I went for a weekend adventure to Lopez Island with my girlfriend and a few friends on Memorial Day weekend. We got to the ferry early even with the reservation just to be sure since the San Juan Island ferries are alway super busy on holiday weekends. Lopez Island was bustling with holiday tourists on Memorial Day weekend, but the small island didn’t seem too packed besides bikers filling the roadways. The first day we ventured to Iceberg Point along the winding paths to capture a few photos and watch the sun drop below the horizon. The next day since I now work for DB Longboards we also filmed a little cruiser edit for DB Longboards (you can see below) and captured a bunch of promo photos. Sunday we ventured to Spencer Spit when the sun appeared on the holiday weekend and let the Charlie the dog run until he could run no further. One of my favorite parts of Lopez Island is the abundance of bald eagles all over the island. A majority of the time the eagles would watch people ride by on bikes and just take it easy in the tree. One eagle was even especially nice […]
Over the past couple weeks I have done a lot of longboarding and captured a lot of longboarding photos in the Seattle area. My first session was with DB Longboards rider Spencer Smith and we hit up a few spots in Seattle to do some downhill longboarding and freeriding on the new Keystone Longboard. And here is a photo sequence I captured of Spencer gripping through one of the turns on the longboard run we found. The following day I went out to shoot with Seattle longboarder Jackson Wells who rides for Atlas Trucks. We ventured to a couple different spots around Seattle and worked on a new video featuring Atlas’s new Ultralight 8mm Truck. Here’s a few photos of Jackson. A few days later I ventured out with Cloud Ride Wheels team rider Nick DiVona to check on some hills I found using Google Maps and Google Street view. a bunch of the spots either were flat or had horrible concrete, but we managed to find a couple new spots that are great near Mount Rainier that you can see below. On Mother’s Day I ventured to Everett where I grew up to see my mom and went on […]
A month ago I traveled with DB Skimboards to San Francisco, California to capture some photos and video for a new skimboard called the Sacramento Pro. I met up with Adam Balaam at Baker Beach and we filmed for about 2 hours. We captured a ton of photos and video and even used a drone to capture a unique view of the stream Adam was skimboarding in. Here’s the video edit I captured for the Sac Pro skimboard promotion and it is easily one of my favorite skimbaording videos I have created to date. DB Skimboards also used some of my photos for their 2015 Skimboard Catalog that you can view here. Overall it was my first time to San Francisco and it was the first time I have seen the Golden Gate Bridge with my own two eyes. It was a pretty cool experience and I gotta say I am stoked to work full-time in the action sports industry capturing skimboarding and skateboarding.
It has been a beautiful spring in the Pacific Northwest. Every Saturday I usually venture out to one of the local parks in Seattle and here is a bunch of photos from those mini adventures. Some of the places these photos were captured at are 15th street, Washington Park Arboretum, Seward Park. And a little more detailed view of the spring colors in Seattle. Another fun thing to do at Seward Park is longboard. My girlfriend Alyne and I grabbed our DB Longboards and cruised around the loop and along the waterline of Lake Washington. You can see more of my longboard cruising Seattle series at DBLongboards.com here.
It’s been an unusually warm and dry winter in the Pacific Northwest, but the rain returned this weekend in Seattle and it gave me the chance to work on my macro photography. I actually missed the rain quite a bit and wandered around my neighborhood and apartment complex with a 105mm macro, focus tube and for a few of the photos an off camera speed light. Here’s the photos I captured. Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, bed sheets, bags and even shower curtains on my FineArtAmerica account here: Fine Art America Prints Also, some of these photos are available for commercial use on my 500px account that you can get to by checking out here: 500pxart.com/equalmotion You can also see more of my professional work at: http://mattmcdonaldphotos.com
I was kinda caught off guard this year with all the early flowers in bloom. Normally I set aside some time to capture photos and video of Cherry Blossoms, but this year I didn’t have that much time and was limited to capturing photos in Captiol Hill around the 15th street. The top photo above was unexpectedly featured on @livewashington on Instagram during a pretty epic Washington State sunset, which was pretty cool. I tried to do something other than a traditional sunset photo and it paid off in terms of getting more eyeballs on the photo and a few more followers on Instagram. Anwyays, here’s a few photos from this year’s spring bloom in Seattle, Washington. Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr Also, some of these photos are available for prints and commercial use on my 500px account that you can get to by checking out here: 500pxart.com/equalmotion You can also see more of my professional work at: http://mattmcdonaldphotos.com
I recently had a photo and video featured in Pulse Skimboarding Magazine and am stoked as always to help promote the sport of skimboarding that I love. I had one photo of DB Skimboards team rider Blake Zimmerman run along with an edit of DB Skimboards rider Adien Raza run in the magazine. It was cool to get one of my videos from my trip to Europe featured along with a Pacific Northwest skimboaridng photo. It was an extra bonus to get these both featured in the magazine. You can view the whole skimboard magazine by clicking here: Pulse Skimboard Magazine.
There has been a fair amount of demand for high-resolution digital copies for use of my Seattle Space Needle Foggy Sunset photo for use as a wallpaper/background for computers and phones. I have created a few versions for different devices that can be downloaded here. I will be adding more Seattle Photography Wallpapers in the coming weeks using other photos I have captured and will be adding the photos to this page (click here). If you are looking for a print of the photo or to use it for commercial purposes please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Below are some of the versions available simply just click the link, and then right click or press “control” and then click the photo and then save it to your computer and/or phone. Computer Wallpapers: Download: 1280×960 – CLICK HERE Download: 1280×720 – CLICK HERE Download: 800×600 – CLICK HERE Mobile Wallpaper: Download: 960×640 for mobile devices – CLICK HERE If none of these sizes work for your mobile device feel to send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
When I took this photo I had no idea it would go viral at all. Pretty excited about it and if you are interested in a print. If you are interested in a print feel free to email me at email@example.com or you can buy one directly from my 500px Art account by clicking this link. 500px Art My favorite posts thus far have been the reposts by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Good Morning America even reposted it! And on that note…GO SEAHAWKS!
The Seattle Seahawks are on their way to their second Super Bowl and I could not be more stoked. After having the opportunity to capture a game on the field this season and talking briefly with Doug Baldwin and Pete Carroll I could not be more of a fan than I ever have in my life. The Seahawks vs Packers game was easily the most amazing football I have ever watched and I have watched it in its entirety again already. Seattle and all the 12s go all out to support the Seahawks and here are some of the photos I have captured over the past couple week around the city of Seattle. Go Hawks! And below is one of my photo of a crowded CenturyLink field I captured way back in 2010. Tomorrow for Blue Friday I plan on posting a bunch of my favorite photos I captured on the field while at the Seahawks game this season. And to stay up to date with all of my photography and video make sure to follow on one or all of the social media networks below: Instagram Youtube Twitter Facebook Tumblr