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Photographed yesterday. Fall has officially arrived in Colorado, early but brilliant none the less. I love this time of the year, it is my favorite and it is the time of the year yours truly looks forward to being able to do what I do best; photography. This was photographed today at one of my favorite locations, Knights Of Pythias cemetery outside of Central City. This place is the real deal, containing the graves and headstones of those who first settled the town during it's gold rush heyday in the 1800s. Walking around in here you get a real sense of not only being alone but calm as well. It is kind of spooky but also very tranquil too.
For this shot I really wanted to get the glow that was happening as the sunlight was soaking up and reflecting against the colorful Aspen trees. I really liked how the gate played into the scene with the pathway, as if calling to visitors to come in. Stunning stuff and I can't wait to get back up here in the coming days!
---John.

John De Bord Photography 2012 www.jdebordphoto.com
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AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
This is so beautiful! I love the composition..and the graveyard.... :o irresistible not to visit! It's so peacefull ... and the light is very warm.
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Yeah...that gate really rocks!
Beautiful shot! :clap:
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DaRkAnG3L99 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
very eerie and beautiful at the same time, i love it
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zootnik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Simply beautiful
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666DD Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Great photo! Very thoughtful mood.
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely golden capture ....
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Siveir Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
That's great capture, with so many emotions I'm feeling from it that I'm little bit overwhelmed. Remindes me of one song I love very much. Really wonderfull!
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Katie537 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Lovely photo! :)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot John!
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
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BonnieElizabeth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Oh wow, I love this one. I'm a huge fan of silent cemetries and this one is really adorable.
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
gate open! i will enter heaven! :P
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
come on in Natty! :D
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw this series on FB, really enjoying them John. Great atmosphere, nice subtle processing. Well done!
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful shot!
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godslayer13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
like a dream place
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
The best time of the year!
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
This is officially beautiful. :D
You did a wonderful job there...the tones are stunning, as is the lighting.
Wonderful...:love:
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   General Artist
Absolutely stunning pic ^_^
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Vipallica Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Great picture John!
I love fall, when the sun is shining and the colors are bright, just like on this picture. But unfortunatly often fall means rain and depressing weather.

Too bad my camera doesn't work anymore...
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meganbom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Beautiful! Love how clear the picture is!
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simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
stunning scenery, and very nice lighting :D
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Eithen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Please, could you use this picture?
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roses21 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Photographer
thats pretty cool i love the colors too! amazing JoB!=)
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RedNihao Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I live near this place...
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ThePhotoTraveler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love this shot. This is one of the photos that makes me want to write a story around it.
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jaelise Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
First of all, great title.
What really drew me in was the stunning colour. I also like how the gates are not on a perfectly horizontal line - I believe that it added character and an element of the ethereal - at least, that how it seemed to me.
It is interesting how it is such a calm scene, but at the same time (quoting you) "spooky." It makes it an exciting scene to study (and also makes me very curious as to where exactly that path leads.)
I find it highly amusing/ironic/very cool that the colour gold is so strong here, after reading in your description about the "gold rush heyday."
Great job, and I can't wait to see more of your autumn photos!
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Sparkle-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like it's a path going into an enchanted forest or something. :)
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dont know if its heaven, but the colors definitely are . :wow:
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MR-chan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot:heart:
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JadeDragon23 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Neat picture. :-)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just gorgeous John.. love the gate
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fahadee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely tone
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful pic :)
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BklynGirl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
A beautiful image, caught my eye right away...
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newcastlemale Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
this is stunning mate :nod:
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jewelzbud Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this John, the colours are beautiful :)
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