Tagged: Nikon D700

When I teach my Intro to Photojournalism class at a community college, I always tell my students: “There are photos all around you–you just have to see them.”  As I got behind the wheel of my car parked in my driveway, I almost hit the windshield wipers before stopping an staring at the maple leaf nestled in raindrops on the glass. I grabbed my Nikon D700 with a 60 mm macro lens from the trunk and fired away. My neighbor’s porch lamp added a warm light element that adds some mystery to the image. Without a caption, I think most people viewing the photo would stare at it for awhile as they try and decode all the layers of information.

A soggy maple leaf, photographed from inside a car, found a resting place stuck to a windshield Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. A mix of rain and snow may change to all snow tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Slow news day

February 10th, 2011 Permalink

A slow local news day had me cruising for a feature picture today. I took a walk through Spokane’s Riverfront Park and found myself standing in front of this metal sculpture of the Canadian flag. I have, on several other occasions, tried to make this photo, but it always was missing the elements of decent light and waterfowl.  I like the layered composition and simplicity of the photograph. Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8

A female mallard duck, seen through the Canadian flag sculpture in Riverfront Park, swims against the fast current of the Spokane River Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

I was taking a group shot today of a musician and two belly dancers for my newspaper. When dancer Nicole Richardson arched her back, I quickly reframed away from the two other subjects and made this photo. My photo creativity is often triggered by me seeing body language in my subjects. When I am shooting, I often watch people’s hands because, like a face, they can exhibit great emotion. From a clinched fist, to a finger wiping away a tear, body language leads me to great snaps every time. Nikon D700, Nikkor 85mm 1.1.4 lens at F.2

Belly dancer Nicole Richardson performs with the dance troupe Koreshakti Tribal Fusion. Tribal fusion is a mix of traditional belly dancing and modern funk. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

Found photo: Snowflakes

December 1st, 2010 Permalink

Driving my daughter home from a friend’s house, the snow turned from rain into the largest snowflakes I have ever seen. Nikon D700 28-70 mm Nikkor lens.

Large snowflakes fall on my Southhill neighborhood in Spokane, Wash. Wed., Dec. 1, 2010. Photo/Colin Mulvany

Not sure how it was all going to work, Tameka Tatsey, 13, and her friend Alex King, 12, try on a pair of over-sized pants for their conjoined twins Halloween costume at the Spokane, Wash. Value Village Friday, Oct. 29 2010. The girls spent most of their time in the pants rolling on the floor laughing at each other. Photo/Colin Mulvany.