Over the years of exploring Whatcom County I have tried to get as close as possible to the BP Cherry Point Refinery to get some sort of captivating photo. I never had much luck… That all changed a few weeks ago. BP invited The Bellingham Herald for a tour of the facility and I was assigned as the photographer. BP spokesman Scott Dean Director of External Affairs at BP Cherry Point Bill Kidd guided us through the new 200-acre rail offloading facility and around the refinery. The video I created above features Director of External Affairs at BP Cherry Point Bill Kidd talked about the 200-acre rail offloading facility and the new safer rail cars that transport crude oil. The updated rail cars feature head shields on the end of the train cars, vent valve protection on top and bottom and feature thicker and stronger steal. Throughout the tour I was able to see the control room up close, the new features to increase the safety of oil train cars and the oil refining equipment up close. It was pretty cool to finally see the insides of the refinery before I leave my job at The Bellingham Herald for DB […]
Been kinda busy hunting for apartments in Seattle, buying a new car and preparing for the new job at DB Skimboards/DB Longboards, but I need to catch up on some blog posts. I also redid my website over the course of the weekend. I have really enjoyed my time capturing football photos this season thus far and before the season began I had the opportunity to meet some of the players. I spent a week capturing portraits of Whatcom County high school football players for the 2014 Bellingham Herald Football Preview section. I also ended up designing the cover of the special section also (you can see that above). Below you can see some of the portraits that ran inside the special section.
It wasn’t really a snowpocalypse, but the snow is always a story. I spent pretty much 16-hours outside the past two days capturing the snow storm in Bellingham for The Bellingham Herald. Sledding, snowboarding, car accidents, snow men, kayaks and more were some of the images I tried to capture. You can see more of my photos along with fellow photojournalist Philip A. Dwyer’s work in the following to links: Snow photos day 1: Click Here Snow photos photos day 2: Click Here My favorite part is the early morning when the sound is deadened by the snow and there is no one around. These are a few of those “moments” that I captured Monday morning before work. Anyways, snowpocalyse 2014 is coming to a close and it was pretty entertaining.
Whenever the skies are clear in Bellingham I try and go out and take long exposure photos of the area and it has been a personal project for the past couple months. Here are a few of my favorite long exposure photos captured in Whatcom County from the past few months.