Ken Papaleo: X Marks the Shot

Colorado - Day Tripper 11 - Fall on Loveland Pass.



"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 200
Shutter Speed - 1/200 sec.
F/stop - 20
Lens - 70/200 zoom


Went up to Loveland Pass right after the first dusting of snow, of the season. The ground cover had changed and the snow was a bonus. It was a calm day so I was able to get nice selection shots on the small lake put there. This pass is 1 hour from my house.














Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



Colorado - Day Tripper 10 - Mount Evans.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 500
Shutter Speed - 1/500 sec.
F/stop - 4.5
Lens - 70/200 zoom

Mount Evans is about 2 hours from my home. It is the highest paved road in North America at 14,130 feet. We went up for sunset and the nice light and of course the wildlife. We didn't see anything all the way to the top. It was very windy and the animals might have bedded down already. Just before the sun went down, some mountain goats showed up. Pam, my wife and driver, didn't like the drive back down in the dark. The road has straight down cliffs, with no guard-rails. 












Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



Colorado - Perseids Meteor Shower from Guanella Pass.



"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon 5D Mark II
ISO - 2000
Shutter Speed - 35 seconds
F/stop - 2.8
lens - 16.35 mm

 Pam and I took our daughter Kelley and her three girls, Sydney, Brooklyn and Zoe out to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower. We went up to the top of Guannella Pass. We arrived around 9:30 pm and set up our camp. It was a little cold at 11,670 feet so we bundled up in blankets and watched the show for the next 4 hours. It was fun bringing our grand children to something they had never seen before. 
  

Big Dipper

Aircraft lights


Milky Way


Milky Way with car headlights.


Milky Way lights from brake lights


Ken Papaleo
kenpapaleo@highcountrycoloring.com
303-674-0615



Colorado - Dallas Divide Summer.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon 5D Mark II
ISO - 100
Shutter Speed - 125
F/stop - 8
Lens - 70/200 zoom

 Went to the Dallas Divide to photograph summer in the area. With the drought I knew wildflowers would be few, but you can't go wrong being at the divide. I did find some flowers but nothing like it could be. Pam and I enjoyed the time spent there, it's such a great place, but it is very dry.














Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615

Colorado - Dallas Divide Rainbows and Moon Rise.




"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 800
Shutter Speed - 1/60 sec.
F/stop - 5.6
Lens - 70/200 zoom


 We went to the Dallas Divide on a photo shoot. With the drought down there, we didn't think the flowers would be very good! But if their not around, how can you go wrong with the Dallas Divide by itself. We were right, flowers pretty much sucked, but when you have a full moon and a number of rainbows, you go home a happy camper. I did find some flowers and other scenics that will be in the next blog.















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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