Are you challenged when it comes to presenting a subject like this in an urban environment?
I know I am, and certainly so when you factor in weather and a static display (one that cannot be staged by the photographer). I worked a lot of angles trying to eliminate modern buildings and even a pickup truck that seemed determined to be in the shot. After working awhile on the image details, I choose this crop for the final print even though I still had issues about the composition. Ultimately, converting the image to black & white was the deciding factor in finishing it for print and distribution.
Lesson learned: Shoot, then shoot some more. Move, and move again. Process, then process some more. Follow this simple advice and you'll find yourself growing in ability and probably enjoying the process at a level that satisfies your creative impulses.
Not one to explore off the beaten path, the temptation to explore the valley below Crested Butte led me to this magically peaceful moment. For the next hour, I became a part of Colorado in a way that was totally unexpected, but fortunately, as a photographer I have the ability to preserve such a moment.