Another Ski to Sea is in the books. I worked from 4:30am to 8pm yesterday to capture the race and to help put together four photo pages for The Bellingham Herald. You can see all the stories, photos and video from Ski to Sea at BhamHerald.com/skitosea and you can see a few clips and photos I captured from the race below.
I was given the task to create some portraits for the Ski to Sea special section that The Bellingham Herald puts out each year. I used a ring flash and a random wall in the basement of The Bellingham Herald building to create all of these portraits. I also had a bunch of photos from last year’s race run in the special section and will be back up on the mountain covering the cross country and downhill legs of the race again this year.
I spent 10 days in New York and one of my favorite experiences was walking the High Line. The High Line is a 1-mile New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway. A similar project in Paris, the 3-mile Promenade plantée, completed in 1993, was the inspiration for this project. The High Line currently runs from Gansevoort Street, three blocks below West 14th Street, in the Meatpacking District, to 30th Street, through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard, near the Javits Convention Center. Formerly the viaduct of the High Line went as far south as Spring Street just north of Canal Street, but the lower section was demolished in 1960. Photos captured on the High Line in New York City by Matt McDonald from Bellingham, Washington. All photos are availble for prints and exclusive commercial photo use. For more information send an email to email@example.com or look at my 500px.com account.
I have driven so little since I turned 16-years old that I have owned the same truck for 15 years and it is just about to hit 140,000 miles. I hate driving, so I was very intrigued to try the subway system in New York City. When you aren’t in a rush to get anywhere the subway is great and I would much rather watch people in a subway then be stuck in a car in traffic on a freeway. The New York City subway was pretty much what I thought it would be. People would sometimes run to the subway cars and rush into them like their life was on the line. A large majority of the time people just didn’t look that happy though. I am sure if I rode the subway everyday for years I would have fallen into the New York City routine. The only time I had to wait a significant amount of time is when one of the subway lines had a stalled train and the crowds built up quite a bit. Outside of that the New York City subway was a very efficient mode of transportation. The New York City subway is one […]
I had the opportunity to capture engagement portraits of Molly and Chris in Seattle at the beginning of April. We went to a few different locations and it was a pretty good time to say the least. I am looking forward to being their wedding photographer in the fall. Anyways, here’s some photos from the photo session.
I had the opportunity to travel and skimboard with DB Skimboards this summer and we ventured to Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Poland. Here’s some video, photos and words from our brief stay in Denmark. We had only a few hours to stay in Denmark and we found the best beach for skimboarding we could. The spot left a lot to be desired, but Friedrich and Daniel made the best of it using what they could find on the beach. Minus the naked old men it was a beautiful beach and was well worth the stop or at least we thought that until we got back to the van. As we walked back to the van we approached it and notice one of the doors was open. “We locked the doors for sure,” Dallas insisted and I ran up to the van where we could see someone broke a window and got into the van where they stole backpacks that were in the middle of the van. They didn’t have enough time to get everything, but the damage was done. They stole Dallas’s Nikon D5100, Daniels Cannon 55D, Adam and Logan’s wallets and passports, one of my credit cards, […]
I have been checking Locust Beach on and off for a few months now when I needed to find a cutline only photo for The Bellingham Herald and Tuesday, March 25 I finally had the opportunity to try and capture some kiteboarding photos. I put on my wetsuit and grabbed to cameras and walked out as far as I could into Bellingham Bay. Patrick Harber, a Bellingham KitePaddleSurf employee, was the main person I took photos of since he was closer to the shore than the other kiteboarders. I really enjoyed capturing it and want to do it again for work and just for myself along with finally trying out kiteboarding. If I am going to stay in Bellingham there is no reason I shouldn’t be kiteboarding. You can see the full photo gallery over on BhamHerald.com by Clicking Here also.