Ken Papaleo: X Marks the Shot

Colorado - Ice Fishing - Flash Back



"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS-1D Mark II
ISO - 400
Shutter Speed - 1/250 sec.
F/stop - 11
Lens - 70/200 zoom










Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615




Colorado - Powder Day - Flash Back



"X Shot" information.
Camera - Nikon D2H
ISO - 300
Shutter - 1/2000 sec.
F/stop - 5.6
Lens - 70/200 zoom

Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615


Colorado - Calhan Wind Farm - Beauty on the Rolling Hills.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D MarkII
ISO - 2000
Shutter - 1/40 seconds
F/stop - 5.6
Lens - EF70/200 zoom


While in Calhan to photograph Paint Mines, I discovered a wind farm had been built in the area. Even though I didn't like the ones surrounding the mines, the rest off them are very stunning. Their like trees growing in the emptiness. At dusk, each one has a red light that comes on, that adds to the beauty.  















Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615




Colorado - Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Calhan.


"X Shot"
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 200
Shutter - 1/125 sec.
F/stop - 22
Lens - 70/200 zoom


The Paint Mines Interpretive Park, in Calhan, is a very unique location. I had been there once before and wanted to check it out again. I remembered the beautiful colors but not the wind farm surrounding it. Now, I have nothing against wind energy but I do draw the line when they are built around such a fantastic location. It's still worth the visit and by using a low angle, you can get those towers out of the background, most of the time. The light is good in the morning and evening, showing off  each side of the canyon. I was there on a 80 degree day, mid February, by myself!














Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



Colorado - A quick drive on Squaw Pass gets a couple of keepers.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 125
Shutter - 1/250 sec.
F/stop - 8
Lens - 70/200 f/2.8 zoom


Living in the foothills, west of Denver, gives me the opportunity to go out on quick little photo shoots.  This trip was to Squaw Pass, about 10 minutes from my Evergreen home.  There was only about half an hour of good light but the results were real nice.









Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



Colorado - Ouray Ice Park


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Nikon D1H
ISO - 400
Shutter - 1/1000 sec.
F/stop - 8
Lens - 70/200 zoom 


 Ice climbers from all over the world come to this location to climb the perfect manmade ice. A kind of sprinkler system runs along a canyon edge, making beautiful blue walls the climb. The park is free and open to public use. Every year they have the Ouray Ice Festival, this year it's January19 - 22, so there is still time to get there.
















Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615





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I worked for the Rocky Mountain News for 28 years, until they went out of business. I now do freelance work, post this weekly blog, ski and play with my four grand children. I still have the love to get out and take photographs, which brings me great peace and comfort.

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