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I know this one is a lot like my other shot from here [link] , but if you compare them both they show pretty different perspectives. I wasn't sure which I liked best, what do you think?

Ashcroft's history is a brief one. It began with promising silver finds by prospectors from Leadville in 1879. Quickly pioneers began to settle here. By 1885 the population of Ashcroft was nearing 2,500. However, nearby Aspen was also experiencing a boom of its own. Residents began abandoning Ashcroft as quickly as they had settled it. By 1890 most of the businesses had closed. The devaluation of silver in 1893 was the fatal blow. The post office closed in November of 1912, and only a few hardy men were left. Jack Leahy, the towns last resident died in 1939, officially rendering Ashcroft a ghost town. Many of the original buildings exist yet today. This is the Hotel View. Still standing proudly among a grove of aspens. Not yet forgotten.

Hotel View - Ashcroft, Colorado

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BeeStew Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer the perspective in this picture to the other one of the hotel. I love all the aspens in Colorado and think you captured the hotel at the ideal time of year. I think one reason I prefer this one is that the mountains are more evident, which knowing the history of how the west was settled gives a much greater respect to the people who set up and abandoned a lot of these towns.
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Suicide77 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Still one of my favorites! Thanks for posting this!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! [link]
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Hi, I featured this piece on my journal [link] :aww:
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This beautiful piece is featured here: [link]
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Cillana Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one better. The angle shows more of the mountain and the colors seem more vibrant.
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lisalyn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   Photographer
i think i like the light in this one better but i like the sky and perspective in the other one better. the other one looks like it might have more depth. perhaps we need a tie breaker.
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
I feel the same way. Which I guess means I just need to retake itbthis year
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lisalyn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   Photographer
yup. can i come?
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SalilSSahani Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovely Photo Sir.......
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Blue-to-the-Bone Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Photographer
It's too beautiful to be true. What a talented photographer you are.
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aambience Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
I like this one much better. Good shot.
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Amazing winner! :nod:
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FlyingPenguin67 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
i like them both but i think if i had to chose it would be this one. I love mountains!
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strangelight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
I prefer this one, blue sky notwithstanding. The mountains do make it seem more ';placed' and make the composition generally look better thought-out.

Both very good images, of course - but this one is that slight cut above.
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Suicide77 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Probably my favorite picture I've seen posted!
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shueshine Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
I prefer The Hotel View
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Citrakayah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Both are good, but I think this one is better. The mountains in the background add some colour and make it look more interesting.
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Prairie-Bayou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
When can I drop by and visit? LOLOL That must be amazing to see in person!!!
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darkmanx56 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
great shot!...what a view
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photolitherland Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Wow, dude, just wow. This photo is fantastic! Was this an old town or something? I just love historic structures built during the late 19th to early 20th century. Beautiful scene.
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
yeah, i have a short history of it in my description. it was an old silver mining town in the 1800s
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GamerFox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
I think I like this one better, in the ways that it makes me think more about the mine - And I like the mountains.
But on the other picture I like the sky and trees a lot.
I also find the composition a bit nicer on this one. :)
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SwampMist Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
I think this one is better, it seems more balanced with the mountain in the background. Both are good though and have stunning colors.
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majkla Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
I prefer this one too. Because of the hills in backround, but both photographs are amazing !
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Anolan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I prefer this one.
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SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I actually like this one best, as it brings more into the scene and sort of...completes it. :nod:
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks really old and beautiful!
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Vanshira Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I could swear I've seen it before...
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RichardKirkpatrick Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Good use of subject placement and framing. The colors look very balanced. Great shot!
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AlwaysThinkingPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I like this much better, the mountains really do it for me. I love the sky in the other shot though.
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darthvaden76 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008   Photographer
Nice shot.
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Beautiful scene with luscious fall colors!
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wolfman74 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
nice colors and landscape;-)
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I think I like this one better because it shows a great view of the mountain :3
They're both beautiful though~
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NielsHakMusic Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Student Artist
really impressive... I get a wild west feeling of this ^-^
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Jigzag Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I like the mountain shot in this perspective but prefer the detail found in the other with the aspens. Both have different vibrant colors though so it is almost hard to choose. Great job and challenging peoples views of the old building though. I would have never thought it was this close to the mountains based on the other picture.
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Gorgeous! :)
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Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Nice colourful shot.
I think I like this one a bit better :)!
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this shot better but that are both amazing!
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kennedmh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one Nate!
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lisalyn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008   Photographer
this one is better in my opinion because it doesn't face dead on the level; rather i'm sort of looking up into the terrain. it has more depth.
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Pyretta-Blaze Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I like this one better. :)
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JohannesCourtens Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
I love the color birch gives.
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bada Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
What a fantastic shot! Gorgeous colors and composition!!!
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kitty-anime-luvr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This one. It looks like it's in the middle of no where...which it is...:P
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mymamiya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I like this one better for sure. It gives a more secluded feel being tucked into the mountains.
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Both pictures are very nice, but I prefer the other one. The contrast between the sky and the lovely trees are more effective. Always hard to choose,hon? Good work! :)
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. :D
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mcai8rw2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
oh god i like this photo.

I wish i could be there right now. quiet and serene.
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