Every now and then I like to “step outside” my boundary of usual subject matter and do something really different. This is one of those images. Captured outside the town of Central City, Colorado, I happened by this scene by luck, along with the other 2 cemeteries close by it. Long closed, these are the real deal "wild west’ cemeteries, long forgotten, long not seen. Looking like a scene out of the movie “Pale Rider”…..I had to photograph it. The ruts in the ground were still visible from where the old wagons used to carry the bodies up from the town. Quite an amazing place….
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cemetery, colorado, death, gothic, grave, halloween, horror, landscape, nature, old

I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • richiedean
    richiedeanover 6 years ago

    Steeped in history then, fascinating place, just begging for you to walk in …… but would you ever come out !!

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 6 years ago

    Beautiful, eerie image. Well done!

  • helene
    heleneover 6 years ago

    Atmospheric and fascinating!

  • Mark Tisdale
    Mark Tisdaleover 6 years ago

    Awesome eerie shot! Quite seasonal as well!

  • Scott Ruhs
    Scott Ruhsover 6 years ago

    I thought maybe you were on your way to afternoon tea with the Addams Family LOL. Great atmosphere.

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 6 years ago

    awesome capture wow spooky!!

  • grnidlady
    grnidladyover 6 years ago

    beautiful and spooky!

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    Perfect composition… well done…

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 6 years ago

    just amazing

  • Corey  Brown
    Corey Brownover 6 years ago

    Brilliant Image

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