Friday, September 22, 2006

Habitat for Humanity

Last night, September 21st, 2006, I had the pleasure of photographing some new residents getting their Habitat house keys, for the homes built for them in this years Habitat Blitz build. There were three homes, for three families, and they were overjoyed to be getting their new homes.

The Habitat staff and volunteers were great as they made the presentations to the new homeowners, and to photograph all of the activities was a ton of fun. The photos (numbering something just under 400) were all sent to the staff at Habitat for Humanity for their use.

These people at Habitat do wonderful things for families, and watching the results of their work last night was a pleasure.

I spend so much time shooting images after dark, that having two cameras in my hands during the daytime was almost a strange experience. I set up a Nikon CP8700 to shoot crowd shots, and used a Canon 350D for the ceremonies and for the documentation photos done at all three homes. I had a blast doing this for Habitat, and would do it again anytime.

Good work to the Directors, volunteers and staffers at Habitat for Humanity.

Spokane Night Scenes

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Shooting photos after dark has had its share of interesting moments. A group of five men stopped when I was bracketing some shots on the Clock tower footbridge. One of the guys inquired about what I was doing, and I mentioned I was shooting reflections in the river. He looked and advised that there were no reflections in the water, so "why was I taking pictures of that?"

One of the other guys walked over and said, he could see plenty of reflections in the water, and wished me luck with them. The first guy told the second that there were no reflections, and within 30 seconds the five of them began arguing about how many reflections there were. They never made any comments to me after that, but they argued about reflections until I last saw them walking southbound past the Carousel.

I shot about 8 bracketed shots from the footbridge, and then walked to the east side of the Washington Street couplet to shoot some other reflections. The image taken from the Clock tower footbridge is located at:

Reflection images from the east side of the Washington Street couplet are at:

Enjoy any of the reflections you see, unless that first guy was right… :-)


Monday, September 18, 2006

Spokane at Night

It is indeed a pleasure to take a look at the Night Scenes in and around Spokane, Washington. Looking at things after dark, is close to something I did back in my police career, but now I do it with a digital camera in my hand.

I hope you enjoy the photos of Spokane Night Scenes. Our URL is:


John D. Moore, CPP
PO Box 18715
Spokane, Washington