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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Exploring Hillyard, Cameras in Hands


One of the reasons I love Spokane is for the architecture. For a small city, Spokane has some great architecture. I love the early 1900′s stuff, the bricks and transom windows and back alleys. Spokane has it by the block-full. Not only downtown, but in little neighborhoods like the Garland District, the South Perry District (where I call home), and Hillyard.

My friend Tyler Corcoran, an expert on analog “toy” cameras, and I had wanted to get together to shoot some pictures. And since we both like those alleys and bricks, one chilly October morning, we decided to head to Hillyard to see what we could find.

We spent a couple hours there, an hour walking on the East side of the street, and an hour walking back on the West side. I’ve tried to be selective when making the gallery, but I really do love this stuff: lines, patterns, the rhythms and shapes, the bright colors and the decay.  Click here to see some of my photographs, and here for some of Tyler’s (see November and December 2010)

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Monday, October 11, 2010

The Inferno! – Eastern Washington’s Roos Field


So we had heard about The Inferno! Eastern Washington University’s new red turf. And we decided to check it out. We saw them play against Northern Arizona, and I’ll say, that field is red. Really, really red.

But cool, too. I liked it a lot, actually. And if it helped propel the Eastern Washington Eagles to the national championship, then all the better.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Austin’s Senior Portraits – Spokane, Washington


Here are just a few quick images from the last senior portrait session, with Austin. We met at Mirabeau Park towards sunset, and we fight against a rapidly falling sun. But we did manage to get some fun pictures as the sun went down. I had offered to continue the shoot the next day, but Austin and his mom felt we had gotten enough good images.  Still, it was vaguely unsatisfying to have such a quick session; it was one of the rare occasions where I never really got a sense of the person I was photographing. Or maybe that is who Austin is: quiet, self-possessed, a bit of an enigma. I don’t know.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Clouds (I love ‘em)


I like to tell people, I love weather. Specifically, I love clouds. Dark ominous clouds, clouds lit up orange at sunset, or small, lonely clouds adrift on the blue sky. I love them both as collections of water vapor, and as metaphors. I think a sky with clouds is always more interesting than one without. Whenever I see interesting clouds, whether on a hike, or on vacation, or outside my window, or even at a wedding, I take a quick picture. Here is a gallery of some of my favorite clouds from recently.

 

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posted by Larry at 12:26 pm  

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Allison – Senior Portraits


This is Allison, and I was afraid this shoot might never happen. Due to a variety of circumstances (bad weather, transportation issues, family emergencies), this session kept getting rescheduled and rescheduled. And then, finally, it all came together, and we spent the evening shooting.

She brought several different outfits, and I had a couple different locations in mind. We started down by the Spokane River, where autumn is starting to show itself. Allison was relaxed and natural.

Then we rushed downtown (Allison on the back of her mom’s motorcycle, me in my old Saturn, so you tell me who’s cooler?) and got some images as the sunset. Lots of fun, and definitely worth the wait.

 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mallard at Sunset


I saw this while putting my gear in the trunk after a photoshoot. Had to unpack for one more quick picture.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Day at the Fair



Marcus’s crew of second graders recently had a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, and since wedding season is mostly over, I volunteered to be a chaperon. Which means I walked him and one of his classmates around as they filled out their Seek-And-Find sheet.

I especially liked the cow-themed garbage cans.

In some very smart planning, the school children visit BEFORE the rides are open.  That also made for some pretty cool pictures.

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