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.

Covering Summer Festivals

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

As a photojournalist working for a group of small circulation weekly papers, I cover a lot of festivals from May to September. I think I am crossing into the double digits of festival coverage after this weekend. Fortunately the summer festival season is coming to an end. I was just about to resort to the face painting photo (small paper PJs know what I am talking about) when I saw this “game” above. I’m not really sure if it was an actual game but it did cost 3 tickets. The way it worked was one person stands in the opening and the other whips water soaked sponges at that person’s face. That’s it. Interesting “game.” Good photo op.