Controlled Burn

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

Last week I had the opportunity to make pictures during a controlled burn at Bear Creek Lake Park. Controlled burns are good training exercises for firefighters and also help to bring new plant growth to areas of the park. Here are a few pictures from the assignment.

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Washed Out Weekend Not Wasted

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Weather art. It started raining on Friday night and didn’t stop until Sunday afternoon. On the photo budget for the weekend were at least 6 outdoor assignments. A parade, 4 baseball games, a grand opening and a benefit were all moved indoors or canceled. That leaves a lot of “holes” in the papers this week. So I needed to come up with some appropriately titled “weather art” to fill some of these “holes”. I was trying to come up with a rain picture and was not having much luck. So I headed out of Evergreen on Hwy 74 and down through the canyon. About a mile down I came around a turn and saw a line of SUVs with Kayaks and roof racks on top.

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