Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman
Posts Tagged ‘winter’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…