November, 2011 Archives

I arrived at the Company Ballet School studio a few minutes early to do an advance for their holiday production of the Nutcracker and found the students getting reading in the basement. I like the layers in this photo that lead you to the girl posing in the background. Firing off one frame to check my exposure, I could see my auto balance setting was not going to cut it. I kicked it over to the fluorescent setting and it cleaned up real nice. I shot at 2000 ISO, which was unheard of with cameras  just a few years ago. Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-120mm f/4

Company Ballet School dancers get into costume before their Nutcracker rehearsal Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 in Millwood, Washington. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

Acorn lust

November 7th, 2011 Permalink

Looking for a feature picture today, I spotted a group tree squirrels probing for acorns amongst the leaves in Corbin Park.  The little buggers were soon  on to me as I slowly inched my way closer.  Most scampered up the nearest tree, but this brave one, with an acorn stuffed in its mouth, seem to enjoy the attention of my lens.  Nikon D700, Nikkor 300mm f/4

With winter fast approaching, a squirrel gathers acorns amongst the leaves in Corbin Park Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review