Mother Goose

June 13th, 2011

A Mother Goose feeds her baby chick on a pier on Lake Union Seattle, WA. She had made her nest in a coil of rope at the end of the pier on the north shore of the lake.
I was on an assignment at the waters edge and watched her feeding her chicks before they jumped into the water and paddled off. Another sign of Spring here in the Pacific Northwest.

Today is the first day of June and the opening of an exhibition of a dozen panoramic urban landscapes at SRG Gallery in Seattle. I will publish some of them here over the course of the exhibition which will be up until the end of July. This first one was taken in New York City in January 2010. I love the view of Times Square from the air. Later on I will publish the panorama I took at ground level in Times Square. Other pictures were taken in Seattle, Paris and Prague.
SRG Gallery is located at 110 Union Street, Suite 300, Seattle across the street from the Seattle Art Museum. Photography by Daniel Sheehan who creates photographic solutions for publications and corporations and a Seattle Wedding Photographer with an artistic photojournalist style.

Recently I was asked if I had any aerial photographs of Mt Rainier and it happened that I did once do some on an Alaskan Airways jet to San Diego . I was on assignment for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on my way to photograph them meeting Oprah Winfrey and touring some high schools there. As I was was passing Mt Rainier I pulled out my panorama camera and added a red filter and shot a few rolls of black and white film. The aisle I was sitting in, near the back of the aircraft, was empty except for me so I had free rein to shoot on either side of the aircraft and made a few images that I was happy with. There was a lot of cloud cover around the mountain but the summit itself was sticking out of its shroud. This is not the normal view of the mountain one usually sees, but made from about 30,000 feet, it is a view I like to enjoy.
Mount Rainier is a large active stratovolcano about 50 miles southeast of Seattle. It towers over the Cascade Range as the most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States at 14,411 feet, and the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Range.
The mountain and the surrounding area are protected within Mount Rainier National Park. With 26 major glaciers and 36 square miles of permanent snowfields and glaciers, Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. The summit is topped by two volcanic craters, each over 1,000 feet in diameter with the larger east crater overlapping the west crater. Geothermal heat from the volcano keeps areas of both crater rims free of snow and ice, and has formed the world’s largest volcanic glacier cave network within the ice-filled craters. A small crater lake about 130 by 30 feet in size and 16 feet deep, the highest in North America with a surface elevation of 14,203 feet, occupies the lowest portion of the west crater below more than 100 feet of ice and is accessible only via the caves. Photograph by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in photojournalism, portraits and photography for publications and corporations.

Twilight Seattle Skyline

April 27th, 2010

Had a recent request for a skyline of Seattle panorama and found this one on file from a couple of years ago. It was after the hour when you can still see a clear glimpse of Mt Rainier in the distance but I still like the balance of architecture and Space Needle to the right. If you look very closely though Mt. Rainier can be seen faintly behind the buildings in the center of the panorama. Queen Anne has a wonderful vista in the evening light. Photograph by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in photojournalism, portraits and photography for publications and corporations.

The Golf Club at Newcastle is the place that was named the “Best Sunset Wedding Spot” in the Seattle area. I photographed a wedding there on  one of those perfect Seattle summer days in the first week in July and as promised with the view extending out over Lake Washington, the City of Seattle, the Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains to the west, the sunset was indeed stunning.

After the sun set into the Pacific Ocean behind the Olympic Mountains, there was still some twilight with which to see the sprinklers watering the greens catching highlights off the afterglow on the golf course. Photograph by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in photojournalism, portraits and photography for publications, corporations, and photojournalistic Seattle wedding photography. Visit his newest website to see samples of all of his work as a Seattle Photographer.

View of the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan With Fire Boat from Brooklyn.

I was in San Francisco recently for a wedding and from my hotel, and I noticed that they have set up an ice skating rink next to the “Vaillancourt Fountain” at Justin Herman Plaza (created by Quebec-born sculptor Armand Vaillancourt) not far from the Ferry Building on Market.
on The Embarcadero at Market Street.

It was full of skaters that sunny but cool Sunday afternoon. Its funny, I never would have thought that ice skating was something people did outside in San Francisco on a sunny afternoon. Photograph by Daniel Sheehan, a Seattle photographer who specializes in people and portraits and travels everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style. Daniel was named among the best wedding photographers by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.

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I was photographing the group 2nd Century Savage, at the Earshot Jazz concert series: Jazz: The Second Century at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford last Thursday, and it turned out not to be as hot as it was on Weds. There was a cool breeze drafting in the windows as the Good Shepherd Center sits on top of a hill and the space is on the 4th floor with a view of the sun setting over the Olympics. I was taken by the backlighting on this tree and focused on it rather than the sunset.


2nd Century Savage is saxophonist, flutist, and composer John C. Savage with electronica artist, vusac (aka Isaac Peachin). Their mission, they say, is to expand the definition of jazz to include electronic instruments and live production techniques in tandem with contemporary jazz improvisation. The results are haunting, transporting, and strikingly novel. Their performances give the impression of swirling planes of sound, some melodic and familiar, some protean and mysterious, folding through untold dimensions of space and the mind.

Photograph by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in photojournalism, portraits for publications and corporations, and photojournalistic Seattle wedding photography.

Landscape Photography

May 27th, 2009


Crossing the Columbia I was heading back to Seattle from an editorial assignment in Spokane, Washington, when the sky started turning darker. I could see many miles ahead since the land is so flat and the rain storm was massive, but the sun would peak through in place. There was a rainbow but by the time I reached the Columbia River and a place to pull over the rainbow was gone. Just the mass of dark clouds and rain squalls over the Columbia running down in the gorge below