August, 2012 Archives

At the Spokane Falls Northwest Indian Pow Wow Friday in Riverfront Park, I spotted Colville Tribe member Tarah Loer,16, preparing for the grand entry. The car interior was dark and the background was backlit, so I used that to my advantage. I shot the photo wide-open with my 85 mm f/1.4 lens, which softened the background and isolated the my subject. I like the mix of warm and cool light and the intimacy the moment holds. Nikon D 700.

On my way tonight to cover a pow wow in Riverfront Park, I spotted Jess Jacky strolling down the street with Iggy, his pet Iguana. I shot this with my 85 mm f/1.4  nikkor lens. I just love how sharp it is and how shallow the depth of field is when you shoot it wide open. Nikon D700


Sunflowers

August 20th, 2012 Permalink

I had a few minutes to kill before shooting a Lakeside high school football practice so I cruised  around the Suncrest , Wash. neighborhood in search of  a feature photo for Tuesday’s newspaper. As I came upon a corner lot full of sunflowers, I thought I’d  stop and give it a shot. Most of the flowers had bees on them, which made  for an extra element to draw your eye. The sunflowers were back lit, so I use my trusty NIkon SB-800 strobe, off camera, with a LumQuest softbox attached to open up the shadows. The extra light helped the overall color saturation. Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-120mm lens, Nikon SB-800 strobe.

I was chatting yesterday with a Riverside State Park ranger about their budget woes when he suddenly told me to turn around. About fifty feet a away stood this beautiful mule deer chomping on a bush. As I approached, he paused to give me his best pose, then scampered off into the forrest. I love the felt on his rack. I wish I had my 300 mm lens so I could have just shot his face and horns. Nikon D3s, Nikkor 80-200mm lens. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review