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Radio controlled airplanes at Marymoor Park | Photo of the Day

February 16th, 2012 at 2:20 pm by Chad Coleman

Bill Wyvel, a Marymoor Radio Control Club (MAR/C) member, talks to a friend (not pictured) as he prepares for a test flight of a Hobbistar 60 MK III training model radio control airplane at Marymoor Park in Redmond on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Wyvel was testing the plane after installing a new engine.

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…

Geese take flight at Marymoor Park | Photo of the Day

January 18th, 2012 at 1:29 pm by Chad Coleman

Canadian geese take flight in the falling snow at Marymoor Park in Redmond on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. A field full of geese took flight as I was heading into an photo assignment for a press performance of Cavalia, and only had a moment to blindly up my shutter speed and squeeze off a few frames, luckily capturing this monochromatic image.

Christmas tree tie down | Photo of the Day

December 2nd, 2011 at 6:14 pm by Chad Coleman

Bill Bastine, of Sammamish, secures a tree with twine to his vehicle at McMurtrey’s Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm in Redmond on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. This is one of my favorite images from a photo assignment at a local tree tree farm… you can see more images in a slideshow on the Redmond Reporter site.

Mt. Rainier and the clouds cover | Photo of the Day

November 29th, 2011 at 1:42 pm by Chad Coleman

Mt. Rainier is shrouded by clouds moving into the region in this view from the South end of Mercer Island on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Ten minutes earlier and it would have been a really nice frame, but from the I-90 bridge to my vantage point takes a few. Still, I personally enjoy ANY day where I can see “the mountain.”

 

Pumpkin patch at Serres Farm in Redmond

October 19th, 2011 at 4:07 pm by Chad Coleman

Above, Sally Roos, age 4, takes her picks to a wheelbarrow at the pumpkin patch at Serres Farm in Redmond on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Sure as the seasons change, I got the call to photograph a stand alone feature photo of a pumpkin farm. I have to admit it was a nice, quiet afternoon in the country as nearly every other area photojournalist was crowding along a walkway at Sea-Tac airport for the return home of Amanda Knox. More photos after the jump…

Sunset over the Eastside | Photo

October 14th, 2011 at 11:14 pm by Chad Coleman

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating… sometimes you just have to turn around. That’s the case of this blazing sunset image I snapped prior to kickoff of the Issaquah vs. Eastlake football game in Sammamish tonight.

 

Fun in the rain | Photo

October 12th, 2011 at 11:24 am by Chad Coleman

I’ve thought many times about a “Photo of the Day” series here on the blog, but since I run this photo blog solo for the news group it just isn’t feasible. I’m going to make an effort to share more single frames without painting myself into a schedule. We’ll see how it goes… Above, is a photo from an upcoming piece in The Scene. Thankfully no camera bodies were hurt in the making of this image. Happy splashing!

Horse riding meets therapy at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

September 29th, 2011 at 10:13 am by Chad Coleman

Andrew (last name withheld) rides a horse during an indoor hippotherapy session as Deb Peet Walker, of Bear Creek Children’s Therapy, center, instructor Kara Quigly, in green hat and volunteers Galen Mickelsen, at far left, and Andi Davis assist at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. This image was made during an assignment about Little Bit’s expansion into the city of Redmond. I really enjoyed learning about the therapy and watching the riders – I could have photographed all day – but alas welcome to the world of deadlines. More photos of riders at the current facility and the new construction after the jump…

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. ┬áThe 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.