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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.

Vian Hunter House of Fashion

February 9th, 2012 at 12:15 pm by Chad Coleman

Fashion designer Lisa Vian Hunter, of Mercer Island, at her shop, Vian Hunter House of Fashion, in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Vian Hunter is a design competitor on NBC’s new reality series ‘Fashion Star.’  More photos after the jump…

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.”

 

Girls 3A state swim and dive championships

November 15th, 2011 at 10:47 am by Chad Coleman

Ciara Hu, of Oak Harbor High School, swims in the final heat of the 200-yard individual medley event during the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011. I have covered state swimming for many years now at the King County Aquatic Center, and this is only the second time I have been allowed access to the underwater viewing tunnel. I tried for – and was denied – access to the catwalk above the pool for a fresh angle, but don’t worry, I’ll ask again next time… “Pretty please, with sugar on top.” More photos from the meet 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.

 

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…

A youngster peers over the front row as fifty-one naturalization candidates from 23 countries listen to a speaker during a United State citizenship ceremony held at City Hall in Bellevue on Friday, September 23, 2011.  On Friday I documented the first ever naturalization ceremony held in Bellevue for the Bellevue Reporter, and wanted to share a few of the faces of our new countrymen here on the blog. More photos after the jump…