Tagged: weather

As I was driving back to the newspaper after an assignment today, a cloudburst caught pedestrians in downtown Spokane by surprise. I pulled over and jumped out of my car to get my camera from my trunk. I was soaked by the time I crawled back into my front seat. In my rearview mirror, I spotted this woman as she waited for the light to change. I jumped out and hit the motor drive, shooting a sequence of about thirty images as she raced across the street. People sometimes ask me why I shoot so many picture at a time.  I tell them it about capturing a fleeting moment. This photo’s strength is in the woman’ body language. Her stride, with her legs apart and arm swinging back stood out in my edit. Nikon D4, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

Soaked

Sometimes after a photo assignment, I’ll search for a feature photo by taking the long way back to the newspaper. As I was leaving Mt. Spokane High School Monday, I spotted a whitetail deer sprinting across a field. It had just started snowing. Bad weather can always make for a good snap, so the hunt was on. The deer disappeared on me, so I continued driving the back roads until I came across these two horses in a field. They came up to the fence line to greet me.  I played around with the composition until this one stood out.  Getting back in my car, I felt as cold as the horses looked.

A pair of horses weather a Monday morning snow flurry in a field off of Stoneman Road on the Peone Prairie Feb. 28, 2011. Rain and snow are likely today as a strong cold front drapes across the region and moves from north to south. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review