The Seattle Sounders beat Toronto in the MLS Cup Championship in a crazy game that ended in a shootout. I went to 5 games over the course of the year and one playoff game. At the beginning of the season I never would have imagined they would win the MLS Cup. After the Sounders won the city of Seattle celebrated. The Space Needle changed colors and became a Sounders blue and green. On Tuesday, Seattle had a parade to celebrate the victory. I covered the Seattle Sounders victory parade through downtown Seattle for Do206.com and you can see all the photos and video HERE and a few below. If you are interested in any of my photos for product use and/or licensing do not hesitate to contact me. I offer affordable prices and I am always interested in going out and capturing specific unique photos for custom work. Prints are available along with commercial licensing for all of my photos. You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, t-shirts, bags and even shower curtains on my FineArtAmerica account here: Fine Art America Prints Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr
Thanks to my friend and Seattle Sounders FC season ticket holder Matthew Sursely I actually went to several games this season and enjoyed it quite a bit. I ventured down the the celebratory parade and captured some video and photos for Do206.
It has not snowed before Christmas in Seattle for at least a few years. That changed this week. It clear and cold for a few days and you could see the snow in the mountains piling up. And then it finally snowed. Twice actually. Once where it stuck around for about 2 hours and then disappeared. Then it snowed again where it stuck around over night and then started to rain in the morning. Kids ride bikes in the snow, built snowmen in the park, and naturally there were several car accidents on the hills of Capitol Hill. Luckily, it started to melt before the Friday morning commute.
The Seattle skyline covered in a low-lying fog is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The Space Needle and buildings poking out of the clouds always makes for a good photo. With that being said I managed to capture the fog flying back from Texas. I was on an Alaskan Airlines flight, in coach, capturing photos through double airplane windows. I didn’t think that I would get a better photo than the one of Mount Rainier above, but I was wrong. When we started to get over Seattle I saw fog in the distance. When we started our descent I took as many photos as I could because shooting through the double-glass airplane windows is not the best. It could have been better, but I like how a few of them turned out. A few weeks later the fog returned. I woke early to take the dog out right after sunrise and saw fog wrapped around the Space Needle. I ran back to my apartment and to my photo spot on Capitol Hill to capture a few more photos. It was so good I decided to leave my camera running for a time-lapse. I ended up editing […]
I always wanted to wander Seattle at night capturing time-lapse videos of certain buildings and streets. Well, I finally took the time to do that and captured a few night scenes and I plan on working on more as I get time. For this time-lapse I captured photos of Kerry Park, Pike Place Market, the Great Wheel on the waterfront, the Seattle Central Museum and numerous spots around Seattle that had some decent movement. If you are looking for time-lapses to use in your project feel free to contact me at! Prints are available along with commercial licensing for all of my photos. You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, t-shirts, bags and even shower curtains on my Pixels.com account here: http://pixels.com/profiles/matt-mcdonald.html Also, make sure to follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr
The Seattle Waterfront is getting revitalized and SG3 Strategies has a huge role in the project. We recently worked with them to capture some unique images for their website and marketing efforts. We always love working with Seattle business owners and entrepreneurs to help to tell their story. Here’s just a few of the photos we captured for John and Scott of SG3 Strategies. ✓Captured portraits of the clients ✓Took photos of the unique imagery of Seattle for their website ✓Created images that were centered around water to be used in marketing material ✓Captured photos of the two SG3 work sites currently in process ✓Created general stock photos for web use Those are just some of the photos we captured for SG3 Strategies and we are excited to continue to document their projects and the evolution of the Seattle infrastructure.
A few months ago I was contacted by by Paisley and Parsley Designs to see if I was interested in licensing some of my photos to their Seattle and 12th Man collection. Paisley and Parsley designs focus on Tumbled Marble Tiles available in both 4×4 coasters and 6×6 trivets. Paisley and Parsley were very easy to work with and I sent them over 30 different options to choose from. They narrowed down there choices to the five below. All of their tiles are printed in the USA and the marble tiles are quarried in Turkey. I have a few of the coasters myself and they are great and my images have not dulled at all. They offer a wide array of options to choose from and you can see more of their products at: Paisleyandparsleydesigns.com. If you are interested in any of my photos for product use and/or licensing do not hesitate to contact me. I offer affordable prices and I am always interested in going out and capturing specific unique photos for custom work. Prints are available along with commercial licensing for all of my photos. You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, t-shirts, bags and […]
I spent a lot of time during the month of May shooting skateboarding and a wedding and I didn’t have that much time to explore Seattle and capture city and landscape photos, which I love doing. I did manage to get out a few days and here’s a few of my favorite photos from the month of May. An evening at Gas Works Park I drove around Fremont looking for some new photos of the Aurora Bridge and didn’t see anything I liked due to the construction on the bridge. With light disappearing for the day I decided to dash over to Gas Works Park and managed to get two kinda cool photos of a sail boat and the city. What made one of the photos unique was the sun reflecting off of the buildings in downtown hitting the sail of the boat and creating a shadow of the sail. The Space Needle The Space Needle is always around me and I can’t resit capturing photos of it. If there are shoes hanging in front of it, a plane flying by it, a flag on it or just a beautiful sunset more often than not I am going to capture […]
Yesterday I made the trip out to West Seattle to skimboard with some of the guys at DB Skimboards and capture some photos. Part way through the skimboard session I saw two eagles snacking on something along the tide line. I snagged my 70-200mm lens and and waited for something to happen. Kayakers would stop by and take photos of the pair of eagles. One of the Eagles flew away, so I went back up to the boardwalk and walked around to the other side of the eagle in an attempt to get the Space Needle in frame also. I waited in the sand focused on the eagle for about 25 minutes until it finally took off. The wait was worth it and you can see a couple of my favorite photos below. Thanks to King 5 News for featuring my photos also in a gallery HERE Kiro 7 News (I used to be an intern there) for doing a gallery also HERE and LiveWashington on Instagram. This is a great example of being in the right place at the right time and I love bald eagles, the Space Needle and ferries, so I am really happy I had the […]
I have always seen photos of the Quad at the University of Washington and due to traveling in the spring in the past have never got a chance to see it or photograph it until this year. I ventured to the University of Washington during a busy late winter day to get a lay of the land and checkout some photo options and snapped a few photos. People were everywhere taking selfies and the lighting was harsh, so I planned on getting there at sunrise the following weekend in hope of finding better light and less people. I showed up a 7am on a Sunday and there were about 12 other photographers there and a King 5 news crew (I was the photographer with long hair and a beard on the morning news that day) there capturing the morning spring scene. Unfortunately the sun never came out that morning, but I still got some great photos that I have always wanted to capture and even one that might be print worthy for my own wall. Anyways, I hope you enjoy my photos below and all of these photos are available for print and commercial use. Prints are available along with […]