite people, assignments and places for 2009. Maybe not always a big story, but things that I’ll remember past the calender page turn. In no particular order of importance let’s roll back the clock… More after the jump.

Rain & Football

October 19th, 2009 at 11:53 am by Chad Coleman

Foul weather is part of the Pacific Northwest in the fall and winter, and that can make for some interesting evenings under the lights. Newport hosted Eastlake for their homecoming game on Friday night, and as luck would have it for this photographer, some of the more nasty shooting weather in recent memory. Personally, I’d rather have the snow than the torrential down pour, but the bright side was it was a warm rain. The following images are some quick favorites that showcase the conditions for players and fans… Be sure you have an umbrella handy before viewing.

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Katy, TX Football | Audio slideshow

October 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm by Chad Coleman

I worked up this audio slideshow from the road during a trip to cover Bellevue High School at Katy, TX, and to experience high school football in the Lonestar State. The sports editor at the Katy Times, Nick Georgandis, was great tour guide and obliged a quick interview to get some town and football history. Admittedly, I am learning on the go for audio and video capture, but enjoy the challenge none the less.

Two stereotypes were lived up to during our trip: the people of texas are very friendly and they are serious about their football.