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Parting Shot — 4.20.11

“Concert promoters allowed me only one song from the orchestra pit to photograph singer  Sir Elton John as he performed in Spokane recently,” posts Colin Mulvany/Snaps & Frames. “Concert photography has it own special challenges. The stage lighting changes rapidly and the freedom to move around is constrained–especially since you have to hug the rim of the stage as people, who paid big bucks for the privilege of a front row seat, bitch at you for being in their line of sight.” More here.

P.S. Serendipity

“Why is it when I need to find a feature photo for the newspaper, it is usually an exercise in frustration?” posts Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames. “I can drive around for hours and not find a fun moment. But on my day off, I practically run into one” More here.

Homeless Dogs

“Someone called the newspaper upset that eight dogs were living in a broken down car,” writes SR photog Colin Mulvany in his Snaps & Frames blog. “When Spokesman-Review reporter Chelsea Bannach and I arrived we were appalled at what we found. The canines were living in a cold, urine and feces infested car. The owners, we learned later, had lost their house in a fire and were staying with friends in an apartment that didn’t allow animals. Neighbors were incensed at how the dogs were being treated. The light was fading, so I used a flash off camera to light the photo. When I went around the back of the car, this scared dog just looked at me as he paced.” More of Colin’s description here. And: Chelsea Bannach’s SR story here.

Question: What should be done here?

NIdaho Blogs: Some Big Snow Flakes

In his new visual journal, Snaps & Frames, SR photographer Colin Mulvany writes of this photo: “Driving my daughter home from a friend’s house, the snow turned from rain into the largest snowflakes I have ever seen.” He took this photo with a Nikon D700 28-70 mm Nikkor lens. You can check out other photo posts by Colin here. I’ve added his blog link to my blogroll.

Hucks Online Numbers (for Thursday, Dec. 2): 8533/5484

Blowing Snow At 8 Below

Tristan Long, front, and Hayden Symbol with the City of Spokane Water Department, remove snow from the Monroe Street Bridge Tuesday in Spokane. Bitter cold is replacing the falling snow with temperatures forecasted to be minus 8 in Spokane Wednesday. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)

Colleague Colin Mulvany explains this shot: “This morning I was grumbling about my working conditions of having to go out in the bitter cold to find a snow feature photo. But seeing these two guys snow blowing bridge sidewalks made me rethink my plight. They were clearing the sidewalks in front of Spokane City Hall when I spotted them. Visually boring and not an interesting enough photo was my first thought. I soon realized the men were going to turn the corner and head over the Monroe Street Bridge. More here.

Question: Which job performed by someone who must be outside on a day like this makes you grateful for your working conditions?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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