Chatfield Senior High School Swimmer

© 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.

Don’t Fight the Light

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

“Don’t fight the light,” was a phrase that I heard many times from my photojournalism instructors in college. It is a constant battle for photojournalists. We are forced to make pictures in situations that send CCDs scrambling for brighter fields. The picture above is from a situation many will face. Go to the local rec center and make pictures of a high school swimmer for a sports feature. Seems like a simple assignment. However, it quickly turns from simple to complicated.

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Dogs in the Pool

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

What happens when you let 80+ dogs loose in a community pool? The annual end of the year Doggy Dip, that’s what happens. Foothills Parks and Recreation opened Deer Creek Pool on the last day of swimming to community members and their dogs. It was chaotic. It was wet. It was a lot of fun to shoot. More photos below.

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