Ken Papaleo: X Marks the Shot: Weekend Flash Back - Loveland Ski Area, Colorado - April 18, 2006.

Weekend Flash Back - Loveland Ski Area, Colorado - April 18, 2006.

                                                 "X-Shot" Information.
                                       Camera - Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
                                       ISO - 400
                                       Shutter - 1/250
                                       F/stop - 8
                                       lens - 70 -200 zoom

Loveland Ski Area is hit with many spring snow storms and this day was one of them. Arriving in the parking lot around 10 am, a nice snow was falling with very little wind. It was like being in a gigantic snow globe, with big soft flakes. The problem was white falling snow on a predominantly white background doesn't photograph very well on a cloudy day. The solution for me was to locate a dark background which would make the snow flakes stand out. Finding a black building nearby, I positioned myself about 20 yards away and took a peek through my lens. It looked really nice. The above settings were used to get a good depth of field and a fast enough shutter to stop the snow and a skier, who I hoped would be walking past soon. It didn't take long before that image was captured. 

Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer

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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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