Colin Mulvany’s favorite photos of the year

December 16, 2013 6:43 p.m.  •  3 comments

These are a few of my favorite photos I’ve taken for the newspaper this past year. Some are pretty, some not so, but all, hopefully, had something to say about the community we live in. I’d like to thank all the subjects who graciously let me into their lives, if only for a moment…

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Before a public memorial for the three Fairchild Air Force Base personnel, Capt. Mark Tyler Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III, who lost their lives onboard a KC-135 that crashed May 3, 2013, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, Spokane Fire Department’s Deputy Chief Bob Hanna unfurls the American flag after it wrapped itself around the fire truck’s ladder is was displayed

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News Happens

After fire consumed the back of a apartment house on the E. 1200 block of Nora Avenue, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the blaze made its way through the attic to the front of the structure.

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Nick Peraud consoles his girlfriend Skye Foster as Spokane firefighters battle a blaze that consumed their apartment house at E. 1200 block of Nora, Wednesday, May 8, 2012, in Spokane, Wash. Three fighters suffered injuries on the scene.

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During Colville Schools’ Security Forum, parent Christy Gorst reacts while reading a news account on her phone detailing the plot by fifth-graders to kill classmates at Fort Colville Elementary School last week. The public forum held at Colville High School included school officials and law enforcement who updated the community about the incident as well as brainstormed ideas to make their schools safer.

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Kimo Morrison embraces the 11-year-old boy sentenced to four years in juvenile detention at the Stevens County Courthouse on Wed. Nov. 26, 2013. The boy was convicted of plotting to kill a female classmate at Fort Colville Elementary in February.

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Spokane Fire Department firefighter Capt. Mike Rose faints during a public memorial service for fellow firefighter John Knighten who died on June 30, 2013, from a work-related cancer. Rose was a pallbearer tasked with helping move Knightenís casket from the back of a fire engine parked outside the Spokane Convention Center, July 8, 2013. Paramedics and emergency medical technicians who were attending the service quickly came to the aid of the veteran firefighter, including Brian Schaeffer, assistant fire chief, bending over Rose to the right.

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The Mayfair Professional building bursts into flames during a three-alarm fire at Central Avenue and Mayfair Street, Friday, July 5, 2012. A dentist working in the office smelled smoke and called 911 shortly before 4 p.m. Responding firefighters had entered the building, but were forced to pull out when the blaze escalated.

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A Spokane firefighter pulls hose during a fire at the Mayfair Professional Building at Mayfair Street and Central Avenue, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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With hundreds in attendance, Spokane veteran Delbert Belton is buried with full military honors during a public service at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane, Wash. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Belton, 88, died Aug. 21, 2013, after being beaten to death durig a robbery in the Eagle’s Lodge parking lot in Spokane, Wash.


Robert Thomas, 10, left, and Drew Jackson,10, of Keller Wash., cool off before taking an inaugural sailing across Lake Roosevelt on the new Sanpoil ferry near Keller, Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The Sanpoil replaced the aging Martha S, which went into service in 1948.

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Slice of Life Photos

After a wedding photo shoot in front of the Salt Lake Temple, groom Evan Call carries his bride Samantha to help keep her dress from getting muddy. “Her feet were freezing too,” said Call as the newlyweds heading back the temple to join their wedding party, Friday, March 22, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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David Boissoneau, who said he was homeless, collects discarded clothing from the Bloomsday start line on Riverside Avenue, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Fans from Asotin, Wash, left to right, back row, Chase Teigen, Nate Dalton, Jacob Whittiker, Juan Bucio, front row, left to right, Jessica McCain, Aisha Lawson, Abby Webb, try to stay dry during a cloudburst at the WIAA 1B, 2B, 1A Track and Field Championships being held at EWU’s Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. on Friday, May 24, 2013.

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Volunteer, Gianna Zangar, 8, brings a plate of food to one of the clients of Truth Ministries homeless shelter Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Zangar, who has been volunteering at the shelter with her family for years, saved up her allowance all summer to donate to the shelter because she wants “her boys” to have a place to stay. After ten years in the business, Truth Ministries is struggling with funding and may have to close it doors.

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Max Springer takes a photograph with his cell phone of snowy scene on Howard Street in downtown Spokane, Wash., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. A strong Canadian cold front is expected to dump snow on the mountain passes this weekend and mire the Inland Northwest in frigid temperatures next week.

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Sports Photography

University’s pitcher Brittany Hecker is greeted at home plate after hitting a two-run homer in the second inning against Central Valley, Thursday, May, 2, 2013, at University High School. The Titan’s won the game 6-4.

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Before their game with Gonzaga Prep, Ferris cheerleaders left to right, Sydney Holliday, Kaylee Pearson, Molly Mckenzie and Elizabeth Allen spray glitter hair spray on each other, Friday night at Gonzaga Prep.

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Shadle quarterback Brett Rypien is sacked for a 8-yard loss by Keegan Bray of Ferris during the first half of their GSL high school football game, Thursday, Sept.12, 2013, at Joe Albi Stadium.

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Ferris celebrates its 38-14 win over the Shadle, Thursday, Sept.12, 2013, at Joe Albi Stadium.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer (3) tangles up with Saint Mary’s Morgan Hatten (24) in the second half of their women’s college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.


LMU’s Ashley Hamilton, who took an elbow to the eye, receives an ice pack and some bench time in the first half, Sat., March 9, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Mark Few speaks to the crowd surrounded by Sophia Lloyd (Tommy Lloydís daughter), Julia Few, Colt Few being held by Mark and Joe Few and team after the Gonzaga mens basketball vs. Longwood Lancers, Feb. 27, 2012.

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Lind-Ritzville-Sprague’s Colby Starring, center, is consoled by teammates Conner O’Neill, left, and Ryan Whitmore, right, after losing to St. Georges 52-55 duing their 2B Boys State Basketball game, Friday, March 1, 2013, in the Spokane Arena.

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On his way to the end zone, Spokane Shock’s Adron Tennell stiff-arms New Orleans VooDoo’s defensive back Leslie Majors during the second quarter of their AFL game, Friday, May 17, 2013, in the Spokane Arena.


Spokane Shock’s Kamar Jorden’s touchdown reception was reversed after instant reply showed a fan touched the ball as he fell into the stands during the first quarter against San Jose, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in the Spokane Arena.

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EWU’s Ronald Baines intercepts Portland State quarterback Kieran McDonagh pass to wide receiver Kasey Closs during the second half of a college football game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles offensive linesman Jake Rodgers (65) tries to keep warm on the sideline during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Pretty Things

After emerging from winter hibernation, hundreds of ladybird beetles, often called ladybugs, cluster in the leaves under a shrub on the South Hill in Spokane, Wash. on Sunday, March 31, 2013. The ladybird beetle, Hippodamia convergens, is a gardener’s best friend, eating perhaps its weight in aphids daily. Strict carnivores, they eat no leafy vegetation.

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A shrub on Spokane, Washington’s South Hill is encased in ice and icicles on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Snow and rain remain in the Inland Northwest forecast for the next several days.

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A female red-winged blackbird perches on a cattail in a pond on Qualchan Golf Course Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Spokane Wash.

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Water from a Spokane Fire Department ladder truck water cannon overshoots the Mayfair Professional building fire, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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House Sparrows flock around a bird feeder in a front yard of a home in the 1400 block of North Belt Street, Friday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Spokane, Wash.

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Hoar frost forms on the branches of a shrub, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. Hoar frost ice crystals form on the ground or exposed objects on cold clear nights when objects become colder than the surrounding air.

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A mated pair of Canada geese swim with their newborn gosling in a pond along the eighth-hole fairway of Qualchan Golf Course, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Winter wheat field near Garfield, Washington.

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Wind generator near Garfield, Washington.

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Morning fog burns off in downtown Spokane, Wash., Dec. 17, 2013.

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