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2011 Year in Pictures: News, Features and Portraits

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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

2011 flew by. It was a busy year. This is a selection my favorite (not necessarily my best) news, features and portraits from 2011. Enjoy.

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UPDATED 12/28: 2011 Year in Photos Galleries

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It’s that time of year again. The 2011 Year in Photos galleries are beginning to be posted. Instead of endlessly searching the web, why not come here to check them out in one convenient place? Check back daily for updates.

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December 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

Columbine Wins 5A State Football Title

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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

What a crazy weekend. Lots to do with little time to get it done. The highlight of the weekend was covering Columbine High School winning the 5A football state title. Special thanks to Gabe Christus for letting me borrow his 300. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the game. Enjoy.

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Playoff Football: Columbine Vs. Highlands Ranch

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Football playoffs are here. Much to my surprise, the games have been played on Saturday afternoons instead of Friday nights. It definitely makes for an easier time shooting. Here’s a few from Columbines win over Highlands Ranch. Enjoy.

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Evergreen’s Soccer Season Comes to an End

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State Cross Country Remote Camera Outakes

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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

I set a remote camera during every race I had to cover at the 2011 CHSAA State Cross Country Championships this year. I had some success and a few failures. Speaking of failures (WARNING: Rant Approaching), CHSAA has once again made covering the finish line nearly impossible for photographers. They continue to insist on having non essential personnel clogging the finish line. It is the most disorganized event I cover each year. I dread having to cover it. I know I’m not alone in this respect. (Rant over) Anyway here are a few select pictures from my remote along with some explanations.

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Mr. EHS Competition Rehearsal

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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

Last week I stopped by the Mr. Evergreen High School competition rehearsal to make a few pictures. The lighting in the auditorium at EHS is abysmal. It’s something like ISO 6400, f2.8 at 1/30th in the bright spots. Even with the tough lighting conditions I managed to make a few frames that I liked. Click through for a few more. Thanks for looking.

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