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Crystal Mill in the Colorado Backcountry

The remains of Crystal Mill are a great reminder of Colorado's mining history. The mill rises majestically over the Crystal River and provides a great photo opportunity during the wonderful Aspen fall colors. It is located on a very rough four-wheel-drive road and can be accessed through either Marble or Crested Butte. Plan on hiking at least a little as the drive is very dangerous and the sections after Lizard Lake get very narrow and windy as you progress towards the old ruins.

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Comment by Kustiyah on April 27, 2011 at 9:25pm
So beautiful, I like this tone and slow speed.
Comment by Desi on April 19, 2011 at 9:46pm
Another lovely shot of Crystal Mill. But I still like the previous one even more than this one - only because I am not a fan of water looking white and silky. However, I do like the colours in this shot. The previous one seems to to have a yellow or golden cast compared with this. Is that due to this shot being HDR? Thanks for sharing this amazing place.
Comment by Matt Shetzer on April 17, 2011 at 7:03pm
Glad you like Crystal Mill.  It's one of my favorite locations to shoot in Colorado.
Comment by Melissa Roe on April 15, 2011 at 7:01pm
Beautiful!!!
Comment by Matt Shetzer on April 15, 2011 at 11:14am

Jenesis,

Not a stupid question at all.

To achieve water like this, you want a long shutter speed (above 1 second) and a sturdy tripod.

 

Here are some more examples of this technique.

http://www.shetzers.com/Portfolio/Yellowstone/9275532_GKNqq#7676780...

 

Happy shooting.

Matt

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