Tagged: Nikon D3s

I was shooting a photo assignment in Riverfront Park Friday and looked up and saw this pattern in the Rotary Fountain. Not sure why I like this photo, but I do. The raw file was flat and uninteresting, but when I jacked the shadow slider in Photoshop’s levels to the right, this wonderful blue sky popped out. Nikon D3s Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

I’ve been walking to my car on the top floor of the Spokesman-Review parking garage for 23 years and have never seen this layered angle of the Steam Plant and St. John’s Cathedral together. Of course it was the light that spurred me to pop my trunk and retrieve my camera for one last photo to end my day. I bet this would make a nice print. Nikon D3s with a Nikkor 80-200 mm lens, ISO 200 at f/7.1, 1/160

The last rays of the day strike the Steam Plant smoke stacks in downtown Spokane, Wash., Oct. 7, 2011. Photo by Colin Mulvany

Sometimes I have to remind myself that it is OK to take a non-work related photograph. Sunset pictures are as common as candy, but it was the graphic look of the silhouetted power poles stacked up against the orange sky that made me pull over. Thankfully this morning, I had put my 20-year-old Nikon 300 mm f/4 lens in my trunk for another assignment. Its telephoto effect worked perfectly on this highway scene leading into Medical Lake, Washington. Sometimes a pretty picture is just that. Looking at this image just makes me feel good. Nikon D3s with a Nikkor 300mm f/4 lens ~  Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

Silhouetted power poles lead the way into Medical Lake, Wash., Sept. 19, 2011. Photo by Colin Mulvany

How do you illustrate a non-visual story about the City of Spokane wanting to add a twenty-dollar-a-year license tab fee on cars? Why you shoot a car. These process stories are always tough to come up with something visually interesting to shoot. For this assignment, I used my trusty old 400 mm telephoto lens. I set my exposure to a slow 30th of a second shutter speed, then panned the cars as they drove by. Not much to it really.  This one frame, out of a hundred shot, jumped out to me during my edit. I liked how the sharp driver really stands out among the streaks of blur. Nikon D3s Nikkor 300 mm F.4 lens

A commuter heads up the Division Street hill Friday Jan. 7, 2011. A $20 annual tax on cars in the City of Spokane will be considered Monday by the Spokane City Council. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review