at the tire shop

Here is another feature that I shot for the Post last Tuesday:

From left, Valentine Diaz, Tony Arevalo and Angel Acosta wait for customers with Acosta's chihuahuas Mia, left, and Chata at his tire shop "Del Llano Tire & Wheel" on Santa Fe Drive Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

From left, Valentine Diaz, Tony Arevalo and Angel Acosta wait for customers with Acosta's chihuahuas Mia, left, and Chata at his tire shop "Del Llano Tire & Wheel" on Santa Fe Drive Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

June 16, 2011

features, features…

A lot of working as a newspaper photographer is using downtime to drive around town and find features, slices of life that run without a story and show what it is like to live in a given place. Here is a set of pictures from a situation that I ran into last Monday. The pictures didn’t end up being published in the paper, but I still wanted to show some frames on here.

Monica Monett, her husband Matt Reid, their son Jack Reid, 9, and their grandson Xander Doll, 1 1/2, cool off at Sloan's Lake Monday afternoon, June 13, 2011. The family moved to Denver from Lafayette, Calif., earlier this year to be near their daughter and her baby son. "Employment was hard and everything was getting hard," Monett said. "So we just packed everything that fit into our car and moved here. We love it here."

Monica Monett, her husband Matt Reid, their son Jack Reid, 9, and their grandson Xander Doll, 1 1/2, cool off at Sloan's Lake Monday afternoon, June 13, 2011. The family moved to Denver from Lafayette, Calif., earlier this year to be near their daughter and her baby son. "Employment was hard and everything was getting hard," Monett said. "So we just packed everything that fit into our car and moved here. We love it here."

Monica Monett, her son Jack Reid, 9, and her grandson Xander Doll, 1 1/2, cool off at Sloan's Lake Monday afternoon, June 13, 2011. The family moved to Denver from Lafayette, Calif., earlier this year to be near their daughter and her baby son. "Employment was hard and everything was getting hard," Monett said. "So we just packed everything that fit into our car and moved here. We love it here."

Monica Monett, her husband Matt Reid, their son Jack Reid, 9, and their grandson Xander Doll, 1 1/2, cool off at Sloan's Lake Monday afternoon, June 13, 2011. The family moved to Denver from Lafayette, Calif., earlier this year to be near their daughter and her baby son. "Employment was hard and everything was getting hard," Monett said. "So we just packed everything that fit into our car and moved here. We love it here."

2 Comments June 15, 2011

the denver post – first week

On Monday last week, I started my summer internship with the Denver Post, and so far it’s been a blast. The newsroom staff is not only top-notch, but they are also amazing folks – the kind of people you want to hang out with for a beer after work. I feel like I’ve learned a lot already, and I’m excited to work here for the next two-and-a-half months and shoot as much as I can. Here are some of the pictures I took during my first week. I’ll keep posting my work for the Post here, so check back again soon!

Ed Duran, right, 21, hands his ballot for the 2011 mayoral election to election worker Paul Aragon at the ballot drop-off in front of the Denver Elections Division Office Tuesday, June 7, 2011. "I got [my ballot] in the mail and it is my first time ever voting for Denver County, so it is something new for me," Duran said.

Ed Duran, right, 21, hands his ballot for the 2011 mayoral election to election worker Paul Aragon at the ballot drop-off in front of the Denver Elections Division Office Tuesday, June 7, 2011. "I got [my ballot] in the mail and it is my first time ever voting for Denver County, so it is something new for me," Duran said.

2011 mayoral candidate Michael Hancock, center, introduces his twin sister Michelle Hancock, right, to his friend Larry Fullerton at the Civic Center EATS Outdoor Cafe in Denver, Colo., Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

2011 mayoral candidate Michael Hancock, center, introduces his twin sister Michelle Hancock, right, to his friend Larry Fullerton at the Civic Center EATS Outdoor Cafe in Denver, Colo., Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Mike Picket, left, and his brother Jeff ride their bikes at Jackson Park in Lakewood, Colo., Friday morning, June 10, 2011. They are each going to ride a leg of the Ride the Rockies bike race in honor of their brother David, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident about a month ago while he was riding his bike. "We'll just be thinking of Dave and of God and ask him to help us through this," Mike Pickett said about the race.

Mike Picket, left, and his brother Jeff ride their bikes at Jackson Park in Lakewood, Colo., Friday morning, June 10, 2011. They are each going to ride a leg of the Ride the Rockies bike race in honor of their brother David, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident about a month ago while he was riding his bike. "We'll just be thinking of Dave and of God and ask him to help us through this," Mike Pickett said about the race.

Sarah Gurski, 26, of Colorado Springs, waits for the ride home at the Elitch Gardens bus station Friday afternoon, June 10, 2011. Gurski came to Denver to visit the theme and water park. "I like the rides, the roller coasters," she said. "Next time I come I want to go to the water recreation they have."

Sarah Gurski, 26, of Colorado Springs, waits for the ride home at the Elitch Gardens bus station Friday afternoon, June 10, 2011. Gurski came to Denver to visit the theme and water park. "I like the rides, the roller coasters," she said. "Next time I come I want to go to the water recreation they have."

2 Comments June 15, 2011

standley lake

Our new home is only six miles away from the mountains, and a stone’s throw from beautiful Standley Lake. Yesterday, Beth and I decided to spend a lazy Sunday out there fishing and relaxing. I also brought the new Nikon D3 bodies that the Denver Post provided to me for the internship to get a little more comfortable with the new system. Here are some of my favorites of the day:

Beth is looking for a fishing spot at Standley Lake in Arvada, Colo., Sunday, June 12, 2011.

The Rocky Mountains tower in the distance at Standley Lake in Arvada, Colo., Sunday, June 12, 2011.

People unwind at Standley Lake in Arvada, Colo., Sunday, June 12, 2011.

A pelican flies over Standley Lake in Arvada, Colo., Sunday, June 12, 2011.

June 13, 2011

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