Grafton, Utah, USA

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Challenge winner in “Every Little Thing You Do” 10/24/10

Canon 450D
Sigma 10-20mm

The grave of George Washington Gibson, founder of Cottonwood, Utah.
Born in Union County, SC, laid to rest in Grafton, Utah.
Grafton is now a “ghost town”, the cemetery one of the most photographed in the country. The town has been the setting for several western movies, including ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’.
The inscription reads:
George W. Washington Gibson
Born Union Co. S. Carolina June 17th 1800
Died August 17th 1871
Father! Thou will be missed in our circle
Left us for a better place
(last line illegible)

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  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyabout 4 years ago

    Great photo and HDR work.

  • Thank you, Dave!

    – Christine Annas

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenabout 4 years ago

    This has huge impact for me ……………….super tone work here Chris ………love the understated colouring !

  • Thanks Lynne! Glad you liked the toned-down color….I tried it both ways and liked the less saturated version myself.

    – Christine Annas

  • lynmel
    lynmelabout 4 years ago

    WOW!! Fantastic image and shot.

  • Thanks so much, Lyn.

    – Christine Annas

  • saxonfenken
    saxonfenkenabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful, I shall be in Utah later this week, fly into Denver tomorrow, hope to get shots like this

  • Hope you get nice weather and happy shooting!

    – Christine Annas

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Chris and I like the description too. I like to know what I’m looking at.

  • Thanks Al, glad you like it!

    – Christine Annas

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 4 years ago

    wonderful feel to this… your treatment is fabulous… Very nice!!! :)))

  • Thank you, Debbie, it was my first ghost town.

    – Christine Annas

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 4 years ago

    excellent work, like the POV

  • Thanks, Dennis

    – Christine Annas

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesabout 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Many thanks!!!

    – Christine Annas

  • wiscbackroadz
    wiscbackroadzabout 4 years ago

    Great shot here but it makes me feel lonesome and forgotton…i guess because this town is now a ghost town……

  • Thanks, Dennis. It was my first ghost town, didn’t really know what to expect.

    – Christine Annas

  • bigg
    biggabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much, George. I am honored.

    – Christine Annas

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