2015 Year in Photos

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.)

 

Rodeo Returns to the Boulder County Fair in Longmont

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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Inside Boulder County Jail

Secure Passage© Times-Call 2013/MediaNews Group 2013

These are random photos I made while working on a story about jail crowding. It seems to be all or nothing when It comes to getting photos of inmates. This day was a nothing day. Almost no one was willing to be photographed. Click through for more photos that show nothing. Enjoy.

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Colorado Fall Colors

© Matthew Jonas/www.matthewjonas.com 2012

The drought in Colorado has forced an early change in the leaves of many trees along the front range. The aspen trees began to change from green to gold about 3 weeks earlier than usual. So as I often do, I headed to the high country to capture some of shift from summer to fall. Enjoy.

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Friday Night Lights

© Times-Call 2012/MediaNews Group 2012

Love it or hate it high school football is back. I shot my first game last Friday night and had a pretty good time. The Nikon D4 is probably the best camera I have ever used to shoot football. Paired with a 300mm f2.8 it performed almost flawlessly. Making sharp pictures was easy. Here’s a few from the game plus what the printed page looked like. Enjoy.

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