January, 2012 Archives

When I stopped at home today for a quick lunch, I spotted my neighbor’s bush covered in melting icicles. I shot a few snaps with my 60mm macro lens then downloaded the files as I ate my sandwich. I kind of shrugged my shoulders at the results, wishing the icicles had more sparkle. Returning to the bush, this time with my flash tethered to a cord, I positioned the strobe directly underneath the icicles and blasted away. Much better contrast and color–and I got my sparkles:) Nikon D700 Nikkor 60mm 2.8 lens, Nikon SB800 flash.

As the temperature rises above freezing, an evergreen bush on Spokane's South Hill sheds its icicles Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2011. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review



Almost missed this shot in my edit tonight during a Spokane Chiefs vs. Portland Winterhawks game in Spokane. I’m happy anytime I can get a interesting and different snap during a hockey game.

Spokane Chiefs Dylan Walchuk losses his helmut as Portland's Tyler Wotherspoon pushes back at the Winterkawk goal during the first period Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in the Spokane Arena. Wotherspoon was called for roughing and was sent to the penalty box.Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review