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Focus Northwest

Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman

Posts Tagged ‘News’

Winter storm photos from the Eastside

January 20th, 2012 at 3:47 pm by Chad Coleman

Crews work to repair power lines at 53rd Place SE and East Mercer Way on Mercer Island on Friday afternoon, January 20, 2012. See more photos after the jump…

Year in Photos | 2011

December 28th, 2011 at 2:41 pm by Chad Coleman

In line with the tradition of looking back at the past year, here is selection of photos from 2011 in chronological order. Some of the images are simply among my favorites of from the year, while others are reminders pointing to the stories of 2011. While most are specific to my Eastside coverage area, some give a local nod to a larger story. As with all lists, they are never complete, but enjoy and have a safe and Happy New Year! More photos after the jump…

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney talks trade at Microsoft

October 14th, 2011 at 2:25 pm by Chad Coleman

Above, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about trade during an appearance at Microsoft in Redmond on Thursday, October 13, 2011. The media was out in full force for Romney’s stop here in Washington state yesterday. Not knowing if members of the press would be restricted in movement around the room, I carried the big glass — a 400mm, f/2.8 — that is most used on the sports sidelines. Surprisingly, we photographers had good freedom of movement, but I had hauled the heavy glass, so I was going to shoot it. I know a personal habit is to shoot a wide angle lens a lot, so going ‘tight’ was good mental exercise. I enjoyed making some nice detail shots of the candidate. More photos after the jump…

Blue Angels, boats and sunshine

August 8th, 2011 at 11:18 am by Chad Coleman

So if you haven’t noticed, I can’t stop myself from photographing the Blue Angels as they streak across the sky… Sunday was a day with my family and we loaded up the car and headed to Mercer Island to enjoy the airshow from a perfectly situated dock of my relatives. Needless to say my two-year-old likes airplanes and cameras so he didn’t care if Daddy worked during the show. Here is a quick edit from the performance Sunday along with some boats, people and additional aircraft. Enjoy! More photos after the jump…

Blue Angels take to the sky | Aug. 4, 2011

August 4th, 2011 at 3:34 pm by Chad Coleman

The annual Seafair visit of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels kicked off today with two practice sessions under blue sky. Here are some of my favorite photos from the practice runs over Lake Washington near Interstate 90. More photos after the jump…

Hand surgeon provides ‘miracle’ for quadriplegic

June 22nd, 2011 at 1:30 pm by Chad Coleman

Hand therapist Clyde Johnson, second from left, fits a brace for the surgically repaired hand of Daniel Coffey, as medical assistant Jennifer Schoneman, left, shares a smile at Bellevue Bone and Joint on Thursday, June 16, 2011. Coffey’s parents Alice and Pat watch the process in the background.

Last week I photographed the bandage removal and post-surgery hand check up on quadriplegic Daniel Coffey for a piece in the the Bellevue Reporter about the procedure performed by Overlake Hospital’s Dr. Thomas Trumble that saved Coffey from having a his thumb amputated. My words won’t do the scene justice, so take in the images and read the article linked above.

More photos after the jump…

Fire at the PSE substation in Redmond

June 17th, 2011 at 10:42 am by Chad Coleman

Yesterday while working at my desk at the Bellevue Reporter the power surged and lights flickered… the culprit was a fire at a Puget Sound Energy electrical substation in Redmond. As I checked the address information of the fire, I knew Willows Road would be shut down, so I took a quick look at Google maps and found a trail through the woods above the scene. Access plan worked great as I had easy parking, no police lines and got a decent view of the scene. More photos after the jump…

Swiftwater rescue training with Eastside Fire and Rescue

May 5th, 2011 at 12:26 pm by Chad Coleman

Yesterday’s sunshine also brought with it an afternoon assignment to Olallie State Park to watch Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighters complete their annual refresher training for swiftwater rescue. Above, four firefighters cross the Snoqualmie River to help establish a highline for rope rescue during a training session, May 4, 2011. More photos after the jump…

Working to find a good photo angle

March 29th, 2011 at 1:37 pm by Chad Coleman

This morning I saw a Tweet that an overturned truck that had spilled lumber across the Interstate 90 Westbound on ramps from both directions on Interstate 405 in Bellevue. The frame above tells the story, though the overturned truck had already been hauled away by the time I found this vantage point. As a photographer, I am always looking to find the best angle for and image — one that is interesting or helps tell the story. Some times you have to work for the the good view, and that was the case on this breaking news shoot. More photos and thoughts after the jump…

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 ┬áthe 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.

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