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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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Recent work from the Longmont Times-Call

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Bunny Costume Pastor© Times-Call 2013/MediaNews Group 2013

This post is a pretty good example of why I love what I do. Most of the photos are from the last 30 days or so and span the gamut of assignments from sports to news to portraits. Click through for more pictures. Enjoy.

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April 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Just Pictures

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© Longmont Times-Call 2012

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Girls Basketball Floor Remote

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Chatfield Senior High School Swimmer

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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

I meant to post this last week but I never got around to it. I cover a fair amount of swimming during the winter sports season. Its always a challenge to come up with strong swimming pictures when you are limited to what you can see above the water. I think this one is fairly successful for 2 reasons. The first is the drama of the water splashing around the swimmer. The second is the red digital display of the time clock reflected in the swimmers goggles. I almost chose another picture over this one until I saw that small detail.

High School Basketball

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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

Just one from basketball this past weekend. In case you are curious as to how I made this picture, check out this post. Look for an update to that post in the near future featuring some new gear.

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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Friday Night Darkness

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Thunder Valley Motocross

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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

What a weekend! I almost forgot how much fun it is to cover motor sports. I definitely didn’t forget how much work it is. Last weekend was the annual Thunder Valley stop on the AMA circuit. The track is unique for the circuit and presents challenges for the riders. Carved out of the side of the foothills at 6000+ feet in elevation, it is unlike any other. Both riders and bikes had to be adjusted to the conditions. It was clear that some of the traveling press were having trouble adjusting too. More than once, I caught a few photographers sitting outside the track sucking wind and drinking water like they had just finished a 5k. I have to admit that toward the end of the day that I was starting to feel a little winded as well. Covering motocross at Thunder Valley entails a lot of hiking up and down the side of a mountain. That combined with the 95 degree heat, the unique smell of dirt bike exhaust and the lack of shade make for a tough day. Even with all of the obvious challenges I still had a blast. Here’s a collection of photos that I made during the weekend. Enjoy.

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