Ken Papaleo: X Marks the Shot

Colorado - Old Tractor in a field of flowers.


"X Shot" information.
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 100
Shutter Speed - 1/250 sec.
F/stop - 11
Lens - 70/200 Zoom

                               Out driving around I found this shot in a field in Conifer, Colorado.


Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615






Colorado - Day Tripper 8 - Guanella Pass, Georgetown.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 100
Shutter Speed - 1/250 sec
F/stop - 8
Lens - 16/35 mm zoom


Guanella Pass is about one hour away from my home. I wanted to see what kind of wildflowers were up there. Pam and I went there twice, once in the morning and again late afternoon. I did not find any fields of flowers, but small groups or individual plants could be found easily. We even saw a moose!
If your not into flowers you could always go hiking with about a hundred of your newest friends. Check out the last photo, it was shot on a Friday morning at 7:30 am.

















Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
kenpapaleo@highcountrycoloring.com



Colorado - Day Tripper 7 - Elk in the Foothills.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 800
Shutter Speed - 1/1000 sec.
F/stop - 4.5
Lens - Canon 70/200 zoom


The foothills are a great place to look for elk. Each morning I would go for a ride to see what I could find. Most of the time I drew a blank, but there were those moments that made it worth while. 













Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photoggrapher
303-674-0615



Colorado - Day Tripper 6 - Golden Gate Canyon State Park.



"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 800
Shutter Speed - 1/1000 sec.
F/stop - 4.5
Lens - EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

This State Park is only one hour from my home. Wildflowers were the reason for this trip. With my cancer I can't go on very long hikes. So most of these shots are within a 100 yards from my car. I didn't see many fields of flowers but found real nice individual flowers. I used my macro most of the time, doing flower portraits. The light was real nice. My wife Pam was my driver as we discovered Golden Gate State Park. 
















Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0616



Colorado - Day Tripper 5 - Pollen in the Foothills.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5DMark II
ISO - 400
Shutter Speed - 1/800 sec.
F/stop - f/8
Lens - EF 70/200 zoom


 My wife, Pam, showed me a shot she took of the pollen, with her cell phone, in our area. It's been pretty bad this year. So I went out looking for more pollen photos. I found this stream just covered with it. The ducks and geese made interesting photos.

Photo by Pam Papaleo









Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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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