Tagged: Riverfront Park

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

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.

Sometimes plans for  stories in the newspaper fall through at the last minute and it’s up to the photo department to save the day with a stand alone feature photo.  Three staff shooters grabbed gear and rushed out the door  late afternoon in  search for “loose art.” I wandered over to Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane and spotted this chap dressed as Spiderman giving free hugs to passer-bys. He put a lot of smiles on some pretty dower faces. Mine too.  Nikon D3s, Nikkor 28-70mm 2.8 lens

It's a good to know people are smiling after being hugged by a superhero," said Tim Hensz, a North Central High School student who, dressed as Spiderman, gives Michelle Long a free hug in Riverfront Park Friday, April 29, 2011. Hensz spent about and hour and half in the park offering anyone a free hug. About two-dozen people took him up on the offer. All the hugged left with smiles on their faces. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Bitter Cold

November 24th, 2010 Permalink

On my way to work I noticed plumes of mist rising from the Spokane River. The temperature overnight had hit minus 8. The morning sun was still low in the sky so I figured that the backlit mist would make a good snap for my newspaper’s Spokesman.com website. I found this angle with the old U.S. Pavilion left over from Expo 74 as my subject. I had left my hat in the car and by the time I was finished shooting, my ears felt brittle to the touch! Nikon D700/Nikkor 17-35 mm lens.

With the temperatures hovering near 0 degrees, mist from the Spokane River shrouds Riverfront Park, in Spokane Wash. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

The Balloon Guy

September 21st, 2010 Permalink

I’ve seen this man in the park many times, but passed him by without much thought. On this day, the newspaper needed a daily feature photo. On my photo hunt, I took a walk through Riverfront Park. I spotted the balloon man sitting alone on a bench, but didn’t think there was a moment to be had. But like many times before, a photograph will suddenly present itself. The young girl with her parents was also walking by. He called her over and began making a princess outfit out of balloons. I backed up with my telephoto lens and just made snaps.

Jada Coleman, 3, got the royal treatment from "The Balloon Guy" who crafted a princess ensemble made from balloons. The final accessory, a pink teddy bear, rounded out the outfit, Tuesday in Riverfront Park. "The Balloon Guy is the name everyone knows me by", said the man who comes to the park daily to share his balloon creations. "I don't do this for the money," he said." It's about seeing the smiles on kid's faces". Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review