Ken Papaleo: X Marks the Shot: Weekend Flash Back - Silt, Colorado - 5/24/10

Weekend Flash Back - Silt, Colorado - 5/24/10

                                               "X-Shot" Information
                                              Camera - Nikon D2H
                                              ISO - 400
                                             Shutter - 1/125 second.
                                             F/stop - 5.6
                                             Lens - 70/200 zoom.

Mineral Rights, that was the reason for being in the Rifle/Silt area taking pictures. When people bought land in this area, some didn't buy or couldn't buy the mineral rights. Usually it's not a big deal unless natural gas is discovered in the area. The next thing you know, a drilling rig is running 24/7 in your back yard. I found this home around 2pm and waited until dusk to shoot because the rigs are lit from dusk till dawn, I knew it would show up better when the lights were on. The light reading was taken from the white rig using a big piece of glass. Then switching to my zoom and using the same settings, I took this image. 

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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