Weather Art

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

Like any good photojournalist, after a good snow storm, you make weather feature pictures where ever you can. Covering the same area for the last 4 years has its advantages – you have a mental address book of all the good sledding areas. I started off going to the areas I knew would produce good pictures but I also kept an eye out for a few new unique locations along the way. It worked out pretty well. Special thanks to my Subaru for driving me through areas that my last car would have easily given up in. Click through for more pictures. Enjoy.

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Weather Art

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

I made this picture a couple of weeks ago during the first snow storm of the new year. It was actually new years eve but it continued to snow so I am gonna stick with that idea. I don’t go out and make weather pictures for every snowfall or rain storm. Sometimes its nice to have a little break from sports assignments and environmental portraits (which makes up a majority of my work load each week). I was really going for a feeling of cold and solitude. I think that is probably how I was feeling anyway as most of the staff decided to make it a 3 day weekend.

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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Weather Art

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“Weather art” or “feature photos” are what we make pictures of when there really isn’t anything else to do. Don’t get me wrong, I like doing it (occasionally).  It can be a great opportunity to get out of doing a lot of other more boring (but equally important) assignments. The nice thing about shooting “weather art” or “feature photos” is that it is completely unstructured. There are no defined subjects, no stories (although it can lead to stories), no reporters to meet up and no start or end of the assignment. It’s a completely self assigned story. I am free to go where ever and make pictures of who/what ever I feel like. I have assembled a collection of images from the last year or so mainly focused on snow.

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