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November 2, 2008
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Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 22, 2008, 9:27:03 AM
Time Tested by Nate-Zeman Time Tested by Nate-Zeman
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.
Suicide77 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Still one of my favorites! Thanks for posting this!
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! [link]
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Hi, I featured this piece on my journal [link] :aww:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This beautiful piece is featured here: [link]
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.
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.
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
lisalyn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   Photographer
yup. can i come?
SalilSSahani Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovely Photo Sir.......
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