Here are a selection of some of my more memorable photos from 2015. Glad that is over. On to the next year! Enjoy. (I am trying out a new layout. Please click on the photos to view them as a slide show. Thanks.)
Saddle Bronc rider Nile Thompson is bucked off his ride during the CPRA Rodeo at the Boulder County Fairgrounds on Sunday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Aug. 2, 2015
UPDATED Loveland Fire Rescue firefighters search a home off Blue Mountain Ave. in Berthoud on Friday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer June 5, 2015
Frederick High School’s football team practices on Thursday. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Aug. 20, 2015
Niwot High School’s Justin Barkow (No. 5) collides with Longmont High School’s goal keeper Joel Chavez (No. 1) on Thursday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Oct. 1, 2015
Levi Meade, of Starling Steel Services, welds a beam into place on a building at the Village at the Peaks in Longmont on Tuesday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer June 30, 2015
Lyn Perdue, of Longmont, brushes snow from the windows of her car as her dog Kona looks on Thursday at Left Hand Creek Park in Longmont. Perdue had taken Kona for a walk near the park. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer April 16, 2015
Longmont High School’s Barrett Ingvaldsen (No. 7) tries to clean the mud off his cleats during the first inning against Mountain View High School on Thursday. The game was canceled after visibility dropped only two batters into the first inning. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer April 2, 2015
Tristan St. Onge sleeps in a pig pen at the Boulder County Fair on Wednesday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Aug. 5, 2015
The Ferris Wheel at the Boulder County Fair on Wednesday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Aug. 5, 2015
Dr. Gregory Jaramillo carries artwork while riding in an elevator to the first floor at Salud Family Health Center in Longmont on Wednesday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer April 1, 2015
Boulder County Sheriff’s deputies assist Mountain View Fire Rescue paramedics with placing car jacking suspect, Frank Richard Duran, 29, onto a stretcher in Niwot on Wednesday. The suspect was complaining of having a seizure. The car was stolen from Weld County. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Feb. 4, 2015
A group of Aspen trees are seen near Caribou Ranch along Peak to Peak Highway west of Longmont. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Sept. 27, 2015
A man is seen standing near a plane that crashed in a field near 75th Street behind Vance Brand Municipal Airport on Tuesday. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer June 23, 2015
Principal Besty Ball is sprayed with cans of party string by the students from each grade that raised the the most fundraising money at Mead Elementary School on Wednesday. Students raised $21,600 for the Parent Advisory Council which helps to support activities at the school. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Oct. 7, 2015
Niwot High School’s goal keeper Shane Ryan reacts to being defeated by Standley Lake High School in playoffs on Tuesday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Nov. 3, 2015
From left: Boulder County Wildlife Biologist Dave Hoerath and Web Specialist Nik Brockman work to install a lightning rod, infrared light and microphone on the osprey camera on Friday at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Feb. 20, 2015
Lila Stewart and Santa Claus after Longmont Museum’s First Holiday Festival at the Stewart Auditorium on Saturday. Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer Dec. 19, 2015
Hudson Byrne, 11 months old, during dinner on Thursday. Go to timescall.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer Dec. 10, 2015
David Rohs, of Lyons, is seen in silhouette against the stained glass windows in the chapel as he assembles an artificial tree for advent at First Presbyterian Church of Boulder on Thursday. Go to dailycamera.com for more photos. Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer Dec. 3, 2015
© Prairie Mountain Media 2015
It’s that time of year again when the temperature drops along with the leaves from trees and the stadium lights burn late into the night. Sadly, I have been at the desk more than I have been able to make pictures. Here is a collection of photos from zero week football. Enjoy.
© Prairie Mountain Publishing 2015.
A couple of weeks ago I drove out to Weld County to shoot some of the many oil and gas drilling operations, wells and machinery that has sprung up across the front range. I was looking to create some iconic images that could be used to illustrate upcoming stories about the industry and issues surrounding it. I also wanted to include a piece of the geography that would link it to my coverage area. Enjoy.
© 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.
© Longmont Times-Call 2014
Quick update: Photos from the 2014 Lyons Outdoor Games. The events included kayaking, dirt jumping and slackline. Enjoy.
© 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. Continue reading
© 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.
© Matthew Jonas 2013/www.matthewjonas.com
Sometimes I pretend that I am a “street photographer” when I need a change of pace.
Q. What is the difference between “street photography” and photojournalism?
Pearl Street in Boulder is a great place to people watch. Take a look. Enjoy.
© 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.