July 4th Fireworks in Idaho Springs

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

Tonight I tried a little light painting with an LED flashlight during fireworks. I hadn’t shot fireworks in Idaho Springs before so it was a complete crap shoot. I made a couple of frames I liked, one of which is above. Not a complete failure. And now finally, I am off work.

Fall Colors In the Rocky Mountains

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

It has been almost a week since I posted anything. I have had to go through a years worth of papers to put together contest entries for the Colorado Press Association. That took a long time and now that I look at what I didn’t enter I wish I could have added a few more. But enough of that. Here is a photo from Squaw Pass I made this morning. It was cold, overcast and raining. I really didn’t do enough with fall colors in the papers last year so I am going to spend as much time as I can afford this week trying to come up with some feature photos for cover shots. I will probably file the photo above as a secondary detail shot and try to find a scenic for the primary. See you in the high country.