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.
Its a given that some people will like this image becaue of the subject matter. The reason for posting this however is to get opinions on colours/contrast/realism etc. from people that feel they might have a discerning eye. Dont be shy!
This is an old image that I originally discarded, but with new processing techniques (though nothing revolutionary) I think I am at least moving in the right direction
Something about my da causes my dev's to only show in some watchers' inbox.
To me, this valley in the Eastern Cape is the most beautiful part of South Africa. It's just photo heaven for me thanks to a combination of unbelievable natural beauty and abandoned farm ruins everywhere.
It's the road between Elliot and Barkley East.
I'm going back there in Autumn. The area is famous for it's poplar trees which turn just as intensely yellow as America's ash trees.
5D 17-40mm L 3 exposures.
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