Small Town Photojournalism

A Photo Blog by Matthew Jonas

Fall Colors in Colorado

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Aspen leaves in the Fall

 © Matthew Jonas 2014/www.matthewjonas.com

I’m not a great landscape photographer but every once in a while I pretend I am. I traveled up to Peak-to-Peak Highway, a short distance from my house, to make some pictures of the changing Aspen leaves. Every day that I am able to live and work in Colorado I am thankful. Enjoy.

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Written by Matthew Jonas

September 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

2014 Lyons Outdoor Games

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Lyons Outdoor Games, Kayaking, Pro Freestyle, Prelims

© Longmont Times-Call 2014

Quick update: Photos from the 2014 Lyons Outdoor Games. The events included kayaking, dirt jumping and slackline. Enjoy.

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Recent Editorial Portrait Work

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TAMMI_BRAZEE

© Longmont Times-Call 2014

It has been a long time since I have posted anything. Here are a few editorial portraits I made in the last couple of months. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

2013 Year in Photos: Color, Light and Shadow

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Apartment Fire

© MediaNews Group 2013/Times-Call 2013

2013 was a rough year. I sat at a desk more than I should have and shot less than I wanted. It’s always tough to decide which photos accurately sum up a year of work. Here are a few that caught my eye as I was culling through several hundred pictures this week. One thing is for sure, I really like a silhouette. Take a look. Enjoy.

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January 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Boulder Street Photography

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Boulder Street Photography© Matthew Jonas 2013/www.matthewjonas.com

Sometimes I pretend that I am a “street photographer” when I need a change of pace.

Photo joke:

Q. What is the difference between “street photography” and photojournalism?

A. Cutlines.

Pearl Street in Boulder is a great place to people watch. Take a look. Enjoy.

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Rodeo Returns to the Boulder County Fair in Longmont

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RODEO 1© MediaNews Group 2013/Times-Call 2013

The rodeo returned to the Boulder County Fair last night. It was the first time I had shot a rodeo since I left my last job in Evergreen. It felt good to be back in the arena. I was a little nervous about shooting in a venue that I had little experience with. The thing about covering the same rodeos year after year is that you get a really good sense for how the events run and where you should be for each event to make the best picture. I struggled a little bit with some events last night due to the fact that the arena had livestock pens on 3 sides. It makes it difficult to find the right position when you physically can’t be in the place you would want to be. Overall it was a good time and I made a few decent photos throughout the night. Next year will be better based on the experience I gained. Enjoy.

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Longmont Balloon Pilot

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BALLOON_PILOT© MediaNews Group 2013/Times-Call 2013

On Sunday, June 2, 2013 my alarm went off at 5AM. I was headed to Frederick to follow a hot air balloon pilot from take off to landing. This was a photo essay I had been wanting to work on for some time. I was interested in finding a pilot who was passionate about flying and it took some time to find a source that wasn’t a commercial pilot.  When I did finally find some one, I found exactly the person I needed.

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Written by Matthew Jonas

June 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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