Welp. It’s that time of the year again where everyone picks their favorite something of the year and puts it into a click bate top 10 list. That is exactly what I am doing here! Here are my top 10 favorite photos I captured last year around Seattle. I can’t see these are my top 10 best photos of the year just my top 10 favorite photos. #10 Lopez Island Sunrise We had to catch an early morning ferry to Anacortes from Lopez Island and we got to the ferry landing early to watch the sunrise. It was worth it. Here’s a photo of my girlfriend Alyne and dog Charlie enjoying the sunrise in the San Juan Islands. #9 12th Man City The night before the Super Bowl I ventured over to West Seattle to capture this photo. There was so much stoke and hope in the city that weekend this photo brings back fond memories of how most people felt before that Super Bowl. Let’s not talk about what happened though… #8 Double Helix Bridge at Sunrise This is one of two self portraits I captured this year that are in my top 10. It’s not because I like […]
I am very excited to say that I recently partnered with CenturyLink to show off the beauty of Seattle in their new Go From Here To There website. Below are the images I captured to represent five different Seattle neighborhoods. You can checkout some of the photos below, but make sure to head on over to the website to get the full experience. Website: moving.centurylink.com/author/mmcdonald/ West Seattle Learn More Capitol Hill Learn More Beacon Hill Learn More South Lake Union Learn More Ballard Learn More Make sure to checkout the new website for more: Website: moving.centurylink.com/author/mmcdonald/
I really enjoy West Seattle. It has a small beach-town vibe, but is part of the city. During the summer I venture to Alki Beack quite a lot to skimboard and longboard. I find myself still going out there in the winter for the views and it’s not nearly as crowded as it is during the summer. I recently went out to West Seattle to longboard, walk my dog Charlie, grab some dinner and capture some photos. As Charlie (the dog) ran around on the beach I noticed some clouds rolling in behind the Space Needle as the sun was going down and started shooting photos. As I zoomed out I noticed a red object appearing in the water. As it got closer I realized it was a man swimming, without a wetsuit, in November. As he ran out of the water I asked him what he was doing and if he wanted a copy of the photo and he said mid-sprint “Preparing for a Triathlon. Not Thanks!” and continued running towards his car. I would have done the same. From what I am told people swimming, paddle boarding and any other “summer” activity you can think of still takes […]
I love capturing photos in the summer, but over the past couple years autumn has become my favorite season due to fall colors. I didn’t get a ton of time to explore Seattle looking for fall colors, but here’s a few photos I did manage to capture over the past month or so. Some of these photo were captured in Capitol Hill, the Washington Park Arboretum, Beacon Hill, West Seattle, Kerry Park and Ballard. Nearly all of these photos are available for commercial use and framed and canvas prints are available along with t-shirts, cell phone cases, pillows and more by going to my Pixels.com account (click here to check it out). ght=”600″ /> 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 recently captured some photos and video of Ian Hilger riding the DB Longboards Dyad V2 longboard for SkateSlate Magazine and figured I would repost some of the photos here. As of late I have gotten more into the freestyle type of longboarding and spent a bulk of my vacation teaching my self how to land an old school kick flip (there is a reason I am professional photographer, not a professional skateboader). 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 spent last weekend sitting on top of a mountain in the rain capturing photos of the WhistlerLongboard Festival. Luckily I was brought enough rain gear to keep me dry for three days. Here’s a couple of my favorite photos from the weekend and you can see all the photos on DB Longboards website by CLICKING HERE.
One of my photos from Artist Point landed on the cover of Whatcom Magazine. I also wrote a story about skimboarding for the issue and they ran a photo of myself skimboarding as a double page spread along with one of my photos of DB Skimboards team rider Casey Gackle. You can read the skimboarding story I wrote by CLICKING HERE. I still actively freelance since leaving my job as a full-time photojournalist and love the opportunity to still write outdoor stories for Whatcom Magazine and The Bellingham Herald.
I had a fair amount of requests for print options and t-shirts of my planet Seattle design and you can no purchase both along with pillows, sheets, canvas prints and more over at my Pixels.com account. I created this design using about 5 different photos I captured and lots of pen tooling in Photoshop around the Seattle skyline. [CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRINT OPTIONS]
I currently have three prints available for purchase at Gallery Purdom in Snohomish. If you happen to be in the area make sure to stop by and take a look at all the featured artwork. The three photos featured and available for purchase are below. If you are interested in any of these prints feel free to email me at email@example.com Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr Also, some of these photos are available commercial use on my 500px account that you can get to by checking out here: 500pxart.com/equalmotion My photography is also averrable for purchase at Fine Print America as canvas, pillows, post cards and traditional framed prints. Fineartamerica.com/profiles/matt-mcdonald.html You can also see more of my professional work at: http://mattmcdonaldphotos.com
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 […]