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Focus Northwest

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

Posts Tagged ‘winter’

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.

Full Lunar Eclipse on December 20, 2010.

December 21st, 2010 at 12:24 pm by Chad Coleman

A sequence of the full lunar eclipse through a thin cloud cover over Shoreline, WA, on December 20, 2010. We had a lot of clouds and even rain showers around the region last night, and I thought for a bit I was going to miss the event, but in an attempt to perservere I laid the seat back in my car in the driveway and watched through the moonroof, sporadically opening it to capture a frame between clouds and rain drops. Then as the full eclipse hit, I got about two minutes of clear sky providing just enough frames to stitch a little sequence together in Photoshop. For gear heads, I used a Nikon D300 and 400mm f/2.8 lens, and cropped the image tighter in post production. Below a single of the full lunar eclipse.

The night before the super harvest moon

September 23rd, 2010 at 10:59 am by Chad Coleman

A near full moon rises behind the lights at Islander Stadium on Mercer Island on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Last night, September 22, was a Super Harvest Moon, an event that won’t occur again until 2029. Of course we had a regional cloud cover here that blocked the moonrise, and I get to chalk another in a string of astronomy photography misses for myself including the “bombing” of the moon and the recent Northern Lights that were weaker than expected.

Basketball 3A State Tourney | Bellevue and Mercer Island

March 18th, 2010 at 12:34 pm by Chad Coleman

A quick photo recap of the Bellevue boys and Mercer Island girls tournament runs at the Washington State 3A Basketball championships at the Tacoma Dome last week. Above, Bellevue’s Will Locke flying high for two points against Glacier Peak. More photos after the jump…

Apolo Ohno

March 12th, 2010 at 4:57 pm by Chad Coleman

Apolo Anton Ohno, eight-time speed skating Winter Olympic medalist, spoke to students at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue on Friday, March 12, 2010. Ohno’s message about the perils of underage drinking was part of his involvement with Ask, Listen, Learn. More photos of Ohno after the jump…

Curling | Video

February 9th, 2010 at 3:23 pm by Chad Coleman

As the Olympic Winter Games are upon us at our neighbors to the north in Vancouver, I had the opportunity to check out the sport of curling at the Granite Curling Club in Seattle. The club is the only¬† ice dedicated to curling in the Western United States. Besides winning a friendly a wager of coffee for best rock throw from Mercer Island Reporter sports writer Megan Managan, I dusted off the video camera that I seemed to have shelved in recent months and put together a motion piece. I’m always learning as this is a new arena of storytelling for me, and definitely some areas to improve. Favorite shot — near the middle of the video — was the poor man’s “Steadicam” as gracious club member Tom FitzGerald pushed me in a chair down the adjacent sheet of ice for a full length view of a curling shot. For for more local Winter Olympics news check out our company blog Passport to Vancouver 2010. Enjoy!

Avalanche Rescue Dogs

January 21st, 2010 at 3:20 pm by Chad Coleman


There comes a time when we all need a little help, and for mountain-goers caught in an avalanche, rescue dogs can save lives. Dog handlers and canines, from left, Aaron Opp, Tippi, Greta, Kevin Marston and avalanche forecaster John Stimberis at the summit of Snoqualmie Pass. More after the jump…

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